About five hours by car or 50 minutes by air, Öland is where people go to relax and recharge. While the main town, Borgholm, does like to throw a party, the rest of the island is made of up windswept beaches, remote farmland, bird sanctuaries and plenty of flea markets.
There are a number of extensive biking routes in Sweden and the one that runs along the east coast (kustlinjen means ‘coast line’), from Öregrund north of Stockholm all the way down to Västervik, is one of the best.
Established in 1909, Abisko National Park was one of the first National Parks in Sweden, and is located above the Arctic Circle in the far north. While this is one of the best places on earth to see the Northern Lights, there’s a lot more to this magnificent park.
Commonly called Sweden’s greatest feat of engineering, the Göta Canal is a 190-kilometer-long waterway that dates from the early 19th century. The canal links Stockholm in the northeast to Gothenburg in the southwest. Along this canal there are a total of 47 bridges and 58 locks.
Djurgården is an island located just off of central Stockholm. The island park is filled with green spaces, museums, and other entertainment options.