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Nordic Shopping; Stockholm, Sweden

Have you ever been to a place that had so much cool stuff that you just wanted to buy it all? How about being overwhelmed by too many choices? Stockholm has the ability to do both, with a dizzying amount of high-quality goods being sold in seemingly endless retail outlets.

Stockholm boasts more than 4,000 shops, strip malls, department stores, street markets and discount outlets, all chock-full of great products with outstanding Swedish design and quality.

Would you expect anything less from the country of IKEA, H&M, Saab, Volvo, Ericson, Acne and Björn Borg, who ruled the tennis courts before becoming a world-famous fashion brand? Continue

Sleep in a Treehotel; Harads, Sweden

There is a magical place deep in the wilderness of Swedish Lapland, just a stone’s throw from the Arctic Circle, where grown-ups can fulfill their childhood dream of living in a tree house. Imagine waking up each morning to unobstructed views of endless pine trees and a great river while spending your days reading a good book or trekking in the woods.

Welcome to the Treehotel, where the dreams of your youth come true.Continue

Smorgasbord in Stockholm, Sweden

In some countries, food is a stylized art form.

In others, like those in the frozen north, it’s a matter of survival. This doesn’t mean a country like Sweden is without taste. On the contrary, it’s bursting with culinary innovation. When you only have a small harvest window, you need to be creative.

Without doubt, Sweden is a meat-and-potatoes culture, but the story does not end there. The smorgåsbord alone is a telling of the rich and diverse offering of the Swedish table.Continue

Dog Sledding; Klocka, Sweeden

Klocka remains a frontier. Dug into Jamtland’s icy fir forests in western Sweden, this small farming village is the only sign of civilization for 22 miles (35km) in any direction. Its stark beauty warns of nature’s often harsh realities: wander off in this frozen winter-land, and you may never return.

Fortunately, you’re not alone. The Klocka Fjallgard, a small farmhouse-turned-boutique hotel houses, feeds and even warms visitors in a traditional Sweedish sauna.

But it’s the dogs who quickly become your best friends. From the moment they’re attached to the harness, these huskies spring to life. Heading northeast, they lead you through winding forest, while the winter sun crouches low on the horizon.

It’s an almost endless procession of hills. Slopes rise and fall with a gentle rhythm. After a hard day’s ride – huskies can run an average of 30 miles (48km) per day – the trail heads back to your farmhouse, where the sauna awaits.

There are other adventures besides dog-sledding. Snowmobiling is quite popular, as is hunting elk, black-grouse, willow grouse, ptarmigan and hare nearby. Moose season runs from early September to mid-winter, while small game hunting is possible between August and late February. Confirm open season ahead of time, as they change slightly from year to year.

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Honeymoon in Norrbotten; Norrland, Sweden

Say you want a white wedding. Why not go for the purest of white? Step into the winter wonderland of northern Sweden and you will not see any other color. What you will see is a wild and romantic landscape that is covered in powdery snow and where people are few and far between. Quiet nights by a crackling fire will lead to an even wilder honeymoon.

The Swedish Siberia

The Norrland Region of northern Sweden is a vast area of forested land, more than 104,000 square miles (266,000sq.km.), that covers almost 60 percent of the country. Yet it is inhabited by just 900,000 people.

It is one of the last wild frontiers in Europe, where small villages can be more than 125 miles (200km) apart. Moose and reindeer outnumber the locals and the temperature can drop as low as -40°F (-40°C). What else to do than cuddle under the blanket with the one you love? Continue