Characterised by crystal clear lakes, deep green forests and cute red houses, this Scandinavian country is a joy to explore. Add to that the enticing tradition of fika and you can’t help but fall in love with Swedish culture.

Nature and the outdoors are big news, with ‘right to roam’ laws granting camping and fishing freedoms throughout the country. Unless you’re there to see the Northern Lights, it might be best to visit in the summer when the weather is bright and mild because winters are dark and cold. But whatever the time of year, you’ll find a relaxed and carefree country, where even bustling Stockholm will feeling like a breath of fresh air.