Sweden’s capital, Stockholm, is a city built on 14 islands surrounded by nature.
Visit Uppsala with its towering Cathedral, dating back to around 1270, and the gardens of Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus. The copper mine in Falun, a UNESCO World Heritage site, dates back to the 1600s. The Dalarna region is home to the famous orange Dala Horse, where artists Carl Larsson and Anders Zorn lived and found their inspiration. Birka Viking archaeological site and museum, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sigtuna was Sweden’s first town, founded in 980 AD, with cobblestone streets and well-preserved buildings, and shops selling Swedish handicrafts. Spend time island-hopping through Stockholm’s archipelago with over 30,000 islands to explore.
The West Coast & Southern Sweden
Gothenburg, located on the west coast, is Sweden’s second-largest city and home to Volvo cars, with museums, exceptional restaurants (foodies, take note!), and pristine nature nearby.
Bohuslän archipelago with over 8,000 islands, perfect for kayaking, boat trips, fishing, hiking, and relaxing. The Crystal Kingdom region where over a dozen renowned glassworks and studios are located, producing unique designs using traditional and modern techniques. A shopper’s delight! You can even blow your own glass. The historic Göta Canal, through the heart of southern and central Sweden, was completed in 1832. Multiple-day cruises are available on historic steamer ships, or enjoy the sights from the shoreline on foot or bicycle. The city of Kalmar, on the Baltic Sea, with cobblestone streets, well-preserved buildings, and the Kalmar Castle, dating to the 12th century. Astrid Lindgren’s World in Vimmerby, where you can visit the character Pippi Longstocking and have a family fun day. The island of Gotland, with UNESCO World Heritage-listed town of Visby, medieval history, and unique landscapes.