Sweden has urban destinations, holiday islands and ski resorts in the neighboring country. Sweden is much more than just the capital Stockholm, and it is worth exploring the western neighbor comprehensively: there are plenty of interesting places to visit from Swedish Lapland all the way to the southern islands. According to countryaah, Sweden is a country located in northern Europe.
Swedish Nature Destinations also attract Finnish tourists.
Plenty of accommodation and mobility options
There are many accommodation options in Sweden. In large cities there is a choice in all price ranges from hotels to hostels and holiday homes. Prices are at the Finnish level.
Short for SE by abbreviationfinder, Sweden has an extensive train and bus network, so almost every place is easily accessible. Car rental is handy if you want to tour Sweden on your own – especially in the countryside.
In Stockholm, the metro is a convenient means of transportation and the city can also be reached by local trains and ferries.
The metropolitan atmosphere in Stockholm
Stockholm’s best-known attractions include the Old Town and its royal castle, Skansen’s extensive outdoor area and open-air museum with zoos on Djurgården Island, Gröna Lund Amusement Park and Junstracken, a fairy-tale character by Astrid Lindgren, on the same island.
Stockholm is full of good restaurants, shopping, great museums and a variety of cultural attractions. You should also head outside the old town and city center to the districts of Södermalm and Östermalm, and admire the city by sea from the old town to Skansen.
The capital of Gothenburg
Has Stockholm already been knocked out? Sweden’s second largest city, Gothenburg, is located on the west coast. Trendy Gothenburg, like Stockholm, is well suited for a shopping, delicacy or pleasure trip, for example.
One of the city’s most famous attractions is the Liseberg Amusement Park, which is suitable for both children and adults. Gothenburg also has a lot of culture and museums, as well as excellent restaurants. Gothenburg can be called the food capital of Sweden.
Kolmården is the largest zoo in the Nordic countries and more than 750 species can be seen. Kolmården is located near Norrköping, about an hour and a half drive from Stockholm.
The zoo’s specialty is a safari, where you can watch free-roaming wildlife from your own car.
Kolmården also has a sea world, a tiger world and farm animals that children can pet.
Åre – a paradise for alpine species in northern Europe
Åre is the largest ski resort in Northern Europe and also suitable for Finnish skiers.
As a winter tourist destination, Åre is one of the most diverse and in addition to the international level slopes, the area offers opportunities for various extreme sports. Afterski is one of the best. Åre is also well suited for families.
Gotland and Visby
The island of Gotland and its capital, Visby, are great summer destinations for the whole family. In the Baltic Sea, around Sweden and Latvia, Gotland has many historical attractions, some of which date back to the Middle Ages.
Medieval Visby, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a charmingly beautiful summer town with excellent restaurants, among other things. Gotland’s nature and beaches are also an unforgettable experience.
Malmö is located next to Copenhagen
In the beauty contest, Malmö in southern Sweden may not make it to Stockholm, but the city also has interesting places to visit for tourists. The Sound Bridge connects Malmö to Copenhagen, Denmark – the bridge is familiar to Finns at the latest from the highly popular crime series Bridge.
One of Malmö’s most famous landmarks is also the winding-shaped building Turning Torso. For the weekend getaway, the city also has ample shopping and a selection of restaurants.
Umeå is the largest city in the north
Umeå, located on the shores of the Gulf of Bothnia, is familiar to many Finnish tourists through cruises between Vaasa and Umeå. Umeå is a city of about 80,000 inhabitants, which also has a large student population thanks to the university.
Umeå is the 2014 European Capital of Culture. The city’s most famous attractions include the Västerbotten Provincial Museum, the Umedale Sculpture Park and the Bildmuseet, which presents photography and design. A fun place to visit for families with children is the deer park Älgens hus.
Uppsala is a nice student city
Known as a student city, Uppsala has a prestigious university that was founded as early as the 15th century. However, the city’s most famous attraction is its historic cathedral. The lively small town is a nice alternative to a city break in Sweden and you can also take a day trip from Stockholm – there is only about an hour’s drive between the cities.
THE BEST OF SWEDEN
Coffee and bun are an important part of Swedish culture.
Experience at least these in Sweden
- Spend a city break in Stockholm.
- Enjoy the archipelago atmosphere of summer Gotland.
- Snoozed new trends in Gothenburg.
- Experience Kolmården with children.
- Spend a ski holiday on the slopes of Åre.
The best city destinations in Sweden