Did you know that there is a country in the world that actually pays high school students to regularly attend their classes and complete their studies! Let’s Check out some of the best things to do in Sweden as well.
Its official name is the Kingdom of Sweden. Sweden is also known as the land of Lakes because it comprises about 100,000 lakes and also comprises of more than 200,000 islands. Talking about the biological diversity of the country Sweden has wolves and bears in the north to wild boars and roe dears in the south. Sweden also has a high intensity of aquatic life and flora.
Being a famous European country Sweden experiences more than 5 million tourist visitors every year from across the globe. There are more than 1100 historic fortresses and more than 10 royal castles. Stockholm, the capital city of Sweden as well as the biggest city in the country. Stockholm is one of the cleanest and one of the greenest cities in the world and due to this, it is also known as mini-Venice. The right to roam freely throughout most of the country is enshrined in the Swedish law (termed as ‘Allemansratten’ means “every person’s right”) which makes it very awesome for visitors.
In this article, you can find the top 10 things to do in Sweden to experience and embrace the true flavor of this beautiful country:
- A tour to Stockholm
Stockholm is an amazing place to visit. The city is a perfect example of ancient architecture and modern sophistication. There are many things to try within the city. It would not be a complete tour if you miss the capital city Stockholm. There are several places to visit in Stockholm such as the Royal bridge & canal [ here you can get a boat tour to the royal bridge and can observe the beauty of the canal], Vikingaliv [here you can learn about the Viking culture with the help of amazing videography and posters.], Tantolunden Park [here you can see the beauty of flowers and have a water sidewalk with your loved ones.
There is also a small beach to take away the stress in you, Grona Lund [an amusement park perfect for a family day out. It has more than 30 attractions including roller coasters and the free tilt. No wonder, it is one of the things to do in Stockholm Sweden]. There is a facility available here with the name ‘Hop-on Hop-off Bus’ which allows you to travel across the city with 20 stops at the best places to give you the perfect introduction of the city.
- Winter Fun
If you are planning to visit Sweden in winter so here are some awesome things to do there. In winters many lakes get frozen and you can take the advantage of that by playing Ice hockey. You can also go for Ice Skating, Snowmobile riding, Skiing, Dog Sledding, Swedish cold bathing [these activities can be done at the places like Hagaparken, Humlegarden, Tantelunden, Garden, Are, Salen, Vemdalen, Abisko, Nikkaluokta, Ostersund]. The best thing which you can observe in winters is the Northern Lights. Swedish Lapland is one of the best places to see Aurora Borealis in the world. During winters Sweden experience vast biological diversity. You can plan a trip into the wilderness of Sweden where you can see some amazing natural beauties and wilderness. There is a high probability of getting a chance to see Lynx, Arctic wolves, Reindeer, snowy owls, Elk, Bears.
- Summer Fun
Summer is the best time to take full advantage of “every person’s right” which gives you the liberty to walk, cycle, ski, ride and camp mostly on all public land. Here are some awesome things to do in Sweden if you are planning to visit the country in the summer. You can opt for wild camping which allows you to camp anywhere in the wilderness and take a closer look into it. You can visit Kungsleden(The King’s Trail) in Swedish Lapland to experience the best Hiking of your tours. Water sports is one of the top things to do in Sweden in summer and you can also go for Canoeing and Kayaking on Varmland’s Tranquil lakes (Guided tour) and on Lapland’s wild river (a solo trip for hardcore enthusiasts). If you like timber work then you can also go for timber rafting. Summers are also great for you if you love Sailing.
- Swedish Food
Every place has its own taste and Sweden comes among the top countries which have really good food diversity. Some of the Swedish dishes to try on your tour to Sweden are Swedish Meatballs, Open face sandwiches, Swedish candy, BlodPudding, Herring, Husmanskost, Smulpaj, Semla, Smörgåstårta, Ostkaka.
- A tour to the Ice Hotel
Yeah! You heard right an Ice hotel. Can you imagine a hotel in which everything is made up of ice like walls, tables, chairs, decorations and even beds? How can anyone sleep on an Ice bed!! Well, it’s an amazing place to visit. This ice hotel is reconstructed every winter and there are approx. 100 rooms available for the visitors. It’s a perfect place to spend some quality time together with your loved ones.
- Like Swimming – Try the Nocturnal Swim and Ice Swim
If you are a swimming lover then take your swimming to a next level try out ice swimming and Nocturnal swimming. Ice swimming is like you are swimming in a pool with ice-cold water in it and even the crust is frozen with a small opening. The nocturnal swim is like swimming at the time of midnight sun with even chances of watching the northern lights. To get a chance to experience the complete nocturnal swim would the luckiest moment of your life.
- Experience the Nature
Sweden has a unique natural diversity. You can visit various places in Sweden to experience the nature in an outstanding way. These places are: East Vättern Scarp Landscape Biosphere Reserve, The Nedre Dalalven – River landscape, Blekinge Archipelago, Gothenburg Archipelago, Stockholm Archipelago,Stora Sjöfallet National Park, Sarek National Park, Tiveden National Park, Padjelanta National Park, Nature Reserve Glaskogen, Hökensås, Vindelfjällen, Sveaskog, Lake Vastenjávrre and Virihávrre, Lake Vättern, Lake Vänern, Lake Storsjön, River Klarälven, River Torne, River Dalälven, Vindelfjällensnaturreservat, Liseberg Theme Park(Gothenburg).
- Step back in past
Sweden has many places that remind us of the past of the country and humanity. If you want to know the history of the northern people and the country itself then there are many places for that. These places include [Feskekôrka, Goteborg], [Ales Stenar, Skane], [Hallwyl Museum, Stockholm], [Tanum Rock Carvings, Tanum], [Malmo Castle, Malmo], [Gripsholm Castle, Mariefred], [The Royal Palace, Stockholm], [Lund Cathedral], [Drottningholm Palace], [ABBA museum], [Fotografiska museum], [Vasa Museum].
- Fantasy World
There is a place in Sweden with the name “Astrid Lindgren’s Fairy Tale world” here the fairy tales of Astrid Lindgren come to life. It’s an ideal place to spend some quality time together with your family. Children usually found this place much exciting and enjoy their fairy tale world in real life. There is something for each age group to do here thereby making it one of the best things to do in Sweden all around the year.
- Rent a Boat and Relax
Sweden comprises 100000 lakes and 200000 islands so it would be hard enough to reach them by road. The service of boat renting is provided near the coast which allows you to roam the water world in a perfect manner. You can visit various places via boat easily and effectively. Sailing is another option is you really want to observe the water world. You can learn many things about the country’s architecture as the route followed by the boat is passed through many beautiful architectural sites.
There is no age to go for an adventure. Traveling is not just visiting somewhere and doing things around there, instead, it’s about the things that nature has offered us and we should be delighted to experience all these Sweden things to do. Sweden is one of nature’s gift to humanity so I would like to suggest you to visit here twice because the beauty can only be experienced in two separate seasons that is summer and winter. Whether you are looking for top things to do in Malmo Sweden or fun things to do in Sweden, the above travel guide covers everything.
I am suggesting this because I do not want you to miss any delightful view offered by nature. Doing everything with proper planning gives the best output so the above information will help you to formulate your plan and make your tour a rememberable journey. Now you know exactly what to do in Sweden, you can go ahead and plan your journey with total enthusiasm. If you are planning to visit some other popular countries near Sweden then don’t forget to check our Europe travel guide.
About Author: NAKUL RAHAL is a professional writer who loves sharing his travel experienced through blogging. His hobbies include Serpentology and Short Story Writings.