Top 50 Things to Do and to See in Sweden

The country of Sweden is well known as the jewel of the Scandinavian crown and an extremely beautiful tourist destination of Europe. It is a beautiful Nordic country situated towards the northern part of the European continent. Sweden borders some of the famous European states like Norway and Finland. Sweden is said to have everything to offer to its visitors ranging from its natural beauty, historic sites and nice beaches. Its hospitality is highly regarded with top notch hotels and accommodation facilities. The capital city of Sweden is Stockholm, where all its authoritative, administrative activities are managed. Fifty things that you can enjoy in Sweden along with your family are listed below:

1. Stockholm

Stockholm is one of the most impressive cities of Sweden, this stunning city of Sweden was constructed on 14 islands, connected by 57 bridges. Stockholm is not only its largest city but also its capital. It is also renowned for its History, culture, world-class museums, natural beauty and many more attractions. Visit Stockholm for an unforgettable experience.

2. Gothenburg

Another most magnificent tourist destination of Sweden is Gothenburg, it is a right amalgamation of man-made adventure and natural beauty, attracting numerous of tourist from across the world. Plenty of attractions are waiting to be explored. You will find a lot of interesting attractions here such as Liseberg, Scandinavia’s largest amusement park, and Universeum, the science discovery center. What’s more, Gothenburg has one of the most beautiful stretches of coastline imaginable. It is also a famous shopping destination of Sweden.

3. Malmö

Malmo is well described as the beautiful and dynamic regions of the country, an absolute must tourist attraction of Sweden. It is one of the most scenic cities of the country loaded with natural beauty. The five-mile long Öresund Bridge (Øresundsbron), connecting Malmö to Copenhagen is definitely its forte. A true port city, Malmö boasts residents of more than 160 nationalities and 100 languages.

4. The great Northern beyond

Northern Sweden is considered to be a paradise for nature-lovers. It is home of the some of the best national parks and reserves including Sarek and Abisko. Ride a husky sledge, try ice fishing or skiing, everything is possible. The ‘Land of the Midnight Sun’ is also the backdrop for the Northern Lights.

5. The sweet Swedish Isles

Isle is considered to be one of the most attractive islands of Sweden, located towards the southeastern coast of the mainland. Isles is and deal holiday destination for budget travelers. Isles is also renowned or its medieval architecture and cobblestone streets. The ancient town square and old town, plus unique stone fortifying walls make Visby a charming must-see.

6. Umeå

Umeå is one of the most prominent tourist attractions of Sweden, located on the inlet of the Gulf of Bothnia at the mouth of the Ume River. It has a well known university and with its 36,000 students this makes it a youthful place with a rich cultural life. It is one of the most visited tourist spots of the country.

7. Skåne

Skåne is one of the prettiest tourist destinations of Sweden where you will find numerous of spectacular attraction like garden, forests, lakes, castles, manors and museums. A stronghold of the Viking era, you will also find an abundance of medieval churches as well as picture perfect renaissance style villages. Skåne is one of the essential stops of the country.

8. Castles and gardens

The country of Sweden is extremely rich is natural and manmade attractions and the southern part of the country offers almost 300 castles and gardens from various historic eras ranging from the 12th to 19th centuries. Due to their general magnificence, it’s hard to pick out any, but if you are near Helsingborg, breathing in the blooming, lovely rhododendrons at the opulent renaissance style Sofiero castle and gardens, is a must.

9. Ystad

Ystad is one of the most scenic little towns of Sweden and top tourist destinations of the country. This is the spot to do the Wallander tour and check out the Österlen region, an area of splendid beauty, with gently rolling hills, long white beaches and lush apple groves. An absolute destinations for nature lovers.

10. ABBA The Museum

The Swedish platform-booted and sparkly supertroupers stormed the pop world between 1972 and 1983 and gave us the hits ‘Dancing Queen’, Summernight City’ and ‘Knowing me, Knowing you’ among many others. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions of Sweden. This museum offers some of the finest artifacts, worth a stop. Once inside the museum you can sing and dance with holograms of ABBA, don a digital costume projected on to you in a special booth and you can record it by scanning your ticket at the attraction.

11. Stockholm archipelago

The Stockholm archipelago is a bunch of around 30,000 islands, skerries and rocks spreading 80 km east from the city into the Baltic Sea. It is one of the most popular tourist spots of the country, offering numerous of things to do and see. A spot where you can boat, hike, fish, sea kayak, bike and swim and even ice yacht. You will find some of the excellent restaurants and shopping sites here..

