Ten amazing places to spend a Swedish summer
Published: 20 Feb 2014 14:09 GMT+01:00
A lake all to yourself, a sauna, a romantic little cottage in the woods: Swedes know how to get away from it all. There are lots of places to rent - and now is the time to book.
Whether you're planning a trip with all your friends, a summer getaway with the kids or a romantic adventure for two, we've found something to suit every taste, together with our friends at Holiday Lettings.
Click here to see what we recommend, or visit our Holiday Lettings section to see what else is on offer.
CLICK HERE TO FIND THE SWEDISH SUMMER HOUSE FOR YOU.
The banner erected by the Roma at Sorgenfri Folketshus. Photo: Solidarity with EU migrants
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US Secretary of State meets Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Amman, Jordan, in November 2014. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/TT
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Roma migrants who have swapped the streets for an art gallery. Photo: Albin Balthasar
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An SAS plane taking off from Sweden. Photo: TT
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A sign warns about falling snow and ice in Stockholm. Photo: TT
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The city of Stockholm. Photo: Björn Olin/Folio/imagebank.sweden.se
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Spotify is the world's largest online music streaming service. Photo: TT
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A Somali pirate near Hobyo, Somalia in 2012. Photo: TT
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Apartments in Stockholm. Photo: TT
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