Visit Sweden in luxury and style
Sweden is an incredibly beautiful country, offering sprawling cities, vast boreal forests, inland lakes, thousands of coastal islands and stark, glaciated mountains. One of the great things about Sweden is that virtually everyone you meet can speak English, making a holiday there that much easier. The principal cities of Sweden are on the coast, including the capital, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö.
While many believe Sweden is only visited in the summer months, winter in Sweden can be fascinating too, with its snowy scenery and the thrill of seeing the Northern Lights. Sweden has a range of luxurious and stylish hotels to choose from, offering everything you could desire on a visit to the country.
The following are a few recommendations as to what to see and do during luxury holidays in Sweden.
1. Stockholm, SwedenStockholm is a fascinating city as it is built across 14 islands, joined together by around 50 bridges. The city is an interesting mix of modern architecture and the medieval old town, Gamla Stan, with its cobblestone streets and beautiful and colourful buildings. Here can be seen the Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace and Nobel Museum and the Storkyrkan Cathedral, which dates back to the 13th century.
The city also features interesting museums which can be reached on the various islands by ferries or sightseeing boats, including the open-air Skansen in the parkland of Djurgården Island. The Vasa Museum features a 17th-century warship while modern and contemporary art can be viewed at the Moderna Museet with exhibitions of paintings by Matisse, Dali and Kandinsky. The art gallery is located on Skeppsholmen Island. On Södermalm Island, visit the Fotografiska Museum, displaying contemporary photography. On the same island, there is a selection of attractive and bohemian shops and nightclubs.
2. Gothenburg, Sweden
Gothenburg is an important seaport, located off the Göta älv river on Sweden’s west coast. The city is renowned for its leafy boulevards and Dutch-style canals. One such boulevard is the main thoroughfare of the city, Avenyn, with its many shops and cafes. The city’s public square, Götaplatsen is the major hub of the city and is located at the southern end of Avenyn. The square boasts the Gothenburg Museum of Art, exhibiting Nordic paintings from the 19th century. It is also home to the Poseidon fountain, created by sculptor Carl Milles.
Families will enjoy taking the children to the Liseberg amusement park with its beautiful sculpture garden and themed rides. Enjoy navigating the city’s harbour and canals on the Paddan tourist boats. Visit the Gothenburg Botanical Garden on the outskirts of the city which houses around 15,000 species of plants. Dine at the seafood restaurants at the Feskekörka fish market in a church-like building dating back to 1874.
3. Malmö, SwedenMalmö is located in the Malmö municipality in the Skåne province of Sween. The city is famous for the Renaissance Malmöhus Castle, which was built by the Danes in the 16th century. On entering the castle, art, history and nature exhibits can be viewed.
The city centre features Lilla Torg, a cobblestone square lined with half-timbered houses, cafes and handicraft shops. The city also features several green spaces including Folkets Park, with its wintertime ice rink and a carousel for the kids. The Western Harbour area of the city houses the iconic and fascinating Turning Torso building by architect Santiago Calatrava.
Visit Kallbadhus, a bathhouse which features pools and saunas, which is located at Ribersborg Beach. The Øresund Bridge is located on the coast and links Sweden and Denmark. There is also a tunnel and an artificial island to be seen.
Whether visiting in the summer months or trying out the colder winter months, enjoy exploring everything Sweden has to offer on your next luxurious holiday
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Latest update: December 13, 2018