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Top 8 Must-See Places to Visit in Sweden

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Stockholm cityscape at sunset, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

From vibrant cities to island escapes, intriguing forests to snow-lovers’ playgrounds, the eight best places to visit in Sweden will excite and enchant you.

Take some time to wander the streets of Old Town in Stockholm and experience the delightful ambiance of quiet neighborhoods hidden in overlooked towns. From storybook charisma to seaside elegance, you can embark on an adventure through forests or wander around glistening lakes to reach the top of a captivating mountain.

Unveil the history, charm, and beauty of this Scandinavian treasure as you let Sweden take you on a journey of remarkable discovery.

Overview

  1. 1. Stockholm
  2. 2. Malmo
  3. 3. Swedish Lapland
  4. 4. Uppsala
  5. 5. Visby and Gotland Island
  6. 6. Lund
  7. 7. Sigtuna
  8. 8. Gothenburg
  9. Book for the Best Places in Sweden

1. Stockholm

Vasa Museum in Stockholm in Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

The capital city of Sweden offers visitors a mix of past and present through its well-maintained Old Town and vibrant modern-day lifestyle that shines through the architecture and unique art.

Explore nearby islands as you sail through the archipelago and savor traditional Swedish cuisine in neighborhoods that brim with enticing cafes and restaurants.

One of the top cities to live in, explore the ambiance of a place that believes in sustainable living, while embodying the bold and beautiful at the same time.

Highlights: Walk Marten Trotzigs Grand Alley | Nobel Museum | Stockholm Palace | Millesgarden | Vasa Museum | Fotografiska Museum | ABBA Museum

Recommended Length of Stay: 2-3 days

2. Malmo

Malmo Castle in Malmo, Sweden

Malmo, Sweden

One of Sweden’s most popular destinations, the city of Malmo offers waterfront wonders, exploration by foot, and a few fantastic marvels of modern architecture and technology.

Cobbled streets give way to colorful buildings and beautiful beaches add a tranquil ambiance to the city’s vibrant pace.

Busy social squares boast remnants of a rich history that dates back to the 16th century, while a castle well worth exploring makes Malmo one of Sweden’s most memorable places to visit.

Highlights: Turning Torso Building | Oresund Bridge | Kungsparken Malmo | Lilla Torg | Malmo Castle | Skane and Malmo Beaches

Recommended Length of Stay: 2-3 days

3. Swedish Lapland

Northern lights in Sweden

Northern lights, Sweden

Delight in the mystical and seemingly magical events that occur in Swedish Lapland, adding to the mystique and fascination of the north. Let the mystery of the Midnight Sun warm you in summer and marvel at the uniqueness of the Northern Lights in winter.

Pristine landscape comprises forests and lakes, bursting with life in the warmer months and shimmering in snowy glory in the cold. Adventure is the order of the day as you indulge in a scenic wonderland.

Highlights: Ice Hotel | Tree Hotel | Sami Culture Experience | Northern Lights Experience | Midnight Sun | Jokkmokk’s Winter Market | Town of Kiruna and the Kebnekaise Mountains

Recommended Length of Stay: 2-3 days

4. Uppsala

Botanical Garden of Uppsala University in Sweden

Uppsala, Sweden

Historical Uppsala is a University city and the fourth largest in Sweden. A mixture of botanical delight and urban center, Uppsala offers culture and vibrancy.

Walking trails step you through narrow streets and larger squares, Viking tales are woven into the museums, while also emerging through art and architecture that accentuates the breathtaking cathedral that dominates the skyline.

Take advantage of activities and adventures within Uppsala and the surroundings as you enjoy the rich Swedish traditions amid modern-day enchantment.

Highlights: Uppsala Cathedral | University of Uppsala Hallways | The Gustavianum | Gamla Uppsala

Recommended Length of Stay: 1-2 days

5. Visby and Gotland Island

The defensive wall of Visby in Sweden

Visby, Sweden

Discover the beauty of southwest Sweden on the island of Gotland and in the quaint town of Visby, a classic reminder of the mystery and magic of Medieval times.

Church spires and turrets line the landscape and the simple yet commanding town wall holds secrets and stories within.

Unspoiled beaches of Gotland invite visitors to relax in tranquil settings, while nearby Hogklint Nature Reserve is the ideal spot in which to seek a little adventure.

Highlights: Visby Town Walls | Gotland Museum | St Nicholas’ Church Ruins | Visby Cathedral | Hogklint Nature Reserve | Pristine Beaches

Recommended Length of Stay: 1-2 days

6. Lund

Traditional Swedish food and pastries in Lund, Switzerland

Lund, Switzerland

A charming city in southern Sweden and said to be one of the oldest in the country, Lund’s roots date back as far as the 10th century, with remnants of this historic past found on street corners and down quaint alleyways.

Splashes of green landscape intertwine with sturdy, classic buildings, while modern-day markets and restaurants carry traditional cuisine and culture. The size of Lund makes it just right for exploring on foot or by bike, encouraging you to take your time and embrace the splendor

Highlights: Drottens Kyrkoruin | Saluhallen | Lund Cathedral | Museum of Life | Hökeriet

Recommended Length of Stay: 1-2 days

7. Sigtuna

St. Olof's Church ruins in Sigtuna, Sweden

Sigtuna, Sweden

Uncover the charm of Sigtuna, a harbor town situated in Stockholm county. The center of town is built in Medieval style, with quaint restaurants and stores housed in small wooden buildings.

Historic ruins contrast the overall relaxed atmosphere that Sigtuna exudes. A boardwalk runs along tranquil waters to create the ideal place to step away from the bustle of the big city nearby.

Highlights: Sigtuna Boardwalk | St Pers Church Ruins | St Lars Kyrkoruin | Old Sigtuna

Recommended Length of Stay: 1-2 days

8. Gothenburg

An aerial view of Churchyard in Gothenburg, Sweden

Gothenburg, Sweden

One of Sweden’s largest cities, stylish and culturally-rich Gothenburg boasts a mix of charm and boldness in its architecture, art scene, and historical remnants. Restaurants, cafes, manors, and gardens depict the diverse scenery that will enchant you during your discovery.

Canals offer a tranquil place to indulge after walking streets lined with tram tracks and cobblestones, while vibrant boulevards are alive with friendly locals and intrigued visitors.

Highlights: Kungsportsavenyn Boulevard | Gothenburg Museum of Art | Haga Neighborhood | Trädgårdsföreningen Gardens | Paddan Boat Tour

Recommended Length of Stay: 1-2 days

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Old Town Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden

From vibrant cities to quaint towns, scenic countryside to tranquil archipelagos, Sweden invites you to explore a handful of cities and landscapes to uncover magical experiences. Once-in-a-lifetime adventures give way to rich cultural immersion to create endlessly unforgettable moments.

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