Top Ten Things Sweden Is Known For

I see this has beacome a popular trend so I should just do a similar list too, but about my home country of course! Without further ado, let's start!

The Top Ten


Are you really saying a Youtuber is more famous than IKEA? Seriously?!?

Don't forgot the IKEA meatballs. Furniture there is great m8 - BorisRule

One of the best furniture companies of all time! The founder of the company sadly also died this year. R.I.P - darthvadern

I should do a UK one and I will put "We all want Argentina to suck a fat one."
Don't mess with the Falklands. Only good thing Thatcher did. - iliekpiez

2 PewDiePie Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg (born October 24, 1989), better known by his online alias PewDiePie, is a Swedish web-based comedian video producer, and commentary channel. He is best known for his Let's Play commentaries and Vlogs on YouTube. He is known for being the most subscribed-to YouTuber on the website, more.

I don't believe this at all. Abba, Ikea, and Swedish meatballs I'm sure are more known commodities of Sweden than this guy. I don't even know who this is. - RobertWisdom

By the way do you speak Swedish?

You guessed it

Don't forget to subscribe to his channel! - MrCoolC

3 Stockholm Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and the most populous urban area in the Nordic countries; 962,154 people live in the municipality, approximately 1.5 million in the urban area, and 2.3 million in the metropolitan area.

This should be number one

Land of Stockholm Syndrome

How was this not number one? It's kind of the capital of the country. - iliekpiez

It’s beautiful there

4 Minecraft


One of my favourite video games because it just makes you so creative - darthvadern

5 ABBA ABBA were a Swedish pop group formed in Stockholm in 1972 by members Agnetha Fältskog, Björn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, and Anni-Frid Lyngstad.

The best band there ever was or will be

Swedish pop group - darthvadern

6 Alfred Nobel

Alfred Nobel invented the dynamite and founded the Nobel price that would each year on December 10th be given to the people that have done the biggest favour for the world! One of the things Sweden is the most known for - darthvadern

It’s nice to see that this list trend is popularized. - Userguy44

I will make another one of this type of list about another country as well soon - darthvadern

7 Volvo Volvo Cars, stylized as VOLVO in the logo, is a Swedish luxury vehicle manufacturer established in 1927. It is headquartered on Torslanda in Gothenburg and is a subsidiary of Chinese automotive company Geely.

This car company is quite known to say the least. Although I prefer Toyota, Volvo is also quite good - darthvadern

8 Meatballs

Yummy! - PokemonYesTeletubbiesNo

Delicious! - darthvadern

9 Soccer Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players each. It is played with a spherical ball. The objective is to score the ball in the other teams goal.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, enough said - darthvadern

They are not known for soccer. - ParasN2000

I'm well aware who he is. Just because he is well known doesn't make the county well known for the sport. - ParasN2000

10 Zlatan Ibrahimovic Zlatan Ibrahimović is a Swedish professional footballer who plays for an English club Manchester United and the Sweden national team for which he is captain.

He's actually Bosniak/Albanian... but ok

Yes, yes, yes! - Metal_Treasure

The Newcomers

? Little Nightmares

The Contenders

11 Blonde Hair

Most Swedish girls have blonde hair. - Userguy44

12 Refugees
13 Sweden Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. more.

No, Sweden is a province in Mars. - Cyri

Things that this country is known for
*Puts the actual name of the country on this list*

Really?! I always thought Sweden was always known for Switzerland! Thank you for clarifying whoever submitted this!

Duh! What kind of item is this? Sweden's known for people, things, and companies, not just the country. - PokemonYesTeletubbiesNo

14 Democratic socialism
15 Immigration
16 Variety In Landscapes

Most countries in the north are kinda restricted to one type of landscape. Denmark has a lot of plains, Norway is very hilly, Iceland has a lot of volcanoes and no forests at all, and Finland has tons of forests and lakes. Sweden on the other hand has all of those except for volcanoes and it makes for some great adventuring. Plains in the south and central, mountains in the north, and forests and lakes a bit all over the country - darthvadern

17 Melodic Death Metal
18 Vikings

Although Denmark is seemingly more known for vikings we are as well - darthvadern


