Sweden


Resting among the awesome Nordic settlements of Northern Europe is the beautiful Scandinavian country of Sweden. Sweden is magnificent – if not only because of its sheer size! Covering almost half a million square kilometres, it’s the largest of the five great Nordic countries.

Sweden is dominated by crystal lakes and vast seas of green forest to the fore of its remarkable snow-capped mountains. If you’re someone that loves breath-taking scenery – Sweden is the place for you. Its rich, green and white landscapes are amazing, offering a truly immersive retreat for anyone looking for a civilized wilderness escape.












Exploring Sweden

(‘Allemansratt’)

Exploring Sweden’s great countryside and coastal areas is one of the main reasons so many tourists are drawn to the country each year. But, what makes Sweden such a wonderful place for adventure is the level of access tourists have to the country. Due to the ‘right of public access’ (‘Allemansratt’), or ‘Freedom to roam’ (as it is otherwise known), it is free for anyone to walk, cycle, ski or camp on any land in the country (with the exception of private gardens/land in close proximity to resident properties). Because of this right, you are free to explore the country freely and peacefully, as long as you pick up your rubbish and show respect for nature.





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Stockholm


Celebrated as one of the most popular cities of Northern Europe, the Swedish capital is a city of great beauty, modernity and appeal, thanks to its combination of stunning scenery, epic history and a glowing, contemporary culture. Moreover, it’s widely considered to be one of the cleanest cities on Earth, with very little pollution from industry, or cars for that matter, considering both the excellent transportation system and its high percentage of hybrid vehicles.

Stockholm has everything a great city has to offer and more.

Stockholm Stockholm. Image copyrights Arild (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Swedish Lapland


If you go far enough North, beyond the great cities and coastline of Sweden, you will arrive at Swedish Lapland. This enchanted region makes up around a quarter of Sweden’s surface area, covering an area of over 100,000 km – a vast wilderness crossing the border of the Arctic Circle.

Lapland is so much more than a Christmas time destination – it is a snow-white haven for enthusiasts of wildlife, adventure and natural wonderment.












Kosterhavet National Park



Outside of the capital city is where the true nature of Sweden can be found and this is no better observed than in Kosterhavet National Park on the country’s western border with Norway. The Park is famed for its conservation of marine wildlife and is home to over 6,000 species of marine animal, including rare seabirds and harbour seals. The park encompasses the (rather special) Koster Islands, which contribute to the unique marine environment there.

Kosterhavet National Park Kockholmen, Klapper. Image copyrights Geological Survey of Sweden SGU (CC BY-SA 2.0)



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