Sweden’s urban cosmopolitan culture is perfectly balanced with historic charm and natural beauty. From museums and historical architecture, to cutting-edge design and fashion, cities like Stockholm and Gothenburg are bursting with urban energy, yet still have a golden age charm.
Most Swedish cities have a ready supply of fresh seafood. Go traditional with gravlax (dry-cured salmon) or feast on fresh lobster and shellfish. Visit a traditional food hall like the Östermalmshallen in Stockholm for delicacies like pickled herring. A warm glass of glögg (mulled wine) is the perfect drink to say cheers (skol) with.
From Swedish souvenirs, to cutting-edge interior design and high-end fashion, Sweden has something to offer everyone. Visit the Kingdom of Crystal, a shopping area filled with some of the world’s most esteemed glassmakers, to find beautiful, authentic glassware.
The Northern Lights
Sweden is one of the best places from which to view the natural phenomenon of Aurora Borealis - best experienced in the north of Sweden during winter.
Museum of Modern Art
Stroll around the Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm to see the works of Picasso and Salvador Dali.
The Royal Palace
Venture to the official residence of the Swedish Monarchy and take a peek into Sweden’s history at one of the three museums.
Truly unique, this floating maritime museum on the Göta Älv in Gothenburg has a collection of 19 vessels.
Gothenburg Botanical Garden
Visit one of the most beautiful and impressive botanical gardens in Europe, filled with rare plants from around the world.
Must DoCelebrate the start of winter with a visit to the outdoor ice skating rink in Kungsträdgården.
For something more relaxed, walk around the medieval old town of Gamla Stan, full of ancient alleyways, cobbled streets and impressive architecture.
To experience the country from up close, rent a bicycle and discover hidden gems along your route