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Presenter : Megan McCormick

Sweden & Denmark

Photo Gallery: Sweden & Denmark

Megan in Bjorn Borg's storeMegan McCormick travels to the lands of Abba, Vikings and Smorgasbords as she uncovers what Sweden and Denmark can offer to the global traveller. Starting in the Danish capital, Copenhagen, Megan takes herself on a city tour to learn more about the famous mermaid and Hans Christian Anderson, all with the aid of a free city bike!

In Aarhus on the Danish mainland, one of the biggest Viking festivals in the world brings together 300 warriors for one almighty battle, and a weekend of living and drinking like the Vikings! Then it’s onto one of Denmark’s most famous attractions, the free state of Christiania. Megan is welcomed by the locals and spends time learning about their lives, taking a tour of the collective and sussing out a few passing policemen!

 Colourful mural at ChristianaSweden is the next stop, via the magnificent Oresund Bridge, and the holiday hotspot of the Kullen Peninsula. Here Megan meets an artist calls Lars who takes her to see a gigantic sculpturehe’s made on the seashore. Made from wood and in a continual state of change and growth, you can climb 15m to the highest point of the sculpture and look out over Lars’s self-proclaimed Kingdom of Ladonia!

Heading across the country in her Swedish automobile, Megan finds an ex-prison to call her home while she explores the capital city Stockholm. With a very Swedish picnic in mind, Megan heads to a very enticing food market, where she takes some advice on the uniquely Swedish produce on offer, before settling down to a picnic of moose sausage and reindeer pâté. Feeling revived, Megan heads for the shops and manages to meet one of her sporting heroes, the legendary Bjorn Borg! Then it’s on to the Nobel Museum to learn about the prestigious prizes and their most famous recipients, and to have dinner and dancing in the grand City Hall.

Feeling the need for some authentic Swedish countryside, Megan treks along the Baltic coast on an Icelandic horse and tests out the relaxing effects of a Swedish sauna and a dip in the ocean!

VikingStockholm is now getting ready for one of the biggest Gay Prides in Europe, and Megan befriends an extremely glamorous participant who takes her around the event. Then it’s a night out on the town, first stop being the legendary Ice Bar, where everything is made of ice and there’s enough Vodka for everyone!

Megan’s trip around Sweden would not be complete without an appearance by the world famous pop group Abba, and Megan is lucky enough to catch one of the world’s top tribute acts, Waterloo. Aboard a boat trip around the Stockholm Archipelago, she hits the dance floor like a Dancing Queen, and is just in time to see the Swedish sun setting in the distance.

Places Mentioned - Denmark, Sweden

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