5 Must-See Places in Sweden

Thinking of a trip to Sweden but you’re not entirely sure what there is to see? Take a look at these top 5 places to visit in Sweden.

Top 5 Places to Visit in Sweden: Scenic summer night panorama of the Old Town (Gamla Stan) architecture pier in Stockholm, Sweden
Scenic summer night panorama of the Old Town (Gamla Stan) architecture pier in Stockholm, Sweden

Top 5 Places to Visit in Sweden

Stockholm Archipelago

There are a number of ways to see the archipelago. Whether you feel like seeing the islands from the water and the comfort of a boat, or you fancy cycling your way around them, this archipelago has lots to offer. From seal safaris to kayaking, it offers adventure as well as peace. Just 20 minutes away from Stockholm, and made up of 3,000 islands, there’s no reason why you should miss it at all.

Aurora Sky Station

On Mount Nuolja, there is a place that claims to be the best place to see the Northern Lights. The Sky Station is in the middle of the Auroral zone, it boasts a practically cloud-free sky. Every night, there are guided tours and an exhibition so you can learn about the lights. Some people have even heard the Northern Lights.

Top 5 Places to Visit in Sweden: Sweden Aurora Northern Lights
Northern Lights


Vasamuseet in Stockholm is the home to the warship Vasa. Hilariously, Vasa was 69m long and 48.8m tall, but when it set off on its maiden voyage in 1628, it sank within minutes because it was too top heavy. It sank to the bottom of the Saltsjon where it remained until 1961 when it was deposited in its current home. In the summer, there are guided tours every 30 minutes in English. The museum covers a number of different subject, including life on board, naval warfare and the lives of the ill-fated passengers.


An area once dominated by industry, now lies quiet. Beautifully preserved, former factory buildings sit amongst canals and locks. Visit the Kungsfallet for an impressive waterfall. Today, you can visit any number of museums to learn about the history of the area, such as the Arbetets Museum exhibition, which is in a seven side building called the “flat iron”.


If you’ve been to Stockholm, then the next on the list has to be Gothenburg, or Goteborg. With neo-classical architecture, cutting edge art and hip cafes, Gothenburg is more of a grassroots town in comparison to the capital. Walk along a 17th century canal, the lush and green King’s Park or have a drink in one of the bars along Avenyn Boulevard.

With an incredible landscape, picturesque cottages, reindeers and Vikings, Sweden has lots on offer, and you can get there prettily easily and without stress with holiday companies like Wexas.

Top 5 Places to Visit in Sweden: Gothenburg city canal
Gothenburg city canal

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      […] one of the largest countries in Europe, Sweden has a lot of places of interest and is covered with forests, mountains and lakes. It is one of the […]

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      This summer I am going to visit Sweden, so these tips are very useful for me, thanks a lot!


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