The people of Arctic Sweden are often associated with a “we can do it”-attitude, according to NASA. We are quick to find opportunities and solutions. For society to function, everyone is needed, from the one who clears snow to the one who takes care of us when we get sick, from the creative cultural practitioner to the children's soccer coach. Above all, we are good neighbours.
Good to know:
- Nine out of ten people in Arctic Sweden feel safe in their everyday lives.
- Arctic Sweden has the lowest proportion of reported crimes in Sweden, 98 per 1,000 inhabitants.
- You can learn Swedish through Swedish for immigrants (SFI), a service that each municipality is required to offer. SFI is a free language course.
- Swedes of all ages speak English very well and companies that has business abroad often use English as their corporate language. English, as well as other languages, is also common in companies within the hospitality industry.
- Sweden is one of the most gender equal countries in the world. Together, parents get 480 days of paid parental leave.
- Swedes love nature and being outdoors. “Allemansrätten” (the Right of Public Access) allows you to freely roam the country, even private land, if you do not disturb or destroy anything.