Sights and activities in Sweden

Sights in Sweden

Sights in northern Sweden Sights in middle Sweden Sights in southern Sweden

 

Sweden, with its long-stretched and narrow geography, offers a very diverse and shifting landscape.
The northern parts are sparsely populated, full of deep forests, swamps, mountains and vast wildernesses. Some of the most stunning views in Sweden are found up here, such as the northern lights and the Scandinavian mountains, and there are tons of adventures and activities to be explored year-round. Northern Sweden is huge and actually cover 60 % of the country; it’s a long drive to see it all but it will definitely be worth your while.
 
The southern and middle parts of Sweden has a more open, agricultural landscape and beautiful leafy forests. There are lots of interesting cities and cultural sights, and all the lakes and plentiful coastal areas provide some great stops for a summer holiday. Almost 90 % of the population live in the middle and southern parts of Sweden, primarily in the regions around the three major cities of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö.
 
As far as activities goes, it’s never difficult to find adventures and exciting things to do in Sweden. We’ll do our best to provide some interesting suggestions on this site, and hopefully anyone can find some inspiration.
 
(If you’re looking for things to do in Stockholm, GetYourGuide has some great activities, tours and trips to offer in the Stockholm area.)

The Royal Mounds
The Royal Mounds

Old Uppsala is an area famous for its important role in the early period of Swedish history, and it’s a never-ending source of cultural and mythological stories. Around 1500-1600 years ago, it was a ruling political and religious node in…

Music festivals in Sweden
Music festivals in Sweden

Music festivals have always been hugely popular in Sweden and whatever music, crowd, atmosphere, price or location you prefer – there’s definitely something for everyone. Over the years, many festivals have come and gone but some of the oldest ones…

Dog sledding
Dog sledding

Dog sledding is a very popular activity for people visiting the northern parts of Sweden. A dog sled tour may either be for a few hours or longer adventures of several days (usually a package-deal including lodging, meals, sauna etc.).…

Lake Siljan
Lake Siljan

Lake Siljan with its surroundings in beautiful Dalarna really lets you experience countryside Sweden at its best. Dalarna county offers a very rich cultural heritage unlike anywhere else in Sweden, and several old-time Swedish traditions have their origin in the…

The High Coast
The High Coast

The High Coast of Sweden is a beautiful stretch of land between the cities Härnösand and Örnsköldsvik, in the province of Ångermanland in Sweden. The retraction of the last continental ice sheet made this area rise high above the gulf…

Northern Lights
Northern Lights

As one of the most sought after visual shows of the northern hemisphere, the northern lights are an amazing natural phenomena that occurs when charged particles enters the atmosphere in the polar regions. The particles gain energy when accelerated by…

Ale’s stones
Ale’s stones

Ale’s stones is a majestic stone monument dating back to around 600 A.D. The momument forms a 67 meter long “ship” created by 59 vertically standing stones, all weighing a few tonnes each. The true meaning of Ale’s stones is still…

Gotland & Visby
Gotland & Visby

Gotland is the largest island in Sweden and a very popular destination for domestic tourists in the summer. Despite being located just off the south-eastern coast, it is quite different from the Swedish mainland and a refreshing change of scenery.…

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