Karlskrona, an historic navy base at the souteastern tip of Sweden, is on the UNESCO World Heritage list as an outstanding example of a late17th-century European planned naval city. Stortorget, or the main square of town, is one of the biggest and most beautiful in northern Europe. In the middle of the square is a statue of Karl XI, who founded the town. The Admiralty Church is Sweden's largest wooden church. Don't miss Drottningskar's citadel and Kungsholm's fortress with its circular harbor and exotic plants from all over the world. You can also experience a genuine part of Swedish life in the countryside - going hiking, walking, fishing or swimming in the many forests, lakes and nature reserves. Sweden's southernmost archipelago with a string of 1 650 islands are waiting to be discovered by boat, ferry or car.