Geography, Weather, & Wildlife of Sweden
Rocks along the coast
Sweden is a long country that stretches nearly to the Arctic
Ocean in the north and south to the North Sea and the Baltic Sea. Sweden borders
Norway (north and west) and Finland
(northeast). Additionally, many of Denmark's islands
lay just off the coast of Sweden in the far south.
Geographically, Sweden has a number of different formations.
In the far northeast the land is very low and forested, making flooding in spring
and summer common as winters tend to freeze these lakes. Along much of the border
with Norway, there are mountains, leading to a huge number of rivers flowing from
west to east or south. Sweden's eastern coast and in the south the land is fairly
flat and this is where almost all the people live. Rivers from the mountains also
create lakes in these areas.
Sweden is a long country stretching north and south, creating
a number of weather variations. The northern part of the country reaches into the
Arctic Circle, while the southern part of the country lies on the Baltic Sea and
experiences more temperate climates.