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Hiking in Swedish Lapland.
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Top 8 autumn activities in Sweden

In Sweden, the arrival of autumn is marked by milder temperatures, shorter days and a shifting scenery. The crowds are gone with the summer season, making this the ideal time to take tranquil advantage of Sweden’s colourful landscape. The autumn is when you really can explore Sweden with all your senses and at your own pace.

Here is a selection of 8 activities to enjoy in Sweden this autumn:

All Saints' Day
In Sweden, it is custom to visit cemeteries on All Saints Day, to remember friends and family members who have passed away. People light candles and place flowers on graves or so-called minneslund (remembrance grove).
Photo: Lieselotte van der Meijs/

Join in some popular Swedish traditions

Swedes are forward-thinking and great innovators, yet attached to traditions and customs. Make the most of your autumn break to celebrate Halloween as a family in an amusement park or an open-air museum, such as Liseberg in Gothenburg or Skansen and Gröna Lund in Stockholm. If you’re in Stockholm on 5 November, Swedish All Saint’s Day, you could also visit The Woodland Cemetery (Skogskyrkogården), a cemetery listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Autumn is also a time to discover a variety of culinary traditions: crayfish parties, ‘surströmming’ (fermented herring) season and lobster and truffle safaris.