Sweden Road Trip

Sights and activities in Sweden

Sights in Sweden

Sights in northern SwedenSights in middle SwedenSights in southern Sweden

 
Sweden, with its long-stretched and narrow geography, offers a very diverse and shifting landscape with plenty of famous landmarks and beautiful places to visit. The larger cities are still the primary appeal with their rich culture, enticing nightlife entertainment and world-renowned culinary experiences – but an increasing number of people are also finding their way out on the lush countryside, where all the best sights, sceneries and attractions in Sweden are absolutely free for everyone to enjoy.

The northern parts of the country 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 central parts of Sweden has a more open, agricultural landscape and beautiful leafy forests. There are lots of interesting cities and cultural sights to visit here, 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. Regardless if you’re visiting in the summer or in the winter, you will never have to wonder what to do. We’ll do our best to provide interesting suggestions on this site, where hopefully anyone can find some inspiration.
 

The Ice Hotel

The Ice Hotel

Since the opening in 1990, the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi (near the city of Kiruna in northern Sweden) has grown to be Sweden’s perhaps most well-known attraction, visited every year by 50 000 guests from all over the world.

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 the region…

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 are still going strong after almost 30 years.

Abisko National Park

Abisko National Park

If you’ve made your way to the northernmost parts of Sweden, Abisko National Park is just one of those must see places. The areas this far north are rightfully considered to be the last wilderness of Europe – and the scenery is truly breathtaking.

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.). The shorter trips…

Lake Siljan & Dalarna

Lake Siljan & Dalarna

Lake Siljan with its rural surroundings in the beautiful province of Dalarna really lets you experience countryside Sweden at its best. Dalarna, located in the western part of central Sweden, is a diverse and shifting country indeed…

The Mine Suite

The Mine Suite

Tired of the same old dull hotels you find along the road? Spend the night at the world’s supposedly deepest underground hotel room! The Mine Suite is located 155 m (more than 500 ft) underground, deep inside the old silver mine of Sala…

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 (some 10.000 years ago) made this area rise high above the gulf of Bothnia…

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 the earth’s magnetic field…

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 debated…

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.