What Are the Major Rivers in Sweden?

The major rivers in Sweden are the Klarälven, Dalälven, Kolbäcksån, Emån, Indalsälven, Norrström, Pite, Ljungan, Kalix, Lule, Torne and Svartån. The many rivers play a key role in Sweden’s economy and the residents’ lifestyles. The waters are used to support both the fishing and energy industries.

These major rivers range from 111 miles to 323 miles in length. The rivers are also used for transportation, in the logging industry and as tourist attractions for those who enjoy water sports. The rivers connect lakes within the country to the larger bodies of water of the Gulf of Bothnia, the Baltic Sea and the North Sea.