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Europe - Scandinavia
Sweden - Lapland

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The Silent Way
lies in the south of Lapland, in a small village called Umnäs inhabited by only 40 people.

Here you find the village surrounded by beautiful scenery at the foot of the mountain Gardfjället. In Umnäs you can enjoy hiking, fishing, dogsledding, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing or skijoring.

You can travel to Umnäs by air, train, bus or car. The nearest airport is in Storuman or Hemavan where will meet you. We are here to assist and make your journey to Umnäs as easy as possible.

Sweden
country in northern Europe, occupying the eastern portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula. Sweden has a total area of 449,964 sq km (173,732 sq mi). Stockholm is the capital and largest city.

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Land and Resources
Sweden's topography consists of high mountains in the northwest, bounded on the east by a plateau that slopes down to lowlands and plains in the east and south. Many rivers flow southeast from the mountains to the Gulf of Bothnia, providing abundant waterpower.
One-seventh of Sweden is above the Arctic Circle, where daylight is continuous for about two months in the summer and darkness is continuous for about two months in the winter. Despite the northern latitude, warm ocean winds keep temperatures moderate, except in the north, where mountains block the moderating influence. The principal natural resources are the forests, which cover about two-thirds of the country.
Most of Sweden’s cultivated land is in the south. Sweden has large deposits of iron and other minerals and an estimated 15 percent of the world's uranium deposits. Alpine and arctic vegetation prevail in the north and at higher altitudes. In the south, deciduous trees, including oak and beech, are found. Deer and elk are plentiful, and reindeer are common in the north.

Quick facts about Sweden

  • Area: 174,000 sq mi (450,000 km²), the third largest country in Western Europe Longest north-south distance: 978 mi (1,574 km) Longest east-west distance: 310 mi (499 km)
  • Capital: Stockholm
  • Population: 9.3 million inhabitants
  • Languages: Swedish; recognized minority languages: Sami (Lapp), Finnish, Meänkieli (Tornedalen Finnish), Yiddish, Romani Chib
  • Form of government: Constitutional monarchy, parliamentary democracy Parliament: The Riksdag, with 349 members in one chamber
  • Form of government: Constitutional monarchy, parliamentary democracy Parliament: The Riksdag, with 349 members in one chamber
  • Religion: In practice, Sweden is very secularized. The Church of Sweden is Evangelical Lutheran; co-exists with many other beliefs
  • Life expectancy: Men 79 years, women 83 years