From the tundra-like landscape in the Lapland to the stately structures of Stockholm, Sweden is a thrilling destination from top to bottom. The Scandinavian country is home to fairytale forests, beautifully preserved historic landmarks, striking Baltic beaches and thousands of other reasons to make Sweden your next holiday destination. Sweden’s frigid climate encourages most travellers to visit during the summer months, when days are longer and temperatures reach a balmy 23° Celsius.
The capital city of Stockholm lies across several islands and is brimming with picturesque architecture and visually stunning streets. The cultural and historic highlights of Stockholm include: the Vasa Museum with its six-story sunken ship, the super trendy neighbourhood of Södermalm and Sweden’s version of Versailles, the ornate Drottningholm Palace. Stockholm’s old town of Gamla Stan has its own famous sites including: the Royal Palace, the Nobel Museum and Stockholm Cathedral. The city is rather expensive, so if you’re travelling on a budget, be sure to buy a city tourism card that gives you free access to the public transportation system as well as free entrance into most of the city’s museums and attractions. Other popular Swedish cities are Gothenburg, Malmö and the university town of Uppsala.
Moving beyond a city break, spend time in some of Sweden’s spectacular natural surroundings such as: the Stockholm Archipelago, the ancient Mana Forest and the island of Gotland which bursts with visitors during the summer months. If you dare brave Sweden’s artic winter, then you will be rewarded with excellent downhill skiing at the resort towns of Åre and Vemdalen. The world-famous ICEHOTEL is built every winter in the northern town of Kiruna. This hotel built out of ice gives guests an entirely unique, if not chilly experience. Kiruna also attracts large crowds who come to watch the dazzling Aurora Borealis display, also during the winter months.
Once you touch down at Stockholm Arlanda Airport don’t waste a moment of your holiday waiting in long taxi queues. Pre-book your Sweden airport transfer with hoppa and we will have you out of the airport and in holiday mode faster than you can say pimplefiske. (Icefishing in Swedish!)