Sweden is nothing short of amazing and this winter it can offer you some truly unforgettable experiences. The Swedish people did their best to tempt tourists into spending there the cold season and for those warm hearted the many attractions can create spectacular memories.
200 Ski Resorts
If the slopes in the French and Swiss Alps are too crowded, here you can take your pick because with 200 ski resorts you will surely find your favorite. Åre has the most spectacular downhill descent and it is only one hour and a half distance by plane, from Stockholm. Other superb slopes can be found in Dalarna, Swedish Lapland,Jämtland andHärjedalen.
The Ice Hotel
There are ice hotels all over Europe but this is the only one with an award. You can sleep in thermal bed lining which will protect you from the freezing temperature and in the morning you can try the sauna while enjoying a hot cup of lingonberry juice.
Reindeer and Moose Safari
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Don’t think that you will be given a gun and be set on your way. This is a truly unique experience that will teach you how to track the “big six” animals in the tundra. You will see moose and reindeers, wolves and wolverines, lynxes, brown bears and also musk oxen. Most safari trips are organized near Kiruna along the Kalix River.
The Northern Lights
If there is something spectacular to see in the sky you will surely find it in Sweden. You can see the mighty Aurora Borealis anywhere in the North of the country and only on the winter’s clear sky can you enjoy all the beauty of its dance. The best display can be observed in the “blue hole” present above the Abisko lake, north of Kiruna, in the Abisko National Park.
Jokkmokk Winter Market
The most famous artisan market in Sweden takes place in February and gathers over 30 thousand people every year. Here come the famous Sami artisans to sell their work and share news and gossip. You can see reindeer races and taste good food. Also here you can listen to folk music and enjoy art displays.
Drive the Dog Sleigh
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If you are a fan of thrilling sensations try your hand in dog sleighing. You can race on the endless white fields of Sweden and experience the exhilarating explorer feeling while admiring the beauty of the Arctic.