History and culture are only part of Sweden's amazing appeal. This lightly populated country is home to islands, forests, towering mountains, crystal-clear waters and star-lit views. You’ll find Sweden every bit as charming as you'd imagine. The landscape is rugged, yet serene. The people, known to be some of the world's most earnest, are genuine and friendly.
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Adventure abounds in Sweden
Get ready for outdoor adventure in Sweden — all you have to do is pick the season in which to visit. The spring and summer months are packed with activities for you and your family. The clean, unspoiled waters offer a fishing experience unlike any in the world. There are thousands of miles of bike paths just waiting to be explored. And with about 3000 kilometers of coastline, Sweden is a water enthusiast’s dream—perfect for sailing, canoeing, swimming, or just soaking up the sun.
If winter recreation is more your scene, you'll find no better experience. Sweden's downhill and cross-country ski trails are legendary, but there's so much more. Mush your way through the rugged landscape with your own dogsled team. Rent a snowmobile and explore thousands of square miles of clean, open territory. Or take a traditional “trip skating” adventure to lands accessible only with blades on your feet.
From Old Town to Stockholm — a blend of old and new
Sweden's cities uniquely blend historic cultures with the modern age. One of the world's most unique capital cities, Stockholm, spans over 14 islands and simply must be seen. The Old Town, with its cobblestone streets, speaks of days past. Drottningholm Palace, the official home of Sweden's royal family, boasts some of the world's most interesting architectural design.
Consider visiting Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city. The city has something for everyone: Liseberg Amusement Park, the Röhsska Museum, and the Haga/Linnéstanden shopping area are just some of the popular attractions. Many travelers also consider the city a great base for exploring the northern and southern coastal towns.
Malmö, Sweden's most cosmopolitan destination, partly due to its close proximity to Copenhagen via the Öresund Bridge. Be sure to visit Lund Cathedral, Åhus, a well preserved Swedish style village, Glimmingehus, a knight's castle, and the Sophiaro (the king's summer castle).
By train or bus — So easy to get around
Sweden's highly efficient rail network spans the entire country. You'll travel in comfort aboard some of Europe's most modern trains. First- and second-class seating is available, as well as couchettes and sleeping cars for longer trips. Buses also operate on a frequent basis and link from train stations to smaller cities and villages. For more convenient travel, bus service may be combined with railway tickets.
|SAS domestic flights cover most of Sweden. |
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