What you can see and do in Sweden – Sights and activities

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 you can see and do in Sweden.

Timber rafting on the river Klarälven in Värmland

Outdoor activities: What you can do outdoors in Sweden

What can you do outdoors in Sweden? The following impressions will give you some general suggestions and tips about outdoor activities in Sweden, from...
Sören Kjellkvist

Outdoor news from Sweden

If you like to be outdoors in Sweden, you will here find news about events, competitions, destinations, tour operators, and all kinds of outdoor...
Midsummer in Sweden

Swedish festivities, holidays and traditions

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

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...
Fjällvägen Riksväg 83/84

World Heritage sites in Sweden

Currently Sweden has 15 World Heritage sites. In relation to the population, Sweden has the most World Heritage sites of all states that signed...
Skånes Djurpark

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...
Quality Hotel & Resort Frösö Park

Golf in Sweden – The best golf courses, golf hotels and golf resorts

Sweden is a golfing nation with 465 clubs and 477,000 members in the Swedish Golf Federation (2016) plus numerous open courses. Golf has long since...
Autumn in southern Sweden - Fine days in September and October

Autumn in southern Sweden – Fine days in September and October

In the months of September and October there can still be warm and pleasant days in the south of Sweden. However, the nights are...
Åre is Sweden's best ski resort 2015

Here are Sweden’s best alpine ski resorts

11 major resorts from Värmland to Lapland, with map. Sweden has a long alpine season. Depending on weather conditions, downhill slopes in central and northern...
Skiing in Åre, Östersund, Jämtland

Ski news from Sweden – Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing

Sweden has a long winter season. It starts as early as mid-October when the first ski resorts open for cross-country skiing on old snow....
Lödöse Museum turns 50

Museums in Sweden

In Sweden you will find historical museums, local museums, science museums, arts museums, open-air museums and many more. Here we list the most recent...
Skållerud church in Dalsland

The Church of Sweden (“Svenska Kyrkan”) – Swedish churches

The Church of Sweden still has a strong position in Swedish society, even though it ceased to be a state church in the year...
Elk (moose) in our garden

Moose in our garden – Moose photos

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

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...
Stockholm archipelago

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...
Santa Claus, Father Christmas, at Tjolöholm Castle, Kungsbacka/Gothenburg

Christmas in Sweden – Markets, events, concerts, and buffets

Many cities and regions in Sweden have long traditions with Christmas markets, Christmas concerts, Christmas shopping, and Christmas buffets ("julbord"). The three major cities...
Smaka på Stockholm, a taste of Stockholm (culinary festival)

Events in Sweden

We give you an overview of events in Sweden: sports events, culture festivals, harvest festivals, city festivals, arts festivals and many more.
"Shaun the Sheep Land" at Skåne Animal Park

Sweden for kids – What you can see and do with children

Our kids are born 2001 and 2005, a girl and a boy. They love to travel with us in Sweden. Thanks to them we...
Camping in Sweden

Camping in Sweden

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...
Motorhome in Kungsbacka, Halland

Our grand Sweden circle tour – Motorhome trip, road trip

This grand circle tour leads you from Gothenburg to Lake Siljan in Dalarna and then over to the east coast, where you visit Stockholm....

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Please also visit our sections on Sweden’s cities and on Sweden’s regions for more inspiration on what you can see and do in various places in Sweden.


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