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The Rough Guide To Sweden by Rough Guide | Countries & Regions at The Works
Having lived and worked in Stockholm during the mids as the BBC's Scandinavia correspondent, James now returns to Sweden at frequent intervals to commune with nature at his log cabin deep in the forest. He has been writing Rough Guides since Where to go Sweden is principally a land of forests and lakes. Its towns and cities are small by European standards and mostly to be found in the southern third of the country, where most Swedes live.
Of the cities, serenely beautiful Stockholm is supreme.
Sitting elegantly on fourteen different islands, where the waters of Lake Mlaren meet the Baltic Sea, the city boasts some fantastic architecture, fine museums and by far the best culture and nightlife in the country. Its wide tree-lined boulevards, the narrow medieval streets of the Old Town and some modern, state-of-the-art buildings make Stockholm one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The 24, islands which comprise the Stockholm archipelago begin just outside the city limits and are a perfect antidote to the bustle of the capital, offering endless opportunities to explore unspoilt island villages - and, of course, to go swimming.
On the west coast, Gothenburg, the country's second city, is also one of Sweden's most appealing destinations. Gothenburgers have a reputation for being among the friendliest people in Sweden, and the city's network of canals, and spacious avenues is reminiscent of Amsterdam, whose architects designed it.
The south is the most cosmopolitan part of the country, owing to the proximity of Denmark and the rest of the European continent. Its surprisingly varied western coast has bustling towns all the way along its length. Helsingborg, near where the Danish island of Zeeland and Hamlet's Elsinore is situated, is small yet breezily continental.
To the north lies the Bjre peninsula, offering some of the country's best cycling and hiking, with the home of Swedish tennis, Bstad, nestling at the peninsula's base.
Welcome to Stockholm
Just over 50km south of Helsingborg is the gloriously ancient university seat of Lund, so different from any other Swedish city; hardly any distance away is Malm, Sweden's third city, which heaves with youthful nightlife around its medieval core. The south coast is brimming with chocolate-box villages and a few cultural surprises; inland, southern Sweden boasts some handsome lakes, the two largest of which, Vnern and Vttern, provide exceptional fishing and splendid backdrops to some beautiful towns, not least the evocative former royal seat and monastic centre of Vadstena.
To the east of the mainland lie the islands of land - featuring some stunning scenery - and Gotland, justifiably raved about as a haven for summer revelry within the medieval walls of its unspoilt Hanseatic city, Visby. Central and northern Sweden are what most outsiders imagine Sweden to look like. The Rough Guide to Sweden. James Proctor , Neil Roland.
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