Our family lived in Sweden for 18 months in 2014-2015, and during that time we learned a lot that I wanted to pass on to you. Sweden is culturally part of Scandinavia (along with Denmark and Norway). It is the home of Ikea, Saab, ABBA, Ericsson, Volvo, Ace of Base, H&M, and Husqvarna.
Gothenburg (Göteborg, circled in red) is on Sweden's western coast about a three-hour drive to Copenhagen, Denmark (pink on the map) or Oslo, Norway (pale yellow). It is the second largest city in Sweden with about a million people in the metro area.