There are some 37 species of fish to catch in Sweden, from pike to salmon. Sweden has everything you could wish for, whether an expert or beginner: big fish, attractive waters, and untouched nature. Sweden is a culinary nation shaped by its countryside. The coastline, lakes and rivers provide fish and shellfish. And the vast forests are full of berries, mushrooms, and game, which all have a special place in Swedish cuisine. With long winters, Swedes come from a tradition of making full use of what nature provides. Swedes take every chance they get to be outdoors both gathering food, cooking, and eating. It can be a picnic, barbecue or just bringing a bowl of soup into the garden.