Top Cities in Sweden

Pocket Guide: Sweden

Home to cosmopolitan cities, virgin forests, lakes and remote Arctic communities, Sweden is a land of great beauty and huge contrasts. Book a hotel here and you can enjoy city attractions such as world-class art museums, trendy restaurants and high end boutiques or they can choose to swim, sunbathe and kayak in clean, clear lakes. Outside the cities, the Swedish countryside offers plenty of opportunities for hiking, trekking, skiing and animal watching, ensuring there’s an activity to keep everyone happy.

Where to Stay in Sweden

Stockholm – Book a hotel in Sweden’s picturesque capital, set across 14 islands and surrounded by clear, cold waters. In the summer, visitors can swim in these lakes, enjoy al fresco drinks and meals and explore the many outstanding museums found across the city.

Gotland – Stay in a Gotland hotel; Sweden’s largest island, is a fantastic destination for outdoor enthusiasts. Great for camping, cycling and walking, Gotland gives visitors the chance to relax, unwind and enjoy the simple things in life. The medieval town of Visby, the largest on Gotland, has several historic sites that are worth visiting during your time on the island.

Gothenburg – Sweden’s second city has a young and vibrant atmosphere thanks to the number of students who live there. With its wide selection of museums and regular programme of arts and science festivals, Gothenburg is perfect for anyone looking to soak up some Swedish culture. Thanks to its young population, the city is also a great place for a night out, so book a hotel here and get partying.

Lapland – Located within the Arctic Circle in the far north of Sweden, Lapland is home to the indigenous Sami people and is one of Europe’s last wildernesses. Visit in the winter months to see the northern lights, or head to the region in the summer to experience 24-hour sunshine.

How to Make the Most of Your Hotel in Sweden

Many of Sweden’s most famous sights are located in Stockholm. The city’s best known attraction is Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s old town and the most characterful part of the city. The district’s cobbled streets, churches, cafes and shops can easily be explored on foot in an afternoon. Other things to see in Sweden include Stockholm Palace, Drottningholm Palace, the archipelago of Gothenburg and, of course, the ABBA Museum. The Nobel Museum is another important sight in Sweden, with a number of the prizes awarded in Stockholm every year.

Thanks to its wild and varied landscape and choice of bustling cities, Sweden offers a wide variety of activities and things to do. Visitors can learn about traditional Swedish life at the Skansen open-air museum, delve into modern Swedish culture at Stockholm’s contemporary arts museum or explore the country’s many outstanding restaurants and bakeries in towns and villages across the country. Visitors who want to get active will find plenty to keep them busy, with kayaking, hiking, biking, trekking, skiing and fishing all readily available in the country.