I had the good fortune of visiting Sweden twice: in 1998 and again in the summer of 2003 (which these images reflect). Much of my time was enjoyed on the island of Öland with my host, and former travel buddy, Annika. Saying that it’s a beautiful location simply doesn’t do it. (Neither will these photos, but at least it’s something.)
UNESCO has this to say about Öland:
The southern part of the island of Öland in the Baltic Sea is dominated by a vast limestone plateau. Human beings have lived here for some five thousand years and adapted their way of life to the physical constraints of the island. As a consequence, the landscape is unique, with abundant evidence of continuous human settlement from prehistoric times to the present day.