Destinations - Sweden
Sweden has recently become quite affordable, and the simple joys of fresh air, landscape and culture are free. Its forests are starkly beautiful, its lakes giant. Stockholm, the country's capital, is a progressive city with pockets that maintain a village feel. Stockholm is the land of the mighty Vikings, a winter-wonderland where the stars light up the plains and mountains of the north of the shimmering waters of the south. Sweden's design, music, art and culture are admired all over the world. Sweden punches way above its weight, historically and in modern times, in terms of the impact of its culture all over the world.
Stockholm is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful national capitals in the world. Stockholm is a major international city with great shopping, quality eateries in abundance, fabulous standard hotels, an internationally renowned club and music scene and a vibrant cultural life. Where Stockholm comes into its own however is its sheer, natural beauty. Stockholm, as a city, is over 700 years old and spreads across 14 islands as it faces proudly out to the Baltic Sea. You can get to just about all of Stockholm's many wondrous sights on foot, which is a perfect way to see the city.
Sights to see in Stockholm: Royal Palace, Riddarhuset, Fjallgatan, Nobelmuseet, Gamla Stan, Kornhamnstorg, Drottningholm Palace, Stockholm City Hall, Storkyrhan, The Vasa Museum, Skansen Open-Air Museum, Fotografiska, Moderna Museet, Boat Sightseeing with Strömma, Royal National City Park, SkyView- On top of the Globe and much more!
Gothenburg is Sweden's second largest city. It has become one of the most popular tourist areas in Scandinavia as tourists and other visitors return year after year. The city is known for fine, locally produced ingredients and top-notch restaurant life, which makes it a great reason to visit. Gothenburg is also the gateway to the Western Archipelago, with its peerless isles and barren grey skerries; they are easily accessible by boat from the city.
Sights to see in Gothenburg: Gothenburg Opera, Botanical Gardens, Liseberg, New Älvsborgs Fortress, Gunnebo Castle, Skansen Kronan, Haga, Gothenburg Cathedral, Universeum, Paddan Canal Boat Tours, Maritime Adventure Centre, Natural History Museum, Gothenburg Museum of Art, Gothenburg City Museum and much more!
This cosmopolitan city has "reclaimed" the seafront, where entirely new city districts full of interesting modern architecture and bustling street life have been constructed. Of course, another radical change has been the mighty Oresund Bridge, opened in 2000, which connects Malmo with Denmark's capital, Copenhagen. The region now forms a single metropolitan area; one of the most expansive, exciting, and energetic in Northern Europe. For all it's expansion, Malmo remains a small, friendly and pleasant city where almost everything is located within walking distance.
Sights to see in Malmo: Gustav Adolf's Square, Stortorget, Lilla Torg, Malmo City Hall, Malmohus Castle, Slottstradgarden, Koggmuseet, St. Petri, Oresund Bridge, Kungsparken, HSB Turning Torso, Technology & Maritime Museum, Sodergatan Street, Malmo Museer, Pildammsparken, Mollevangstorget and much more!
For more information about Sweden, please visit the Swedish Tourist Board Website.
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