Things to do
Culture, heritage & 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 and Röhsska Design museum. In Malmö check out Moderna Museet and Malmö Konsthall.
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.
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.