- Size: 10,000,000 km²
- Population: 724 million
- Countries: 50
- Languages: Very many
Data sources: Countryaah Official Site
Europe is both near and far and here you can experience everything from the midnight sun and the northern lights to sun vacations, culture and history. There is much that one can experience without having to leave Europe’s borders. Although it is the smallest of the continents of the earth, the breadth is impressive, in every way. Sistine Chapel in Rome, Barça at Nou Camp, mountain hiking in Jotunheimen, partying in Ibiza… Whatever your taste, you can find it in any of Europe’s countries.
|Country||Number of foreign visitors per year||Tourist income (US dollars)|
|Albania||4 070 000 (2016)||1821 000 000 (2016)|
|Armenia||1,260,000 (2016)||988 000 000 (2016)|
|Azerbaijan||2,044,000 (2016)||2855 000 000 (2016)|
|Belgium||7,481,000 (2016)||12772 000 000 (2016)|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||777 000 (2016)||770,000,000 (2016)|
|Bulgaria||8,252,000 (2016)||4164 000 000 (2016)|
|Cyprus||3 187 000 (2016)||2756 000 000 (2016)|
|Denmark||10,781,000 (2016)||7046 000 000 (2016)|
|Estonia||3 147 000 (2016)||1896 000 000 (2016)|
|Finland||2,789,000 (2016)||2717 000 000 (2016)|
|France||82,570,000 (2016)||50883 000 000 (2016)|
|Georgia||6,361,000 (2016)||2370 000 000 (2016)|
|Greece||24,799,000 (2016)||16533 000 000 (2016)|
|Ireland||10,100,000 (2016)||11427 000 000 (2016)|
|Iceland||1,792,000 (2016)||2411 000 000 (2016)|
|Italy||52,372,000 (2016)||40373 000 000 (2016)|
|Croatia||13,809,000 (2016)||9820 000 000 (2016)|
|Latvia||1,793,000 (2016)||1282 000 000 (2016)|
|Lithuania||2,296,000 (2016)||1405 000 000 (2016)|
|Luxembourg||1,054,000 (2016)||4583 000 000 (2016)|
|Northern Macedonia||510,000 (2016)||283 000 000 (2016)|
|Malta||1,966,000 (2016)||1451 000 000 (2016)|
|Moldova||121 000 (2016)||331 000 000 (2016)|
|Monaco||336 000 (2016)||–|
|Montenegro||1 662 000 (2016)||978 000 000 (2016)|
|Netherlands||15,828,000 (2016)||18317 000 000 (2016)|
|Norway||5,960,000 (2016)||6196 000 000 (2016)|
|Poland||17,471,000 (2016)||12052 000 000 (2016)|
|Portugal||11,223,000 (2016)||17185 000 000 (2016)|
|Romania||10,223,000 (2016)||2166 000 000 (2016)|
|Russia||24,571,000 (2016)||12823 000 000 (2016)|
|San Marino||60,000 (2016)||–|
|Switzerland||9,205,000 (2016)||19220 000 000 (2016)|
|Serbia||1,281,000 (2016)||1460 000 000 (2016)|
|Slovakia||2,027,000 (2016)||2800 000 000 (2016)|
|Slovenia||3 032 000 (2016)||2627 000 000 (2016)|
|Spain||75,315,000 (2016)||60605 000 000 (2016)|
|UK||35,814,000 (2016)||55558 000 000 (2016)|
|Sweden||6 782 000 (2016)||12633 000 000 (2016)|
|Czech Republic||9 321 000 (2016)||7041 000 000 (2016)|
|Turkey||30,289,000 (2016)||26695 000 000 (2016)|
|Germany||35,555,000 (2016)||52129 000 000 (2016)|
|Ukraine||13,333,000 (2016)||1723 000 000 (2016)|
|Hungary||5,302,000 (2016)||7481 000 000 (2016)|
|Vatican City State||–||–|
|Belarus||9,423,500 (2016)||1019 000 000 (2016)|
|Austria||28,121,000 (2016)||19241 000 000 (2016)|
- Capital: London (ALLCITYCODES.COM)
- Population: 64 million (2013)
- Currency: British Pound
- Language: English
- Country code for telephone: +44
England is a popular destination for Swedes, as it is only a few hours west in the Atlantic. The country has a lot to offer tourists, ranging from football in classic arenas to Nessie up in Scotland. That then everyone speaks English doesn’t make it any worse.
