#01 Dog sledding
Dog sledding is a magical way to see northern Sweden in winter.
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#02 River-rafting, Värmland
Build your own raft and glide down the graceful Klarälven River, taking in some of Sweden’s scenery.
#03 Lund Domkyrkan
This twelfth-century cathedral is the finest Romanesque building in northern Europe.
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#04 Swimming in a lake
Amongst Sweden’s 100,000 lakes, you’re bound to find one you can call your own.
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#05 Midnight sun
From late May to mid-July the sun never sets in northern Sweden.
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#06 Gotland Beaches
Stretches of white sandy beaches and clear, warm waters are perfect places to relax and play in the summer sun.
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Get to grips with Sweden’s stirring Viking past on this Stockholm island.
Eat until you drop: the smorgasbord is a perfect way to sample Sweden’s excellent cuisine.
#09 Sámi culture, Lapland
Sights such as Jokkmokk market and Fatmomakke village in Lapland are monuments to the thriving culture of Sweden’s indigenous population.
#10 Gothenburg's Kontsmuseum
Poseidon stands guard outside Gothenburg’s art museum – home to some of Sweden’s finest paintings from the turn of the last century
#11 Ice Hotel
One of the most unusual structures in Europe, the Icehotel is a masterpiece of snow and ice sculpture.
#12 Gammelstad, Luleå
Proudly listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Gammelstad is Sweden’s largest church town.
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Explore the cobbled lanes and medieval church ruins of this Hanseatic walled city.
#14 Gamla Stan, Stockholm
Enjoy a fika (coffee and cake) in one of the open-air cafés in Stockholm’s atmospheric Old Town.
#15 Stockholm Archipelago
No visit to Stockholm is complete without a trip to one of the 24,000 islands that make up the archipelago.
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A trip on the Inlandsbanan through northern Sweden is one of Europe’s great train journeys.
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#17 Vasa Warship, Stockholm
After lying in mud for centuries at the bottom of Stockholm harbour, the mighty Vasa has been restored to her former glory.
#18 Crossing the Arctic Circle
Don’t leave Sweden without crossing the magical Arctic Circle, 66° 33’ north.
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The quintessential Swedish dish, best enjoyed with a cold beer or a shot of akvavit.
#20 Bohuslän Coast
Sweden’s most enchanting stretch of coastline with smooth rocky outcrops perfect for sunbathing.
#21 Kalmar Slott
Take a tour around one of Sweden’s finest castles, and marvel at its medieval magnificence.
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#22 Jokkmokk winter market
The Jokkmokk winter market sells everything from bearskins to candlesticks.
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#23 Europe's last wilderness
Explore the wild, rugged and remote far north on the Kungsleden hiking trail.
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#24 Orsa Rovdjurspark
Europe’s biggest bear park is the perfect place to see Sweden’s greatest predator in its natural habitat.
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#25 A sauna and a splash
The perfect end to a long day, a Swedish sauna traditionally finishes with a roll in the snow or a plunge into cold water.
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