Sweden is part of Scandinavia and lies in Northern Europe west of the Baltic Sea. It has land borders with Finland to the north east, Norway to the west and has a bridge link to Denmark. The country extends into the Arctic Circle and more than half of the land area is forested. Sweden holidays can be taken at any time of year. Winter sports include both downhill and crosscountry skiing, and boarding. Are, just an hour by plane from Stockholm, is one of the most popular resorts. Its slopes accommodate all levels of ability and it has good facilities for families.