Tourist in England
The capital of London has a lot to offer visitors: Buckingham Palace, Madame Toussads, world-class football and not least shopping that beats close to all other cities in the world. But England is more than London, and can offer, among other things, magnificent scenery in the Scottish Highlands, the Lake District, Wales and many other places, as well as lots of exciting architecture. The Beatles homeland also has a music scene that strikes most, and the country is a must for music lovers.
Vaccination in England
England is a low-risk country and if you have normal Swedish vaccinations against, for example, polio, diphtheria and tetanus, you do not normally have to think about vaccinating yourself.
- Capital: Paris
- Population: 66.6 million (2014)
- Currency: Euro
- Language: French
- Country code for telephone: +33
France is the world’s largest tourist country with over 80 million foreign visitors a year, and it is not difficult to understand why. The country has a romantic shimmer around it and you are a world leader in areas such as food, wine and fashion – areas that attract visitors.
Tourist in France
Paris – the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre-Dame, Moulin Rouge – is full of exciting experiences, architecture, the world’s best restaurants and so much else that you can spend your entire vacation in the city without even getting close to tired. But there is infinitely more to discover in the rest of the country – vineyards where you can sample the local wine, the Riviera, the film festival and much more in Cannes. Perhaps the most exciting and fun thing is to just travel around the country, and see where you end up – exciting big cities, picturesque villages, sunny sandy beaches … The possibilities are endless.
Vaccination in France
Overall, the risk of suffering from various diseases is no greater than in Sweden, and if you have the usual vaccinations you do not need to think about it anymore. The exception is if you intend to spend longer in the areas where there is a risk of TBE (mainly Lorraine). Then it may be in place to vaccinate.
- Capital: Athens
- Population: 10.8 million (2012)
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Greek
- Country code for telephone: +30
Greece is the cradle of the West and there are many good reasons to return to our origin. The economic crisis has hit the country hard, but what makes the country worth visiting is still there.
Tourist in Greece
Greece has something for most. Those who are interested in art, history and culture have the Parthenon, the Acropolis, the Knossos Palace, many museums and much, much more. The country is simply an inexhaustible gold mine in terms of history and architecture. But despite this, it is mainly the Greek island world that attracts most. There are islands suitable for families with children and islands where the partying takes place around the clock; sometimes both are found on the same island. What they have in common is that they are all absolutely fantastic and beautiful.
Vaccination in Greece
TBE occurs mainly in the southern part of the country, and anyone who will be staying there for more than a week and move around a lot in nature should consider vaccinating. Those who are already vaccinated against tetanus, diphtheria and polio do not have much to worry about.
- Capital: Dublin
- Population: 4.6 million (2014)
- Currency: Euro
- Languages: English and Irish
- Country Code for Phone: +353
The green island is a bit in the shadow of the UK, which is a shame as Ireland has a lot to offer visitors. This applies to things like nature experiences, history and literature as well as beer and whiskey.
Tourist in Ireland
Ireland is known for its writers such as James Joyce, Samuel Becket, Oscar Wilde and many others. Several of them, including the three mentioned, were from Dublin which makes the city a bit of a Mecca for literary enthusiasts. However, the capital has more to offer, such as the Phoenix Park, Europe’s largest city park, Dublin Castle and much more. Even the rest of the country’s cities have a lot to offer, but one of the main attractions is the country’s beautiful coast with all its small villages.
Vaccination in Ireland
Anyone who has adequate Swedish vaccinations against polio, tetanus and diphtheria may feel safe; TBE does not exist in the country. Vaccination against hepatitis B and meningococcal disease may be considered by those who are particularly susceptible to these diseases.
- Capital: Reykjavik
- Population: 325,000 (2014)
- Currency: Icelandic krona
- Language: Icelandic
- Country Code for Telephone: +354
A holiday in Iceland is a unique and unforgettable experience on an island with a truly unique landscape. The island was populated by Vikings during the 8th century and the inhabitants still speak the language in the same way that our ancestors did a thousand years ago.
