By entering Sweden, it seems that time stands still. The Swedish population is a quiet temperament and Swedes are easily affordable by foreigners. Their deep respect for nature is rooted in their manners and you will always find the places you visit very clean and well kept.
Lovers of landscapes, hiking, photographers, history buffs, all will find their account. Even large cities are nice to visit and their human size allows to visit on foot, during a long weekend for example.
The standard of living is high in Sweden, so stay can be quite expensive but the service and the context will always excellent. However, there are many ways to stay for a reasonable price, especially in hostels, also present in the Anglo-Saxon countries. And if you really want a unique experience, you can descend into the famous hotêl ice!
Discover a nearby country, not too touristy, amazingly beautiful and offers many secrets away from the usual clichés …
In Stockholm, water is everywhere and its clear blue contrast with the bright colors of its historic buildings. Built on 14 islands between Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea, the capital of Sweden is a soothing and dynamic city at a time. The impression of purity in Sweden is felt even in the big city of almost one million inhabitants. An example is one of the few cities where you can swim without getting sick!
The central island of Gamla Stan is the historical heart of the city. The royal castle is built in the middle of dozens of small streets and medieval squares. Stockholm Cathedral is also located on this small island.
To the east of Gamla Stan is the island of Skeppsholmen, more isolated, but still has three museums: the Museum of Modern Art, the far East, and the National Museum.
Farther east, the island of Djurgarden is a large green expanse, which are scattered on various attractions: an amusement park, six museums including the open air, walking routes …
The north of the city is the largest and the most densely populated, and it includes three parts: Norrmalm, Östermalm and Vasastaden. It is in Norrmalm found the most commercial and busiest streets, as well as opera, culture house and central garden.
The Stockholm area are also significant, and you can find nature parks such as Tyresta, half an hour from the city.
The far north
Thomas Utsi – Copyright Thomas Utsi – Image Bank SwedenAmateurs ski big blank spaces and specific climatic conditions of all kinds, this is your country! Northern Sweden is sparsely populated and its landscapes are therefore remained very wild. The blue mountains and countless lakes Hälsingland attract many visitors who come to enjoy hiking, fishing or cycling. In winter, skiers leave for the mountains of Jämtland and Härjedalen, which in summer, offer a wide range of outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, rafting, mountaineering and mountain biking .
Regions of Norrbotten and Lapland are particularly interesting. In the far north of the country, they are cut in the middle by the Arctic Circle, which ensures permanent sunshine during the summer north of this line, and part of June in the south.
We call the region “Lapland”, because of the Aboriginal and was long called “Lapps”. But it is more respectful to call them “Sami”, “Lapp” is a term used to describe the Scandinavian rags worn these natives.
The history of this people is relatively unknown, and we have little evidence of their ancestral art, apart from the sacrificial sites remains Haltenjarka are an example. Today, many Sami engaged in reindeer breeding, near Kiruna.