Travel to Sweden

Sweden is situated in the north of Europe and forms the eastern part of the Scandinavian Peninsula. Only two countries border Sweden – Norway lies west of its borders with Finland to the northeast.

Sweden is an excellent place for a weekend break and has many places to visit – here are some of the best.

Gothenburg: is a city on the west coast of Sweden, in the province Vastergotland and is the second largest city after Stockholm. There are many great places to visit in this stunning city, with the most popular situated in the south of the city called the Archipelago. These are a group of island within the city borders that and you can travel to them by boat.

Gothenburg also boasts the largest amusement park in Scandinavia, called the Liseberg, located in the central part of the city. Not far away from the Liseberg is the Science discovery centre called the Universeum.

When travelling around Gothenburg the tram is very efficient and is the largest light rail in northern Europe. Other means of transport through the city include a good bus service and the ferry.

Gothenburg has many fine art museums and also has a new opera house. Its botanical garden is considered to be one of the best in Europe.

Stockholm: is the capital of Sweden and is also the largest city. Located on the east coast of Sweden, Stockholm is the home to the Swedish government and the Swedish Royal Family.
The central part of the city consists of fourteen islands and has its own national park.

While there are many things to do in this great city, you cannot escape from the many museums. There are 70 museums in Stockholm, which attract over 9 million visitors each year.

A visit to Stockholm’s Royal Palace, home to the King of Sweden, is a pleasurable experience. With in the walls of the palace are several museums and at certain times of the day you may see the changing of the Royal Guard.

Drottningholm Palace, home to the Royal family, is another very popular attraction in Stockholm. Surrounding the palace are fabulous gardens.

Lapland: is a very special place and very popular in the winter months. Lapland is situated in the north of Sweden and covers about a quarter of the surface area of Sweden.

Lapland is an ideal spot for a family break or the nature lover. Several national parks and nature reserves are situated in Lapland. Its high mountains are full of wildlife and ideal for dog sledding and any other snow activity. Elk and reindeer are some of the more popular species of wildlife found in Lapland.

The summers are very short and the winter in Lapland can reach -40°C. Best known as the home of Santa Claus, this is a special place for families to visit.

Malmo: is a city situated in the south of the country and is well suited to the young traveller. It has a large range of pubs and clubs, making it a popular place for stag nights and parties.

Malmo is the third largest city in Sweden and is often considered to be the most popular city in the country. There are many places to visit in Malmo including many impressive buildings, gardens and parks.

Sweden is full of great places to see. The above is just a small insight into what awaits you.