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Destinations in Sweden
Sweden’s largest island is the country’s summertime secret; Swedes come here in droves to make the most of the balmy Baltic beaches. It’s fit for more than a summer fling, however: Gotland’s rugged landscape has year-round holiday appeal.
Wild, wintry and prone to natural wonders, Norrbotten County’s remote vistas are a siren call for wilderness-seekers and nature lovers. The county covers more than a quarter of Sweden’s total land area, but is home to less than 250,000 residents.
A network of 14 islands on the edge of the Baltic, Stockholm is cool, vibrant yet laid-back, and everything works beautifully – in terms of function and aesthetics.
From gentle exertions like cycling between the vineyards around Hôtel Crillon le Brave, to brow-dampening hikes in the Atlas Mountains near Kasbah du Toubkal, we know activity-packed places to appeal to every type of adventurer. Thrill seekers might consider the Alps: bathed in summer sun, they're a playground for hikers, climbers, mountain bikers and white-water rafters. Alpaga makes for a tranquil base to rest up afterwards. Those of a more leisurely persuasion might prefer to mount a steed and see the White Isle's wilder side on horseback – rustic retreat Can Curreu in Ibiza has its own stables. And if Sweden's big-kid-thrilling Treehotel can't make you fall in love with the outdoors, nothing can.