12. Fjällbacka

The famous town of Fjällbacka dates back to seventeenth century and is renowned for its cobbled streets, red boathouses and world famous west coast shellfish. Today is one of the hot favorite tourist spots of the country of Sweden. There are plenty of activities you can indulge in, so visit Fjallbacka for an ultimate travelling experience.

13. Gothenburg

The city of Gothenburg is one of the fascinating tourist destinations of Sweden and mostly renowned for its excellent food. This city boasts some of the best restaurant. Some of the best traditional Sweden food is served here.

14. Fotografiska

Fotografiska is considered to be among the most favorite destinations of Swedena and also one of the world’s largest meeting places for contemporary photography. Once here you can witness some of the best exhibitions. In addition to the large exhibition, Fotografiska also houses a book and souvenir shop, a restaurant, a photo gallery. In the bar on the top floor you will find one of Stockholm’s very best vantage points.

15. Royal National City Park

The Royal National City Park is considered to be one of the top tourist attractions of Sweden. The world’s first national urban park is a green lung forming an arc more than six miles long, stretching around and through the city. Inside the park you will find countless of activities to enjoy. An ideal destinations to enjoy with your family. The park abuts the adjoining forests around the city, ensuring an exceptional wealth of species. You can encounter deer and hares, even foxes and moose, and spot rare birds, butterflies and insects, right inside the city. You can walk for days through the Ekoparken, discovering ever new lovely spots.

16. Inlet Umeå

One of the cultural and entertainment hub of the country is Umeå , perhaps the most popular destination among youngsters in Sweden. You will find it on the inlet of the Gulf of Bothnia at the mouth of the Ume River, in the south of the county of Västerbotten. The city has a well known university and with its 36,000 students this makes it a youthful place with a rich cultural life.

17. Uppsala

One of the historically and economically prominent regions of Sweden is Uppsala which is made up of two very different parts – the ecclesiastical and academic town to the west of the Fyriså and the central area, with the Town Hall and the shopping and business streets – much altered by new building in the 1960s and 1970s – to the east of the river. You will find a lot of interesting stuffs here, visit Uppsala for some unique experience.

18. Uppsala Cathedral

The Uppsala Cathedral is one of the major landmark of the town of Uppsala. It was constructed during the year 1435 and has gone through many alternations over the centuries. The most recent efforts at restoration have focused on restoring the church to its former medieval character. It is considered to be one of the most sacred places of this region.

19. Gustavianum

Facing the west end of the Uppsala Cathedral is the Gustavianum (ca. 1620), which was presented to the University by Gustavus Adolphus. It contains the University’s cultural history collections, the Museum of Nordic Antiquities and the Victoria Museum (Egyptian antiquities).

20. Trinity Church

Trinity Church is one of the famous spots of the region, you will find it located towards the southern part of the Gustavianum in the region of Uppsala. Trinity Church is also referred as Trefaldighetskyrka, the oldest parts of which date from the 12th century (medieval wall paintings).

21. Uppsala University

The Uppsala University is one of the most renowned universities of Sweden and its new buildings in were constructed during 1879-86, in sumptuous style (staircases of green Swedish marble). In the Chancellor’s Room is a magnificent carved cabinet from Augsburg. Inside the University gardens you can also witness runic stones and a bronze statue of the historian and poet E. G. Geijer. A lot of Chinese dinosaurs can be found in the Paleontological Museum.

22. Walpurgis Night

One of the major tourist attractions of Sweden remains its wildly celebrated Walpurgis Night. It is well celebrated every year during the month of April 30, the traditional witches’ Sabbath. The night is said to be full of wildness, much like Halloween. Various events are conducted in order to celebrate this occasion such as a sing-along on the grounds of the Uppsala Castle. This is followed by an outdoor party which usually attracts thousands of students from the region.

23. The Vasa Museum

One of the most prominent and also a top tourist attraction of Sweden is The Vasa. The only preserved seventeenth-century ship in the world, and a unique art treasure can be witnessed in this spectacular rmuseum. More than 95 percent of. Today the Vasa Museum is the most visited museum in Scandinavia, with over one million visitors a year.

