Sweden, located in northern Europe, is a wonderful place to visit, whether in the summer months to celebrate the Swedish festival of Midsummer, or the winter months to experience the beauty of the country in the snow. Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden, and its pretty pastel coloured buildings lined along the river make for a beautiful sight. Walk through Gamla Stan, the old town, and get lost in the narrow lanes, or watch the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace nearby. Marvel at the Vasa, the world’s only intact 17th century warship and learn about what life was like on the ship. The range of food on offer in this easy going city is immense, so be sure to find yourself a restaurant beside the river as the sun sets for your perfect Stockholm moment. Gothenburg, Sweden’s second largest city, offers plenty to discover too, with the country’s largest botanical gardens, heritage sites and museums. In the summer, try island hopping on the many ferries chugging up and down the Gota River for a relaxing afternoon. Northern Sweden is a great place for outdoor enthusiasts and is the home of the Sami, indigenous people whose main livelihood is nomadic reindeer herding. Northern Sweden is also a place where the Northern Lights can be seen at certain times of the year, and the Ice Hotel.