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At a glance

Sweden is a winter sports mecca, known primarily for its draw for skiers across the globe.  Additionally, this country is recognized for its distinctive style and is home to some of the world’s most original architecture and design.  

While Sweden undoubtedly has frigid winters, its weather is surprisingly mild in the summer. Its moderate temperatures at this time of the year allow for a myriad of outdoor activities, all without the need for skis or a snowmobile.  

Stockholm is comprised of a series of small islands, and this particular area operates as a cultural hub, home to great art, design, theater and nightlife.  But it's Sweden's natural beauty that attracts visitors the most.

Many travelers come here to witness magic, as seen in the sky when the Northern Lights aurora is formed. Others enjoy active pursuits. Winter sports, such as skiing and snowboarding are extremely popular in Sweden. The mountains and canyons also offer visitors a myriad of hiking opportunities as well. And of course, cycling!

Why cyclists love it

  • Impressive infrastructure ideal for cyclists (paved roads in rural areas, rest stations and clearly marked signs)
  • The country’s beauty is easily accessible from flat, well-maintained roads and cycling paths
  • Unspoiled nature
  • Gota Canal, Sweden’s most beautiful waterway
  • A culture that is interesting and bicycle-friendly

Tour spotlight

Gota Canal: Explore the Most Beautiful Landscapes of Sweden
Cycle the Gota Canal, Sweden’s most beautiful waterway! You'll ride through green forests, along sparkling lakes, to picturesque homesteads. Enjoy yourself on well-marked and relaxing bikeways!Cycle by red frame houses, and relish in the silence of untouched nature in this beautiful country!
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Fast facts

Language: Swedish
Currency: Swedish krona
Population: 9,415,295
Size: 173,745 square miles (449,964 square kilometers) - roughly the size of California
Border countries: Norway and Finland
National tourist office: www.visitsweden.com

 


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