Nude beaches | Sveriges Naturistförbund/SNF
By Terri Mapes. Scandinavians are an open-minded lot, and this includes Swedes. This means you'll find a number of nude beaches or topless sunbathers throughout the country. Nudism in Sweden is nothing unusual, and Swedes make it clear that the purpose of nudism and naturism is strictly non-sexual. One prejudice is that Sweden is all about sex with regards to nudism, but that is incorrect. This closed-minded prejudice likely stems from Swedish schools' teaching sex education to young students. Swedes, however, are taught to be respectful of the human body.
Naturist - where?
Swedes are a very polite, considerate people. Even when it comes to stripping down to their birthday suit. They may be more liberal than many other nationalities, but there are rules of etiquette. Getting naked isn't always okay. And of course you should always be naked in the sauna.
Well, if you look at the very limited research that has been done you'll soon find that Swedes may be more prudish than you originally would have thought. A survey from last year by the travelling agency Expedia showed that another Scandinavian country tops the topless league. The Danes actually ranks five places ahead of us when it comes to being topless. According to the survey, four in ten Danish women have left their top in their bags and gone topless instead, whereas just over two in ten Swedish women have done the same.