Sweden is a country made up of thousands of islands, countless lakes, dense forests, and snow-capped mountains. Along with unparalleled natural beauty, it also has a rich and interesting history. Whether you visit the cultural city of Gothenburg or the capital of Stockholm — there is so much to see, do, and eat!
Sweden is one of the most progressive countries in the world. Did you know that over half of the nation’s energy comes from renewable sources? And, with longstanding traditions, like Midsummer, the Swedes love to have a good time. Whether you are searching for a modern city escape, an outdoor adventure, or world-class nightlife, I promise Sweden has something for everyone.
June to August is probably the best time of year to travel there, as the warm temperatures make it ideal for strolls through the cities and long afternoons in the sun. If you head to the northern part of the country, you can see the midnight sun and tackle one of the many scenic hiking trails.
If you can handle the cold, the winter months, November through March, turn Sweden into a frosty wonderland. If you want, you can experience the Northern Lights then, as well as take part in all sorts of winter sports. But, if you want to experience Sweden’s legendary nightlife or archipelago adventures, it is best to plan your trip around the summer months.
Have you ever heard of the word “fika“? Fika is a concept, a state of mind, an attitude, and an important part of Swedish culture. Many Swedes consider that it is almost essential to make time for fika every day. It means seeing friends and colleagues to share a cup of coffee or tea and a little something to eat. You may even chose to partake in some snus together.
Halfway between Copenhagen and Oslo, on a rocky coastline, lies the largest non-capital in the Nordics. Gothenburg, historically, has always been seen as a lesser city to Stockholm, but it has spent the past few decades completely reinventing itself. It is now considered “the greenest city on earth!”
This beautiful port city is famous for its seafood. While there are plenty of places to try Swedish cuisine, the city also has a thriving international cuisine scene too. If you are a self-proclaimed “foodie,” then Gothenburg has some great places to dine, ranging from simple Swedish fare up to high-class cuisine in chic settings.
Stockholm is a city with an incredible history, and although it is the largest city in Scandinavia, it retains a calm atmosphere with pretty Swedish architecture and the natural beauty of the surrounding sea. It is a city that is quite easy to fall in love with!
It is made up of fourteen islands and has countless things to see and do between the museums, parks, cafes, and buildings. I always think the best way to explore a city is to put down your map and just wander around and Stockholm is definitely the perfect city to do that in. You will feel so welcome here.
This Swedish travel guide is filled with travel tips to help you get the most from your trip!