City Hall, StockholmPhoto: Björn Olin/Folio/imagebank.sweden.se
Planning your holiday to Sweden? Explore Sweden and its regions.
Destinations in Sweden
Gothenburg and West Sweden
Gothenburg and West Sweden have international travel journalists and food bloggers salivating. Why? World-class seafood, world-class restaurants and a coastline and archipelago to die for.
Sweden’s capital city spreads out over 14 islands in Lake Mälaren and looks out proudly to the Baltic Sea to the east, through the Stockholm archipelago. Her grand public buildings, palaces, rich cultural history and museums tell her 700 year-old history beautifully.
Central Sweden is home to capital city Stockholm, the provinces of Dalarna and Värmland, as well as the beautiful city of Uppsala.
If you have watched the ‘Wallander’ television series, adapted from the books of Henning Mankell, you pretty much have the southern tip of Sweden in a nutshell. And it really is that gorgeous; with rolling plains, white cottages in the distance, and endless sandy beaches. 'Am I in Sweden', you may ask yourself.
Northern Sweden and legendary Swedish Lapland are unique. There is nowhere else in the world where you can visit the ICEHOTEL and Treehotel. Or sit around the campfire with a Sami guide, sharing stories of your day’s dog sledding adventure and sampling souvas, a local delicacy.
Lush, populated islands, deserted isles and rocky barren skerries dot Sweden’s archipelagos from the far north in Swedish Lapland, wrapping around the coastline of the deep south, before stretching up the west coast.
Northern Lights, Aurora Borealis trips and holidays
The best chance of seeing the Northern Lights at Abisko between November and end March.
Skåne and Malmö beaches
If you didn’t know it already we are a nation of bathers. Lake, river or sea, Swedes will get their kit off and jump into it.