Välkommen Wanderlusters! It’s time for us to go exploring one of the most enchanting countries of the world. And if you are looking to soothe your eyes with some mesmerizing landscapes and immerse yourself in some rare culture and rich heritage, we have just the place for you. Are you ready to explore some Scandinavian magic? Because, the country we’re about to explore is none other than Sweden! 

If you are on the lookout for some thrilling adventures, some relaxing experiences or just inspiration, Sweden is exactly the place for you. From the hustle and bustle of the cities to the verdant and peaceful countryside, Sweden has it all. 

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A beautiful lake in the peaceful countryside of Sweden

Did you know, in Sweden they have a beautiful word called “lagom”, which means “not too little, not too much, just the right amount”? 

Aside from having one of the most interesting and quirky things to offer to the world, this homeland of IKEA, H&M and the Nobel prize, also has the most beautiful places that you’ve got to visit. So what are you waiting for? Read along as we help you make your perfect itinerary with the most beautiful places to visit in Sweden. 

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Scenic beauty of the countryside of Sweden

Top Beautiful Places To Visit In Sweden 

Sweden is a phenomenal country that offers a wide range of attractions and activities for all kinds of travelers. Whether you’re interested in history, nature, culture, or adventure, Sweden has something to offer. So wrap your scarves around and get set with your outdoor gear as we take you through a list of the most beautiful places to visit in Sweden.

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Gamla Stan in Sweden

Stockholm- The Heart of Sweden

Home is where the heart is. So let’s start with the heart of Sweden, which is the capital city of Stockholm. Known as the “Venice of the North”, Stockholm is a beautiful city made up of 14 islands interconnected by 57 bridges. The city offers travelers the best of both worlds- a modern lifestyle merged with historical charm. 

Once in Stockholm, you must visit Gamla Stan (Old Town), a UNESCO World Heritage site that will take you back to the old days. With its colorful buildings, cobblestone roads, cozy cafes and charming narrow streets.

The charming cobblestone roads of Stockholm 

Among the other places worth seeing is the Royal Palace, the largest palace in Europe that has around 600 rooms. You can also see the changing of the royal guard and learn more about the history of Swedish royalty. 

If you are a history buff or like museums, the Fotografiska museum is a must-see attraction. This museum houses art of Swedish and international artists. You cannot leave Sweden without visiting. Same goes for the Vasa Museum, where you get to behold a 17th-century warship that sank on its first ever voyage and was finally salvaged in the 20th century.    

And do not forget to grab a bite of those mouthwatering Swedish meatballs made with locally sourced ingredients.  

Also View: World of Heritage – Sweden

A quaint cottage along the coast of Gothenburg

Gothenburg- The Gateway to the West Coast

Don’t let the unconventional name surprise you.The name is a little off beat and so are the wonders that the place has to offer. Gothenburg, also known as the “Gateway to the West Coast”, happens to be the second-largest city in Sweden. 

It is a port city full of buzz that gives you the perfect much required blend of nature and city life. If you are a foodie and a “sea foodie” in particular, you are sure to have a field trip in this city. Home to some of Sweden’s best seafood restaurants, Gothenburg offers the world a taste of the freshest and most delicious fish and shellfish.

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Famous statues and fountains of Sweden

If you’re an adrenaline junkie then the amusement parks this place has are a must-visit. Liseberg has one of the largest amusement parks in Europe, where you can enjoy a huge range of  attractions and activities, no matter what your age is. The place will swish you away! 

So whether you’re into food, adventure, scenic beauty or pure relaxation, Gothenburg is the ideal place for you. 

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The enchanting Northern Lights “Aurora Borealis” 

The Northern Lights- A Spellbinding Experience 

Now that we’ve checked out what the west has to offer, let’s head yonder to the north. And when it’s Scandinavia we’re talking about and the word North is in play, you know what we’re indicating. 

You’re right! Nature’s most spectacular and spellbinding phenomenon, the Northern Lights or Aurora Borealis. For those of you who have somehow been bereaved of information about this fantastic natural wonder, The Northern Lights are a natural light display that occurs in the high-latitude regions around the Arctic and Antarctic poles. And Sweden happens to be one of the best places to see them.

Especially in the northernmost regions of the country, such as Abisko National Park and Kiruna. These places offer guided tours and accommodations that allow you to experience the Northern Lights in all their glory.

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A look inside the Icehotel

The Icehotel- The ‘Coolest’ Wonderland 

The name has it folks! This place is for sure, one of the “coolest” places you’ll ever experience. Because, yes, you guessed it, the place is made entirely out of ice. 

The Icehotel is situated in northern Sweden, in the tiny village of Jukkasjärv. And, it is the first hotel in the entire world to be made out of ice and snow. The fun part is that the hotel is rebuilt every winter. And you will not believe that it’s done using 5,000 tons of ice from the Torne River that flows close by. 

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The snow-capped mountains of Sweden

The Icehotel is all stacked with rooms, decorations, artwork and sculptures, all made of ice. The hotel provides their guests with warm clothes and sleeping bags to keep them all toasty, all through the night.  

