Stockholm – Venice Of The North

August 28, 2011 · Posted in Europe, Travel · Comment 

There’s no better hub for exploring Scandinavia than the beautiful “Venice of the North,” Sweden’s capital, Stockholm.¬†From the cultured capital to the wild mountainous north, Sweden holds fascination for the arts and history buff and the fan of outdoors’ activities alike.

The country’s mountains begin in Dalarna with gentle slopes that build up to a 1,900-kilometer (1,140 miles) chain culminating in the magnificent snow-covered peaks of the far north. The Lapps who live here off fishing and reindeer herding have done an admirable job of retaining their distinctive culture. Read more