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Övertorneå N, Sweden

The Unofficial Mosquito-Catching World Championship

A Swedish town came up with an out-of-the-box way to eliminate the bloodthirsty insects.
Stockholm, Sweden

Alfred Nobel's Grave

The final resting place of the man whose name has become synonymous with greatness.
Stockholm, Sweden

Arlanda Airport Runestone

An 11th century runestone decorates the halls of Terminal 2 of this Scandanavian airport.
Uppsala, Sweden

Anders Celsius's Thermometer

The first thermometer made with the almost-universal temperature scale is backwards.
Uppsala, Sweden

Rune Staff Collection

The second-largest collection of runic calendar staffs in Sweden.
Uppsala, Sweden

Gustavianum Museum

The second oldest anatomical theater is housed in a museum of curiosities.
Uppsala, Sweden

Runestone in Gamla Uppsala Church

This mysterious runestone embedded in a church wall is linked to the medieval cult of Saint Erik.
Uppsala, Sweden

Tomb of Anders Celsius

A small church in Uppsala hides the grave of a renowned 18th-century astronomer.
Avesta, Sweden

Dalahästen

The world's biggest version of the popular Swedish souvenir.
Ludvika, Sweden

The Tuben or "Elk Showers"

Tiny Swedish village with a distinct local phenomenon known as an "Elk Shower."
Älvkarleby S, Sweden

Dragon Gate

Not quite the cultural gateway between China and Sweden its designer imagined.
Falun, Sweden

World's Smallest Dala Horse

This Dalecarlian horse is about the size of a pinhead.
Rättvik V, Sweden

Springkällan (The Spring)

An oil drilling mistake created this fountain that has been spraying water for over 150 years.
Lycksele, Sweden

Lycksele Ice Pillar

This small town's local tradition is to create the world's tallest ice pillar.
Älvdalen S, Sweden

Old Tjikko

The world's oldest individual clonal tree looks like a wimp despite standing tall for 9,550 years.
Älvdalen N, Sweden

Trollvägen Magic Hill

Gravity seems to fail at this intriguing Swedish attraction.
Sveg, Sweden

Giant Wooden Bear of Sveg

This massive Trojan ursine was built to be a new tourist symbol for a small Swedish town.
Ragunda S, Sweden

King Chulalongkorn Memorial

An ornate Thai pavilion in the middle of Sweden.
Jämtland, Sweden

The Dead Falls of Lake Ragunda

A botched 18th-century canal silenced one of Sweden's most magnificent waterfalls.
Ragunda N, Sweden

Borgvattnet Vicarage

Said to be one of Sweden's most haunted places, this vicarage once even attracted a ghost-busting priest.
Viken, Sweden

MidSweden 365

A former top secret military tunnel is now stuffed with snow and open year-round to skiers.
Östersund V, Sweden

Storsjon's Highway Ice Bridge

Winter roadtrips are a little more exciting on this seasonal, slippery expansion of Sweden's national highway system.