The idyllic coastal town of Ängelholm is a potters’ town with artistic creativity in abundance, stocked with art galleries, potteries and studios. In the centre of town, Hembygdsparken with its folk museum and mini zoo stocked with Scandinavian animals attracts visitors of all ages. Visit the exploratory railroad museum, Järnvägens Museum Ängelholm, and the Ängelholms Flygmuseum, dedicated to aviation, complete with a flight simulator. Furthermore, golfers will love our courses. With something for everyone, we are waiting to welcome you.
Welcome to Sweden
As the only Swedish ski resort that can be compared with the mountain villages in the Alps, Åre is extremely popular. More than 300,000 guests come here every winter and the number of visitors is constantly increasing, not least among foreign visitors. With a total piste length of 95 kilometres, around 100 descents, 40 lifts, almost 50 restaurants and more than 30 bars and nightclubs, it is arguably Sweden’s number one ski resort. It comes as no surprise that luxury traveller magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, chose Åre the world’s best ski resort 2008 thanks to its broad range of slopes for all family members and difficulties.
Blekinge is a small enchanting beautiful and with suprisingly close to all destinations. Here you can live the dream of archipelago cliffs, sandy beaches, deep forest and bright green meadows. It all becomes reality in Blekinge. The sun shines a litte more hours than other places in Sweden. Enjoy the historic naval base part of the marine world heritage, the unique food and taste sensations and the strong culture with a lots of music, arts and crafts. A wonderful nature with lakes and wilderness makes your stay unique. Enjoy Blekinge!
The holiday season in Europe is a true winter wonderland. Christmas lights illuminate the long nights, and the smell of gingerbread and spiced wine waft through the air. Christmas Markets are an integral part of the holiday experience, having been held each and every winter all around Europe for centuries. Locals sell their hand-made crafts and treats in wooden Christmas stalls set up in large open squares and along narrow winding alleys, converting the heart of ancient cities into holiday carnivals filled with warm drinks and smiling faces. Christmas Markets, also called Advent markets, offer handcrafted seasonal goodies in the weeks leading up to Christmas. But these are by no means the only draws, as jolly carollers, inviting Santa houses, enormous Christmas trees and a festive yuletide vibe attract countless visitors each year.
The beauty of Gothenburg is seen as you walk around the harbour and city centre, exploring the different neighborhoods that lend the area a nice, relaxing feel. There are cafés on every street corner and world-class restaurants serving the freshest ingredients. Gothenburg offers year-round events and attractions like the Liseberg amusement park and the Opera, sporting events, the annual film festival, book fair the Way Out West music festival and much more.
There’s something very special about Gotland. It might be the light, the beaches and the ever present sea. The fact that the island is one of the sunniest places in Sweden – even in November – certainly helps. Or it could be the cultural heritage, the history you can see and feel everywhere. Or the people: down-to-earth, hospitable folk who make the most of life. Perhaps it’s the bustling street life in the walled city of Visby. Or is it the scenery, the open and inviting landscape? You’re welcome to discover and explore this one-of-a-kind island, or to rest. The distances here are never far – between north and south, east and west, city and country… and between people. Gotland is always close.
Like a big city in a more convenient format! Halmstad’s rhythm pulsates all year round. The summer town with fresh, salt-water swimming, hectic entertainment in Tylösand, exciting activities for all the family, several golf courses and a rich cultural life. Add to that, the rich food tradition with salmon and sea food. A real smörgåsbord for both body and soul!
Experience our beautiful city with a large and varied range of shopping on Sweden’s oldest pedestrianised street. Visit the museums and parks or one of the superb beaches right in our city centre. Along the coast there are also many picturesque fishing villages. A different kind of pleasure that you shouldn’t miss is a boat trip between Helsingborg and Elsinore. Life is enjoyable in Helsingborg. Welcome!
Close your eyes. What do you see when you think about Skåne? Undulating fields of rapeseed, villages where the roads winds its way between half-timbered houses and long sandy beaches. If so, then you're quite right. But here in Northwest Skåne we have a little bit more of everything. There's drama here, too. Söderåsen features wild primeval forests and Kullaberg draws visitors who come to marvel at the precipices and caves. Welcome to the Helsingborg Family!