So if you’re into a magical adventure, try sleeping in one of their ice suites only to wake up to a shimmering world of beautiful ice. 

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The pristine waters of the Swedish islands

The Stockholm Archipelago- A Peaceful Retreat 

But adventure isn’t all that Sweden has to offer. If you’re in the mood for some relaxation and chilling time, Stockholm Archipelago is the place for you. 

This group of over 30,000 islands, islets and skerries is a must-visit attraction if you’re in the country. The archipelago extends from Stockholm to the Baltic Sea. And offers its visitors not only the most picturesque scenes but also activities like swimming, fishing, kayaking, etc. 

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Water activities to do in Sweden

If you’re not wanting to trouble yourself much, you could simply take a leisurely boat ride and explore the several quaint villages and towns, such as Vaxholm, Sandhamn, and Grinda, where you can find charming cottages, cafes, and restaurants serving delicious seafood.

Quick tip- don’t forget to bring your cameras, because if you do, we promise you, you’ll regret it for the rest of your life. The views, the charm, the tranquility, all of it, you will not want to miss. 

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The beauty of Abisko

Abisko National Park- A Snowy Wonderland

If you like winters and all things that come with them, this place is a wonderland for you. Abisko is located in the far north of Sweden and is known for its vast forests and serene lakes. 

Skiers and snowboarders almost worship this place because it has one of the most beautiful ski resorts where beginners to advanced skiers swish away in glee. If you’re into winter sports, this place is a must-visit for you. Abisko National Park is a winter wonderland offering other activities as well, such as snowshoeing, ice fishing, and dog sledding. 

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Aurora Sky Station in Abisko

The park is also home to the Aurora Sky Station, which happens to be one of the best places in the world to see the mesmerizing Northern Lights.

You can also go hiking in Abisko and explore the several trails the place has to offer. Ranging from basic easy walks to difficult treks, you can choose your kind of hike. But, one thing will be constant, the breathtaking views. 

So, whether you’re a nature lover, an adrenaline junkie, or a relaxation seeker, Abisko National Park is the place for you. 

Also Read: Check Out This New ‘Sewage Beer’ From Sweden

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Snow laden landscapes of Sweden

Tips To Travel In Sweden

Now that you have many options to create your own itinerary, it can’t harm to have a couple of quick tips handy for before and when you get to Sweden. And here they are:

  1. Dress for the weather: Sweden can get quite chilly, especially during the winter months. Make sure you pack warm clothes, such as thick coats, gloves, and a hat, to keep you warm and cozy.  
  1. Learn some Swedish phrases: While most Swedes speak English, the locals would quite appreciate it if you made an effort to communicate with them in their language. Nothing too hefty, just learn some basic Swedish phrases, such as “hej” (hello), “tack” (thank you), and “adjö” (goodbye), to make a good impression.
  2. Respect the environment: Sweden is known for its pristine nature and clean cities, so make sure you do your part to keep it that way. Dispose of your trash properly, recycle whenever possible, and respect wildlife by not disturbing or feeding them.
  1. Comfortable shoes go a long way: Sweden is a great place to explore on foot, so make sure you bring comfortable walking shoes or boots. Because you want your feet to be as happy as you will be with the experience. 
  1. Carry an electrical adapter: Sweden uses the Europlug, which has two round pins. If your electrical devices have a different plug, you will need an adapter. And you wouldn’t want your cameras and phones to go uncharged now, would you. 
  1. Credit/debit cards are your friends: Sweden is a largely cashless society, so make sure you bring a credit or debit card that you can use to pay for purchases. Otherwise, how else will you buy those lovely souvenirs from all around the country to mark your visit. 
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The charming villages of Sweden


There you have it Wanderlusters, Sweden is a truly breathtaking country. From its sparkling waters, to its snow-capped vistas. We’ve taken you through a most copious list of all the beautiful places the country has to offer and now, it’s time for you to pack your bags and head to this amazing land of wonders. Who knows, you might fall in love with the country and its old time charm so much, you’ll not want to leave. Until then, Skål! 

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The train station in Stockholm

Some FAQs For You

What is Sweden’s most beautiful place?

Well, Sweden has many beautiful places you can visit including Stockholm, The Archipelago etc but the best depends on your personal discretion and preferences. 

How expensive is Sweden?

Sweden is considered to be quite an expensive country, relatively. But with careful planning and budgeting, you can easily enjoy Sweden’s best attractions without burning a hole in your pockets. 

What is the best month to visit Sweden?

Depending upon what you want to do once you’re in Sweden, you can choose your month of visit. If you plan on indulging in outdoor activities, Summers (June to August) are the best. But if you’re looking to experience the Northern Lights and winter sports, then Winters (December to February) are the months for you.

What’s the best way to get around Sweden?

The best way to travel around Sweden, in terms of efficiency and convenience is using the railways. Especially, if you want to hop between the major cities getting on the train is the best way.


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