There’s a wholesomeness about Sweden that you find in all Nordic countries. The great outdoors offers everyone an impressive playground but also readily provides the key ingredients for this delightful ‘wholesomeness’; foraging for Cloudberries and mushrooms, catching fresh fish or cooking on an open fire.
Throw in an overnight stay in a log cabin on one of the countries numerous archipelagos, gazing at the Northern Lights as they dance across an enormous sky, setting off on a dog sled into deserted and tranquil forests or cross country skiing and alpine skiing in one of the countries ski resorts then it has to be a country worth visiting.
The fifth largest country in Europe but with a population of just under 10 million you can always find a quiet spot. Head to the north and you will find the Samis, and ancient tribe of nomadic reindeer herders who used to drive their herds across northern Russia across to Norway across Finland and Sweden. Sweden’s east coastline archipelago is a myriad of islands numbering tens of thousands and offering white beaches to pink granite skerries. To the west lies Norway and the Scandinavian mountain chain and Finland to the Northwest.