For all its natural draws, it’s the erotic reputation surrounding this corner of Scandinavia that seems to ring the most bells. To men, Sweden is about busty blondes and steamy saunas, while women tend to picture muscular models feeding individual grapes to a lounging, toga-clad tourist. Obviously, unless you’re luckier than a lottery winner, this is someway from reality, though you might find saunas, hot springs and the odd nude beach (eyes forward, boys!).
What you’re more likely to remember is the midnight sun, the meatballs, the herring and the remarkable Viking remains. The fairy-tale maze that is old-world Stockholm is a great place to start, with aging Gamla Stan – an artistic island of galleries and clubs mixed with old world architecture – justifying a trip to the city on its own. Head to the island of Djurgarden for a glance at the open-air Skansen museum and a chance to rest in the parkland, or escape the captive syndrome that also seems to apply to Stockholm City and head to the royal palace at Drottningholm Slott instead.
Of course, it wouldn’t be Sweden without a bit of ice, and – the summer’s extraordinary midnight sun aside – the north has plenty of chilly draws. You can spend a night in the astonishing ice hotel, constructed almost entirely from ice each year amongst the snowy fields of the north, where you’ll sleep on a candlelit ice bed, and drink at the bar from a hollowed out ice-cube of a shot glass. The Bohusian Coast shows the more rugged side of the snowscapes, with glacial valleys and breathtaking rock climbing. Then there’s always the fairytale castle of Kalmar Slott and its hidden passages, or the Viking village in Skane, where actors take you back through the centuries.
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