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Sweden — Sweden, home to some 9 million inhabitants, is the third largest country in Western Europe after Spain and France and is the largest of the Nordic countries. From its location in between Norway and Finland, the region has made a name for itself with its revolutionary designs, contributing IKEA, Ericsson, Volvo, and Saab to the global landscape – to say nothing of blond/blue-eyed beauties, ABBA, and fermented herring.

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For stunning people, modern innovation, dazzling design, and 20 hours of sunlight during summer.

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Know Before You Go: The World's Weirdest Alcohol Laws

September 09, 2016 by Shawn Wellington

While Americans regard prohibition as a romanticized thing of the past, alcohol bans still exist in countries like Brunei, Libya, and Saudi Arabia--and if ... Read More »


Travel Like a Winner: The Nobel Prize Trail in Scandinavia

December 10, 2015 by Annika S. Hipple

Every year on December 10, the Nobel Prizes are awarded in Stockholm, Sweden and Oslo, Norway. Although most people's chances of ever winning a Nobel are slim ... Read More »


Day Trip from Stockholm: Fjäderholmarna Island

October 22, 2015 by Shelley Seale

We've all heard aboutcosmopolitan Stockholm, arguably Sweden’s top destination. But if you choose to visit, don’t forget that therearea whopping 30,000 islands ... Read More »


5 Tips for Making the Most of Your Scandinavia Train Trip

September 03, 2015 by Linda Buchwald

Train travel is a great way to get around on vacation, especially if you want toslowly immerseyourself into a destination. Sure, flights are oftenquicker if ... Read More »


A Local's Guide to Gothenburg, Sweden

August 26, 2015 by Lane Nieset

Stockholm gets all the attention from travelers, thanks to its chic cafes and trendy restaurant scene. But those in the know are heading out west to Sweden's ... Read More »

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