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The Mountain ranges in Sweden are located near the Norwegian border, generally known as Skanderna. The mountain range stretches over 1,000 km in the north-west. The highest mountain, Kebnekaise, reaches 2,111 metres above sea level, which is comparitavely small. The Swedish mountains are very old and have eroded over millions of years, giving them a round shape and low height. but, they all have a flat top in common, as well as deep valleys. Since the timber line is at a low altitude this far north it is easy to reach and experience the impressive nature above the trees. The mountains in Sweden provide vast possibilities of recreation both during the winter, as well as during the summer season. It is also the best place to experience the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis - a truly magic sight.
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During the winter season the mountains are excellent for skiing, in all its varying styles, whereas in the summer trekking and fishing are popular. The national parks, such as Sarek, Stora Sjöfallet, Padjelanta, or the Kungsleden between Abisko and Hemavan provide great opportunities to experience some of the largest areas of wildlife this far north.
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