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Summer in the cottage
In Sweden summer is short but sweet. Children have their summer holiday from the beginning of June to the end of August and many Swedish families spend at least part of their summer holiday in the countryside, visiting family or just hanging out
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Summer house

We love our holiday homes and many of us have a cottage by the sea or next to a lake.

For the big city dweller getting away doesn't have to mean leaving the country or even the region. Because of Sweden's diverse landscape and archipelagos sometimes just going a few miles does the trick.

And there's nothing like sitting on the porch of a cottage or cabin, looking at the sunset over the still blue waters or peering through the forest, hearing nothing but the careful paw-steps of animals in their natural habitat or the wind caressing the tree tops. Sweden is a Mecca of different cabins and environments. At Swedish camp sites you can often find your dream cottage right by the sea or lake, in a forest or next door to your favourite activities. 

You can choose a cabin high on a mountain in northern Sweden or beachside somewhere along our vast coast. Rent a cabin in a "cabin village", close to the action of, for instance, the medieval town of Visby or all alone in the deep forest of Småland with the nearest neighbor a mile or two away.