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Sweden, a Scandinavian gem, beckons travellers with its blend of natural beauty and cultural richness. In Stockholm, the capital spread across 14 islands, you can stroll through historic Gamla Stan, admire world-class museums, and enjoy a vibrant dining scene. Journey north to Lapland, where the enchanting northern lights dance across the sky, and adventures like dog sledding and snowmobiling await. Along the coast, picturesque seaside towns, serene archipelagos, and pristine beaches offer a tranquil escape.

 

What You’ll Love Most About Sweden

  • Discover the vibrant city life of Stockholm, where historic architecture, modern design, and a picturesque archipelago setting combine to create a dynamic and beautiful capital. Visit the Royal Palace, the Vasa Museum, and wander the charming streets of Gamla Stan (Old Town)
  • Explore the natural beauty of Swedish Lapland, where you can experience the magical Northern Lights, stay in the famous Icehotel, and engage in outdoor adventures such as dog sledding, snowmobiling, and reindeer sleigh rides amidst stunning winter landscapes
  • Visit the coastal city of Gothenburg, known for its maritime heritage, vibrant arts scene, and delicious seafood. Stroll through the picturesque Haga district, enjoy the interactive exhibits at Universeum, and relax in the lush Gothenburg Botanical Garden
  • Discover Sweden’s Viking history at the historic site of Birka, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Explore the ancient ruins, visit the informative museum, and take a boat trip on Lake Mälaren to learn about the Viking Age and Sweden’s early history
  • Enjoy the scenic beauty of Sweden’s countryside, with its rolling hills, dense forests, and serene lakes. Visit traditional red-painted cottages, explore the Gotaleden hiking trail, and experience the tranquility of the Swedish outdoors, perfect for hiking, fishing, and camping
  • Indulge in Sweden’s culinary delights, from traditional dishes like meatballs and gravlax to modern Scandinavian cuisine. Visit local markets, enjoy fika (a coffee break with pastries), and dine in top-rated restaurants that highlight Sweden’s focus on fresh, local ingredients and innovative cooking

Please note that the estimated temperature, rainfall and recommended months of when to go are based on Stockholm’s weather patterns

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  • Reconnecting with nature in one of Sweden's 100 000 lakes - this one in Stockholm - imagebank.sweden.se/Maskot/Folio

  • The idyllic seaside town of Fjällbacka, a fishing port on Sweden's west coast - imagebank.sweden.se/Per Pixel Petersson

  • High Coast Hike - Sweden's second largest hike. The High Coast in the Ångermanland province of north eastern Sweden, is a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its unique and highly scenic land and seascape - imagebank.sweden.se/Friluftsbyn Höga Kusten

  • A cabin near the ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi outside Kiruna in the north of Sweden - imagebank.sweden.se/Asaf Kliger/www.icehotel.com

  • ICEHOTEL in Jukkasjärvi north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden - imagebank.sweden.se/Hans-Olof Utsi/www.icehotel.com

  • Hiking on the John Bauer trail in the dense forests of Småland - imagebank.sweden.se/Patrik Svedberg

  • Kämpersvik, harbour town on Sweden's west coast - imagebank.sweden.se/Per Pixel Petersson

  • The coastline of Bohuslän is somewhat of a paradise for kayaking - imagebank.sweden.se/Henrik Trygg

  • Potato pancake (raggmunk), usually served with lingonberry jam and pork - imagebank.sweden.se/Magnus Carlsson

  • Lurö, situated in lake Vänern, is the largest freshwater archipelago in Europe - imagebank.sweden.se/Roger Borgelid

  • Guided tours of northern lights and rides in reindeer sleds are examples of popular activities provided by Nutti Sámi Siida, which is one of the tourism companies in Swedish Lapland - imagebank.sweden.se/Anna Öhlund

  • Northern Lights in Umeå, Västerbotten - imagebank.sweden.se/Fredrik Larsson

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 1℃
  • 1℃
  • 5℃
  • 11℃
  • 16℃
  • 20℃
  • 24℃
  • 22℃
  • 17℃
  • 10℃
  • 6℃
  • 2℃
  • 18
  • 15
  • 13
  • 11
  • 11
  • 12
  • 15
  • 14
  • 15
  • 14
  • 17
  • 18

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

Rainfall

When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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