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Sweden - Tips For A Sailing Holiday

Apr 25, 2008
Are you thinking of spending a holiday or vacation in Europe? Give Sweden a part of your itinerary. One of the largest countries in terms of land area, it is blessed with the most beautiful floras, the most fantastic mountains, the most idyllic fishing villages, and the most captivating archipelagoes and crystal-blue seas. Yachting in Sweden, as a matter of fact, is a favorite activity of many visitors.

Sweden make half of the Scandinavian Peninsula. It encloses the Baltic Sea on its east and has the North Sea on its West Coast. Sweden's two coastlines gives some of the best sailing areas you can find. The season for sailing in Sweden is June-September.

The Stockholm Archipelago is a great sailing area on the Swedish East Coast just outside Stockholm. The archipelago consists of 25,000 islands. It is not difficult to find yachts to charter and there are plenty of well-equipped ports. On some islands, you will find nice restaurants, hotels and country stores, while other islands have mostly natural harbors or are totally deserted. There is lots of variation, and a wealth of wildlife.

But where do you exactly bring your yacht? You can start on the Stockholm archipelago. It extends as much as sixty kilometers on the east side of Sweden. During the Viking Age, the entire archipelago was hardly noticed. It was only when this period was over that the contours of the land become more visible. Because of its nearness to the water, it became a perfect vacation destination for those who enjoy the outdoors and marine life.

When sailing in Sweden, you can bring your fishing poles and catch the freshest marine produce anytime you like. Nevertheless, don't make any mistake of damaging the country's natural resources. The Stockholm archipelago is well protected by a foundation that doesn't only preserve the flora and fauna of this region but also the culture of its people.

The Swedens West Coast is another region worth exploring. Besides getting yourself acquainted with the people in the fishing villages, you can have a challenging trek along the forests of Halland and Bohuslan islands. You can also visit the island of Marstrand, which played a huge part in Sweden's history. On this island, you can find the magnificent Carlsten Fortress.

The charm of Sweden extends to the island Gotland on the Swedish east coast, which is also famous for several things. It isn't only blessed with a lot of nice and quiet fishing villages, but there are also true-blue Swedish restaurants, where you can get a taste of their cuisines during your vacation. Moreover, you can admire several unique architectural designs. On the Swedish west coast is also interesting cities. For example, if you stroll Gothenburg, you will discover Kungsportsavenyn, which is their version of Paris' Champs Elysees.

Truly, Sweden's beauty doesn't only lie on its archipelagoes or the number of its buildings that populate the cities. Farther into the west coast, into Stockholm archipelago, and down to the fishing villages of Gotland, you'll have the vacation of your lifetime. Sailing in Sweden can also give you the most exciting adventure.
About the Author
D. Browall writes for http://www.sboats.com. Visit his website if you want to find companies offering yacht charter in Sweden as well as many other popular sailing areas such as yacht charter in Croatia
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