Activities – What you can see and do in Sweden

Activities in Sweden

When you spend your holidays in Sweden, you can return home with many exciting impressions. The 1,600 km long country offers a wealth of activities, sights and attractions.

Sweden has very distinct seasons. What is on offer varies therefore according to the time of the year. The three cities Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö are of course premier tourist destinations all year round.

The following articles will give you some suggestions about what to see and what do in Sweden.

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Outdoor activities in Sweden

The following images will give you some suggestions and impressions from outdoor activities in Sweden. See also our latest outdoor articles in the sidebar (desktop)...

Sights and attractions in Sweden

If you want to go sightseeing, you will find ample opportunities in Sweden's major cities, like Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, and Örebro. Please also visit...

Swedish festivities and holiday celebrations

Many Swedes like to celebrate. On some occasions they just meet somewhere outdoors and party in a relaxed way.  On other occasions they dress...

29 National Parks in Sweden

Following the American example, Sweden introduced the concept of national parks as the first European country. In 1909 Sweden founded nine such national parks...

World Heritage sites in Sweden

One of the Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland (photo: Fjällvägen project, Jocke Lagercrantz) Currently Sweden has 15 World Heritage sites. In relation to the population, Sweden...

The seven best zoos in Sweden

Swedish zoos actively participate in international breeding and conservation programmes. In addition, most of the zoos give unique insights into the native fauna of...

Golf in Sweden

Our photo is from a golf course near Gothenburg: the Öijared golf club in Nääs (between Gothenburg and Alingsås) Sweden is a golfing nation with...

Elk (moose) in our garden

Sometimes when we eat dinner or watch TV, we see an elk passing by outside the window. Especially in the months of September and...

Camping

Camping is growing in Sweden. Almost every year, the industry reports new records being broken. Motorhome tourism Motorhome tourists have primarily contributed to this increase in...

Autumn in southern Sweden

In the months of September and October there can still be warm and pleasant days in the south of Sweden. However, the nights are...

Planning a creative getaway in Sweden

Whether you’re a photographer, a writer, a filmmaker or an architect, one of the best ways to gather creative inspiration is through travel. By...

Year in review – Our Sweden photos 2014

On our sister site Schwedentipps.se we have had a tradition since 2008: At the end of the year we present a collection of our...

Old Swedish steamships – A photo feature

Over the years we have seen many proud steamships and steamboats in Sweden. They cruise on lakes, canals or in the archipelagos. During the...

Here are Sweden’s best alpine ski resorts

Åre (photo: SkiStar/Karl Hägglund) 11 major resorts from Värmland to Lapland, with map Sweden has a long alpine season. Depending on weather conditions, slopes in central...