Sweden is a Scandinavian nation of thousands of coastal islands, inland lakes, forests and mountains. Its principal cities, eastern capital Stockholm and southwestern Gothenburg and MalmO, are all on the sea. Stockholm is home to royal palaces, parkland and museums such as open-air Skansen. Its 13th-century old town, Gamla Stan, is set on islands joined by bridges and ferries. There are some place you will like to visit.

STOCKHOLM

Stockholm is widely celebrated not only as the capital of Scandinavia, but also as one of the worlda€™s most beautiful cities, built where lake meets sea, on fourteen islands, with ten centuries of history and culture. The Swedish Royal Capital is also widely known for its remarkable modernity, progressiveness and trend sensitivity in everything from lifestyle to fashion, design, food and drink and usage of new technology. The combination of magnificent scenery, ancient history and tradition, and a pervasive innovative spirit combine to give Stockholm its truly exceptional character and charm.

Swedes like to claim that Stockholm is a city that has all of the qualities and allures of a major international metropolis but few of its usual downsides. Ita€™s a city where ita€™s easy and efficient to move around, where the air is fresh and the waters clean, with vast green areas permeating the city with plenty of space for everyone to roam freely. Few other places let you experience the pleasures and enchantments of nature, urban sophistication and cultural history, all in a single day.

GOTHENBURG

City breaks dona€™t often come more perfect than they do in small, beautiful Gothenburg, the capital of West Sweden. Here you can discover quaint canals, the cobbled streets of historical Haga and countless green open spaces, including Swedena€™s biggest botanical garden, boasting over 16,000 species. Immerse yourself in the Swedish lifestyle, soaking up the buzzing outdoor cafA© culture with a€˜fikaa€™ (a break for coffee and a sweet bun) or indulge in the intriguing food markets, impressive museums and multitude of enticing restaurants a€” five with Michelin stars, including the most recent addition to the list,ThOrnstrOms KOk. Whata€™s more, therea€™s the city archipelago right on Gothenburga€™s doorstep a€” easy to reach via a half-hour tram ride and a short passenger ferry trip.

MALMO

MalmO is the biggest city in SkA¥ne and a multi-cultural place full of energy. In recent years, MalmO has developed into an exciting city with a focus on cultural offerings, innovative architecture and a strong organic social character. MalmO was certified as Swedena€™s first Fairtrade City in 2006 and this has spurred the citya€™s organic and fair trade offerings. In MalmO, ita€™s easy to shop with a clear conscience and to enjoy ethically produced food and drink. Here, you can dine at one of Swedena€™s most acclaimed organic restaurants and shop for the latest fashions made with the environment and ethics clearly in mind.

ICEHOTEL

Located in Jukkasjarv, ICEHOTEL is the worlda€™s largest hotel made of ice and snow. The 5,500 square meter complex includes an Ice church and an Icebar. It is constructed anew every November-December and melts in April-May, but you can, of course, visit the area all year round.

ICEHOTELa€™s accommodation features snow rooms, ice rooms and Art suites. Additionally, guests may book a wide range of snowmobile excursions such as Arctic Trail that takes one through the wilderness trails of Swedish Laplanda€™s aboriginal people, the Sami, whose life is integrally tied to reindeer migration. Fishing for char, trout and grayling, sauna and dinner programs, ice driving, moose watching, ice sculpting, Northern Lights viewing, and dog sled safaris are just a few more of ICEHOTELa€™s tour options.

KOSTERHAVET

Swedena€™s first Marine National Park, Kosterhavet is centred around the car-free Koster Islands, only a two-hour drive up the lovely coast from Gothenburg. Once on the Kosters, youa€™ll see small fishing villages surrounded by an amazingly beautiful landscape, with many different plants and flowers. The appeal focuses on the unique seaside location, with beaches, rocky islands and the enchanting a€˜Koster lighta€™, which has inspired many artists on the island. You can rent bikes and enjoy a guided tour or a boat trip to see this marine wonderland. Ita€™s the perfect environment for lobster safaris during the regiona€™s renowned Shellfish Journey, as well as seal safaris, diving and sea kayaking.

Jokkmokk

Jokkmokk is a locality and the seat of Jokkmokk Municipality in Norrbotten County, province of Lapland, Sweden with 2,786 inhabitants in 2010. The SA¡mi name of the place means “River’s Curve”, due to the meandering river that runs through it.

Orebro

Orebro is a city, the seat of Orebro Municipality and the capital of Orebro County in Sweden with 140,599 inhabitants in 2013. It is the sixth largest city in Sweden and one of the largest inland hubs of the country.

Ven Island

Ven is a small Swedish island in the A˜resund strait, between Scania and Zealand. It is part of Landskrona Municipality, SkA¥ne County. The island has 371 inhabitants and an area of 7.5 kmA².

Fulufjallet National Park

Fulufjallet National Park is a national park in central Sweden. Its total area is 385 kmA², located entirely within Alvdalen Municipality in the province of Dalarna. It is named after the mountain Fulufjallet, 1,044 m high.