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TOP 10 SIGHTS IN SWEDEN
Sweden – for many it is the epitome of idyll. And in fact, the country does not only make the hearts of children or parents beat faster in memories of their own childhood. The land of the elks offers not only magnificent nature but also cozy culture and folklore, especially in summer when life is pulsating. Due to the low population density, traveling is very relaxed for both motorists and motorcyclists. What should you see? You can read that here, in our TOP 10.
10TH PLACE: YSTAD
With its small, tranquil old town, Ystad exudes a cozy atmosphere and invites you to linger. Ystad became widely known through Henning Mankell’s crime novels about Commissioner Wallander. The surrounding area, such as the 1,400-year-old Ales Stenar ship, is definitely worth a visit. And the extensive beach in the east of the city is beautiful and invites you to take a walk.
9TH PLACE: HUNNEBERG AND HALLEBERG
The king of the forest is at home here. In a special geological form, as table mountains, they stand out from the surrounding area from afar. This designated eco-park with diverse nature offers excellent conditions for hikes with beautiful views of the Vänern lake, among others. And on moose safaris, with a bit of luck, you will experience the majestic animals in their natural environment without any fences.
8TH PLACE: DALSLAND
Although Dalsland is one of Sweden’s smaller landscapes, it is also rightly called “The Sweden in Miniature”. Almost all landscapes – lakes, forests, fells and skerries – come together here in the smallest of spaces. A must in this region is the aqueduct in Håverud. This waterway, which is spectacularly crossed by a railway viaduct and under the sometimes roaring river valley, is a testimony to Swedish architecture.
7TH PLACE: HÖGA KUSTEN
The ice sheet from the last ice age, which was up to three kilometers thick, had done a great job in Sweden as well and cut today’s granite coasts into beautiful, gentle and flat archipelago landscapes. The Höga Kusten (High Coast) is an exception to the landscape. In the Unesco World Heritage Site, the world’s largest land uplift since the last Ice Age – after the glacier masses melted – created cliffs up to 285 meters high, which are now waiting for you with fantastic views. And the cliffs keep climbing …
6TH PLACE: LAKE SILJAN
What Dalsland is to Sweden’s nature in miniature, Dalarna and Lake Siljan are to Sweden’s culture. The annual Wasaloppet ski race is known far beyond its borders. If you want to get to know the authentic Swedish culture, this region is recommended. Swedish traditions and folk music as well as the art of wood are of great importance here. How about a Dalarna horse as a souvenir?
5TH PLACE: GAMMELSTAD
The far north is calling. Close to the Arctic Circle, the Gammelstad open-air museum offers an excellent insight into the hard life of the residents before industrialization. Go on a journey through time through the church village, which at that time was on the edge of civilization, which convinces with its almost 400 wooden houses like from a picture book.
4TH PLACE: GLASRIKET
Speaking of picture books: Who doesn’t like to remember Astrid Lindgren’s stories from Michel from Lönneberga, Bullerbü or Pippi Longstocking? Here in the Kingdom of Crystal (Glasriket) at Vimmerby, the stories become reality. Visit the Astrid Lindgrens Värld amusement park with the family. Or look over the shoulders of the glassblowers at work in one of the many glassworks and marvel at the enchanting works of art.
3RD PLACE: GRÄNNA
This small place is idyllically situated on the banks of the Vättern. Gränna became famous for its candy cane production, which is still in operation and can be visited today. The red and white delicacies can also be tried. Or you can buy a supply to take home from one of the many candy stores. A stopover in Gränna is a good idea on the way between Stockholm and southern or western Sweden.
2ND PLACE: STOCKHOLM
Sweden’s capital, also known as the “Venice of the North”, is a real gem on the Baltic Sea. Be it the trendy SoFo district, the royal castles like Drottningholm, the unique Vasa Museum or the beautiful archipelago, Stockholm has something for everyone. Even the subway stations are like a huge art gallery. Take your time for this diverse metropolis!
1ST PLACE: SMÖGEN
Would you really like to get to know Sweden and its residents in an authentic way? Then visit the port of Smögen. The place blossoms especially in late summer, during the cancer festival. With its almost one kilometer long wooden walkway along the granite rocks, lined with picturesque wooden houses … a great sight. Small boutiques are also waiting for you in Smögen. And with a visit to one of the restaurants with delicious Swedish seafood, you can end the wonderful day relaxed with a view of the passing boats.