Dating from the 17th century, the palace is now the official residence of the Swedish Royal Family.In the picturesque, terraced park are bronze sculptures from Bohemia and Denmark, brought back as trophies of war.Be sure to take in the Chinese Pavilion which dates from the late 1700s.The 18th-century Palace Theatre (Drottningholms Slottsteater) is still used for performances during the summer months.Heard of the legendary The King’s Trail (Kungsleden) in Europe’s last wilderness in Swedish Lapland?The Blekinge, Skåne and Halland trails in the more temperate south?
If you love the outdoors, it's certainly hard to beat.
It borders Norway to the west and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund.
At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the third-largest country in the European Union by area, with a total population of 10.0 million.
The Northern Lights dance across the skies in Arctic winter and the Midnight Sun warms the nights in the summer months. Become a Viking on the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea.
From the mountains of the mighty north to the white sandy beaches of the temperate south we have space for everyone. Or go north into Swedish Lapland to meet the Sami people, the original Swedes.
When I talk with men from elsewhere in the world and tell them I live in Sweden, I often get the question: ‘Are Swedish women as beautiful as they say?