Sweden, officially called the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian constitutional monarchy in Northern Europe. Sweden borders Norway, Finland and Denmark. Its capital city is Stockholm.[1]

Magical education

Sweden is one possible location of the Durmstrang Institute.[2]

Magical creatures

Native to Sweden


Creatures found throughout Scandinavia:


The following creatures are found in certain regions of Europe that Sweden falls under:

North Sea

The following creatures are found throughout the North Sea:

Atlantic Ocean

The following creatures are found throughout the Atlantic Ocean:


The following creatures are all found worldwide:


Xenophilius and Luna Lovegood believe that Crumple-Horned Snorkacks are native to Sweden and went on an expedition to find them there in the summer of 1996, using the money the Daily Prophet paid them in order to re-print Harry Potter's account of Lord Voldemort's return.[4]

Sweden hosts the annual broom race which dates from the tenth century. The competitors fly from Kopparberg to Arjeplog. The winner receives a trophy shaped like a Swedish Short-Snout.[5]

The Swedish Short-Snout is a dragon native to the country. In Harry Potter's fourth year at Hogwarts, Cedric Diggory tried to steal a golden egg from a Swedish Short-Snout during the first task of the Tri-Wizard Tournament.

Behind the scenes

  • It is possible that the annual broom race is a nod to the Swedish national tradition called "Vasaloppet" (lit. The Vasa race). The name come from King Gustav Vasa. Before he became king, he was trying to start a riot to overthrow the Danish King Kristian II who ruled Sweden at this time. One day he thought he was being followed by the Danes and fled on skis from Sälen to Mora, a distance of 90 km, before his followers caught up with him and turn out to be Swedes who wanted to tell him he was getting their support in the quest for the crown. Today the race is held annually on the first Sunday in March.


Notes and references

  1. Sweden at Wikipedia
  2. Report on Maggie's Cancer Caring Centre reading
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  4. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Chapter 38 (The Second War Begins)
  5. Quidditch Through the Ages, Chapter 2 (Ancient Broom Games)

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