36 days in Norway, Sweden & Denmark Itinerary

36 days in Norway, Sweden & Denmark Itinerary

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Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
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Geilo, Norway
— 1 night
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Flam, Norway
— 1 night
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Bergen, Norway
— 3 nights
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Stavanger, Norway
— 1 night
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Spangereid, Norway
— 1 night
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Kristiansand, Norway
— 1 night
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Hirtshals, Denmark
— 1 night
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Aalborg, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Odense, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Stege, Denmark
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Ystad, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Kalmar, Sweden
— 1 night
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Vadstena, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Vingaker, Sweden
— 1 night
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Orebro, Sweden
— 1 night
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 2 nights
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Oslo, Norway
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Oslo, Norway

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Heddal Stave Church and Fredriksten Festning (Fredriksten Fortress). Discover out-of-the-way places like Botanical Gardens (Botanisk Hage og Museum) and Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Drobak, take an in-depth tour of 22 July Centre, get in on the family fun at Norsk Folkemuseum, and step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Oslo day trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Oslo Gardermoen Airport, Sandefjord Airport, Torp and Moss Airport, Rygge. In May in Oslo, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 38°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Geilo.

Things to do in Oslo

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Geilo, Norway

Geilo is a centre in the municipality of Hol in Norway, in the valley of Hallingdal, with around 2,300 inhabitants. Start off your visit on the 1st (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at The Ustedalsfjord, walk around Geilo Summer Park, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hol Gamle Kyrkje, and finally try to win big at Geilo Hestesenter.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Geilo journey site.

Getting from Oslo to Geilo by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Oslo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Geilo, ranging from highs of 50°F to lows of 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can go by car to Flam.

Things to do in Geilo

Parks · Casinos · Nature · Fun & Games

Side Trips

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Flam, Norway

Nestled in a kingdom of mountains and fjords, the scenic village of Flam serves as a good base for exploring some of the most beautiful sights of Norwegian nature.
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Drive from Geilo to Flam in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 45°F. You'll set off for Bergen on the 2nd (Tue).

Things to do in Flam

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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Bergen, Norway

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Troldhaugen Edvard Grieg Museum and Fantoft Stavkirke. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Hanseatic Museum and Schøtstuene and KODE Art Museums of Bergen. Go for a jaunt from Bergen to Husnes to see Kvinnherad Golfklubb about 2 hours away. There's lots more to do: take a leisurely stroll along Bryggen, brush up on your military savvy at Bergenhus Festningsmuesum, take an in-depth tour of Gamle Bergen Museum - Bymuseet i Bergen, and get curious at VilVite - Bergen Vitensenter.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Bergen online visit planner.

You can drive from Flam to Bergen in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Stavanger.

Things to do in Bergen

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Stavanger, Norway

Oil Capital

The coastal city of Stavanger ranks among Norway's top culinary destinations, its fine restaurants and food fairs an increasingly popular attraction with impassioned foodies from around the globe.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Old Stavanger, then visit a coastal fixture at Tungenes Fyr, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kvekergravstedet, and finally take in the waterfront at Skagenkaien.

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Fly from Bergen to Stavanger in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Spangereid.

Things to do in Stavanger

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Spangereid, Norway

Spangereid is a former municipality in Vest-Agder county, Norway. For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Spangereid trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Stavanger to Spangereid in 3.5 hours. June in Spangereid sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 49°F at night. On the 7th (Sun), you're off to Kristiansand.

Things to do in Spangereid

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

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Kristiansand, Norway

Kristiansand, historically Christianssand / Christiansand, is a city and municipality in Norway. Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Homborsund Lighthouse, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Oddernes Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Som Church. On the 8th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Oksoy Lighthouse and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ansgarkapellet.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kristiansand tour planner.

Getting from Spangereid to Kristiansand by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Kristiansand are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Hirtshals.

Things to do in Kristiansand

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Hirtshals, Denmark

Hirtshals is a town and seaport on the coast of Skagerrak on the island of Vendsyssel-Thy at the top of the Jutland peninsula in northern Denmark, Europe. On the 9th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Victor Petersen's Willumsen Collection at the Manor Odden, then pause for some serene contemplation at Maarup Kirke, then enjoy the sea views from Hirtshals Fyr, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Nordsoen Oceanarium.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Hirtshals trip itinerary tool.

Ride a ferry from Kristiansand to Hirtshals in 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Kristiansand in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Hirtshals, with lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Aalborg.

Things to do in Hirtshals

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Aalborg, Denmark

Aalborg, is Denmark's fourth biggest city with an urban population of 136.000 (including 22.000 in the twin city Nørresundby 600 meters across the Limfjorden. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Jens Bang's Stenhus, then take an in-depth tour of Springeren - Maritimt Oplevelsescenter, then steep yourself in history at Lindholm Hoeje Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Budolfi Cathedral. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at Buderup Odekirke, examine the collection at Aalborg Forsvars Og Garnisonsmuseum, then admire the masterpieces at Kunsten Museum of Modern Art Aalborg, and finally walk around The Park of Music.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Aalborg trip planner.

Drive from Hirtshals to Aalborg in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Aalborg, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Odense.

Things to do in Aalborg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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Odense, Denmark

Odin's Shrine

The capital of the island of Funen, Odense represents the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, who penned such classics as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling." Denmark's third-largest city proudly displays its link to the famous writer with museums, sculptures, and public art installations dedicated to Andersen and his stories.
Egeskov Castle and Sct. Nicolai Church will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Broholm Castle and Jelling Kirke. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Sct. Albani Church, appreciate the history behind Emperors New Clothes, admire the natural beauty at Munke Mose Gardens, and examine the collection at H. C. Andersens House.

