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THINGS TO SEE & DO

SUMMER ACTIVITIES

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Stockholm Archipelago

Stockholm Archipelago consists of approximately 24.000 islands and is the biggest archipelago in Sweden. There are many boats which takes you between the islands and there many options on accomodation – everything from hotels, bed & breakfasts or why not stay in a tent somewhere where your kayak might take you. The possibilities are many; but we can mention Vaxholm, Grinda and Fjäderholmarna as popular and easy accessed islands.

Click the link for  many ideas on how to plan your visit.

 

Celebrate Midsummer

Midsummer is one of the most celebrated holidays in Sweden. It’s a celebration of the longest day of the year. Besides food and drink people use to dance around the midsummer pole. More Swedish tradition than this you can not find.

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Göta Canal

Göta Canal, one of Sweden’s largest constructions and visitor destinations. Lock your own pleasure boat through the magnificent landscape, join one of the passenger boats or book one of all bicycle packages along the canal. A journey along Göta Canal is a beautiful way to see Sweden.

Enjoy the Midnight Sun

Swedish summer nights are amazing and LONG. When visiting Sweden during the summer months you will be amazed by the light, even though it’s in the middle of the night. The further north you come the lighter it is.

 

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Astrid Lindgrens Fairytale World, Vimmerby

A theme park based on children’s book author Astrid Lindgren’s characters. Located in Vimmerby where Astrid was born. In the park you will meet Pippi and the other characters from the books. Perfect place to visit for families.

Crayfish Party

When summer comes to an end it’s time for another of Sweden’s biggest celebrations – the Crayfish Party. This celebration includes crayfish, “nubbe”, songs and silly hats. It’s a tradition to love – no matter if you like crayfish or not.

Photo cred: Carolina Romare / Imagebank.sweden.se

Medieval Week, Gotland

One week, 500 events and 40.000 visitors, The Medieval week is a paradise for everyone enjoying jousting, markets, church concerts, street theater, fire shows, storytelling, lectures etc. The festival runs mostly in the historical parts of Visby.

Photo cred: Bo-Göran Kristoffersson

WINTER ACTIVITIES

Reindeer Sledding @ The Ice Hotel, Jukkasjärvi

If you visit the North of Sweden we highly recommend a visit to The Ice Hotel, where you can try some traditional activities like reindeer sledding, husky muching or even snowmobiling. If you plan to get married you can also do it in the ice church.

You sleep on a bed of ice and you have a drink in the Ice Bar where even the glass you drink in is made of ice.

This will for sure be a memory which you will keep for the rest of your life! How many friends do you have who slept in a room with the temperature of -5 degrees?

Catch the Northern lights

Experience Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights. This is a natural electrical phenomenon characterized by the appearance of streamers of reddish or greenish light in the sky. Swedish Lapland is one of the best places in the world to experience this

Try winter sports

Alpine Skiing, Cross country skiing, iceskating, Snowboard,  – the options are many if you want to enjoy winter sports. In the south of Sweden the options are a bit more limited. If skiing is your interest the two main cities are Åre and Sälen

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Christmas Market in Old Town, Stockholm

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Eat a Swedish Julbord

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ALL YEAR AROUND

ABBA The Museum, Stockholm

ABBA – one of Sweden’s most famous bands ever invite you to their own museum in Stockholm. An interactive experience where you can sing, where you can dance and where you can enjoy to hear the history about one of the world’s most successful bands. You can also see some of the iconic costumes they wore and sit in the helicopter used on the cover to the album “ARRIVAL”

As they say themselves “WALK IN. DANCE OUT”

 

 

 

 

Liseberg, Gothenburg

At the greatest amusement park in Scandinavia, lots of things are pretend, but the experiences are real. You will find everything from dizzying rides to music and dance, scary celebrations at Halloween and millions of Christmas lights and a festive atmosphere during Christmas at Liseberg

Skansen, Stockholm

Skansen is the world’s largest open-air museum, showcasing the whole of Sweden with houses and farmsteads from all parts of Sweden. Skansen also offer a zoo with a big variety of animals. Skansen also provides a big variety of entertainment on the main stage, throughout the year.

Vasa Museum, Stockholm

At the greatest amusement park in Scandinavia, lots of things are pretend, but the experiences are real. You will find everything from dizzying rides to music and dance, scary celebrations at Halloween and millions of Christmas lights and a festive atmosphere during Christmas at Liseberg

Borgholms Slottsruin

Borgholm Caste, one of the most beautiful castle ruins in Sweden and Scandinavia. Ranks among those buildings that leave no visitor untouched. The size of the castle is overwhelming and its geographical setting fascinating. During summer concerts are also provided in the ruin.

Lummelunda Cave

In 1948, 3 boys were the first ones to experience the Lummelunda Cave and the large cave rooms with their mirror lakes, strange fossils and all the beautiful rock formations. Today it’s a popular destinations for many people visiting Gotland.

Gripsholms Slott

Don’t miss to visit this fairytale Renaissance castle, Gripsholm, one of Sweden’s most magnificent castles. It was built in 1537 by Gustav Vasa, and it’s located by the water in Mariefred was built in 1537 by Gustv Vasa. Click link to find more castles to visit.