Sweden is best known for its unique natural phenomenon of Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun. The most stunning holiday destination, things to do in Sweden offer amazing natural landscapes that are uniquely blend with the modern art. Explore Atlantic Ocean in a ferry and taste mouth watering Swedish ice cream, candies, cookies, buns, sandwiches and beverages. Lingonberry jam, pancakes, lutefisk, and smörgåsbord are the iconic dishes in Swedish cuisine. We have listed here some wonderful things to do in Sweden.
Royal Palace, Stockholm
This baroque style palace is the official royal residence of the Swedish King. There are three museums inside the palace, seven floors having 600 rooms and almost 7,500 windows, doors and gates.
Abisko National Park
Observe the Northern Lights, Midnight Sun, scenic beauty, Nordic wildlife and waterfalls at this wonderful National Park that spreads over an area of 77 km². This is the best hiking resort in summers and skiing slope during winters.
Vasa Museum, Stockholm
This museum displays the 17th century iconic Vasa ship, which is the world’s only fully preserved ship and the visitors can view it from six levels. The museum has copper roof and wooden panels of different shades of dark red, blue, black, green and yellow ocher.
This 11th century Roman church was built with sandstone in the Italian and German Romanesque style. There is a historic astronomical clock of the fifteenth century showing zodiac signs and different phases of moon.
Ale’s Stones, Skåne
There are 59 stones erected at this enigmatic place. It seems like a stone ship while others claim it an ancient astronomical clock that dates back to the Iron Age (500-1000 AD). Because in winters sun rises exactly from the back of southeastern stone and during summers sun sets exactly behind the northwestern stone.
Gothenburg Botanical Garden
Covering an area of 175 hectares (430 acres), it considers among the larger gardens in Europe. It has 16,000 different species of plants including the carnivorous plants, Sophora toromiro (rare Easter Island tree) and the largest collection of orchids in Sweden.
Enjoy boating, fishing and seal safari; explore Dutch villages and beaches as well as discover the ocean through ferry excursions. This car-free southern archipelago is best known for walks and cycling.
Built in 1279, the Big Church or Stockholm Cathedral has an iconic Swedish Brick Gothic architecture. Various magnificent sculptures are found here including the famous wooden statue of Saint George and the Dragon (1489) and the well known oil-painting Vädersoltavlan (1535).
Elfsborg Fortress (Älvsborg Castle)
This 17th century sea castle was built for the coastal defence of the city. There are walking trails outside the fortress to explore it independently, a café that serves exotic food and a souvenir shop that offers some finest craft work.
Skogskyrkogården (Woodland Cemetery), Stockholm
This 20th century iconic cemetery is designed by two architects Asplund and Lewerentz. You will find peace among the tall pine trees while its awe inspiring landscape blends the architecture and plantations dramatically.