Experience the dramatic nature in The High Coast, a World Heritage with a wonderful scenery due to land uplift. Cultural life in the High Coast is rich and in the summer you can visit events like Skule Festival, Urkult and city celebrations. Here you can hike, kayak, climb, or take a ride on a horseback. It is no coincidence that more and more people visit Höga Kusten, the High Coast. For the nature and tranquillity. For the culture and the people. For activities and adventures. Härnösand, Kramfors, Örnsköldsvik and Sollefteå wish you a warm welcome to Höga Kusten, the High Coast.
Northern Dalarna is covered in winter snow and ice for several months of the year. And we make the most of everything winter has to offer: the frozen lakes, cross-country trails, downhill skiing and walks in the snowcovered forests. Cross-Country skiing is a popular activity in northern Dalarna, in total theres mote than 500 km of well-prepared trails to choose from, some close to urban areas while others wind their way through deep forests and panoramic mountains. Alpine skiing, dog sledding, fishing, snowmobiling are just some of the acitivies available during winter in northern Dalarna.
We're so pleased that you've discovered Jönköping! We offer some of the best experiences in Sweden. The fresh breezes and breathtaking view from Lake Vättern create harmony in our community and inspire us to do good things - things we like to share! Nature has been wonderfully generous here. The region is dotted with beautiful small lakes, rolling wooded hils, meadows, wetlands and - not least - a kilometre long beach in the town centre. Jönköping is an ideal venue for meetings and trade, strategically located between Sweden's three largest cities. We are proud of our region and eager to share our natural assets with you.
Enjoy a holiday with sun and swimming, shopping and entertainment, art and culture. Kalmar offers the opportunities of a large city but also the proximity and charm of a smaller place. Within walking and bicycling distance, you can enjoy beaches, parks, forests, meadows, cobblestone streets, shops, museums, cafés and galleries. And an honest-to-goodness castle with pinnacles and towers. Today Kalmar is a modern city, but wherever you go, you feel the pulse of history.
Karlshamn is a lively and charming coastal town with a fascinating history and a stunning archipelago on its doorstep. There are naturally many beauty spots among the islands and along the coast, but explore a little further inland and you will find leafy forests and great days out. There is no shortage of things to see and entertain you in Karlshamn itself, whatever your tastes. Read more about Karlshamn at the page "The City".
Karlskrona - in the middle of the archipelago! Karlskrona is a unique and exciting world heritage environment, where people come to meet, relax and be inspired. In Karlskrona, the distance is short between sights, and the city center is situated 6 km out in the archipelago! Here you will find exciting places to visit, nice shopping, cosy cafés and restaurants - and the sea is ever present. Discover new islands every day. Take the archipelago boat and explore exciting places together with the family. On these pages Karlskrona has made a selection that they hope will entice you to visit! Did we forget to mention that the sun shines alot here? Karlskrona is the sunniest place in Sweden 2015!
Karlstad is a wonderfully compact Swedish city, built on a grid pattern with wide, tree-lined streets, avenues, promenades and squares. Karlstad has a "big city" feel, with many quality hotel and other accommodation options, with the advantage that Karlstad’s many attractions are just a short walk away: shopping streets, malls and arcades, culture, historical sites, urban nature activities, parks, transport and amenities. Don’t forget that this is child-friendly Sweden and children are welcome everywhere in Karlstad.
250 kilometres north of the polar circle the summer sun shines for almost two months without going down, while the polar nights offer the most intense northern lights that can be found. You can do slalom skiing here until midsummer, or spend the night in a magnificent hotel built out of ice. The kingdom of contrasts is a hackneyed phrase, but Kiruna is the original.
Kristianstad - in the middle of nature and with nature in the middle of town! Renaissance town in the heart of Kristianstads Vattenrike. Experience nature from naturum Vattenriket visitor center, or safari by boat, jeep, bike or by foot. Nature activities in all seasons – for instance eagle safari in winter or crane safari in spring. The town centre with hotels, cafés, restaurants and culture activities is situated within five minutes walk. Within a short distance from Kristianstad you find incredible fishing spots, miles of beaches, perfect golf courses and bike routes!
Kungsbacka is on the west coast 20 minutes south of Gothenburg. With great sights, fine shopping, lovely nature and 80 km of coast with attractive beaches, Kungsbacka has something for everyone.
