When we talk of famous European countries that have the postcard beauty, Sweden is definitely going to be on the top of the list. It is in the true sense a traveler’s paradise mainly because of the diverse variety of attractions it has to offer.
From the friendly nature of the citizens to the lush green forest and the impeccable transport system along with the inexplicable natural beauty of the place, Sweden has every reason to be a tourists’ favorite destination. If you have made your mind to visit this place, here are the top 8 attraction points you should not miss out on.
1. Drottningholm Palace
This is a fairytale palace and it is located on the island of Lovo. Such is the prolific beauty of the place that it has been listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. This place dates back to the 17th century and is also the official residence of the royal family of Sweden.
There is a palace theatre inside it which is still used for different performances that are held during the summer time.
Travelers’ tip: There is an entrance fee to the palace and one must check out the opening hours and place the visit accordingly.
2. Stockholm Archipelago
Sometimes known as the Venice of the north, Stockholm is perhaps the most beautiful city in Sweden. There are as many as 30,000 islands in the archipelago of Stockholm. You will find endless summerhouses here. Some of them are located on the islands and some can give you an unimaginable view as well.
The Stromma boats are the ones you should not miss on any account and you should definitely plan a visit to one of these islands for sure.
Travelers’ tip: Winters might not be the best time to visit the archipelago.
This town holds the reputation for being the first ever town that was found in Sweden and it happened back in 980 AD which happened to be the last century of the Viking era. Visit this place for the charming history if not anything else.
When you visit this marvelous city, you are sure to be transported back in time as the ruins of the past will definitely give you those ancient feels. It is easy to reach the place as it is merely 45 minutes by car from Stockholm.
If you are a shopaholic, mark sure to check out the little boutique shops that sell plenty of items.
4. Vasa Museum
This is definitely the most popular museum in Sweden and it gets as many as a million visitors every year. This museum has an excellent story to it.
It was back in 1628 that the Vasa battleship which was the pride of the imperial fleet of Switzerland ended up sinking on its maiden voyage itself. After staying under the icy waters for more than three centuries, a massive salvage operation was underway and the museum opened in 1990. People from all over the world come to see this incredible ship.
Djurgarden Park is one of the top attractions, especially during the summer months. This park is dotted with cafes and restaurants and even scenic hotels as well. You can find both bicycles and canoe on hire too. Just along the park, there are other attraction points to see too and these include Abba the museum and the Grona Lund amusement park. Do not miss out on the open-air museum and the zoo which is the Skansen. Simply taking a walk in the park will help you upwind yourself.
Travelers’ tip: Click endless pictures because they would make for great memories
6. The Gota Canal
Stretching to as much as 190 kilometers in length, the Gota Canal is considered to be one of the marvelous engineering feats of Sweden. This canal has as many as 47 different bridges and 58 locks. It is connected to both lakes Vanern and Vattern and the kind of view that one can get is mesmerizing, to say the least.
Travelers tip: You can either opt for passenger cruise or even hire a boat. The choice is yours but choose what you want based on the scenic beauty you want to witness.
7. Abisko National Park, Lapland
Called as the ‘Land of the midnight sun’ during the summers, this national park gets 24-hour daylight during the summers and it lasts for several weeks. The park spreads up to 77 square kilometers and it is the Nordic wildlife which is one of its premier highlights.
Another reason for the astounding popularity of this park has to be the fact that tourists from all over the world come here to see the northern lights.
Travelers’ tip: If the weather is favorable, you should make a visit to the Aurora sky station.
8. Lund Cathedral
The most visited cathedral in Sweden, this is another great tourist attraction. It is a sheer architectural brilliance and the twin towers that you can see are whopping and impressive. It holds the reputation for being the oldest Romanesque church in the whole of Sweden as the building dates back to the 12th century.
The majestic structure along with the impressive maintenance makes it a must-visit point on your itinerary.
With these attraction points at your fingertip now, it should be easier for you to plan the perfect trip to Sweden. So, are you all set to pack your bags?
Updated: December 11, 2017