Tourist in Iceland
Although Iceland is best known for its nature experiences, Reykjavik is a real party town – the Icelanders really know how to have fun. The capital also offers many good restaurants, mainly in fish.
But what really attracts Iceland is the fantastic scenery, geysers and hot springs. Seeing geysers in reality is a powerful experience and swimming in the hot springs is very special. Overall, Iceland is one of the world’s best destinations for outdoor enthusiasts. Volcanoes, waterfalls, glaciers … Iceland must be experienced, cannot be described!
Vaccination in Iceland
Those who have adequate vaccinations against diphtheria, polio and tetanus usually do not need extra vaccinations unless they are hypersensitive to meningococcus or hepatitis B. Vaccination against these diseases may be worthwhile.
- Capital: Rome
- Population: 60.7 million (2013)
- Currency: Euro
- Language: Italian
- Country code for telephone: +39
The Roman Empire no longer exists, but its heritage is impressive. But Italy has more than that to offer. Fantastic scenery, impressive cities, good wine and good food and the world’s best design.
Tourist in Italy
It is really enough to mention city names to show why you should visit Italy – Rome, Venice, Milan… In Rome, for example, the Colosseum and the Vatican with the Sistine Chapel, Venice has its fantastic gondolas and Milan is the world’s capital of design and home to two of the world’s best football team – Milan and Inter. All cities can also offer top-notch food and drink and shopping that is out of this world. That Italy can then offer wonderful nature experiences, such as the wooded hills of the north and a fantastic coast does not make matters worse, a coast made for bathing and sun vacations.
Vaccination in Italy
Check that the vaccinations against diphtheria, polio and tetanus are still valid. Otherwise, there is no requirement to vaccinate when traveling to Italy. TBE occurs, but vaccination is not necessary. However, it can be good for longer trips where you spend a lot of time in nature. Sensitive individuals may need vaccination against hepatitis B.
- Capital: Zagreb
- Population: 4.3 million (2011)
- Currency: Kuna
- Language: Croatian
- Country code for telephone: +385
Croatia is a young country with an ancient history and has sailed up as one of Europe’s really great tourist destinations. The country is suitable for everyone – those who want a family holiday, those who want to party and those who are interested in culture and history.
Tourist in Croatia
What attracts mainly with Croatia is its incredible Mediterranean coast with all its exciting old cities, beautiful islands and fine sandy beaches. Croatia is also a country where it rarely rains or is overcast – the one who is looking for a really nice bathing holiday is wise to invest in Croatia. There is plenty to choose from and should any place be mentioned, it will be Dubrovnik, an incredibly beautiful city on the coast of southern Croatia. The city is perfect at any time, but the annual cultural festival in July and August is a highlight.
Besides the coast, Croatia’s interior also offers a lot of sights, in the form of old palaces and castles, but it is definitely the coast that is the country’s strength.
Vaccination in Croatia
There are no requirements for extra vaccinations when traveling to Croatia, but the risk of Hepatitis A is increased and vaccination is recommended for stays over a couple of three weeks. For stays longer than six months, vaccination against tuberculosis is also recommended.
- Capital: Oslo
- Population: 5.1 million (2013)
- Currency: Norwegian kroner
- Language: Norwegian
- Country Code for telephone: +47
Our neighboring country in the West is very similar to us and you often do well to speak Swedish. The main reasons for visiting Norway are nature, with the mountains and fjords, which is one of the country’s greatest assets.
Tourist in Norway
The classic Hurtigruten route is a boat trip that you will never forget, from Bergen to Kirkenes, the furthest in northeastern Norway on the border with Russia and not far from Finland. It is perhaps the most beautiful boat trip in the world, and something that everyone should try at once in their lives.
Norway has more to offer. It is a perfect country to drive around, with its mountain roads and valleys. But even without a car, you can get a lot out of it, by “going for a walk”, for example in Jotunheimen, Hardangervidda or Dovrefjället. For outdoor people, Norway is a full jackpot.
Vaccination in Norway
For Norway, it is almost exactly the same as in Sweden, and no additional vaccinations will be required. However, if you are going to be staying outdoors for a longer period of time when TBE occurs, it may be an idea to consider.