Uppsala and Gavle north of Stockholm

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July 29th 2014
Published: July 26th 2014
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Uppsala and Gavle north of Stockholm

After leaving Stockholm we drove 80 km north to the university town of Uppsala which is the fourth largest city in Sweden.

In Uppsala we saw the biggest cathedral in Scandinavia, which has quite a few crypts and tombs inside. We briefly visited Gamla (Old) Uppsala, which was once a flourishing 6th-century religious centre. This is also where Viking royal burial mounds and temple remains from the time when Uppsala was Sweden's capital.

We then went onto Gavle and had lunch. From there we headed west to visit one of the most beautiful regions in Sweden - Dalarna Region.

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