Unique Places to Visit in Sweden

| March 5, 2020

If you are planning to visit Sweden, you need to have a list of the most famous places. However, we would like to offer you a different look into the life of Swedish people and their culture. After you are finished with the sightseeing of all the interesting and famous places in the country, you might want to discover a different Sweden. Here are just a few unique places to visit while in Sweden.

Hotell Utter Inn

This hotel is one of the most unusual places to stay in Sweden. It is a floating underwater hotel, which was created by the local artist Mikael Genberg. You get to the hotel on the surface, and if you want to access your bedroom, you need to go down the stairs and enter the bedroom. There you will get the most panoramic underwater views that surround your room. During the day time, you can stay on the deck reading a book or rent the inflatable boat and ride to the nearby uninhabited islands.

Båstnäs Car Cemetery

Yes, you read it right; you can visit an actual car cemetery while in Sweden. In fact, it is one of the largest car cemeteries in Europe, which can be found in deep Swedish forests. Båstnäs is located only an hour away from Oslo, so you can rent a car and drive up there. With a little bit of walking around the forest, you will discover old cars in the forest. Some say the cemetery originated in 1967 when Sweden switched from the left-hand side driving to the right.

Båstnäs Car Cemetery
Båstnäs Car Cemetery

Telefonplan Tower

By far, this can be one of the funniest places to visit while in Sweden. The tower is a light installation in Stockholm. It was created by an interaction designer, an architect, and an artist. This is an interactive art installation since it allows anyone who has a phone to change the colors in the tower. To change the colors you need to call or use an app. It has been quite popular among people who come back home from bars late at night.

Codex Gigas

If you do not want to visit museums in Stockholm, make sure to stop by the National Library of Sweden. Codex Gigas means a “giant book”, and is known among Swedes as the Devil’s Bible. Why is it so important? Well, it is the largest surviving Medieval European manuscript, and it has a full-page portrait of the Devil.

Museum of Failure

Yes, Sweden is a quite progressive and innovative country. However, where there is a success, there is always a failure. And Swedes do not seem to mind showing that innovation takes time. The Museum of Failure features more than 60 failed inventions from around the world, so anyone visiting it can have a good laugh about some of the exhibits.

Malm Whale

You can find the world’s only mounted blue whale located in Gothenburg Natural History in Sweden. This blue whale was found in 1865 at the shore of Askim Bay, which is not far away from Gothenburg. The rescue team did not see any ways of how they can save the whale, so he was brutally slaughtered. Later, the curator from the Gothenburg Museum showed up at the shore and created this unique exhibition.

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