Private Tour of Sweden
Sweden : Cool Sweden
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Sweden’s ever-evolving capital city of Stockholm is built on an archipelago of islands at the meeting of Lake Malar and Salt Bay, and two-thirds of its area is comprised of water, parks and woodland. The medieval ‘Old Town’ contains old-world houses; a magnificent gothic cathedral; and countless other historic buildings lining its cobbled streets. Some of the best historic sites in Stockholm include the Vasamuseet, which houses the enormous 1628 worship, Vasa; the spectacular Kungliga Slottet palace; and the incredible open-air museum, Skansen, which offers insight into traditional historic Swedish life. The city is also a high-tech, futuristic metropolis at the forefront of international design and technology. Party the night away at the famous outdoor club Tradgarden; sip rose at a floating bar at Strandvagen, the city’s most glamorous street; or immerse yourself in the gaming world at basement venue Ugglan.
Set in the north of Swedish Lapland, 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle, the town of Kiruna is an unusual and incredible destination boasting several strange and unique attractions. The town offers spectacular views of the colourful Northern Lights, which can be enjoyed in a variety of ways such as on snowmobiling and dogsledding tours, or among the magnificent flora and fauna of neighbouring Abisko National Park. The Midnight Sun here means the stunning natural scenery is visible at all hours. The Ice Hotel, made largely from ice, provides a weird but wonderful place to stay with its 20 Art Suites, Ice Bar and Ice Gallery. Kiruna offers an excellent place to discover the rich culture of the ancient Sami people, and learn about their unique fashion design. Other activities include snowmobile safaris, reindeer sleigh rides, snow-shoeing and cross-country skiing.
Set on the banks of the Torne River in the Kiruna Municipality in Sweden’s Norrbotten County, the tiny village of Jukkasjarvi is situated 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle. The name, Jukkasjarvi, translates to ‘meeting place by the water’, as it was once a bustling marketplace for the local Sami people. The surrounding landscapes are dotted with calm mirror-like lakes, fir trees and grazing reindeer. Dating back to the 17th century, this lakeside destination is one of the oldest villages in the county of Norrbotten. There is a wide range of activities to look forward to including: visiting the old homestead, which is home to a timber cottage built in 1736; viewing the Jukkasjarvi Church, a unique red timber building with a stand-alone bell tower; and experiencing the world's first and largest hotel built out of snow and ice - the Ice Hotel, one of Sweden’s most famous attractions. Don’t miss a visit to the Sami Siida - a reconstructed traditional Sami camp.
Stockholm County fringes the Baltic Sea coast of Sweden. It is home to the fascinating city of Stockholm, which serves as the capital of Sweden and is bordered by the historic counties of Uppsala and Sodermanland. It is peppered with dense urban areas sandwiched amidst vast rural areas which are home to lush expansive forests and over 30 000 spectacularly scenic islands that make up the Stockholm Archipelago. Visit the vibrant city of Stockholm, discover the port of Nynashamn, and explore Sigtuna, Sweden's oldest city. Other highlights include the Royal Palace, the Vasa Museum, the Drottningholm Palace, the many lakeshores and rugged coastlines and sampling local Stockholm County specialities.
Situated in the northernmost reaches of Sweden, the province of Swedish Lapland makes up nearly a quarter of Sweden's land area. It is known as Europe’s last remaining wilderness area and offers visitors the chance to view the magical northern lights and the midnight sun. Visitors flock to this Swedish province for its raw remote natural beauty and serene landscapes. It is the indigenous heartland of the Sami people and offers visitors the chance to learn about this fascinating culture. The otherworldly landscapes are characterized by thundering rivers, endless forests of pine and spruce, and peaceful lakeside villages dotting snow-covered hills. Highlights include the 360 kilometre-long Wilderness Way, Kultsjon Lake and trips into the Arctic Circle.