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Two girls are sitting on a pier across from moored private boats.
Summer in the city, Stockholm
Photo: Tove Freiij/imagebank.sweden.se

Things to do

Nature in the city

Even in Sweden’s big cities; Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö, nature is literally on your doorstep.

Nature in Stockholm

As international cities go Stockholm usually gets a mention as being one of the most beautiful. It sits on 14 islands, is surrounded by water and has abundant parkland, forest and lakeshore beaches.

A group of kayaks and a motorboat go down a city canal in Stockholm, lined by trees.
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Photo: Tove Freiij/imagbank.sweden.se
Kayaking in the city centre.
Stockholm |
Photo: Tove Freiij/imagbank.sweden.se

Nature in Gothenburg

Being a port city you are never far from water in Gothenburg; down at the harbour where giant ferries traffic continental Europe, or the city’s beautifully laid-out canals.

Two people sit next to a couple of trees on a grassy hill overlooking apartment buildings during sunset.
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Photo: Faramarz Gosheh/imagebank.sweden.se
Magical summers evening in Gothenburg
Gothenburg, West Sweden |
Photo: Faramarz Gosheh/imagebank.sweden.se

Nature in Malmö

Malmö is famous for its city centre parks (16 and counting) and its beautiful canals that wind their way through the older parts of town. 

A group of friends have a picnic in a Malmö city park.
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Photo: Karolina Friberg/imagebank.sweden.se
An outdoor picnic in Malmö, Skåne.
Malmö, Skåne |
Photo: Karolina Friberg/imagebank.sweden.se