In Sweden summer is short but sweet. Children have their summer holiday from the beginning of June to the end of August and many Swedish families spend at least part of their summer holiday in the countryside, visiting family or just hanging out. Gullspång, West Sweden.
10 Photos Of Summer In Sweden That Make Us Want To Drop Everything And Visit ASAP
May 2, 2019
Sweden is a beautiful country, and while some people enjoy tropical, sandy beaches during the summer months, we’d spend our vacation along the Swedish countryside in a heartbeat.
Pictures don’t do it justice, and the pictures already are pretty darn beautiful. Here are 10 photos that have us itching for a trip abroad to Sweden this summer.
Tolpagorni, Swedish Lapland. Tomas Utsi/imagebank.sweden.se
Sweden is largely surrounded by ocean and has vast archipelagos on both the east and west coasts. The idyllic seaside town of Fjällbacka, a fishing port on the west coast, is popular among tourists and boat people. But the town is also known as the base of the crime novels written by Camilla Läckberg, one of Sweden’s bestselling crime writers. Läckberg has successfully moved the Swedish detective story closer to the chick lit genre and her books have sold over 20 million copies in over 60 countries. Per Pixel Petersson/imagebank.sweden.se
Crayfish parties are an annual tradition in Sweden where people come together to eat crayfish and to spend time together. Many people like to fish their own crayfish, and serve it with potato, freshly baked bread and cheese pies, among other things. The crayfish parties normally take place in August and mark an end to summer. Wallby Säteri, Småland. Patrik Svedberg/imagebank.sweden.se
A hot air balloon ride over the lush forests of Småland. The rural parts of Småland are vivid, with a rich wildlife and numerous historical sites and villages to visit. Patrik Svedberg/imagebank.sweden.se
Field of blooming canola next to a country road lined by willow trees. Skåne. Måns Fornander/imagebank.sweden.se
In Sweden summer is short but sweet. Many Swedish families spend at least part of their summer holiday in a summer house or cottage in the countryside. Relaxing with their family and friends making the most of the lengthy summer holiday. Österlen, Skåne. Lina Roos/imagebank.sweden.se
No, Sweden is not known for its wine, though there are roughly 30 vineyards in Sweden. Ästad Vingård is one example, located in the province of Halland in southern Sweden. About seven per cent of Sweden’s area is used for agriculture. The Swedish agricultural sector employs 1.5 per cent of the Swedish workforce. Halland. Jerker Andersson/imagebank.sweden.se
The coastline of Bohuslän is somewhat of a paradis for kayaking. There is something for everyone, from the experienced kayaker to the beginner. Bohusläns varied nature offers everything from open sea, stark cliffs and islets to the wilderness and its lakes. Allemansrätten, or the Right of Public Access, is one of the unique joys of living in Sweden. It allows anyone to roam freely in the countryside, swim and travel by boat in someone else’s waters and pick mushrooms and berries in the forest. Långeskär, Bohuslän. Henrik Trygg/imagebank.sweden.se
Little Rock Lake Zipline is the longest zipline in northern Europe. It is a breath-taking adventure among the tree-tops. The zipline area is at a higher altitude than the surroundings, making for a great view of the big, green forests and blue lakes of Småland. Småland. Alexander Hall/imagebank.sweden.se
Meet the king of the forest, the moose, at Smålandet Markaryds Moose Safari. There are several moose farms in Sweden, where you can get close to the majestic animals. Småland Markaryds Moose Safari, Småland. Alexander Hall/imagebank.sweden.se