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Winter experiences in Sweden

From snowfestivals to icesculpting competitions, the amazing Northern Lights and a hotel made of ice, Sweden is one of the best countries in the world when it comes to winter experiences! In Wanderlust magazine's list of unmissable winter adventures Sweden had no less than three, ice skating on lakes, sleeping on ice and wolf tracking! And that is before we have even mentioned the skiing, the snow mobiling and the dog and reindeer sledding!

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image Funäsfjällen in HärjedalenJocke Lagercrantz/Härjedalsbild

Winners in our ski contest 2011!

The winners in VisitSweden's ski contest 2011, in cooperation with SLAO, have now been announced. See if you are one of our lucky winners here!

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Winners in our Golf contest 2011!

It may still be winter but for some of the lucky winners of our Golf contest 2011, in cooperation with Svenska Golfförbundet, it is high time to start planning this year's golfing holiday.

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Trip skating

Cold winters, a long coastline with an archipelago teeming with islands, and a multitude of lakes, rivers and streams. When God created Sweden he was obviously thinking of trip skaters...

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Dog sledding and horseback riding in the snow

The Swedish mountains are made for travelling on horseback or behind teams of dogs or reindeer, wide open and not too steep. Additionally, there is a well built system of trails with mountain cabins and stations and many well-reputed organisers offering tours of differing length and character.

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Sweden magazine 2012 out now!

Get inspiration for your trip to Sweden this year from the brand new Sweden magazine 2012! View it online or order a copy.

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Aurora hunters
A travel company uses meteorological data to seek out the best vantage points for the most spectacular displays of the northern lights for a decade and "The Blue Hole of Abisko" is one of the best places in the world to observe the northern lights, writes the FT. Read the article here 

Best snow in Europe?
The country's one world-class resort, says Peter Hardy, offers not only great runs but options from zip-wiring to ice-fishing. Find out more about Åre

The Ice Princess-Investigate the Fjällbacka murders
West Sweden has its very own Stieg Larsson, the top-selling Swedish writer Camilla Läckberg, whose crime fiction tales, including The Ice Princess, are set in her childhood home of Fjällbacka. The books are about to be turned into feature films and a TV series which will be screened around the world, including in the UK. Find out more

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
Swedish crime fiction and films are still taking the world by storm. If you are a fan of Stieg Larsson's Millennium trilogy then head to Stockholm and explore Salander's Stockholm in this walking tour taking you to the locations used in the films and books.
The Millennium Tour


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