A popular travel destination for those wanting to experience modern Nordic cities, witness the majestic Northern Lights first hand, and enjoy trekking through fjords and other stunningly ethereal scenery, Sweden's charm is unquestionable.
No trip to Sweden is complete without visiting the capital city of Stockholm. Wander along the riverfront of the pastel painted houses and stores and fall completely in love with this Nordic city. Stockholm Palace is a majestic building and museum that is well worth a visit in order to gain some insight into the history and background of the nation. Gamla Stan is Stockholm's old town district and consists of quaint cobbled piazzas filled with delightful pastry shops, coffees shops, bars, restaurants, and quirky boutique stores. Mentioning Sweden and other Nordic countries is synonymous with Viking voyagers and wooden longboats. Discover a little of this maritime history by visiting Vasa - a museum dedicated to a wooden warship that sank on its maiden voyage in the 1600s.
Of course, there is more to Sweden than simply the capital of Stockholm. Abisko National Park, spanning from the shores of Lake Torneträsk should rank high on your itinerary. In the winter, this is the place to be to try catching the Northern Lights. In summer, it is an excellent spot for hiking and camping.
Sweden is a relatively cold nation. For the best temperatures, visit during the summer months of June through to September.
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