19 Pretty Girls

Wel Sweden is number #1 on the list of countries with the hottest girls so ok - darthvadern

20 Yngwie J. Malmsteen Yngwie Johan Malmsteen is a Swedish guitarist, songwriter and bandleader who was born on June 30th, 1963, in Stockholm, Sweden. He was known for his neoclassical metal playing style back in the 1980s.
21 Zara Larsson Zara Maria Larsson is a Swedish singer-songwriter. She first gained national fame for winning the 2008 season of the talent show Talang, the Swedish version of Got Talent, at the age of 10. Larsson signed with the record label TEN Music Group in 2012 and released her debut EP album, Introducing, in more.
22 Third Wave Feminism

Giving Sweden a bad light. First and second waves are better! - BorisRule

23 Leif Erikson Leif Erikson or Leif Ericson was a Norse explorer from Iceland. He was the first known European to have set foot on continental North America, before Christopher Columbus.

He was actually from Iceland but ok - darthvadern

Happy Leif Erikson day! - Spongebob Squarepants.

24 Spotify

Ads. - Cyri

25 Skåne

Province of Sweden, also known as "Scania" known for their special accents that sounds very different from normal swedish. - darthvadern

26 Gustav Vasa

Gustav Vasa is a hero! Without him Sweden might actually still have been part of the Kalmar Union. Although he is quite unknown to the outside world he deserves a mention still - darthvadern

27 Europe Europe is a Swedish rock band formed in Upplands Väsby, Stockholm in 1979 under the name Force by vocalist Joey Tempest, guitarist John Norum, bassist Peter Olsson and drummer Tony Reno.
28 Mojang Mojang AB is a Swedish video game developer founded in May 2009 under the name Mojang Specifications by game programmer Markus Persson, best known for creating the popular independent game Minecraft, a sandbox game.


29 Koenigsegg Koenigsegg is a Swedish supercar manufacturer, founded by Christian von Koenigsegg in 1994. Only producing about 15 cars a year, Koenigsegg is one of the rarest cars to see on the road.

Amazing supercars. - Cyri

30 Angry Foreigner
31 Greta Thunberg
32 Meshuggah Meshuggah is a Swedish progressive metal band from Umeå, formed in 1987. They are often considered the fathers or founders of the djent metal sub genre due to their use of downtuned guitars. They are also known for their song “Bleed”, which is known for its extremely complicated instrumentation, more.
33 Fran Bow
34 Being the Rape Capital of Europe
35 Swiss Chocolate


Switzerland =/= Sweden - BorisRule

36 Swiss Cheese

Sweden =/= Switzerland - BorisRule

What BorisRule said - darthvadern


37 Swedish Lapphund The Swedish Lapphund is a breed of dog of the Spitz type from Sweden, one of three Lapphund breeds developed from a type of dog used by the Sami people for herding and guarding their reindeer.
38 Sweden Democrats
39 Gothia Cup

Is the biggest football Cup in the wourld for trend.

40 Plotagon
41 Swedish Vallhund The Swedish Vallhund is a breed of dog. It is known as "Västgötaspets" in Sweden. In Swedish: Vallhund translates to herding dog.
42 Opeth Opeth is a Swedish progressive death metal band from Stockholm, formed in 1990 by David Isberg, who invited Mikael Akerfeldt into the band as a bassist. Isberg ended up leaving the band, which lead to Mikael becoming the band's vocalist, guitarist, principal songwriter, and driving force. Along with more.
43 Neutrality
44 Ace of Base Ace of Base was a Swedish pop group, originally consisting of Ulf "Buddha" Ekberg and three siblings, Jonas "Joker" Berggren, Malin "Linn" Berggren and Jenny Berggren.
45 Great Northern War
46 Bill Skarsgård
47 Avicii Tim Bergling (September 8, 1989 - April 20, 2018), better known by his stage name Avicii, was a Swedish electronic musician, DJ, remixer and record producer. He is best regarded for his work in Electronic Music during the 2010s in which his works have charted among the Top 40 Radio and for his influence more.
48 Markus Persson

Founder of Mojang and Minecraft - darthvadern

49 Digital Illusions Ce (Dice)

The developer of battlefield - HaloFanboy

50 Yohio
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