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Arvidsjaur

 
Arvidsjaur Winters can be cold, very cold in Arvidsjaur. This is one of the reasons why the oldest 'church town' in Sweden's Norrland, Lappstaden, is nearly deserted in winter. A 'church town' (Sw. 'kyrkstad') is a village consisting of small huts near the churches in north Sweden, owned by people who had to move long distances from their ordinary homes to visit the church. Although it is mainly an open-air museum these days where you can see the original lapp-huts, some Laplanders still go there to spend some days during summer. ...
 

Stockholm

 
Stockholm Many travellers visit Stockholm, the Swedish capital, because of its natural beauty. Called the Venice of the North, the city is situated on 14 islands. Its water is so pure you can both swim and fish right in the heart of town as well as partake of boat tours offering such treats as live music and shrimp buffets. Stockholm has an abundance of parks and fascinating museums, a rich cultural life and many excellent restaurants. Stockholm was founded in the 13th century and now has some 1.6 million inhabitants, including the metropolitan area. In Gamla Stan, or the Old Town, most buildings date from the 16th to the 19th centuries and house a variety of cafs, restaurants, museums, hotels and shops, in addition to the Roya...
 

Vemdalen

 
Vemdalen There is much to see and do all year round in the friendly wilderness of Vemdalen. Situated on the mountain slopes by thetree line, and only around 1 km from each other, are three large mountain establishments, very different in character and look. There is luxurious Bjrnrike, classical Vemdalsskalet and Storhogna with its winter gardens. In the valley far below is Vemdalen with Veman river. Vemdalen is a charming little village. Its central feature is an interesting octagonal rococo timber church, built in 1763. There is also a heritage farm with buildings several hundred years old. Many festivities take place here - Midsummer festivals, music evenings, handicraft exhibitions, heritage festivals etc. Visit the vi...
 

Engelsberg

 
Engelsberg In the central Swedish uplands (Bergslagen) there are quite a number of villages centered around an iron works. These villages are built and organised in a particular Swedish tradition. All buildings in the village belonged to the owner of the iron works, including the houses where the workers lived. Schools, a church, shops etc. were all provided by the proprietor, as well as health service and pension for those who had behaved well. Today the villages are still there but the industry is gone and the industrial buildings are ruins. Engelsberg is the only exception to this. Most of the buildings have been kept intact together with machinery and euqipment. There is the smelting house, which is log-insulated, as well a...
 

 

 

 

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