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Sweden: 14 tourist attractions with top marks
Sweden has a long tradition and diverse scenery, making it a traveller heaven. Sweden has a wide variety of attractions ranging from lush mansions and antique cities to wide stretches of scenery in the Gulf of Sweden and the famous Ice Hotel. Stockholm Vasa is Sweden and its most famous museums, attracting around one million each year. Over 20 million persons have been visiting the Muzeum since its opening in 1990, and it is not difficult to understand why.
Now, people from all over the globe come to see this intriguing escapelet. It is open to the public and is open to all types of people. Skansen, the oldest open-air museums in the whole of Sweden, is a historical settlement with buildings and farms from all over Sweden, which represent both the country and city cultures in different epochs from 1720 to 1960.
There is a Swedish kennel as well as a section for tropical animal and a children's kennel. Here is the Abba Museum and the Gröna Lund Fair. As an alternative, the garden can be reached on foot from the town centre in 15 minutes. Visit the Djurgården Visitor Centre for more information.
Stockholm's Old Town is known as Gamla Stan, a small area of concentration in which the town was built in the mid-13th centr. This neighbourhood is home to numerous stores, a number of fine dining establishments and tearooms, the Nobel Museum, the Postal Museum, the Royal Numismatic Collection and several cathedrals.
The fairytale Drottningholm Castle on the Isle of Lovö is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is located about 11 kilometres east of Stockholm-centre. The Theatre Museum shows historical theatre sets and theatre outfits. It is often called the Venice of the North.
An outing on the sea, either in and around the cityscape or to one of the island, should be at the top of your agenda. Most of the trips offer lunches or dinners and a breathtaking view of the cityscape. Kiruna is the most northern Swedish metropolis and has the same degree of breadth as Greenland.
It is also the capital of the country's biggest municipality, bordering Norway and Finland. Initially a Laplandese village, the development of the village began with the extraction of ferrous metal around 1900. Unbelievably the whole village is gradually being relocated to the north west at the base of the Luossavaara Mountains due to the depressions resulting from the mines.
Situated about 17 kilometres from the town, Jukkasjärvi is the world's first ice hotel. This is a centre for watercrafting, standing up paddle boarding, angling and kayaking in this area. Sweden's highest peak, Kebnekaise, lies 90 kilometres westwards from Kiruna and 95 kilometres north-west of Abisko National Park, where the Lapland Railway to Narvik on the Norway Est.
Frequently referred to as Sweden's greatest achievement in terms of technology, the channel was built in the early nineteenth and is 190 kilometres long. Today it is one of the most important tourism attractions of the county and provides a singular prospect on Sweden's inland. It is also part of a connection with the Vänern and Vättern rivers and the Trollhättekanal channel from Stockholm in the north-east to Gothenburg in the south-west.
Stockholm City Hall, one of Sweden's most renowned edifices, was constructed between 1911 and 1923 with an amazing eight million slates. Surrounded by roses and full of mediaeval ruins, the city of Visby on the Isle of Gotland is a great attraction for tourists from all over the inland.
Picturesque cobbled roads meander through the city, and when you explore them, you easily loose the feeling of being in the city. Visby has earned its name as the "Pearl of the Baltic Sea" and its UNESCO list of UNESCO sites. You can take a flight directly from Stockholm and some other towns in Sweden and there are good connections by boat.
iseberg is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Sweden and attracts more than three million people every year. From kids' roundabouts and a fairytale palace to adrenaline-loaden trips for adrenaline filled racing daemons, autoscooters and four coasterts. It also hosts a number of shows in Sweden and is very much loved by Swedes and foreigners.
A 15-minute ride leads from the centre of Malmos to the beautiful Öresund Bridge. Since its opening in 1999 and several years in the pipeline, the building has become known worldwide for the Danish-Swedish television play "The Bridge". This unbelievable achievement in the field of civil and structural engineers now connects Sweden with Denmark and thus also with the European continen.
Cross the viaduct and through the tunnels to neighbouring Denmark, and if you like, you' ll enjoy some sightseeing in Copenhagen. It covers an area of 77 km2 and is renowned for its unspoilt nature and Scandinavian fauna. Abi?ko is located about 100 kilometres westwards of the city of Kiruna and more than 200 kilometres within the Arctic Circle within the Polaroval, a special area where the probability of seeing the northern lights is higher.
From Stockholm there are frequent departures to Kiruna and shuttle buses, trains or taxis to the area. Celebrated as Sweden's first city and established in 980 AD, the last 100 years of the Viking Age, the picturesque Viking community of Sigtuna is nestled by Lake Mälaren in the luxuriant verdant countryside of Uppland, just off Stockholm.
Sigtuna is only 45 min by road from Stockholm, 30 min from the mediaeval city of Uppsala and only 20 min from Arlanda International Arlanda. It is Sweden's most popular metropolis and one of the most popular sights in the south of Skåne. The oldest and most beautiful roman style temple in Sweden was built around 1080 by the Canute IV of Denmark.
The hallway contains the infamous astronomic watch from the fourteenth centuary with statues of the Three Magi, which appear twice a day at lunchtime & 3 pm on week days and 1 pm & 3 pm on Sundays.