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Enjoy Sweden Group Travel 19.7 - 30.7 & 10.8 - 21.8 2009
After last year's successful trip to my native country, Sweden, I have decided to meet more friends requests to get the opportunity to explore some of Sweden's best and most beautiful parts. A delightful program during some bright summer days. Enjoy Sweden.
Time: 1st group 19-30 July, 2009
2nd group 10- 21 August, 2009
Small groups: Maximum 14 participants each group
Enjoy Sweden is an 12 days cross country tour escorted by Ulla Strandberg. Starting on the west coast and Gothenburg, you continue to explore the wilderness and beauty in arctic Lapland before ending up in Stockholm - "Nordic Venice".
Gothenburg is Sweden’s second city and located on the west coast. Gothenburg was founded in 1621 by King Gustav II Adolf, and developed by city planners and canal experts from the Netherlands and Germany who left a heritage of Amsterdam-style canals around the city centre. Being the busiest harbour in Sweden, Gothenburg hosted the Swedish East India Company.
Together with its vast archipelago, the Gothenburg region is one of the most popular areas for tourism and quality shopping in Scandinavia.
Lapland is the far north county of Sweden, home to the Sami minority and their exotic culture and traditions - symbolised by - amongst others - by the reindeer. Of special interest is Jukkasjarvi Church, decorated by famous Swedish artist. Lapland’s main settlement is Kiruna, featuring world's largest underground mine (iron ore). Most of all, Kiruna is the last outpost before entering the wilderness and adventure.
Sweden capital Stockholm is built across 14 islands and is often called "Venice of the North". With more foreign visitors than any other city in Scandinavia it is also considered to be the Capital of Scandinavia. Stockholm is situated at the point where the vast Lake Mälaren meet the salt water Baltic Sea.
As water covers one third of the city area, the maritime life is an important aspect of the city - plenty of bridges, marinas and locks. You can even catch salmon in the middle of the city.
Summer Weather in Sweden:
Gothenburg and Stockholm: expect warm (20-25C and mostly sunny conditions. Evenings cooler.
Lapland: In general 10-15C - though, periods of southern temperatures are not rare.
A deposit is required to confirm you reservation.
Full payment to be set latest May 11, 2009
(Note: as number of participants is limited, reservation is confirmed only after required deposit / or, full payment / is received)
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