Sweden is one of the most popular holiday destination in Europe, boasting thousands of beautiful coastal islands and inland lakes to explore. There’s so much to see on a holiday to this green country, from breath-taking landscapes on hikes, cycles or sails through its islands to spectacular, well-preserved historical monuments.
The destination truly is for everyone, offering fantastic festivals all-year round as well as fantastic family-friendly attractions.
Check out our top seven sights to see on your holiday to Sweden!
1. The island of Djurgården
The idyllic, green island of Djurgården in central Stockholm is a fantastic sight to see on your holiday to Sweden. You can reach the beautiful island by foot, ferry boat, tram or bus. The area offers peaceful strolls, such as around the Djurgårdsbrunn canal and an array of museums, bars and cafes, including the world’s first open-air museum, Skanksen.
The 500-metre long walking path of Monteliusvägen offers a spectacular view of Lake Mälaren, the third-largest freshwater lake in Sweden. The path also boasts gorgeous views of the small islet of Riddarholmen. Walking this pathway is particularly great at sunrise or sunset.
3. Drottningholm Palace
The royal palace Drottningholm Palace is located on the island of Lovön, around 11 kilometres west of Stockholm’s centre. The building is Sweden’s best-preserved royal palace, constructed in the 17th century, and is the permanent residence of the royal family. A visit to this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must on your Swedish getaway.
4. Visby City Wall
Visby City Wall is a 12th century medieval defensive wall surrounding the town of Visby on the large Swedish island of Gotland – attracting over 800,000 visitors each year! The island of Gotland itself is also a brilliant area to visit on your Swedish holiday, as a quaint town surrounded by 13th century walls and filled with lovely cafes, bars and restaurants.
5. Kalmar Castle
Kalmar Castle, located in Kalmar, in south-east Sweden, is another fantastic historical building to explore. The castle was given its current design during the 16th century and today, attracts thousands of visitors keen to see the building in all its glory and explore the unique exhibitions presented inside.
6. Kolmården Wildlife Park
Kolmården Wildlife Park is the largest zoo in Scandinavia, overlooking Bråviken bay in Sweden. The zoo is home to over 600 animals, from giraffes to African lions, and offer visitors entertainment through its dolphin shows, safari gondolas, birds of prey shows and more. It’s a fantastic day out for the whole family, nestled beautifully in the countryside south of Stockholm.
The quaint town of Sigtuna is a lovely place to visit, famous as being Sweden’s first ever town, having been founded in AD 980. The town, located a 45 minute drive from Stockholm, offers visitors a plethora of fascinating medieval churches, ruins and buildings, as well as modern shops, cafes and restaurants.
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