A land filled with frozen wastelands, rocky islands, wild reindeer and historically rich Viking folklore, Sweden is a land with endless adventures and opportunities to experience something out of this world. With a blend of colorfully decorated towns and streets and natural picturesque beauty, this bejeweled land beckons the brave and valiant travelers from all over the world.
The city of Umea is the ideal place to start your journey, with its vibrant aura of urbanity and ideal location for a simplistic outing. Move onto the city of Sundsvall, iconically known for its towering stone structures. Gavle should be your next stop, famous for its iron and local timber export and famous for its active university town. Afterwards, travel to the birthplace of Sweden, which is the city of Uppsala, where ancient rune stones are a commons sight here. Stockholm is your next exciting stop filled with lustrous fashion, edgy designs and lively nightclubs. Other cities that are a must visit are Jonkoping, Goteborg and Malmo for thrilling opportunities and adventures.
Sweden is a land of many monuments and iconic attractions that reflect the cultural and urban heritage of the country. Visit the world’s first open air museum of Skansen where visitors can experience the life of the earlier Swedish society. Experience the infamous Sami culture in the monolithic bare mountain of Atoklimpen for its holistic worshipping rituals that were held here. Visit the iconic castle of Kungliga Slottet built on the remains of the earlier castle which was burned down in 1697. Nature lovers can take a delight in the Tiveden National Park, carved by the natural glaciers and is home to the highwaymen’s haunt.
As iconic as the monuments are, the cuisines are equally delectable and exciting. While bread and potatoes are the main supplements here, most of the main meals consists of an assortment of meats and fishes. The meatball cuisines that originated from this country are enjoyed all over the world. Pea soup, normally served with a meat variety and thin pancakes is a common meal in the household of Sweden. The variety of cheese that is found here is famous all over the world. You cannot leave this country without sampling the cheeses of Ost and Västerbotten.
A lot of adventure sports can be found in this country. You can always indulge in skiing, skating, hiking, canoeing, cycling, sailing and horse-riding, depending on kind of season you are travelling in. Wildlife watching tours of Moose/Elk, Beaver, Brown Bears and Wolf tracking are also available here. A common pastime here is berry- and mushroom-picking which is largely unrestricted. Angling is allowed in seawater as well as major lakes, whereas fishing is done on a special permit.
As much as this trip is delightful and exciting for you, one must always remember that safety should be a priority for you and your family. With the high possibility of mishaps and unforeseen trouble that could happen, a safety net is always welcome. Flexicover, with its range of single trip travel insurance, multi-trip travel insurance, gap-year travel insurance and many other covers, ensures that you are well equipped for every eventuality.
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