Summer at Langholmen in Stockholm, Sweden

By Diana Edelman, USA, July 2012

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The summertime in Sweden is spectacular. With long, sunny days, and a culture that embraces the outdoors after a cold and dark winter, areas near the water become the places to be. Langholmen, originally a prison island located in central Stockholm, today is one of the most popular beaches in the region. It wasn’t always the green and lush island it is today. Prison inmates transformed the island in the 18th century from rocky and barren to exotic, dredging mud from the waterways.

A quick hop from the heart of the city, Langholmen provides a respite from the hot temps with a sandy beach, areas to explore nature, parks and more.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Sweden Things to Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Sweden.

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