Icebug Xperience – West Coast Rock Trail  September 4-6, 2014

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Photos: Jonatan Fernstrom

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As the southernmost inhabited island in Gothenburg’s southern archipelago, Vrångö has 400 inhabitants; during summer that population soars. Completely car-free, Vrångö is famous for its fine sandy beaches that locals rate as the archipelago’s best island for swimming. Large parts of the island are part of a nature reserve with groomed walking trails. Stop in to an archipelago café,  pass the marina, fishing dock, and fish shops. Take the tram from the center of Gothenburg and then transfer to the ferry to reach the idyllic Vrångö. 

http://www.goteborg.com/en/Do/s/EventGuide/View/Archipelago/Vandringsled_Vrango_5414

Photo:  Carolina Romare/imagebank.sweden.se

Experience Bohuslän in a relaxing way by bicycling on pedestrian islands enjoying the surroundings that CNN has listed as one of the last beautiful wilderness areas. There are several bike packages along the entire coast, which include accommodation, food and bike. http://www.vastsverige.com/en/biking-the-archipelago/products/147896/Premium-Cycling-Package-Orust-coast-to-coast/

 

Photo: Staffan Widstrand/imagebank.sweden.se

The enjoyment of nature is second nature to Swedes. And outdoor adventures abound. Hiking, biking, and great fishing (pike, perch, trout) can be found in cities and throughout the countryside. Visitors can hike, kayak and climb as well as partake in euphoric walks through deep green forests dotted with lakes, red cottages and farmhouses. World-class golf courses with stunning views are complimented by romantic hotels and inns and outstanding gastronomy. Nature is good, beautiful and wild — all in the Swedish way.

http://www.visitsweden.com/sweden/Things-to-do/Adventure—Sports/

 

 Photo: Melker Dahlstrand/imagebank.sweden.se

A  must  ‘must’ in Uppsala is Carl von Linné, Sweden’s greatest ever scientist and father of modern taxonomy. He lived and worked in Uppsala in the 18th century and there are museums, gardens, parks etc. dedicated to his memory in Uppsala.

www.destinationuppsala.se

 

 

Abisko is a 77 km² national park in Swedish Lapland famous for its natural beauty, Nordic wildlife and is a hot (cold) spot for winter adventures as well as summer hiking in the midnight sun. You can always find something to do in this part of Lapland. Enjoy the Nature!

www.visitsweden.com

Photo: Katja Kristoferson/Folio/imagebank.sweden.se

The Koster Islands lie at the center of Kosterhavet, a serene marine national park – the first in Sweden – which protects Sweden’s most species rich marine area. Visitors are able to experience this fascinating, beautiful area through a number of activities that are sympathetic to the environment.

www.westsweden.com/

http://www.vastsverige.com/en/Global-search-results/?q=koster%20island

 

Photo: Fredrik Broman/imagebank.sweden.se

We have nature to thank for Sweden’s bounty. The unspoiled land and sea are brimming with fresh, natural ingredients that inspire delicious dishes. So not only will you eat well in Sweden, you’ll eat fresh! Every region has its own local specialties, influenced by climate and topography.

http://www.visitsweden.com/sweden/Things-to-do/Food—Drink/

 

Photo: Jonas Overödder/imagebank.sweden.se

Photo: Staffan Widstrand/imagebank.sweden.se

The enjoyment of nature is second nature to Swedes. And outdoor adventures abound. Hiking, biking, and great fishing (pike, perch, trout) can be found in cities and throughout the countryside. Visitors can hike, kayak and climb as well as partake in euphoric walks through deep green forests dotted with lakes, red cottages and farmhouses. There is skiing, wild water rafting, skating or whatever your heart desire! World-class golf courses with stunning views are complimented by romantic hotels and inns and outstanding gastronomy. Nature is good, beautiful and wild — all in the Swedish way.

www.visitsweden.com

 

 

The gardens in Skåne offer dramatic, colorful contrasts. The choice includes several of the finest in Sweden, ranging from French Baroque to Japanese minimalism. Combine your experience with magnificent manor dinners or delightful picnics. In truth, all your senses will come to flower.

http://visitskane.com/en/theme/park-tradgard

Sofiero Palace and Gardens

A palace and garden just north of Helsingborg – a riot of colorful flowers and renowned as one of Europe’s largest collections of rhododendrons.

http://www.sofiero.se/topmenyn/in-english/

Photo: Miriam Preis/imagebank.sweden.se