Landskrona is a town in southern Sweden with around 40,000 residents, close to Malmö and Copenhagen. It’s easy to get here by car, train or air; Copenhagen Airport is only about 50 miles away. Landskrona has lots of green space, with several parks and the oldest area of allotments in Sweden. Right next to the allotments is the Citadel, one of the best-preserved 16th century fortresses in the Nordic countries. We also recommend a trip to the island of Ven, which is a great place to experience the natural world.
Discover Linköping - located on the stunning Östgöta Plains in the province of Östergötland. There’s a lot to see and do here year round! Are you itching to dive into the heat of city life, or is a relaxing country jaunt more to your taste? You don’t have to choose – all the culture and entertainment of Linköping is just minutes away from our amazing countryside of plains, lakes and canals. Go on a boat ride, wander the Östgöta Trail, go to the theater or have a bite to eat at one of the city’s many restaurants. The charm is in the size - Big enough to have most everything, small enough to have it all close at hand. Linköping is quite simply a little big city. It makes life refreshingly easy and enjoyable. Welcome to Linköping!
In Luleå the cold mountain water of the Lule River meets the salt water of the sea. This is a place to experience the magnificence of nature, and for magical encounters with the Sami culture.
Lund is a charming city that combines ancient with modern. University students buzz around the medieval streets. Everything is within easy reach - The cathedral, university, museums, cafes, pubs, and most hotels are located within walking distance in the city centre.
Sweden’s third-largest city Malmö in the south of Sweden is a symbol of cross-border diversity and a creative and inquisitive mini-metropolis. Starting as an industrial city, Malmö is now a knowledge hub, known for its environmental work. Here you find the Scandinavia´s oldest renaissance castle close to the hip new sustainable district of Västra Hamnen. The Eurovision Song Contest 2013, the World Junior Hockey Championship 2014 and the IIHF World Championships 2015 show that Malmö is the place to be in terms of international events.
Marstrand is the smallest town in the county of Västra Götaland, but is the principal summer resort. A place for pleasure and a place to love for its cultural history, its buildings, its tall stories and legends – but also for its royal splendour. Marstrand is of course most renowned as a playground for sun-worshipping, bathing and sailing folk.
Nyköping is located on the coast an hour south of Stockholm and 7 minutes from Stockholm Skavsta Airport. Take a break here – and don’t miss the chance to make a new acquaintance. You will find a town of a comfortable size – short distances, pleasant people, a classic shopping street and many cafés, restaurants, shops and art galleries. Nyköping is in the heart of Sörmland’s cultural landscape with exciting, beautiful and fun excursions within reach. Nyköping was founded in 1187 and is one of Sweden´s oldest towns. The municipality has 50,000 inhabitants. About 32,000 of them live in town.
Sweden’s smallest province welcomes everyone who is in search of the greatest adventures. Moreover, the best that life has to offer is free here – the singularly beautiful countryside. Some 300 kilometres of coastline, with an abundance of beaches, more than 75 nature reserves, Stora Alvaret and South Öland’s world heritage cultural landscape. There are 28 different orchids growing throughout the island. There are also numerous destinations for excursions. Whatever you want to do, you are welcome to Öland!
Örebro is an attractive city, well preserved with old areas along Svartån, the quiet river, and with new exciting architecture, business streets, pubs and cafés. And then there is ”Finrummet” at Storbron – with the grand Vasa Castle, the jewel of the crown. Go shopping, have a meal at a sidewalk restaurant or just admire the beautiful views. Within walking distance from the town centre, the beautiful seashore scenery of the lake Hjälmaren is waiting for you. And ten kilometres to the west, Kilsbergen, ”Blå Bergen” (the Blue Mountains), are rising with magnificent experiences.
In Östersund, you will enjoy life all year around. The city is "just enough" with a very own, charming atmosphere and many things unique. The high, crisp air, the bright, long summer nights and the white winters with lots of snow make it really easy to like not only the city of Östersund, but also its surroundings. Östersund is located in the center of the county of Jämtland, the self-proclaimed republic. Here you will find pleasant shopping, several small cafés, exciting cultural life and also a rich entertainment and a wide range of outdoor activities!
