Sweden, country of the lakes

Sweden, country of the lakes

Sweden is a very large country covered by many lakes and water. We can count almost 100 000 lakes in Sweden with different size and deepth. The lakes take part of a beautiful nature, with the big forests of firs, the hills and large plain. The most famous lakes are Vattern, Vanern and Malaren. It is also the three biggest in Sweeden.

The make a trip across the country and to see the lakes is great to every season. In fact during the winter, the places will be totally peacefull, and the painting that you will see just beautiful. Everythings is covered by the snow, the water is frozen, and often under the colorful sun rays.
In summer it is great places to hike and also to enjoy water activities. Artificial beaches have been built there to be able to enjoy the shore during the sweetness of summer.


Lake Vannern

This massive lake stretches for as much as 5,665 square kilometers and this makes it the largest lake not only in Sweden but also the Europe. This lake was formed because of quaternary glaciations and this phenomenon took place almost 10,000 years ago.

The kind of view which you can get of the lake is so mesmerizing that tourists in large number gather close to marvel it. Along with this, there are endless activities to entertain tourists.  Not only this, it is also the largest freshwater archipelago in the whole of Europe.

When exploring the lake, you can also enjoy the sandy beaches, the little islands, and even shallow bays as well. For those who would like to keep themselves busy with the different activities, you can go for sailing, biking, canoeing and even fishing.

Lake Vattern


Famous for its placid water, Lake Vättern ranks the second largest lake in Sweden and is an ideal place for summer vacation. The total surface area covers 1,912 km2. It is situated in the south central Sweden known as Götaland.
It is widely popular for its crystal clear water. The water is pure and does not require treatment before drinking. Anyone can drink the lake water directly without fear. The scenic beauty of Vättern is well appreciated by the locals and international visitors. If you like visiting historical places, probably you can go see the castle of Läckö Slott.
Tourists are allowed to fish without permissions, provided they don’t use fishing nets. There is an array fish, pike, perch, salmon, grayling and brown trout are some common species. The massive lake can be explored for hours on a boat. If you want to go around, don’t miss the scenic island of Visingsö.  Exploit the resources in a sunny afternoon or go on sailing. Swimming is another option to beat the heat.

Lake Malaren

It is the third largest lake in the country of Sweden and it spreads horizontally from the west to the east giving tourists an unparalleled view of the scenic beauty of the place. Those who want to head to private islands and spend some time in solitude with your partner, this lake is perfect for you.

With as many as 1,200 islands that dot the shoreline, you will have an amazing number of options to pick from. If you are up for some bird viewing, you can witness some of the most beautiful birds like the lesser black-backed gull, the herring gull, white-tailed eagle, sea hawk, the barnacle goose and so on.

Lake Storjon


This lake stretches for an area of 464 square kilometers and the meaning of the word ‘Storsjon’ is ‘the great lake’.  There is a mythical story associated with it as Storsjoodjuret was actually the name of a monster and it is believed that the battle of Storsjon was fought right near this lake, back in 1178.

You can find various different varieties of fish near the lake as fishing is an optional activity here. You will also find four different conservation areas for the fishes in this lake. Ideally, this lake is apt for simply chilling and unwinding yourself while relishing the perfect beauty of this European country.

Lake Hjlmaren

It is fourth largest lake which should be in your list of lakes for relaxing in summer. The region is dominated by lime-rich clays and Archaean rocks. Hjälmaren is surrounded by Södermanland, Närke, and Västmanland. The surface area covers about 483 km².
Hjälmaren is located in the Central Swedish lowland, near Lake Mälaren. The temperature is pleasant in summer. From May to August you can expect a good weather with comfortable warmth. The lake is less crowded, which makes it ideal if you want to enjoy your vacation peacefully and away from the public.

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