1 Boat trip, Lake Siljan

Take a trip on the serene waters of Lake Siljan and enjoy unparalleled views of the rolling Dalarna countryside.

2 Riding the Inlandsbanan

A chance to see Sweden’s vast forests and fast-flowing rivers close up without leaving the comfort of your train seat.

3 Orsa Grönklitt björnpark, Dalarna

Northern Europe’s largest bear park offers a unique chance to see these shy animals at close quarters.

4 Hiking in the Härjedalen mountains

Get back to nature and experience the wild side of central Sweden in this remote mountainous province.

5 Årets Näck, Hackås

This fun riverside competition featuring naked male fiddle players has its roots in Swedish folklore.

6 Monster spotting, Östersund

Go hunting for Sweden’s version of the Loch Ness monster in this appealing lakeside town.

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