The KINGDOM of SWEDEN – a wonderful country of many, many islands, where they celebrate summer by singing and dancing, flowers and wine, and trips to their summer houses.

The ferry to Sweden from Helsinki is a very obvious ship, and one I used in the novel Cruise Ship Art theft… which involves the theft of art from ships to Russia and the KGB. The festival is also used…. too much. Cruise Ship Art Theft, I have said too much already.

So, it is the place of great TV drama, great music (not just from ABBA) and the less successful VASA.. the ship that sunk.

It has always been inhabited by Germanic people and had close links with Russia. More recently, in 2022, Sweden applied for NATO membership after the outbreak of war in Ukraine. At the NATO Summit in Madrid, it was invited to join. It is in Northern Europe, and has a bridge and tunnel link to Denmark, borders Norway and to the East is Finland.

The currency is the Swedish krona. kr.  It has always voted against the Euro.

BALTIC SEA - Sweden

Gothenburg
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Gothenburg is the second-largest city in Sweden.

Gothenburg, Sweden

Often mentioned and visited in the TV drama The Bridge, Gothenburg, is a major city in Sweden.

Helsingborg
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Port of Helsingborg, Sweden

Helsingborg, Sweden

Helsingborg has a metro and bus system and you will need to buy a YoYo card, like a one day travel card which you can get in many places and central station. Then you can use public transport.

Karlskrona
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Karlskrona ferry terminal.

Luleå
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Gothenburg is the second-largest city in Sweden.

Lysekil
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Gothenburg is the second-largest city in Sweden.

Malmo
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Malmo.

Malmo, Sweden to Copenhagen, Denmark by THE BRIDGE

If you dock in Malmo with the intention of seeing Copenhagen, you can’t walk it but the train from the central station is easy.

Malmö, Sweden – one side of the great TV series THE BRIDGE

Ships Dock Here – Google Map position Malmo is the police force Saga came from in fabulous TV show THE BRIDGE.

Nynäshamn
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Sweden

Stockholm
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Sweden

Vasa Museum, Stockholm – wow, wow and wow again !

Maybe the best thing to do in Stockholm!

Stockholm Old Town

Stockholm is famous for 3 things, Abba, Ikea and Nobel. The Nobel Peace prize is still presented in Stockholm each year,

Stockholm Palace, Changing of the Guard

Though it is said to be famous for 3 things, Abba, Ikea, and Nobel, the Changing of the Guard to the music of a Swedish Armed Forces

Stockholm, Abba Museum / Mamma Mia – here we go again, on a tour

The Abba Museum in Djurgården in the Country that gave us the TV series The Bridge, is mega popular.

Sundsvall
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An industrial town with industries from banking and insurance, to pulp paper and aluminium.

Trelleborg
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Trelleborg is the southernmost town in Sweden. It is 10–15 kilometres west of the southernmost point of Sweden and the Scandinavian peninsula.

MINDELO TOURS & EXCURSIONS

Look at what is on offer if you are visiting Mindelo the port city on São Vicente, an island in the volcanic archipelago of Cabo Verde, off the coast of Africa

P&O ARCADIA world cruise J301, J401, J501

I have had the pleasure of joining this wonderful cruise many times and the atmosphere is always great and I dread having to leave. It is a classic, and we have a chat group for each.

If something can go wrong – it will go wrong

Why does your central heating fail in winter? Why does your alarm go wrong just before a holiday? My dad used to call it

Contacting Us – a question via this web

We are just back from sea and there are some messages we missed…. the ones that come in via FB from the general web, or this site, if not answered within a day (24hrs) we can’t then answer them as we retain no personal details.

Doris Visits film music Composer Mark Blackledge at his studio

Jean Heard who presents most of our Doris Visits cruise port guides, visits Mark Blackledge who writes music for our TV and Movie productions.

P&O Aurora GRAND CRUISE R301 R401 R501

If P&O is your tiple then there are three choices to leer you into a longer cruise. They repeat each year.

P&O Aurora – Ship tour. Aurora is an adult only ship.

Built by Meyer Werft at their shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, this was the first P&O ship we went on,

Narvik – the No 1 movie on Netflix

Narvik is currently (Feb 2023) an enlightening top 10 movie on Netflix. It is about Narvik, its people, the fight for iron ore and the German occupation during WWII.

Umeå
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Sweden

MINDELO TOURS & EXCURSIONS

Look at what is on offer if you are visiting Mindelo the port city on São Vicente, an island in the volcanic archipelago of Cabo Verde, off the coast of Africa

P&O ARCADIA world cruise J301, J401, J501

I have had the pleasure of joining this wonderful cruise many times and the atmosphere is always great and I dread having to leave. It is a classic, and we have a chat group for each.

If something can go wrong – it will go wrong

Why does your central heating fail in winter? Why does your alarm go wrong just before a holiday? My dad used to call it

Contacting Us – a question via this web

We are just back from sea and there are some messages we missed…. the ones that come in via FB from the general web, or this site, if not answered within a day (24hrs) we can’t then answer them as we retain no personal details.

Doris Visits film music Composer Mark Blackledge at his studio

Jean Heard who presents most of our Doris Visits cruise port guides, visits Mark Blackledge who writes music for our TV and Movie productions.

P&O Aurora GRAND CRUISE R301 R401 R501

If P&O is your tiple then there are three choices to leer you into a longer cruise. They repeat each year.

P&O Aurora – Ship tour. Aurora is an adult only ship.

Built by Meyer Werft at their shipyard in Papenburg, Germany, this was the first P&O ship we went on,

Narvik – the No 1 movie on Netflix

Narvik is currently (Feb 2023) an enlightening top 10 movie on Netflix. It is about Narvik, its people, the fight for iron ore and the German occupation during WWII.

Västervik
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Västervik is one of three coastal towns with notable population size in the province of Småland, on the mainland opposite Visby on the Island of Gotland.

Visby
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Visby is on the Swedish island of Gotland.

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Unravel the mystery of the amazing Baltics. 

Visby, Gotland in the Baltic Sea on a Baltic Cruise for Doris Visits

At one time the most important Hanseatic town,

VISBY, the capital of Gotland, the largest Swedish island in the Baltics

Gotland is a relaxing calming island in south East Sweden