Travel Guide Thursdays: Sweden

Planning a summer vacation? Perhaps you will find a Rampage player on your next trip. The Rampage has seen 293 players from all around the globe who have played with the Rampage at some point in the team’s nine-year history. Each Thursday throughout the offseason, sarampage.com will feature a location in which Rampage players call home.  The Rampage has had 188 players from Canada, 40 from Europe/other places around the world and 65 from the U.S. This week’s featured location is Sweden in which seven players call home.

Sweden is located in the Scandinavian Peninsula and is considered a Nordic country. Sweden joined the European Union in January 1995 and is the third-largest country in the EU (by area).
Capital: Stockholm
Government: Unitary parliamentary democracy and constitutional monarchy
Leaders: Carl XVI Gustaf – Monarch; Fredrik Reinfeldt – Prime Minister; Per Westerberg – Speaker of the Riksdag
Population: 9,354,462
Area: 173,745 square miles
Language: Swedish
Currency: Swedish krona
Climate (in capital city): Winter average high - 46; Summer average high – 74

Top places to visit in Stockholm:
Gamla Stan (Old Town)
Kungliga Slottet (Royal Palace)
The Vasa Museum
Skansen Open-Air Museum
Stadshuset (City Hall)
Swedish National Museum
Storkyrkan (Cathedral of Stockholm)
Riddarholmen Church
Nordic Museum
Drottningholm Palace
Korhamnstorg (waterfront square in old town)
Nobel Museum

Around Sweden:
ICEHOTEL – Jukkasjarvi
Skokloster Slott Castle – Lake Malaren
Viking Village of Birka
Town of Visby - Gotland
Gripsholm Castle – Maristead
The Kingdom of Crystal – Smaland
Snowmobile tour to see Elk/Reindeer– Kiruna
Tomteland (Santa World) - Mora
Skiing – Are and Riksgransen
Lund Cathedral - Lund
Kalmar Castle – Kalmar
Landskrona Castle – Malmo

Rampage players from Sweden (by city):
Balsta, Sweden – Patrik Nilson
Bollnas, Sweden – Anders Eriksson
Huddinge, Sweden – Jonas Ahnelov
Karlskrona, Sweden – Oliver Ekman-Larsson
Mariestad, Sweden – Miika Wiikman
Skelleftea, Sweden – Joakim Lindstrom
Uddevalla, Sweden – Joel Gistedt


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