Sweden is a wonderful travel destination for those who love clean air, spectacular landscapes and outdoor activities. As the biggest country of Northern Europe, there’s a lot to explore, from Stockholm in the south to Lapland in the north. And there’s no better way to get the most out of your travels than feeling comfortable with the language and culture.
Learning Swedish connects you to nine million people in Sweden and Finland. When you learn Swedish, you’ll find that you can understand some Danish and Norwegian, too.
Maybe you have family or friends of Swedish heritage. Learning about Swedish language and culture will give you a deep appreciation for your Scandinavian ancestors and famous Swedes like Anders Celsius (inventor of the temperature scale) or Viktor Hasselblad (inventor of the single lens reflex camera).
Did you know that Sweden is the third-largest music-producing nation in the world? Perhaps you love musik as much as ABBA, Ace of Base or the Hives. Authentic Swedish activities mixed with camping favorites like canoeing and swimming guarantee that every minute of your experience will be a treasured memory in the making.
Swedish (svenska) is the national language of Sweden and one of two national languages of Finland. It is a descendant of Old Norse, the common language of the Germanic peoples living in Scandinavia during the Viking Era (AD 800-1066). Standard Swedish is the national language that evolved in the 1800s and was well established by the beginning of the 20th century. Swedish is noted for its musical quality: spoken Swedish has a tone or pitch accent. The alphabet consists of 29 letters, the 26 of the English alphabet, plus å, ä and ö at the end.