Sweden is the perfect travel destination for lovers of history as well as enthusiasts of outdoor life. Rich history and an outstanding mix of natural landscapes are the main features of Sweden. Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, has plenty of countryside beauties. Travelers can enjoy the nature’s beauty exploring scenic islands, woodlands, lakes and coastal towns.
Gamla Stan (Old Town) of Stockholm consists of preserved colorful old buildings, cafes and restaurants. Here, you can find many popular museums, such as the Nobel Museum. In addition, the Cathedral and the Royal Palace are must-see sights that are located in Stockholm. See the changing of the guard when you visit the Royal Palace.
Another famous sightseeing is the Vasa Museum, where there is an exhibition for the Vasa battleship, which was the pride of the Swedish Imperial fleet. Unfortunately, it sank on its maiden voyage in 1628. For many years it was frozen under the icy waters. Finally, an incredible and successful salvage operation took place in 1961.
Located in the Djurgården park, the world's oldest open-air museum, Skansen, is worth a visit. Here, you will see traditional Swedish buildings, houses and farms as they were constructed in old villages. Moreover, you will discover the urban Swedish culture from the 1720s to the 1960s. In the Djurgården park, there are also the Museum of Abba as well as the Gröna Lund amusement park.
Built in 1911-1923, the Stockholm City Hall with the 106-meter tower was constructed using eight million bricks. Walking inside the Stockholm City Hall, you will see the Blå Hallen (Blue Hall) and the Gyllene Salen (Golden Hall).
Visit UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Drottningholm Palace, which lies on the Island of Lovö. It is the residence is the residence of the Swedish Royal Family. Also, there are the 18th-century Palace Theater (Drottningholms Slottsteater), which is used for performances during the summer, and the Theater Museum, where there is an exhibition for stage costumes.
A must-see medieval place is the Town of Visby, which is located on the island of Gotland and is included in UNESCO World Heritage List. Picturesque cobblestone streets cross the town. In addition, you will see timber buildings that dated back to the 17th and 18th centuries.
Travel to the northern city of Kiruna, which is located in the borders of Norway and Finland. Because of its location, it is possible to see Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights) from mid-May to mid-July. The development of town started in 1900, because there were iron mines. About 17 km, you will find the well-known Ice Hotel at Jukkasjärvi. Located in the river Torne, it has been built from ice. A variety of activities are available during the summer, such as river rafting, paddleboarding, fishing and canoeing. In northwest, you will find the Abisko National Park, where the Lapland Railroad runs to the Norwegian Town of Narvik.
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