Sweden and Scandinavia is a magical place. I have spend several weeks here both in summer and during winter. And i must say that if there is one place close to England to visit, it must be Sweden.
Just 2 hours flight from Heathrow to Stockholm. Beautiful people and nature that takes your breath away.
From the people that gave you IKEA, ABBA, Swedish meatballs and Survivor, Sweden has become the favorite place to visit to enjoy relaxing nature and city nightlife.
Stockholm is one of the cities in Sweden I really enjoy during summer. The streets and building are unique in that sense that everything is clean and well ordered. People in Stockholm and Sweden in general is very polite and good at English. The service is great and people really light up when you speak proper english with them.
Even though prices are a little steep for a student budget there are ways to get around. For an example living in hostels etc. But wait, there is more. Sweden has a law that says that you can walk freely in the forest and nature even if it’s private. That makes it possible to truly enjoy nature as intended. And there is no idea to spend too much on luxury living like having a real bed to sleep in (punt intended).
But to be a little bit serious, if there is one place close by to England, it’s Sweden you should visit if you haven’t been there before. Quality and standard is above England and there is so much to see and do that you would need a year or two to discover it all.