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Sweden Travel Guide

Sweden is a fantastic destination with a unique blend of tradition and modernity, coupled with its stunning landscapes. Embark on an Arctic adventure in the Swedish Lapland, where the Northern Lights illuminate the night sky, or immerse yourself in the cosmopolitan flair of cities like Gothenburg and Stockholm. With so much to see and do, Sweden offers a diverse and enchanting experience for every traveler.

Sweden Stats

Official Language: Swedish

Population: 10 million

Capital City: Stockholm

Currency: Swedish Krona

Power Outlet: Type C & F

Stockholm Sweden


With one day in Stockholm, you have just enough time to tour City Hall and learn about the Nobel Peace Prize, stroll the photogenic streets of Gamla Stan, and see the Vasa, a warship that was a big “oops!” in Swedish history.

Day Trip to Sandhamn

There are 30,000 islands that make up the archipelago of Stockholm. These small islands dot the shoreline of Sweden, separating the city of Stockholm from the Baltic Sea. About 150 of these islands are inhabited year round, and several make a great day trip from Stockholm. The most popular islands to visit are Grinda, Vaxholm, Svartso, and Sandhamn.

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Top Experiences in Sweden

Stockholm: With one day in Stockholm, you have just enough time to tour City Hall and learn about the Nobel Peace Prize, stroll the photogenic streets of Gamla Stan, and see the Vasa, a warship that was a big “oops!” in Swedish history. For us, Stockholm felt like the best of Paris, Prague, and Copenhagen, all blended together to form a gorgeous Scandinavian city. With clean streets, waterways, colorful buildings, and green spaces throughout the city, it’s hard not to fall in love with Stockholm.

Sandhamn and the archipelago of Stockholm: The island of Sandhamn is a charming destination situated within the archipelago of Stockholm. Explore small timber shops and homes surrounding the picturesque blue harbor, enjoy biking trails, relax on sunny beaches, and wander through dense pine forests. Grinda, Vaxholm, Svartso are three other popular islands to visit on the archipelago of Stockholm

Visby: Visby is a fairytale destination nestled on Sweden’s island of Gotland. Encircled by a medieval city wall on one end and a charming harbor on the other, Visby features cobblestone streets and Gothic churches. Venture beyond Visby to explore the natural beauty of Gotland, offering serene coastal views and natural charm.

Swedish Lapland: Embrace the Arctic wonders of Swedish Lapland, a region adorned with mountains, forests, archipelagos, and the mesmerizing Northern Lights. Experience the unique stay at a hotel made entirely from ice, make friends with a reindeer, and enjoy skiing down Sweden’s pristine slopes.

Gothenburg: Gothenburg, Sweden's second city, is a captivating blend of fanciful architecture, Parisian-style boulevards, and wondrous museums. Take a leisurely stroll down Haga Nygata, a historic street adorned with antique shops and cafes, explore the Skansen Kronan fortress, and wrap up your day with some excitement at Liseberg amusement park.

Malmo: Malmo is an eclectic city located on Sweden’s southern tip. Its attractive medieval center blends seamlessly with the city’s dramatic skyscrapers and the modern Öresund Bridge. When in Malmo, touring the Old Town and Malmo Castle are must-see experiences!

Uppsala: Explore the historical and charming city of Uppsala, which seamlessly blends its rich history with a vibrant university atmosphere. Key landmarks like the Uppsala Cathedral and Uppsala Castle showcase the city's historical significance, while engaging museums provide insights into the Viking era and royal history.

Best Time to Visit Sweden

June through August is the optimal time to visit Sweden for warm weather, with temperatures hovering around 70° F (21º C). During these months, you can enjoy long days, and the roads and trails are clear of snow, making it an ideal time for hiking and outdoor activities.

However, if you want to experience Sweden as a winter wonderland and to see the Northern Lights, then November-March is the best time to visit. During this period, you can engage in winter activities such as skiing, dog-sledding, ice-skating, and ice-fishing. Additionally, Christmas markets add a festive charm to large cities in December.