Where to Go on a Swedish Holiday

| October 14, 2017

Sweden is such a unique country in that a large majority of its land is unpopulated or very sparsely populate. A large portion of the land is still covered in forests, lakes or other natural beauties. The few towns and cities that you will come across are very small compared to other European cities. As well as that, they are primarily all in the southern third of the country, leaving the north virtually empty. Most of the Swedish population live in this lower third of the country as the north is too barren and cold to be lived in year round. The capital city of Stockholm is absolutely stunning. It is located on fourteen different islands, it has some of the greatest architecture, amazing museum and has the best nightlife and culture of all of Sweden. If you are thinking of visiting the capital here are a few must see places while you are in the city. The Drottningholm Palace is a must see, it is the private residence of the Swedish royal family and is located in Drottningholm of course. It is built on a small island called Lovön and was originally built in the 16th century although it has been reformed since then. It is a gorgeous palace with perfectly manicured grounds and beautiful architecture. Another popular place to visit in Stockholm is the Vasa Museum. It is a Maritime museum located on the island of Djurgården. It’s most popular feature is an almost fully intact 17th century ship that was excavated and salvaged. It has many other fascinating exhibits to explore as well, making it a must see if you are in the capital city of Stockholm.

Another great city to visit in Sweden is Gothenburg, it is another major city in Sweden. Gothenburg is located on the Göta älv river on the west coast of the country. It is an important city to Sweden because it is a major port city. It has Dutch style canals that run throughout the city and the streets are lined with leafy trees and cute cafes, making it a very picturesque place to visit. One of the most popular destinations in Gothenburg is Liseberg. It is an amusement park located in the city. It opened in 1923 and is one of the most visited amusements parts in all of Scandinavia, it has over three million visitors each year. Gothenburg is also home to many great museums and galleries that are well worth checking out if you are interested in Swedish history and culture. Along with great restaurants and cafes to keep you warm in between stops.

Sweden is such a unique and fascinating country, one that is often overlooked when planning a trip to Europe. However, if you can withstand the cooler temperatures it is so worth a visit. Be sure you give yourself enough time to visit both Stockholm and Gothenburg as they both have great sites that cannot be missed while you are in Sweden, we hope you enjoy!

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