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Sweden enjoys a mostly temperate climate despite its northern latitude, mainly due to the Gulf Stream. In the south of Sweden leaf-bearing trees are prolific, in the north pines and hardy birches dominate the landscape. In the mountains of northern Sweden a sub-Arctic climate predominates.

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• Stockholm

Stockholm, Sweden

Founded circa 1250,Stockholm has long been one of Sweden's cultural, media, political, and economic centres. Its strategic location on 14 islands on the south-central east coast of Sweden at the mouth of Lake Malaren has been historically important. Stockholm is known for its beauty, its buildings and architecture …

• Gothenburg

Gothenburg, Sweden

The city of Gothenburg was founded in 1621 by King Gustavus Adolphus. It lies by the sea at the mouth of Gota Älv - the river running through the city - and is the largest seaport in the Nordic countries. Gothenburg is also home to many students. Volvo Cars was founded in Gothenburg in 1927 …

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» Abisko National Park

Abisko National Park, Sweden

Located on the North Calotte Trail in Sweden's Lapland, Abisko National Park covers 77 square km (30 square miles) of sparkling fjords, stumpy mountains, birch forest, cave complexes carved into the rock, and spectacular waterfalls crashing through canyons. Elk and reindeer populate the landscape and the 440-km (275-mile) national hiking and Nordic skiing route of Kungsleden (King's Trail) starts within the park. During the endless days of summer, the reserve is a paradise for hikers and cyclists …

» Djurgarden

Djurgarden, Sweden

An oasis of greenery linked by the Djurgårdsbron Bridge to mainland Stockholm, Djurgården is one of the archipelago's most visited islands, stretching along the picturesque Djurgården Canal. Dominated by scenic parklands and former Royal hunting grounds, Djurgården is a haven for walkers, cyclists and picnickers, but the island is also home to some of Stockholm's top museums and attractions. The top attraction of Djurgården is Skansen, an open-air museum and zoo …

» Kungsholmen

Kungsholmen, Sweden

One of the largest and least touristic of Stockholm's many islands, Kungsholmen is a popular retreat for locals during the summer months, when its scenic walkways and waterfront restaurants offer a tranquil alternative to the lively shopping and nightlife districts of Södermalm or Gamla Stan. The star attraction of Kungsholmen is the grand Stockholm City Hall, which famously hosts the annual Nobel Prize ceremony, and visitors can not only tour the legendary building, but take in the views from its 100-meter tall bell tower …

» Nya Älvsborg

Nya Älvsborg, Sweden

Guarding the mouth of the Göta River, the island fortress of Nya Älvsborg was built in the 17th century to protect the city against Danish invaders and boasts a long history of warfare, coming under siege several times during the 18th-century Great Nordic War. Acclaimed as one of Sweden's best-preserved castles, the sizable sea fortress has served a number of roles throughout the years, used as a prison in the 19th century and later as a storage facility during the First World War …

» Sigtuna

Sigtuna, Sweden

Sweden's oldest town nestles around Lake Mälaren in the scenic, lakeland region of Lunda north of Stockholm. Nowadays a pretty town of brightly painted wooden townhouses, narrow streets, plenty of restaurants and low-key hotels, Sigtuna is crammed with classy souvenir shops and galleries along its meandering main street of Stora gatan. The township lies at the center of a region first populated in the late 10th century by Vikings, who have left behind their rich heritage here as well as in the surrounding towns and villages …

» Sodermalm

Sodermalm, Sweden

With a stream of new bars, restaurants and nightclubs springing up along the waterfront, the island of Södermalm, or 'Söder' as it's known to locals, is quickly earning a reputation as one of Stockholm's hippest districts, popular among the city's younger residents. Entering Södermalm from Gamla Stan, the lively areas of Slussen and nearby Medborgarplatsen are the center of island life, interlinked by the principal shopping boulevard of Götgatan, and further south the affectionately nicknamed 'SoFo' district is know for its fashion boutiques, vintage stores …

» Southern Archipelago

Southern Archipelago, sweden

A collection of small islands located on the Kattegat Sea coast, the Southern Archipelago makes a fashionable holiday destination for Gothenburg locals, as well as a popular choice for boat cruises and day trips. The car-free islands offer a notable change of pace to mainland life, with their sparsely populated villages and traditional fishing settlements linked by scenic footpaths. The largest and most built-up islands are Brännö and Styrsö, each served by a cluster of guesthouses and restaurants …

» Stockholm Archipelago

Stockholm Archipelago, sweden

The Stockholm Archipelago is the biggest archipelago in Sweden, and one of the biggest (and most magnificent) archipelagos in the Baltic Sea, extending about 60 kilometers (37.3 miles) to the east of Stockholm and spreading over thousands of islands. Besides Stockholm, the biggest towns of the archipelago, are Gustavsberg and Vaxholm. Voyaging in the Stockholm Archipelago between the many small islands to get to either Å'land or Helsinki in Finland is an incredible experience …

» Uppsala

Uppsala, sweden

With a history dating back to Viking times and a wealth of well-preserved medieval architecture, the picturesque city of Uppsala makes a popular day trip from Stockholm, located an hour north of the capital. Despite being Sweden's fourth largest city, Uppsala's charming small-town atmosphere and close-knit attractions make it easy to get around on foot or by bike. Take in landmark sights like the 15th-century Uppsala Castle, home to the Uppsala Konstmuseet art museum; the grand Gothic Uppsala Cathedral …

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