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Läckö Castle on a green hill with Lake Vänern and a tree-filled island in the background.
Läckö Castle, Läckö
Photo: Per Pixel Petersson/imagebank.sweden.se

Things to do

Culture, heritage & arts

Hooked on our culture, heritage and arts? Go Dancing Queen at ABBA The Museum in Stockholm. Go Viking on the island of Gotland. Or go to the Arctic north and meet the Sami people, the original Swedes

Arts


Don’t wait for a rainy day to visit our museums and art galleries. Apart from the art on display they are very likely to have good food, a great cup of coffee and brilliant gift shops. For city art visit the Fotografiska Museet, Moderna Museet, Liljevalchs Konstmuseum and Swedish Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm. In Gothenburg visit the Gothenburg Museum of Art. In Malmö check out Moderna Museet and Malmö Konsthall. 

A man and a woman walk past the orange sign of the Moderna Museet museum of modern art in Malmö.
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Photo: Miriam Preis/imagebank.sweden.se
Moderna Museet is one of Europe’s leading museums of modern and contemporary art, with a collection of high international standing. Malmö has one of the most beautiful exhibition spaces in Sweden. An inquiry came from the City of Malmö if Moderna Museet would open a subsidiary in the building on Gasverksgatan 22. In a unique collaboration with the City of Malmö, Region Skåne and the Swedish government, Moderna Museet Malmö was inaugurated on December 26, 2009.
Moderna Museet, Malmö |
Photo: Miriam Preis/imagebank.sweden.se

Swedish crime literature and film


Swedish culture and lifestyle, through literature and film is hot stuff. The books of Stieg Larsson (Millennium Trilogy), Henning Mankell (Detective Wallander books and TV series) and Camilla Läckberg (‘Ice Princess’, ‘the Stonecutter’) and the TV series, The Bridge, lay bare the underbelly of Swedish society and delve into the collective Swedish psyche, admittedly in gorgeous natural settings. 

The Öresund Bridge from water level.
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Photo: Janus Langhorn/imagebank.sweden.se
Öresundsbron connects Sweden to Denmark and the European continent
Öresund, Malmö |
Photo: Janus Langhorn/imagebank.sweden.se

Heritage


We haven't always been the mild-mannered, peace-loving nation we are today. Go to the excellent Army Museum in Stockholm and discover how we became a great power in Europe and then… lost it all. Expect brilliant exhibitions about Sweden at war from Viking times on.

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Photo: Emelie Asplund/imagebank.sweden.se
The collection of rock carvings from the Bronze Age in Tanum in southwest Sweden is a World Heritage Site.
Bohuslän |
Photo: Emelie Asplund/imagebank.sweden.se