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    The southern Bohusleden Photo: Lukasz Warzecha, westsweden.com

Sweden

Our Travel Guide gives you some recommendations for your next stay in Sweden. Browse through information and gather inspiration for an unforgettable adventure!
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Unmistakable Sweden

The typical Scandinavian landscape is characterized by extensive coniferous forests, numerous lakes and moors. Along the Norwegian border, the Scandinavian Mountains rise 2000 m above sea level. There are 28 national parks spread across the country, where you can experience and enjoy nature from its most pristine side.

Sweden offers little room for mass tourism. But if you are looking for an adventure, you will definitely find it: In summer, you can go hiking, canoeing and kayaking, mountain biking or climbing. In winter, you can go skiing or cross-country skiing. Hiking is particularly popular. In the south, for example, in the province of Skåne, there are easy paths through the fertile hilly landscape, while in the mountainous landscape of northern Sweden you will find plenty of challenging routes.

On wide paths through the vast country

Unforgettable adventures await us while hiking in Sweden. On numerous long-distance hiking trails, we get to know nature from its most beautiful side. And long-distance hiking does not necessarily mean having to give up civilization and luxury accommodation. The stages of Skåneleden in southern Sweden usually begin and end in small villages where you can stay in a guesthouse and enjoy the local cuisine. If, on the other hand, you are looking for seclusion, it is best to go to Kungsleden in Swedish Lapland. Here you can walk for days on end without meeting a soul. Most people carry their accommodation with them in form of a tent and sleeping bag. The only bases along the trail are cabins belonging to the Swedish Tourist Board, which offer a few sleeping places and food for self-catering.

Access permitted!

In Sweden, the right of public access applies. What does that mean? Quite simply: Everyone may move freely in nature (except of course on private properties) and use nature for themselves in a non-harmful way. So you can hike and cycle to your heart's content, every lake is available for swimming and boating and fishing is permitted in all state waters. Camping is also allowed as long as you are not on private property or in sight of a residential house. And even campfires are allowed if there is no danger of forest fires. It is also allowed to pick wildflowers, berries and mushrooms.
Access permitted!
Photo: Johna Willner, imagebank.sweden.se

Culture and Cuisine

If you are interested in outdoor experiences and also in culture, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö are of course the right place for you. Here you can visit numerous museums, such as the ABBA Museum or the Vasa Museum, as well as numerous art museums. Besides you can dine in small restaurants that place great value on regional and seasonal cuisine. And of course, you should not miss a visit to the royal castle.

But culture is also intensively lived in the countryside. Sweden is incredibly rich in historic castles and mansions, which are now mostly used as hotels. Surrounded by lakes, rivers, forests and parks, you can really relax.

A special highlight is the museum "Cultures" in Lund and Östarp. The museum in Lund consists of historic houses that have been reconstructed on-site and in which various exhibitions report on life in past times. In Kulturens Östarp we find a 19th-century manor house that is used in the summer season – just like 200 years ago: with a lot of muscle power and without electricity.

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