When most people think of visiting Europe, countries like France and Italy are the first to come to mind, but the Nordic countries shouldn’t be overlooked. Sweden in particular is a beautiful country with plenty to offer any traveler, especially those who enjoy nature. There’s history to discover in the capital of Stockholm and peace to be found in one of the country’s ancient forests. Try some lingonberry jam alongside herring or mashed potatoes. Whatever you look for on a trip, you’re sure to find something in Sweden.
Gamla Stan, Stockholm
This is the city’s Old Town, dating all the way back to the 13th century. The colorful buildings and colorful streets make for some great photos, and for those who love history, there are a number of museums and churches.
Take a Boat Tour
Stockholm is actually made up of 40 different islands connected by bridges. Local companies offer all kinds of different tours both around as well as to the different islands. Enjoy a short trip over just a couple of hours or make a day of it.
Abisko National Park, Lapland
If you’re looking for a place with a bit more nature than Stockholm, head north to Abisko National Park. This park is over 100 years old and features one of Scandinavia’s largest lakes. For a few weeks in the summer the park experiences sunlight 24 hours a day, and in the winter it’s possible to see the Northern Lights! Just be sure to bundle up. Abisko is actually located within the Arctic Circle.