Explore some of Europe’s prettiest old towns and festive markets
Neighbors to Norway and Finland, the Swedes have their own special vibe based on pristine water, unpolluted air and sleek modern aesthetics. Along with cosmopolitan cities like Stockholm known for its excellent cuisine, the land stretches far to the north into large areas of remote wilderness with thousands of lakes and simple shore line log cabins (and wood burning saunas).
It's a year-round destination, a playground for adventure seekers in both winter and summer months. There’s the wintery Arctic north, with its glittering Ice Hotel and opportunities to experience snowshoeing, snowmobiling and cross-country skiing – not to mention the magical Northern Lights, dancing in the night sky. Yet in summer months, Sweden trips see blue skies prevail over stunning fjords and rugged mountains, perfect for trekking, sailing and other watersports.