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Seven Swedish destinations that are perfect for a summer break

Marstrand on Sweden's west coast is the gateway to island-hopping adventures. Photo: Per Pixel Petersson/imagebank.sweden.se

Published: 18.Jul.2019 06:00 hrs

Summer is an excellent season to explore Sweden, with the long days allowing you to pack more into each one. If you're looking for ways to fill the long Swedish summer holiday, here are seven destinations worthy of a visit.

Landsort

Stockholm's archipelago is a favourite place for city-dwellers to head out to on sunny weekends. The bigger islands and those closest to land are best visited out of the main summer season before or after the crowds descend, but Landsort, a town on the island of Öja home to only around 20-30 permanent residents, shines in the summer. And it's surprisingly simple to reach: just a bus and a ferry from Nynashamn, a charming town you can get to on Stockholm's commuter train.

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