Reaching the Arctic Circle, Sweden is mostly covered by forest and with the longest coastline in Europe. Swedes are very attached to nature, and after the long harsh winter, enjoy spending the warmer months outdoors—swimming, hiking or visiting family and friends. A unique treat in the summer is the midnattsol (the midnight sun) when the sun is visible 24 hours a day for almost two months. Swedes are committed to sustainability, making them a global leader in organic agriculture, recycling and renewable energy.
Most teens in Sweden love concerts, movies and small gatherings. It’s quite common for a bicycle to be your main form of transportation. After school and on weekends, you can meet your friends at youth centers, called fritidsgård, to play games and hang out. Sports lovers will have a great time in Sweden, playing soccer, tennis, ice hockey or going skiing.