#01 Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling across Lapland is an exhilarating way to see Sweden in winter.

#02 River-rafting, Värmland

Build your own raft and glide down the graceful Klarälven River, taking in some of Sweden’s scenery.

#03 Swimming in a lake

Amongst Sweden’s 100,000 lakes, you’re bound to find one you can call your own.

#04 Midnight sun

From late May to mid-July the sun never sets in northern Sweden.

#05 Birka

Get to grips with Sweden’s stirring Viking past on this Stockholm island.

#06 Smorgasbord

Eat until you drop: the smorgasbord is a perfect way to sample Sweden’s excellent cuisine.

#07 Sámi culture, Lapland

Sights such as Jokkmokk market and Fatmomakke village in Lapland are monuments to the thriving culture of Sweden’s indigenous population.

#08 Gothenburg’s Konstmuseum

The Fürstenberg Galleries boast some of Sweden’s finest late-nineteenth-century paintings, and Poseidon stands guard outside.

#09 Icehotel

One of the most unusual structures in Europe, the Icehotel is a masterpiece of snow and ice sculpture.

#10 Gammelstad, Luleå

Proudly listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list, Gammelstad is Sweden’s largest church town.

#11 Visby

Explore the cobbled lanes and medieval churches of this ancient walled city.

#12 Gamla Stan, Stockholm

Gamla Stan in Stockholm is one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval cities.

#13 Stockholm archipelago

No visit to Stockholm is complete without a trip to one of the 24,000 islands that make up the archipelago.

#14 Inlandsbanan

A trip on the Inlandsbanan through northern Sweden is one of Europe’s great train journeys.

#15 Vasa ship, Stockholm

After lying in mud for centuries at the bottom of Stockholm harbour, the mighty Vasa warship has now been restored to her former glory.

#16 Crossing the Arctic Circle

Don’t leave Sweden without crossing the Arctic Circle, 66° 33’ north.

#17 Herring

The quintessential Swedish dish best enjoyed with a cold beer or a shot of akvavit.

#18 Renaissance buildings, Kalmar

Perfectly preserved architecture in Sweden’s most beautiful town square.

#19 Europe’s last wilderness

Wild, rugged and remote, Sweden’s far north is about as far from civilization as you can get.

#20 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.

#21 Bohuslän coast

Sweden’s most enchanting stretch of coastline with smooth rocky outcrops perfect for sunbathing.

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