Holidays in Sweden

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Sweden is fast becoming a popular destination for travellers all year round. Every year, Scandinavia's largest country attracts nature lovers, fashion hunters and sports enthusiasts to its shores. Although Sweden can get quite chilly, you will find the Swedish people to be warm and welcoming.

When to take your holidays in Sweden

Locals will inform you that Sweden comes alive in the months of June and July, during their midsummer. The rest of the year, visitors should be prepared for some cold to freezing weather, especially in the north; but that should not deter the more energetic traveller, as Sweden has the best of the great outdoors on offer, and is perfect for skiing and snowboarding. There are ten international airports in Sweden, the most popular being the airport in the country's capital, Stockholm. Sweden's far south is linked to neighbouring Denmark via the Öresund Bridge, which provides a gateway to Copenhagen.

Holidays in Sweden: What to do

If you're looking for wild untouched nature, you'll find plenty of it on your holidays in Sweden. In the province of Lapland, in the north, you can witness the magic of the incredible Northern LIghts (Aurora Borealis) first hand. The area also boasts some of the most spectacular national parks in northern Europe. Further south are Sweden's largest cities - Stockholm, Gothenberg and Mälmo.

Stockholm is full of history, with one of the largest and best-preserved medieval city centers in Europe. The Royal Palace is a must-see, with its five museums and over 600 rooms. Shopping enthusiasts should head to Drottninggatan for the best of the country's clothing chains, and Nodiska Kompaniet for more exclusive items. On the west coast, the city of Gothenburg also has a lot to offer, including many galleries, market halls and restaurants. Stretching along the coast is the Archipelago, which can be easily reached by ferry and is perfect for long walks and bike rides.

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