24. SkyView

SkyView is the new extremely famous and a world-class attraction that is said to take you right to the top of the world’s largest spherical building, the Ericsson Globe. The magnificent Ericsson Globe is considered to be a major landmark of Stockholm. From the apex 130 meters (425 feet) above sea level, you get a fantastic view encompassing all of Stockholm.

25. Skansen Open-Air Museum

The beautiful country of Sweden offers wider range of interesting museums ante the Skansen Open air museum is an absolute must. It is indeed the oldest open-air museum in the world and the Stockholm zoo, with a beautiful location on Royal Djurgården and a view over all of Stockholm. It also focuses on the country’s traditional crafts and art. This is the place to visit historic Sweden in miniature. You can also see all of the animals native to Scandinavia such as moose, bears, lynxes, wolves, wolverines and seals. There is also a terrarium, a monkey house and a children’s zoo.

26. Moderna Museet

Moderna Museet is well considered to be an essential stop while you are in Sweden. Once here you can explore the prominent collections of art from the twentieth century to today, featuring works by renowned artists including Picasso, Dali, Derkert and Matisse. It is one of the best museums of Europe and offers huge collections and temporary exhibitions present contemporary art side by side with the modern classics.

27. Strömma

It is said that no trip to Stromma is completed without exploring Stockholm from the water, an enjoyable must. You will chose from the number of tours available. Hop On Hop Off is a flexible way to see Stockholm from the water. In a fast Speedo boat, you get a feel for the archipelago and its 30,000 islands in less than 2 hours.

28. Medeltidsveckan

Medeltidsveckan is perhaps the most enjoyed tourist attractions of Sweden. It is said that the old buildings and paved streets of Visby are perfectly suited for this celebration of all things medieval. This week-long festival celebrates the markets, music, feats of strength and battles of will that medieval time were all about.

29. Liseberg Amusement Park

Enjoy a wide variety of attractions in this beautiful country of Sweden starting from nature, history, parks, museums and the list goes on. Among them is this Liseberg Amusement Park. It is one of the most favorite spots of Sweden that gets decked out for the holidays and opens the largest Christmas market in Sweden. Music, shopping, food and events mark this months-long celebration of the yuletide.

30. Djurgården

Djurgården, a park laid out on the site of an earlier deer park which was a royal hunting preserve during the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries. It is one of the most famous tourist attractions of Sweden, offers plenty of things to do and see. Inside this magnificent park you will also find a number of interesting museums.

31. Biological Museum

Another interesting museum to visit in Sweden is the Biological Museum, an essential stop for all learners. It is located in Stockholm, right towards the southern part of the Nordic Museum. It is situated in a wooden building, constructed in the style of the Norwegian stave churches, with a comprehensive collection of the birds and mammals of Scandinavia.

32. Skansen Zoo

One of the famous places of interest in Stockholm is the Skansen Zoo together with a museum of cultural history. Inside this zoo you can witness examples of the various species of animals found in Sweden. Goats, hill cattle, etc., live in their appropriate setting, and there are separate enclosures for brown bears, polar bears, bison, elks and reindeer. Skansen Zoo is an ideal destination to visit with the family especially kids loves it.

33. Waldemarsudde

Another interesting place to visit in Stockholm is Waldemarsudde, on which Prince Eugen (1865-1947), son of Oscar II believed to have constructed a house for himself. Tourist will get the opportunity to see his studio and a collection of pictures, including both his own work and works by other Swedish artists of his day. In the Villa Thiel, at the east end of Djurgården, is another collection of pictures, mostly by 19th and 20th century Swedish artists.

34. Östra Nordstan

One of the sweet little regions of Sweden to visit by tourist is the Östra Nordstan district, in which the old houses have given place to modern functional buildings. From the shopping center there is an underground passage to the Central Station in Drottningtorg. Today is an important hub of commercial activities.

35. Falun

Falun is one of the ancient mining towns of Sweden, lies on both banks of the river Falun between the Varpasjö and the Runnsjö.The mining area of Great Copper Mountain in Falun is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is well known as an industrial town but and also attracts many winter sports enthusiasts. It is the site of one of the world’s most famous snowboard competitions, the Battle.

36. Stora Torget

Stora Torget is found right at the heart of Falun old and new buildings rub shoulders. In the main square you will find some of the best attractions of this region like a monument to Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson, leader of the 15th century peasant rising, are the Old Town Hall, local government offices and the Kristine Church (17th C.; tower 1865), in Renaissance style, with a fine interior. Not only these, you will find plenty of other stops in and around the square.

