although some month already past, I would like to share my 5 day trip to Sweden with you in August 2013.
We arrived at Stockholm Airport someday in August and travelled to Akersberga, which is half an hour drive from Stockholm. Akersberga is a little village which surround the big lake "Garnsviken", which you can pass by boat a very common travel alternative in Sweden. I looved that place where we lived in a little wooden house straight at the lake, the Sauna had a little Window, where you could see the lake and the stunning Sunset the region offered.
We also did some trips to Stockholm, where we visited "Gamla-Stan", the historic town and all their surroundings. Which is all crowded by tourists but a must seen if you are close to Stockholm, also the Marina is fascinating and offers some very nice lights during Sunset. To visit the residence of the Swedish Royal Family you have to go to "Drottningholm" with its beautiful gardens. A visit to "Skansen" which is located just in the middle of Stockholm is very good for all of you are interested in Swedish history, this will take 3-4 hours of your time, but is well worth the effort.
To experience the worlds only Warship from the 17th Century which is nearly complete extant (95%), you will have to enter the "Vasa" which I think is a must seen as well, as it is stunning with the whole history behind it.
Well worth for every photographer or only some who love spectacular views, you have to travel around maybe by boat to visit some of those stunning little Islands, or just some cities which are ancient and very beautiful, just like "Uppsala","Sigunta" or even Vaxholm, which you can only reach by Boat.
So this part of Sweden is well worth travelling too, as there are so many locations to shoot for all sorts of photographers, stunning lights and a perfect and beautiful nature. So if you like it calm but close to the crowd, you have to visit Akersberga once in your lifetime.
If you would like to see more pictures of Sweden, please visit my Sweden Book 2013 (click to open).
I hope I could give you some inspiration, wish you best fun in Sweden some day.