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How do you decide which Stockholm archipelago cruise to take? This guides summarizes options for day trips and boat tours.

Which Stockholm Archipelago Tour is Best?

With thousands of islands in the Stockholm archipelago, narrowing them down for a day trip is challenging!  Most websites mention how incredible a Stockholm archipelago cruise is, but few bother pointing you in the right directionin a single guide. I figured if I had to spend hours looking into all my options, I might as …

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Is Stockholm Worth Visiting?

Stockholm stumped me. Stockholm is Europe’s prettiest city.  With historic Scandinavian architecture on one side and water and islands on the other, it doesn’t matter where you look.  There are parks and other green spaces, plus fountains, squares, cobblestone streets, and gold-numbered clocks.  I love clocks, a tribute to the days before cell phones.  A city …

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Svansele Moose-people Village

Adventure, Nature, and Eating Off the Foraged Land

Not far from Skellefteå, there’s a small village called Svansele where the moose outnumber people three to one. It’s acre after acre of forest, mostly pine and birch, with a river winding through it. In this remote part of northern Sweden, there’s a wilderness camp I can’t get out my head. The draw is twofold: …

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Summer in Skelleftea: a SightDOING Guide

It’s really disheartening when you start to research a trip and realize that there isn’t much information.  TripAdvisor only has a handful of listings of things to do in Skelleftea Sweden and most of them don’t have a review.  Lonely Planet had even less to read and didn’t exactly inspire a trip.  Maybe going to this …

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I Spent 3 Days in Skellefteå & Still Can’t Pronounce It

You guys, I pride myself in knowing a few words in the local language of everywhere I go.  I made locals smile in Cairo with my Arabic greetings and I picked up basic German quickly.  Swedish, however, is a different story — and I was totally lost with figuring out Skellefteå pronunciation even though I spent 3 …

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