Sweden Travel Tips
Since the devaluation of the Swedish crown, Sweden has become much more affordable, and the simple joys of fresh air, landscape and culture are free. Its forests are starkly beautiful, its lakes giant. Stockholm, the country's capital, is a progressive city with pockets that maintain a village feel.
Gothenburg and Malmö also beckon with urban delights. Away from the cities, Sweden takes in vast areas of scenic coastline and idyllic islands. The wilderness areas of Norrland have the legendary midnight sun in summer, Arctic Scandinavia's highest mountain and marvelous hiking trails.
Visitors to the so-called “Venice of the North” will find that Stockholm's beautiful canals and bridges definitely deserve to be described by a thusly flattering a moniker. A wide variety of boat ...
The territory north of Stockholm once represented Sweden’s Viking heartland. Their heyday corresponded roughly with the Dark Ages, when they were feared and respected throughout Europe, as far afield ...
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and these Scandinavians know how to make good use of their environment. Built on 14 islands, Stockholm is known for its famously blue water, its terracotta coloured ...
Written by Viator, October 2012
Stockholm is a magic place at Christmas time. If you really want to get a true Christmas feeling, visit Stockholm during the month of December. If you are lucky, it might be a snowy white Christmas! ...
Written by Jodi R, Germany, November 2011
Malmö is a cosmopolitan city with a dramatically revitalized post-industrial energy. Once a run-down harbor area, the seafront is now bristling with life and architecture, notably the landmark ...
A 40-minute train ride from Stockholm is the gorgeous city of Uppsala, the fourth largest city in Sweden.
A 40-minute train ride from Stockholm is the gorgeous city of Uppsala, the fourth largest city in Sweden. The city, which is divided into two parts by the Fyris river, includes an entire historic ...
Written by Diana Edelman, USA, October 2012
Forget about Swedish fish, those yummy gummy sweets that you can find in America and beyond. Sweden is known for far more culinary delights. On your next trip to this Scandinavian country be sure to ...
Written by Diana Edelman, USA, August 2012
Located in the Skäne region of Sweden, Helsinborg and the towns nearby, offer more than just a bustling northern European city. Here, long days and warm temps in the summer mean plenty of time ...
Written by Diana Edelman, USA, November 2012
Starting in November, holiday markets begin to decorate Sweden with their sparkling lights. Ornamented Christmas trees and flickering candles line city streets, merchants in their cozy stalls sell ...
Dance around the maypole in Sweden
for Midsummer's night, as the longest day of the year with ancient
pagan traditions, this is one of the most unique holidays in Sweden.
Drinking and dancing ...
Written by Diana Edelman, USA, April 2012
Springtime in Sweden isn’t like springtime in America. Here, the temperatures hover between the high 30s to mid-50s, but people begin to get outside. April is an ideal time to visit the country – ...
The panorama of tiny islands that form the archipelago of Stockholm
are even more enchanting when viewed from the air or experienced by
water – so take to the skies and waterways of the Swedish ...
Written by Jodi R, Germany, October 2011
You’re in Stockholm for a night. Where do you go to eat and drink? On a ship or with a Pelikan! Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Sweden Things To Do blog . Visit the ...
Written by Jodi R, Germany, September 2011
Sweden may be home
to cosmopolitan design and sophisticated urban life, but once you get
out of the city it’s a wilderness up there! Whether you’re climbing on
the West Coast, skiing above the ...
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