Sweden can be located on the bigger, eastern part of the Scandinavian-peninsula. On the south the Northern-sea, on the east the Botten-bay are the natural bordres of the country.
Compared with it's neighbour –Norway– the ocean has less influence on the climate because of the Scandinavian-mountain. For this reason the peaks are called climate-dividing mountains.
Iron ore processing is important in heavy-industry. Steel is made from the high-quality iron ore with significant export. This process is made in electrical-forges, the power comes from water-plants. In light-industry processing of wood is important, the worldwide leading section is the match-manufacturing.
The Swedish Lapland
One of Europe's untouched area it's lying in Norrbotten, one of Sweden's province, from the Scandinavian-mountains to the Botten-bay. The shelving ground including snowy peaks, pinewood forests, lakes, swamps and peat-bogs.
The most of Lapland is northern from the polar circle. The occupants, both people and animals are conformed to the rotation of the long, cold winter and the short, chilly summer. Swedish Lapland has saved the rough but supreme wilderness for thousands of years.
The icecaps of the ice-age broached the actual face of the area. When the ice melted 10000 years ago, the earth's crust jettisoned from the weight, so Lapland rose above sea level.
National parks are occupying huge parts of Lapland. These are mighty in expansion, rich in plants and animals and covering diverse regions. On the Lapp slopes the vegetation is changing by the altitude. Above 1200 meters in the high mountains the only plants are lichens. They settlements are proving that the air is not polluted. Below the lichen-zone the short shrubs of pygmy-willows appearing. Down this zone the dominant is the birch, and lower the larch, spruce, and pinewood forests.
Many birds of prey appearing on the uplands of Lapland. We can find hawk's, golden-eagle's, buzzard's, owl's shooting here. There are less big-mammals in Europe nowadays, but Lapland is a haven for bears, elks and for the nearly extinct wolfs. Sometimes a lynx is crossing the forests or groves.
The polar light, aurora borealis (latin) is a colorful, waving, constantly changing light-phenomenon, which is burning the northern skies at night. It's appearance due to the sunwind, which is the movement of charged particles flowing out of the Sun. The magnetic-field of the Earth is holed at the poles, so it can't distract the particles. The sunwind can enter the atmosphere here, and the particles react to the nitrogen and oxigen. This effect leads to the appearance of the colorful lights. The lights are so scenic, because the Sun isn't evolve the paricles equable. The same phenomenon can appear at the Antarctic too.
The other pictures are in the galery.