Top Rated Attractions in Sweden

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Whether you love the outdoors or are more of a city-break kind of tourist, Sweden has plenty of sights and landmarks to amaze you. From the crystal clean air and water to the historic cities that will easily bring you back to the times of the Vikings, Sweden is a must see destination in Europe. This country has given so much to the world in the form of the Nobel Peace Prize, ABBA, IKEA, and Absolute Vodka, that you are in for a treat. Pack up your bags, sort out your travel insurance, and enjoy the top-rated attractions in Sweden.

Often celebrated as the capital of Scandinavia, Stockholm is built on no less than fourteen islands, on a place where lakes meet the sea. The combination of ancient history and remarkable modernity makes Stockholm a capital full of character. Moving around in Stockholm is very easy and few other places allow you to experience such a mix of cultural history, urban sophistication, and nature enchantments. When is Stockholm, do not miss the The Royal Palace, The Vasa Museum, The City Hall, The ABBA Museum, and the Drottningholm Palace.

The capital of West Sweden, Gothenburg is the perfect place for a city break, a city where you can discover the cobbled streets of historical Haga, quaint canals, as well as the biggest botanical garden in Sweden, home to more than 16,000 species. Indulge in some of the tasty Swedish buns or meatball by visiting the intriguing food markets of the city or soak up the cultural life of the city by visiting the Gothenburg City Museum or the Gothenburg Museum of Art.

The world’s largest hotel made of ice and snow is not only a unique place to get accommodation on a trip to Sweden, but also an attraction in itself. The hotel is located in Jukkasjarv and is constructed anew in November-December every year, as it melts in the summer. The area offers a large number of activities for tourists, ranging from snowmobile excursions to fishing for char, grayling and trout. Dog sled safaris and Northern Lights viewing are just some of the tour options offered by Icehotel.

Skane is the ideal place for those who are in love with walks in the nature and want to explore some of the most beautiful landscapes in Sweden. The perfect mix of vast forests and glorious fields with fertile soil, Skane is a peninsula with lots of character that beckons to be discovered at every step.

A spectacular marine park centred around the car-free Koster Islands, Kosterhavet is only two hours away from Gothenburg. The park offers the ideal environment for seal and lobster safaris, as well as for sea kayaking and diving.


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