Stretching from the Baltic Sea to the Arctic Circle, Sweden has everything from glorious beaches and medieval towns to vast forests and crystal-clear lakes. At its heart is style-conscious Stockholm, the breathtaking capital built on fourteen islands. Whilst southern Sweden has laid-back towns and rolling countryside aplenty, northern Sweden is a land of adventure and home to the world-famous Icehotel. Wherever your itinerary may take you in this beautiful country, use our map of Sweden below to plan your trip.

Beyond the cities, the country’s wooded countryside, pure air and crystal-clear lakes delight. The northern lights never fail to inspire, and can be seen from Lapland in the north of the country, where the sun never sets in the summer months. Other outdoor pursuits include building a raft and gliding down the Klarälven River, while foodies will find some of the freshest seafood they’ll ever taste and a veritable smorgasbord of Swedish delights.

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Why Gothenburg should be your next European city break

Why Gothenburg should be your next European city break

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12 Oct 2017 • Neil McQuillian insert_drive_file Article
Scandinavia for first-timers: 7 ideas for short breaks

Scandinavia for first-timers: 7 ideas for short breaks

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