First and foremost, Stockholm is the must-see capital. Combining modern architecture with breathtakingly preserved historical sights, it provides the perfect combination of old and new. Stroll through Gamla Stan, the charming Old Town district, take in the grandeur of the Royal Palace, or explore the cobbled streets of Södermalm.
For something a little different, head north to Kiruna and explore the world’s largest above ground iron ore mine. And don’t miss Uppsala Cathedral – a truly remarkable religious building, dating back to the 13th century.
Taking in a bit of nature is also a must when visiting Sweden. Go for a hike in Garphyttan National Park to experience amazing flora and fauna. Then relax by taking a dip in Mälaren lake – one of the biggest bodies of water in Europe!
If you really want to get off the beaten path and discover something unique, then head to Luleå. It’s situated near the Arctic Circle and is home to many quaint fishing villages. And don’t forget to try some typical Swedish food while there – such as gravad lax (cured salmon) or pytt i panna (coarsely chopped potatoes and ham).
An interesting fact about Sweden is that it has the world’s oldest still-in-use railway line. It was first opened in 1856, connecting Sweden’s capital with Lake Mälaren.
Sweden offers something for every kind of traveler, from nature lovers to city dwellers. With its unique mix of modern, historical and natural wonders, it’s a great destination to explore and discover.
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