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Southern Swedish Pearls

Sweden is a very large and extensive country from north to south and the tour Southern Swedish Pearls will bring you to the Southern part (or south of the capital, which also is located in the Southern part of the country). This tour is perfect for those who start their stay in Stockholm and finish in the Danish capital Copenhagen. You travel comfortably in a modern full-tourist bus throughout the trip. As on all With Xperience tours we do nature walks/hikes to get closer to the nature and get some stressfree hours along the way. You stay at comfortable hotels with good local standards and get to try the reputable and tasty Swedish cuisine. The participants are  international and the tour is guided in English and Swedish.

We pass the rich farmlands of Östergötland and the famous Göta Canal (also known as the Swedish divorce ditch).  During the hike in Omberg we overlook huge Lake Vättern with its crystal clear water and pass the ruins of Saint Birgitta monastery.

In forest-rich Småland, the children's book author Astrid Lindgren grew up, famous for books like Pippi Longstocking, Emil of Lönneberga and Karlsson-on-the-roof, today honored by being depicted on one of Sweden's banknotes. Many of the books show Sweden in the early 1900-hundreds and the picturesque wooden town of Eksjö is a perfect example of what Swedish cities looked like well into the 20th century. The region is famous for the high quality crystal in villages such as Kosta and Orrefors, the many companies and hardworking people, most successfull of them all is probably

Ingvar Kamprad, the founder of IKEA.

From the mighty medieval Kalmar castle can you look across the strait of water to Sweden's second largest island, Öland. The island consists of limestone and has a very peculiar nature, so unique that the landscape of Stora Alvaret, is listed at UNESCO World herritage list.

The most southern regions of the country Blekinge and Skåne is also called the countrys fruit gardens and barley storage. Fertile soils spread among the many small farms, which are very different from the ones we have seen so far. Here some of the oldest remains of human culture in the country can be seen, at Ale Stones. We inhale more modern culture when we walk along the same streets in Ystad as mentioned in Henning Mankell's bookes about commissioner Kurt Wallander. In Skåne the waves of the Baltic Sea break in over long white sandy beaches and at the cape of Smygehuk we marvel at how far Sweden is, 1572 kilometer (976 mi) to Treriksröset in the north, the most northern point.

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