In the scenic southwestern Dalarna you find Säfsen Resort, an experience destination with year-round activities - from full-fledged ski resort in winter to downhill biking and outdoor activities during the summer, spring and autumn. Säfsen is an ideal destination with lots of activities and adventure for the whole family. At the same time Säfsen Downhill Park has so high class that it attracts downhill and mountain bikers at the elite level. With just 130 km from Örebro, 270 km from Stockholm and 340 km from Gothenburg, it is easy to get here.
Full of shimmering green forests, rolling yellow fields and a majestic coastline on three sides, Skåne is the perfect place for relaxation. It’s where you can enjoy peaceful countryside, miles of sandy beaches and charming fishing villages that are all just a stone’s throw away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Spoil yourself with a grand night in a beautiful castle, survey the best of modern architecture, or appreciate fine art and culture. This guide help you to find those distinctly delicious places you’re looking for. Enjoy!
Skövde is located in between the two biggest lakes in Sweden; Lake Vänern and Lake Vättern. Close to the city center is the blooming mountain Billingen with a recreation area, waterfalls, small lakes and several nature reserves. Skövde has a pulsating city core with a lot of small shops and several malls. Here you can enjoy great shopping with over 300 stores. The event calendar tells us about a city filled with culture, entertainment and sports – all year round. At Skövde Arena you find the coolest aqua park in the country, but also several other activities. And best of all – it’s easy to get here. It takes only an hour from Gothenburg, and two from Stockholm. Come here by train - it’s fast, comfortable and green. Welcome to our hometown!
Welcome to Södertälje! In Södertälje you can find everything from waterways of the Vikings to a modern Science centre and fascinating ecological environments. The Baltic Sea meets Lake Mälaren, land meets water and many activities awaits both young and old. Welcome to discover Södertälje!
Southern Dalarna Rivers, lakes, forests, mountains and valleys means great opportunities for adventures like canoeing, fishing, hiking and cycling. In winter, enjoy cross-country and downhill skiing, and many kilometers of skating tracks. Red wooden houses, colorful handicraft and genuine music traditions meet cool festivals. The artist Carl Larsson lived in Sundborn at the end of the 19th century. Visit his inspiring home and garden. The Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun has been designated by UNESCO as one of the world’s most important places.
Welcome to some of Sweden’s best spas! From north to south, you who are on short or long visit to the country can choose from a variety of high-class spa. Old spa with sauna or peri-urban day spa with state of the art gym - there is something for all tastes and the choice is yours!
Stockholm is a city of contrasts. Trends in music, design, fashion, and technology are born here, and innovations that spread worldwide are invented here. Trendy bars and world-class restaurants are shoulder-to-shoulder with historic cafés and cozy neighborhood pubs. Stockholm is simultaneously urban and close to nature and water is an ever-present feature in this city where lake and sea meet. The atmosphere is open, tolerant and welcoming, and diversity and innovation are encouraged. Stockholm is a city for everyone. Welcome!
Welcome to Sundsvall – The capital of Norrland Sundsvall is the destination for those who want to embellish a holiday to Norrland with shopping and entertainment. Today, this is home to Norrland’s largest city mall plus Birsta Shopping Centre which is one of Sweden’s largest out-of-town retail centres. Nowhere north of the river Dalälven has more life and activity. In the midst of the northern nature, and at the heart of everything, is perhaps one of the country’s most beautiful city centres with rich ornate post-renaissance stone buildings. Raise your eyes towards the beautiful facades and enjoy!
Welcome to Sweden! Some people say Sweden is an exception. We take that as a compliment. It’s true that in modern times, our country has been spared many of the great hardships that have affected others. Sweden still has an abundance of priceless, free luxuries such as calm and stability, fresh air and open spaces, clean water and pristine wilderness − all within easy reach of the modern urban centres, with their many delights and attractions. This is what we call our unique Swedish quality of life. We’re proud of it, and we look forward to sharing it with you here.
Every year more than a million visitors come here to a area in Kronoberg and Kalmar counties in Småland that includes the municipalities of Emmaboda, Lessebo, Nybro and Uppvidinge. Many return time after time. It is easy to understand why. To watch red-hot molten glass being transformed into delicate crystal or sturdy bowls is a spectacle that one never tires of. Here you will find well-known glassworks and brands such as Orrefors, Kosta Boda, Skruf, Mats Jonasson Målerås to name a few. In additon, you can enjoy the nature of Småland in its prime with its forests, lakes, stone walls and many cultural sights. These include Vilhelm Moberg’s emigrant district.
