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Taking the

Express train from Arlanda airport to the centre of Stockholm, you experience what it might feel

like to have committed a grave offence. The journey is so quick, so quiet and painless

you can only assume you’ll be arrested for the convenience as soon as you step

off. So it is with darting eye and quickened pace you arrive in the Capital,

but don’t panic; you have but tasted Swedish efficiency, ‘tis all.

If there is

one must-do in summer-time Sweden it’s taking a boat from Stockholm out into the

beautiful archipelago then jumping off, tent-in-hand at any of the many densely

forested islands and exploring. Walks around the islands are a must, as is

having a drink at the wood-decked quayside bar and raising a toast to the

enormous Nordic sun bowing out, ablaze behind the lakes.

When to go:

Summer in Sweden is warm and breezy, between the end

of May and the beginning of August are particularly good times to visit. In

winter deep snow falls make cro…

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