Things to do on a tailor-made itinerary to Sweden include exploring stunning winter landscapes, tasting delicious food and wandering through history via the cobbled streets of Stockholm.
The south of the country is home to Stockholm, the picturesque capital with many attractions, with buildings painted in an array of pastel colours in Gamla Stan and the Royal Palace situated on the water’s edge. The Vasa museum houses the world’s only 17th century ship, while Skansen, the world’s first open air museum, contains around 160 buildings that represent Sweden during the 1900’s. Finally, archipelago boat tours provide a different view of the city.
The second largest city of Gothenburg to the west is equally vibrant and steeped in maritime history. The city museum showcases Sweden’s past and Viking life, while the Museum of Art houses Nordic Art from Carl Larsson, Edvard Munch and more. The botanical gardens are spectacular and well-worth a wander through.
Meanwhile, the north offers a true winter playground and is perfect for those who love the outdoors. Abisko and Sarek national parks provide glorious snowy landscapes, and travellers can stay in the Ice Hotel or the luxurious Tree Hotel to catch the Northern Lights and take reindeer tours or explore on a snow-shoeing expedition. It is also the ancestral home of the Sami, Europe’s only indigenous people, and visitors can visit a homestead to learn about this ancient culture. Travel north in summer to experience the festivities of the midnight sun – where the sun never sets.