The town of the silver birches does not only offer top-class culture. Some of the very best restaurants in northern Sweden are to be found here and they serve local culinary delicacies with singular precision. Add to that an exceptional outdoor life and you’ll understand why tens of thousand of students feel so at home in Umeå.
Uppsala, just 38 minutes from Stockholm, and 18 minutes from Arlanda airport is one of Sweden's four major cities. And close to everything. You get the selection and pulse of a city and can simultaneously enjoy small-town intimacy and serenity. Stroll along scenic Årummet, relax in one of the city's cafés, or let yourself be enchanted by the Cathedral, which is just one of the city’s exciting attractions.
Varberg – Sweden’s Health Resort. The old health resort tradition in Varberg has been refined and nowadays is a way of life for residents and visitors. The prerequisites for quality of life are available here, along with the opportunity to put together an individualised range of treatments to make you feel good. A course of treatment can consist of a massage treatment or seaweed baths, however, for some people a stiff wind and a windsurfing board, a walk on the sea front around Varberg Fortress, a visit to the Cold Bathhouse or a woodland excursion to Åkulla Beech Forests is what counts. What makes you feel good? What is a cure for you? Welcome to Varberg to find your particular course of treatment!
Sweden’s sixth largest city is also one of the country’s oldest. Welcome to Västerås! You’ll find activities and events for the entire family to enjoy here as well as a rich cultural life, a vibrant night life, a boiling sea life and an exciting history. You can spend the night under water or among the treetops, come to the world’s biggest car meet Power Big Meet or visit a Guide Michelin award winning cathedral and Sweden’s largest burial mound Anundshög – there really is something for everyone in Västerås!
Untouched archipelago, fantastic swimming, picturesque town settings and entertainment! Västervik on the east coast of Småland is Sweden at its best. Fantastic Småland nature with leafy, green meadows and grazing cows. A small-town idyll. Then there is Sweden's most beautiful archipelago. It is this mix that makes it so exciting.
Växjö is the very heart of southeast Sweden – in the middle of Småland, in the middle of southern Sweden. There is a lot to see, experience and do here – local handicraft, unique shops and world-class restaurants. A thriving culture and art programme, an inti- mate café culture and several award-winning culinary eating-houses. Seasonal markets provide a pulsating market square and flea market business and if you would like to ex- perience genuine Småland nature, take one of our many cycle and footpaths straight out into the forests! A kingdom of crystal is just around the corner, as is the kingdom of furniture. The whole of Växjö is just waiting to be experienced – so welcome to us!
What do you think of when you hear the name, Vimmerby? Do you think of Astrid Lindgren? Do you think of Småland? Most people know of Vimmerby because of Astrid Lindgren, since this is where she was born and grew up. She has put her mark on the whole area, and today Vimmerby is the place where families find adventures and the very best experiences. The award-winning Astrid Lindgren's World, Virum Moose Park and Nils Holgersson's World are examples of the sort of outings that provide every opportunity for a fun-filled holiday. Also, if you want to enjoy the beautiful countryside you need look no further. Many people visit Vimmerby on account of its delightful surroundings with lakes to swim in, the fields and forrests. To top that off, you have the genuine small-town atmosphere with shops and historical sites, not to mention a string of pleasant restaurants that all contribute to making your visit worthwhile. Welcome to Vimmerby!
Have you ever wondered why so many people are attracted to Ystad and Österlen? For many years artists, writers, birdwatchers and gardeners have made their way here, like holiday-makers looking for a unique combination of tranquillity and intensity. Come and see our sights at your own pace and experience the delights. Discover food, art, light and history. Explore a region which attracts film-makers from all over the world. A region where visitors choose to stay a little bit longer, perhaps in a traditional cottage close to the sea. The Ystad & Österlen area, the southeast corner of Skåne, is a popular destination, especially in summer, but increasing numbers of people are coming here all year round, attracted by the peace and quiet, the excellent food and wonderful cultural and natural experiences.