Sweden is a Scandinavian land of opportunities and nowhere shows this best than the capital city of Stockholm. Known lovingly as 'beauty on water', Stockholm bathes at the edge of the Baltic Sea, harbouring an archipelago of almost 30,000 islands and islets. The city itself is home to countless museums, famous art galleries and the iconic Gamla Stan old town, where brightly coloured buildings line medieval streets peppered with palaces and cathedrals. On the west side of Sweden, opposite Denmark's northern tip, Gothenburg is another city with endless appeal. Here, you'll find Dutch-style canals, neoclassical architecture and an enclave of quaint islands. The city boasts a botanical garden and several museums, including the internationally renowned Gothenburg Art Museum, which has a collection of works by Gauguin, Monet, Munch and Van Gogh. On the southern tip of Sweden, Karlskrona offers well-preserved fairytale architecture that spreads out across an archipelago of islands seemingly as one. It's a unique city that sits almost level with the waters, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site to boot. Take time to stroll the area and soak up the atmosphere. With interesting little museums, large decorative cathedrals and a host of pastel-coloured houses, it's an easy pleasure to lose yourself in your wanderings.