Sweden (Sverige in Swedish) is the perfect destination for those who love nature and creativity. It is a country of harmony and innovation, a place where everyone can develop their interests and creativity.
Sweden is a modern country with strong traditions rooted in issues such as equality, pacifism and style close to nature, which contributes to arouse curiosity, entertainment and creativity simple life.
As always we collected 10 places in Sweden that look like they have been taken out of faitytales (guess which place ranks FIRST)?
10. Wallander’s Ystad.
What to see in Wallander’s Ystad The medieval town of Ystad, in southern Sweden, has inspired some of the worst murders in crime novels. Henning Mankell set in this town one of the most popular crime series, that of Inspector Kurt Wallander. The police station, the hotel, the white sand beach.. a journey through the places that hide, in fiction, terrible homicides.
9. Läckö Castle.
Läckö Castle is a medieval fortress located on the island of Kallandso, 25 kilometers north of Lidkóping (Västergötland), and on the shores of Lake Vänern, the largest lake in Sweden.
8. Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarvi.
A small Sami town with a strong Finnish minority (hence its Finnish name), situated on the shores of a lake in northern Lapland, Jukkasjärvi was off the beaten path until they opened an ice hotel there, which has been attracting every winter ever since. to customers (and curious) around the world. Made entirely of ice, the hotel is a true wonder, although it is not for all budgets. The winter-only restaurant even serves refined specialties on ice plates or champagne in ice glasses. It’s amazing! Give it a try during your trip to Sweden.
7. City of Visby.
With its rampart and cobbled streets, historic Visby is one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Scandinavia, earning it a place on the UNESCO World Heritage List. In August it celebrates its great date, Medieval Week, and is transformed into a kingdom of knights, jesters and duels. Although tourists had left in September and many seasonal establishments had closed, Visby quickly won us over.
6. Lake Mälaren.
The first thing to do is enjoy the boat trip on the lake and admire the views, the landscape and the number of outstanding places of interest that we find along the way, and why not, have a snack in the bar on the Stromma ship. Among other points of interest we will have the opportunity to see some of the residential neighborhoods of Stockholm where we find offices of large companies or blocks of designer apartments next to Lake Malaren. There is also Lux, the one-Michelin-star restaurant, located in an old Electrolux factory and with a privileged location on the lake shore.
Further on we can see small islets in the distance with small wooden houses, some, others with dazzling mansions and much, much vegetation.
5. Dragon Gate outside Gävle.
Gävle is a small town that is 175 kilometers north of Stockholm, or about two hours by car. It has approximately 100,000 inhabitants and on the first day of Advent of every Christmas, the merchants association builds a giant straw goat – over three tons in weight and almost 15 meters tall! The goat is always in the same place in the city.
4. Glimmingehus, a medieval manor in Skåne.
If you’re in the region of Skane, you must absolutely visit this towering medieval manor and explore it while discovering its long history. It will be the experience of a lifetime.
3. Swedish Lapland, Torneträsk.
Lake Torneträsk is located in the huge municipality of Kiruna. Due to its unique shape and its proximity to the charming town of Abisko, it is one of my favorite places in the region. From there you can see the most beautiful northern lights of last winter. And to top off this great tour of the region, you should try the public sauna on the lake.
The town’s name derives from the nearby Fjället mountain, and it was founded in the 17th century. It is famous throughout the country for its cobbled streets, red fishermen’s houses and seafood, of excellent international reputation. Fjällbacka has a lot to offer visitors, including a beautiful archipelago, fresh seafood, and a number of islands that are perfect for exploring by kayak. During the summer thousands of tourists visit Fjällbacka while the rest of the year, its population does not reach a thousand. Despite its small size there are hotels, cafes and shops.
10. Lakes of Dalarna.
The towns around Lake Siljan are very touristy in good weather. In the town of Leksand every year you can see the midnight sun, while the town of Rättvik, very close to Dalarna, is famous for its folk dances. And the kids are sure to love the Orsa bear park. One city that you cannot miss is Falun. This city was the most important mining city in Sweden and Europe. The Great Copper Mountain of Falun, a World Heritage Site since 2001, can be visited with a guide or alone. Precisely, the typical red color of the wooden houses of Dalarna owes its name to the copper of Falun.