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Sweden tours and sightseeing

 

Sweden is the largest Scandinavian country in Europe. Home of Vikings, the Nobel prizes, mountain ranges, glaciers and more than 9,000 lakes. If you want the big city buzz head for Stockholm, the capital, or Gotenborg or Malmö. All are busy and modern with tremendous nightlife.


You can experience just about every kind of outdoor activity you can think of: there's dog sledding in Swedish Lapland, or hiking in the wilderness of the Sarek National Park in the north of the country. Or you could trek through the forests and round the lakes of the southern parts of Sweden. Winter sports are big business and visitors come to enjoy skiing, skating, and ice-climbing in the resorts of central and northern Sweden.

If you really want to chill out, check into the ice hotel in Jukkasjarvic, where the rooms and lobby are constructed entirely out of ice.

Sweden travel

For a truly magical experience witness the Northern Lights. They are best viewed in the north during the darkest months of November, December, January and February. Good spots to view the spectacle are near the Norwegian border, in places like Kiruna or Abisko.

The Skokloster Slott Castle will keep you spellbound. Located by Lake Malaren between Stockholm and Uppsala, it's a beautiful Baroque building with elegant and sumptuously designed rooms. On display are large collections of paintings, textiles and furniture.

Arlanda is the country's main international airport, just north of Stockholm. There are daily flights to and from most European capitals. There are also several ports, the main ones include Helsinborg, Malmö and Stockholm. Inside the country there are daily domestic flights, and extensive road and rail networks. Sweden is also connected to Denmark by the Oresund Bridge.

The weather is generally temperate, with cold winters, particularly in the north. Summers are usually warm.

 

 


 
 
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