We’re counting down our picks for the top 10 destinations in Sweden. Are you a fan of our posts? Be sure to comment to travel and Ring the bell to be notified about our latest posts. For this list, we’re looking at Sweden’s most remarkable cities, towns, regions and natural spaces that you should consider visiting.
Number 10 Malmo
Sweden’s third largest city Malma earns its place on your travel itinerary with its unique blend of new and old. A medieval city, its rich history has been preserved in the form of numerous centuries old structures including the iconic Malmohus Slott Castle, the Old Town as a whole is a gift to history buffs or anyone with a passion for architecture. Speaking of Mama is also a living showcase of Swedish ingenuity. And the design of the skyline is equally defined by strikingly modern buildings like the instantly recognizable turning torso. If you want to make this an international trip, it’s worth noting that Mama is conveniently located just across the LS and bridge from Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark. But honestly, given how vibrant, progressive, and culturally diverse malmer is in its own right, you might never want to leave.
9 Scorner located at the southernmost end of Sweden.
Scorner, also known as Skornia. There’s a county that actually encompasses the aforementioned city of Malmo. Given everything that this county has to offer, however, we felt that Mama and the larger area of Scorner actually warrant their own entries. A verdant and fertile county’s corner is the ultimate escape for anyone looking to get away from the city. And that applies both to locals and travelers alike. For those needing a bit of peace and tranquility, there’s no shortage of walking paths and forested areas. Where you can reconnect with nature along the coast, however, the greenery gives way soft sandy beaches. The stretch as far as the eye can see, a stallion with its little fishing villages is especially charming, with arguably the tastiest food and all of Sweden and some of the best weather. Scorn certainly is blessed. Will there be sure to check out the local highlights of land and Easter.
Master and master might be small but with over 800 Years of history. It’s an island community with a lot to offer. The biggest and most significant attraction is undoubtedly Castione Fortress, which dates back to the 17th century. But that’s just the cherry on top of this all round picturesque destination. While the local population is under 1500 people, the island’s popular sailing events have put it on the map both locally and internationally, with the largest sailing community. Don’t worry though, you don’t need your sea legs to appreciate all this destination. Has to offer master and also distinguishes itself with excellent seafood and some lovely nature trails because of its relatively modest size, master and can be appreciated in a single day or weekend, making it a perfect day trip or add on to a larger holiday.
Number 7 Uppsala
Upsala is the 4th largest city in Sweden when it comes to religious sites, however it’s second to none. The city is home. To the iconic Uppsala Cathedral, which is the largest of its kind in the country, among other noteworthy attractions like the Gustavian AM and Uppsala Castle? Well, the history of the city itself is impressive. The history of the area actually dates all the way back to the 3rd century, just a few miles north of the city. Is old Uppsala, a settlement dating back to the 3rd century, which was once a major place of trade and worship, not to mention the seat of bygone Swedish kings today. Books Ala might not be the starring attraction to your trip to Sweden, but it certainly has a lot to offer and located less than 50 miles away from the nation’s capital. It makes for a must visit addition to the itinerary.
6 stuck home or kept in Largo.
This large collection of islands in the Baltic Sea is very popular, with locals conveniently located just a short distance east of Stockholm proper. This beautiful natural space makes for a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle. Of the city. In fact, a high percentage of Swedish people have deemed it the most beautiful destination in the entire country, and I think you can kick off your island hopping adventure simply by taking a quick 10 minute ferry ride from the city with 10s of thousands of islands in the archipelago. It’s not a destination for completionists, but it certainly offers a nice bit of variety. Vaxholm boasts surprisingly ornate architecture, while the World War One Fortress on star Tofu Ted is a must see for history buffs. Green tea is a paradise for some seekers, while Marsha is famous for its hiking trails.
Number five Kungsleden
Speaking of hiking, outdoorsy travelers won’t want to miss their chance to explore the Kings Trail spanning an impressive 270 miles. This iconic trail is the country’s most famous trek and likely appears on the bucket list of many serious hikers from around the world. The trail has something to offer, end to end all the way from Marvin in the South to Abisko in the north. The highlight, however, is without a doubt the section of the Kings Trail that. Passes through the Vein Delphian Nature Reserve surrounded by Scandinavian mountains. Travelers are treated to Swedish wilderness at its very finest. Depending on how much of the trail you choose to tackle, you’ll be absolutely astounded by the variety of it all. From the Alpine Lapland area through small Swedish villages and passing beautiful lakes, fun fact during the winter months Kungsleden doubles as a ski trail.
4 Gothenburg, the second largest city.
In all of Sweden, Gothenburg is rich in history, culture and modern experiences when approaching the coastal city, either by water or land. Travelers are immediately struck by the color palette. This is a city of red and green. The latter comes from the sheer abundance of green space that the city has protected, and then there are other buildings, red roofs, and red brick buildings abound, giving the entire place a very consistent aesthetic, especially considering its age. Interspersed throughout the city, however, or show stopping modern structures like the Opera House such as the nature of Gothenburg and extremely walkable city, Gothenburg is open minded, welcoming and an all round pleasure to explore.
3 Gotland located off the East Coast of Sweden.
Gotland certainly rivals the Stockholm archipelago for the country’s prettiest destination, the largest island in the Baltic Sea. Got planned is relatively sparsely populated, with only about 58,000 people spread across its 1229 square miles of land. Be that as it may, with evidence of human settlements dating back 8000 years and more than 100 medieval churches to its name. There’s a whole to discover as you navigate this beautiful destination, travelers could easily spend an entire trip soaking up the sun or exploring the countryside, but you’d be remiss to skip this being the island’s population center and only real city. It’s arguably the most impressive surviving medieval destination in Sweden, and many would say all of Scandinavia. Photographers are sure to be utterly charmed by the cobblestone streets and quaint little shops. Add in all the areas prehistoric sites. And you’ve got a truly unforgettable trip.
Number two Swedish Lapland
Rugged northern beauty isn’t for everyone, but for those who don’t mind the cold. A trip to Lapland is an absolute must. Once you move beyond the Arctic Circle, you’ll be reminded of just how wild some parts of the world remain because of its location near the pole. Swedish Lapland experiences nearly 24 hours of sun or 24 hours of darkness, depending on the time of year. So book your trip wisely. The adventure opportunities here are many and varied. Including dog sledding, ice climbing, sleigh rides, yes, with reindeer skiing, snowmobiling, and more. This is also one of the best places on Earth to see the Northern Lights. Honestly, this is the sort of travel experience that you will genuinely remember for the rest of your life. Of course, for something extra special, you’ll want to stay in UK Harvey’s iconic Ice hotel.
Number one Stockholm
Sweden is a beautiful and diverse country with much to offer from. One end to the other and Warstock home might be the default. Go to destination for most travelers visiting the Scandinavian country for the first time. There’s a good reason for that. The capital city is a mosaic of architectural marvels, new and old. Gamla Stan, the Old Town looks like something out of a fairy tale, and that goes double when the Ullmark NAB Christmas market is happening. Then you’ve got the historic sites like the Royal Palace and Stockholm Cathedral at the same time. However, this is a city that has defined itself as a leader of modern design. With such head turning attractions as the Aula Medica building and the Stockholm waterfront. The city is similarly on trend for all things fashion and food, but without ever coming across as pretentious or unfriendly Stockholm’s stellar reputation is well earned.