Sweden

Sweden, where Smörgåsbord, Bergman and the Ice Hotel were born

Sweden is Midnight Sun and Northern Lights, high mountain ranges, pristine beaches, lakes, islands and sea. There`s elk, bear, wolf, lynx, sea-eagle and lemming. Go skiing, para sailing, river rafting, canoeing and horse back riding. Enjoy stunning architecture, first class cooking, a vibrant history and an abundance of culture. 

Lapland in the far north offers expansive wilderness, vibrant cities, white sandy beaches, the traditions of the Sami people and the first and original Ice Hotel. Venture on a snowshoe trekking tour, go dog-sledding, try out ice gokarting and try your luck in gold washing

Dalecarlia is probably the most Swedish region in Sweden. Come celebrate a traditional Midsummer where you dance around the flower decked Maypole until early morning, pick your own favorite wooden Dala Horse and go on an elk safari. If you are the sporty type, measure your skills to that of 40 000 other skiers in the yearly Vasa Race.

Göta Canal is Sweden`s leading tourist water way . Take a cruise on the old fashioned passenger boats for one or several days. 

Stockholm is the nation`s proud capital. Being built on 14 islands, with a well preserved medieval city center and lush parks, it is truly one of the most beautiful capitals in the world. Learn about the tragic journey of the Vasa Ship who, sank on her maiden voyage in 1628, was raised from the sea in 1961 and today, almost restored to her former beauty, is berthed in Scandinavia`s most popular museum, The Vasa Museum. Skansen is an open-air museum that provides insight into Sweden`s heritage and natural history. Fotografiska is a museum dedicated to contemporary photography and Moderna Museet offers one of the world`s finest collections of 20th and 21st century art. Take a swim in the city center or go boat hopping in the mesmerizing archipelago of 24 000 islands. Opera, musical and Shakespeare. Brecht, Brahms and Beethoven. Italian, Indian and Thai. Shopping, japanese yasuragi and nightclubs. You name it, Stockholm`s got it!

Visby, on the island of Gotland, was a prominent member of the Hanseatic Union in the 12th and 13th century. The old medieval ramparts rather attract than keep visitors out these days and during the Medieval Week in August you can rub shoulders with knights in shining armor and try medieval gourmet fare

Småland is the part of Sweden from which most of the 1.3 million Swedes that emigrated to North America between 1840 and 1930 originated. Today Småland is home to IKEA, Pippi Longstocking and the Kingdom of Crystal. Here you can enjoy a close-up view of skilled glassblowers transforming the syrupy molten glass into beautiful work of art. Complete your day with a traditional "Hyttsill", hot-shop herring! 


Come and explore Scandinavia with us! We are serious about it!

22 Nov 2014

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