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PHOTO SPECIAL: The beautiful Stockholm archipelago

Looking for a traditional Midsummer feast? Look no further than Sweden, where Midsummer is often celebrated as the nation's true National Day.

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As Sweden gears up for the annual Midsummer festivities – to many Swedes considered more important to celebrate than the June 6 National Day – the country’s archipelago reaches its peak time of the year. Especially the archipelago of Stockholm, a world-unique collection of about 35,000 islands of different size and atmosphere, is considered a prime spot for both partying, family fun and a sailor’s stage for showing off big yachts and fancy boating equipment.

See our Guide to the Stockholm Archipelago: 5 best destinations for tourists

The Traveling Reporter went out among the islands, equipped with a mobile phone camera, to try to gather the essense of the archipelago at its best. Above is the result. Click and dream yourself away!

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Houses at the Swedish island of Sandhamn, a summer hotspot in the archipelago of Stockholm.

The editor of the Traveling Reporter works as a business news editor, and is a frequent traveler. When not doing any of that, he spends time on his boat and tries to figure out where to travel next. Two of his top destinations are the Philippines and San Francisco. Email Erik! Follow the Traveling Reporter at Stumbleupon, Tumblr, Chime In, Pinterest, Google+, Weibo, Storify, Facebook, Traveldudes, Myspace.