37. Kopparberg Church

The famous Kopparberg Church of Falun is one of its oldest churches which dates back to the fourteenth century. You will also find numerous of beautiful old wooden houses (17th-19th C.) in the Ästanfors, Gamla Herrgården and Elsborg districts.

38. Dalarnas Museum

Dalarna Museum is located right across the river and was opened during the year 1962 with a hall used for art exhibitions. It is an absolute must for all art lovers. The museum displays local costumes, paintings by local artists, craft products and other material illustrating the folk traditions of Dalarna.

39. Donnersplatsen

Donnersplatsen, with the Burmeisterska Hus was constructed bya Lubeck merchant during the year 1652, today is one of the famous locations of the country that houses a tourist information office. Diagonally opposite is the Post Office. You will also find the ruins of the churches of St Per and St Hans, standing side by side, quite close to Donnersplastsen.

40. Museum of Antiquities

Plenty of arty lovers from across the country appreciate this museum of Antiquities that houses some of the finest collection of artifacts. Interesting objects here are a fine collection of Viking and medieval material, including tombstones and runic stones, arms and armor, furniture and religious art. Adjoining the museum is the Liljehornska Hus.

41. Halmstad

Halmstad is considered to be one of the major towns of the Swedish county and province of Halland, is one of the famous tourist attractions of Sweden. This entire town was reconstructed after a fire in 1609, and has preserved much of the appearance of that period. Some of the best attractions can be witnessed here.

42. Ornskoldsvik

One of the attractive destinations to visit in Sweden is Ornskoldsvik, offers some of the best attractions to visit. some of the famous features of interest here are the Town Hall (1909) and the figure of an eagle in the Torgpark, carved in the local granite by Bruno Liljefors, which has become the emblem of the town. You can also enjoy good fishing in the lakes and rivers as well as hiking, ice skating, and good skiing opportunities are available in winter.

43. Beaches of Halland

One of the major sources of attraction to this town is definitely its beautiful beaches. Today tourism in Halland is becoming increasingly important on the coast of southern Halland. The resort of Tylösand (9km/6mi west of Halmstad), with its long sandy beaches, is one of the most attractive in Sweden.

44. Kalmar Castle

One of the ancient historical structures to explore in Sweden is located towards the south of the Kalmar Municipal Park, on a small island, well bounded by walls and bastions. It is a huge five-towered structure, the earliest parts of which were constructed right at the beginning of the 11th century. .

45. Lund

One of the major spot of the country of Sweden remains Lund which is said to have an active nightlife, although much is geared to the abundance of students. There is a city theatre, and the Lund Carnival held every fourth year since 1849.

46. Lundagård

Lundagård is one of the most lively and sparkling tourist attractions of Sweden. It is a beautiful park which features prominently in the life of the University. You will also find a sixteenth century King’s House inside this park which makes it even popular. The Kungshus was occupied by the University until 1882, when the present University buildings nearby were constructed.

47. Lake Siljan

Lake Siljan lies in the heart of the province of Dalarna, completely surrounded by beautiful hills. This wonderful lake occupies a total area of Near the northwestern end of the lake is the island of Sollerö. Lake Siljan, which has been artificially regulated since 1926, is a very popular holiday area. The beauty of the lake and the surrounding area is best seen by taking a boat trip from one of the towns on the lake.

48. Lake Vattern

Vättern, Sweden’s second largest lake extends through the four provinces of Västergötland, Östergötland, Närke and Småland. It is said that this lake’s water is so clear that the bottom can be seen at depths of up to 10m/33ft, and at these depths the surface appears green as a result of the reflection of light from the sandy bottom. It is considered to be a perfect holiday destination that can be enjoyed with the entire family.

49. Nationalparkernas Hus

NationalParkenas Hus is one of the most famous tourist attractions of Sweden, it is that place of the region where you can obtain some of the best hiking and wilderness scenery. This park is stretched across 4900-hectare and is noted for its two-billion-year-old rocks and virgin forest, which includes 300-year-old pine trees. It’s a beautiful area, with rocky outcrops, small lakes, marshes and a wide variety of birdlife.

50. Haga

The Haga is one of the most popular and unique districts of Sweden, located towards the south of the canal. It is in fact Göteborg’s oldest suburb that dates back to 1648. In the 1980s and ’90s, the area was thoroughly renovated and now includes shops and restaurants.

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