1 Gällnö island, Stockholm archipelago

Walk through deep green forest and swim from the shores of an island edged by purple reeds and carpets of wildflowers.

2 Birka, Lake Mälaren

Get to grips with Viking history in Sweden’s oldest town.

3 Utter Inn, Västerås

A night spent underwater in this mini-oil-rig-cum-hotel in Lake Mälaren is one of Sweden’s most unusual accommodation choices.

4 Island beaches, Västerås

The chain of islands in Lake Mälaren offer the perfect opportunity to chill out and work on your all-over tan.

5 Uppsala

Potter around the beautiful Linnéträdgården and learn about the fascinating life of the world’s leading botanist, Carl von Linné.

6 Gamla Uppsala

Royal burial mounds and a beautiful medieval church add mystery to this ancient pagan settlement.

7 Nyköping

Rent your own boat or take a trip out to the enchanting islands that make up the Nyköping archipelago.

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