Discover how to plan a Odense trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Aalborg to Odense in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 65°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Stege.

Things to do in Odense

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Stege, Denmark

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Getting from Odense to Stege by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Odense in June, expect a bit warmer with lows of 54°F in Stege. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stege

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Copenhagen, Denmark

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Visit Nyhavn and Grundtvig Church (Grundtvigs Kirke) for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Frederiksborg Slotskirke and Assistens Cemetery. Get out of town with these interesting Copenhagen side-trips: Stevns Klint (in Store Heddinge), Frederiksborg slotshave (in Hillerod) and Fredensborg Palace (in Fredensborg). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Alban's Church, and take a stroll through Christiania.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Stege to Copenhagen takes 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ystad.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

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Ystad, Sweden

Ystad Municipality is a municipality in Skåne County in southern Sweden. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Kulturen's Ostarp, then get to know the fascinating history of Ovedskloster Manor, then stop by Charlotte Berlins Museum, and finally take a stroll through Per Helsas Gard. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at S:t Nicolai kyrka, then step into the grandiose world of Svaneholms slott, then contemplate the long history of Sandhammarens Fyr, and finally see the interesting displays at Ystad Studios Visitor Center.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Ystad trip planner.

Getting from Copenhagen to Ystad by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Ystad can reach 65°F, while at night they dip to 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kalmar.

Things to do in Ystad

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Kalmar, Sweden

Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. On the 22nd (Mon), contemplate the long history of Stortorget, then get engrossed in the history at Kalmar County Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Kalmar Castle. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: experience rural life at Skalby 4H-gard and then steep yourself in history at Kristianopels Kyrka.

For more things to do and other tourist information, go to the Kalmar day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Ystad to Kalmar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in June, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Vadstena.

Things to do in Kalmar

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Vadstena, Sweden

Vadstena is a locality and the seat of Vadstena Municipality, Östergötland County, Sweden, with 5,613 inhabitants in 2010. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Ovralid, then contemplate the long history of S:ta Birgittas kloster Pax Mariae, then explore the historical opulence of Vadstena Castle, and finally examine the collection at Wadstena Fogelsta Jarnvag. On the next day, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Brunneby Musteri and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Varfrukyrkan.

To see where to stay and other tourist information, go to the Vadstena online driving holiday planner.

Drive from Kalmar to Vadstena in 4 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Vadstena can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Vadstena

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Museums

Side Trips

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Stockholm, Sweden

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Skansen, then see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Strandvagen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, examine the collection at Fotografiska Stockholm, admire the landmark architecture of Drottningholm Palace, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and finally wander the streets of Stockholm Old Town.

Before you visit Stockholm, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Vadstena to Stockholm takes 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Stockholm are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Vingaker.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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Vingaker, Sweden

Vingåker is a locality and the seat of Vingåker Municipality, Södermanland County, Sweden with 4,282 inhabitants in 2010. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Julita Manor, appreciate the history behind Motorisk Scenografi, then explore the historical opulence of Ericsberg Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Safstaholms Slott.

Find out how to plan Vingaker trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Getting from Stockholm to Vingaker by car takes about 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Orebro.

Things to do in Vingaker

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Orebro, Sweden

Örebro is a city with 115,765 inhabitants, the seat of Örebro Municipality and the capital of Örebro County in Sweden. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Olaus Petri Kyrka, then pause for some serene contemplation at S:t Nicolai Kyrka (Nikolaikyrkan), then explore the historical opulence of Orebro Castle, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Wadkoping Open Air Museum. On the next day, cool off at Lost City - Gustavsvik and then explore the striking landscape of Garphyttans Nationalpark.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Orebro trip planning site.

Drive from Vingaker to Orebro in an hour. June in Orebro sees daily highs of 67°F and lows of 49°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Orebro

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Theme Parks

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Gothenburg, Sweden

Little London

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Vasa Church, then kick back and relax at Saltholmen, then get to know the fascinating history of Haga, and finally step into the grandiose world of Bohus Fastning.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Gothenburg travel itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Orebro to Gothenburg in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Gothenburg sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 50°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oslo.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

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Oslo, Norway

Tiger City

Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ljan Church, then wander the streets of Vulkan Neighbourhood, and then contemplate the long history of Det Kongelige Slott.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Oslo holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Gothenburg to Oslo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Traveling from Gothenburg in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Oslo, with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oslo

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Norway travel guide

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History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

Lindesnes Municipality travel guide

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Lighthouses · Gift & Specialty Shops · Zoos

Denmark travel guide

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Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.

Funen and Islands travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Zoos
Garden of Denmark
Funen and Islands, characterized by orchards, rolling hills, and quaint, thatched farmhouses, serves as the country's second-largest island and a wonderful place to enjoy a relaxing holiday. Separated from the surrounding 90 islands by numerous bays and inlets, much of the region's charm comes from the bridges, ferries, boats, and kayaks that are used to travel between the islands. Birthplace of the legendary fairy-tale author Hans Christian Andersen, the region features a museum dedicated to his life and work nestled alongside beautiful historic manor houses and castles. You'll also find roads featuring charming pedestrian crossing lights inspired by the Andersen's stories here. Be sure to explore the nation's only Viking ship grave to learn more about the area's rich history, and take advantage of the shopping and nightlife on the islands.

Moen travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Specialty Museums · Churches

Sweden travel guide

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History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.