If you want to travel to an exciting Scandinavian country, then fly with Austrian Airlines to Sweden and visit the homeland of the Vikings. Much of Sweden is quite cold and forested, but most of the population lives within the southern area. Interestingly, the Gulf Stream keeps this part of Sweden warmer than its neighboring countries of Norway and Finland. Notable places to visit are Stockholm, the capital city, Gothenburg and the Swedish Laplands. Sweden embraces a liberal cosmopolitan acceptance of cultural thinking. The country supports environmental concerns and is open to same sex relationships. It is a major exporter of music and is open to all genres including political folk, traditional folk, choir, and the more contemporary modern styles. Sports are heavily promoted and enjoyed, particularly football, ice hockey, horse sports and of course, skiing. After one has enjoyed the sports, relax and enjoy the world famous spas.