Exploring Sweden’s great countryside and coastal areas is one of the main reasons so many tourists are drawn to the country each year. But, what makes Sweden such a wonderful place for adventure is the level of access tourists have to the country. Due to the ‘right of public access’ (‘Allemansratt’), or ‘Freedom to roam’ (as it is otherwise known), it is free for anyone to walk, cycle, ski or camp on any land in the country (with the exception of private gardens/land in close proximity to resident properties). Because of this right, you are free to explore the country freely and peacefully, as long as you pick up your rubbish and show respect for nature.
Celebrated as one of the most popular cities of Northern Europe, the Swedish capital is a city of great beauty, modernity and appeal, thanks to its combination of stunning scenery, epic history and a glowing, contemporary culture. Moreover, it’s widely considered to be one of the cleanest cities on Earth, with very little pollution from industry, or cars for that matter, considering both the excellent transportation system and its high percentage of hybrid vehicles. Stockholm has everything a great city has to offer and more.
Outside of the capital city is where the true nature of Sweden can be found and this is no better observed than in Kosterhavet National Park on the country’s western border with Norway. The Park is famed for its conservation of marine wildlife and is home to over 6,000 species of marine animal, including rare seabirds and harbour seals. The park encompasses the (rather special) Koster Islands, which contribute to the unique marine environment there.
Into the Wild
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