Since the devaluation of the Swedish crown, Sweden has become much more affordable, and the simple joys of fresh air, landscape and culture are free. Its forests are starkly beautiful, its lakes giant. Stockholm, the country's capital, is a progressive city with pockets that maintain a village feel.
Gothenburg and Malmo also beckon with urban delights. Away from the cities, Sweden takes in vast areas of scenic coastline and idyllic islands. The wilderness areas of Norrland have the legendary midnight sun in summer, Arctic Scandinavia's highest mountain and marvelous hiking trails.
Sweden is the largest of the countries of Scandinavia, in Nordic Europe, with a population of about 9 million. Having long claimed its neutrality, the country has a high peace profile and Sweden is home to the Nobel prize committee.
Stockholm, the capital city, is spread out over a number of islands.
Stockholm is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful national capitals in the world. The Old Town is particularly spectacular, and walking around the city's waterways and parks is a glorious way to spend a week-long stretch of European summer.
Sweden's second city, Gothenburg has a magnificent harbor, a brilliant showpiece boulevard, and Liseberg, one of the world's best amusement parks.
The 12,100-acre (4,900-hectare) Tyresta National Park is noted for its virgin forest, which includes 300-year-old pine trees.
Picture how big an alp doesn't look at 30,000 feet. Or how clear water can't appear. Or how majestic a forest can't look. So why do it?
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