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, and there is a Nobel Museum. There is also an Abba Museum which is fantastic. Ikea do not have a museum to our knowledge, not yet!Stockholm Old Town Map Stockholm Printable Tourist Map Stockholm OLD TOWN is […]

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 marching band at the palace is a spectacle. It is easy to find as it is inside the main palace and can be combined with a leisurely walk […]

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.

Cruise and Expedition ships, the expanding business.

Many, many new cruise ships have arrived in 2022 or are due to arrive in the near future… Royal Caribbean Wonder of the Seas 6990 Guests MSC Seascape 5870 guests Carnival Celebration 5200 guests P&O Arvia 5200 guests   Arvia Chat Group Discovery Princess 3660 guests (Royal Class, Britannia size) Celebrity Beyond 3260 guests Norwegian Prima […]

Icon of the Seas – a new era of new large ship

Making a huge ship is quite a task, just the domes and roof are an extraordinary task. RCI’s ICON OF THE SEAS promises

The Seabourn Submarine

Expedition cruising is the runaway new cruise adventure. There are dedicated ships being built that have lecture theatres, laboratories, and submarines.

Norwegian Viva – an advance taster

Norwegian Viva is the next stunning ship in the brand-new Prima Class.

Oceania Vista – an advance taster

We await this ship. Glamorous. Dramatic. Luxurious. A new way of seeing the world.

The Beatles, from Liverpool, to Hamburg to New York + The Story Museum in the docks

I was lucky enough to see the Beatles live at the Walthamstow Granada. Looking back, I was a young dazed and confused 9-year-old

Royal Yacht Britannia

HRH Queen Elizabeth was amazing. She worked right up to the end when it cannot have been easy, yet never let it show.

HRH Queen Elizabeth II much loved ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA

The world mourned the passing of the English monarch Queen Elizabeth II. She was said to have been deeply saddened at the decommissioning of the Royal Yacht.

Umeå
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Sweden

Cruise and Expedition ships, the expanding business.

Many, many new cruise ships have arrived in 2022 or are due to arrive in the near future… Royal Caribbean Wonder of the Seas 6990 Guests MSC Seascape 5870 guests Carnival Celebration 5200 guests P&O Arvia 5200 guests   Arvia Chat Group Discovery Princess 3660 guests (Royal Class, Britannia size) Celebrity Beyond 3260 guests Norwegian Prima […]

Icon of the Seas – a new era of new large ship

Making a huge ship is quite a task, just the domes and roof are an extraordinary task. RCI’s ICON OF THE SEAS promises

The Seabourn Submarine

Expedition cruising is the runaway new cruise adventure. There are dedicated ships being built that have lecture theatres, laboratories, and submarines.

Norwegian Viva – an advance taster

Norwegian Viva is the next stunning ship in the brand-new Prima Class.

Oceania Vista – an advance taster

We await this ship. Glamorous. Dramatic. Luxurious. A new way of seeing the world.

The Beatles, from Liverpool, to Hamburg to New York + The Story Museum in the docks

I was lucky enough to see the Beatles live at the Walthamstow Granada. Looking back, I was a young dazed and confused 9-year-old

Royal Yacht Britannia

HRH Queen Elizabeth was amazing. She worked right up to the end when it cannot have been easy, yet never let it show.

HRH Queen Elizabeth II much loved ROYAL YACHT BRITANNIA

The world mourned the passing of the English monarch Queen Elizabeth II. She was said to have been deeply saddened at the decommissioning of the Royal Yacht.

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.

Doris Visits BALTIC CRUISE YouTube Channel

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