In the arctic northern reaches of Sweden, the northern lights ripple across the sky in winter, while the midnight sun graces the summer horizon with constant daylight. Above the Arctic Circle, the Swedish wilderness of Lapland is home to the native Sami people, and the location of Sweden’s Ice Hotel. Travelers to this frozen realm can brave the cold to hike, raft or climb glaciers, then feast on reindeer steak when the day is through.
But Sweden isn’t just for those seeking a frost bitten arctic adventure. It also boasts some of the most sophisticated and modern cities in the world. Regal, dignified and full of history, Stockholm is Sweden’s largest city, and its capital. Home of the Nobel Prize, it occupies 14 islands that dot the pristine waters between Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea. North west of Stockholm, the city of Uppsala plays host to both Viking burial grounds and contemporary universities. There are ample opportunities for fishermen to enjoy Sweden. Whether dropping a line from the shores of downtown Stockholm, or fly-fishing on Lake Vänern, Sweden’s clean aquatic environment hosts a myriad of species. Other popular pursuits for outdoors enthusiasts who are visiting Sweden include golf and skiing.