#BAZAAREscape: Top 5 Blissful Islands To Visit In Sweden

Ever thought of visiting Sweden? The country brought us big brands such as Ikea, H&M, and Volvo to name a few. Join us as we explore Swedish holiday destinations.

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Hej, it's time for Sweden!

It's great if you have visited Stockholm and Gothenburg and had a fruitful experience and some fantastic memories along your way. But now, let us lead the way for you by escaping to the coast to catch some rays and lasting peace of mind. If you've never been to the islands in Sweden, it's time. The calmness of the islands came as a welcome relief from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Here are the five idyllic islands you should not miss during your next summer trip to Sweden.

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Gotska Sandön

Gotska Sandon / Kenneth Bengtsson_Johner

This is an uninhabited island remote from the madding crowd. It could be described as a little slice of heaven for backpackers or solitaries looking for limited access to the outside world. Often described as an “island of the soul.”

Gotska Sandon is a great place to experience dunes extending for miles, wild seals basking in the sun, watch the horizon and abundant bird life, while listening to the sounds of the pine tree breeze on long walks. The Gotska Sandön National Park is where you should start your journey. A large portion of the island is covered by pine forest of varying ages and the beach zone is made up of sand and gravel. Sampling tea under a sturdy cypress tree more than one hundred years old, you will feel as if you had come to a fairyland in the world, far away from the hustle and bustle of normal life.

Location: Baltic Sea, North of Gotland

Journey: From Fårösund or Nynäshamn by a passenger boat

Best time to visit: July – September

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