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Travel to Sweden

Visiting Sweden is like taking a living room painting and bringing it to life. There are small communities, beautiful cottages, frozen vistas, isolated islands, and plenty of history to see when you make this nation your next destination. Yet even with all of this style on display, the cities of Sweden all tend to have one thing in common: life is about form and function instead of a grand display.

You can’t deny the natural beauty that Sweden provides with its sweeping vistas. Whether you enjoy a modern cityscape and all of its hidden gems or you prefer having a cold wind take your breath away as you sail out to an archipelago, there always seems to be something new and amazing to find here whether this is your first visit our your 40th trip.

Culture is an important part of what makes Sweden tick and you’ll find it in almost every aspect of life here. From the rich, hearty meals that seem fit for mountain climbers to the nomadic lifestyle of the Sami, it almost feels like the holiday season is on display in this nation. Don’t forget to have a dogsledding tour if the weather is right, have a great ski trip, and then warm up with your favorite beverage in a cozy lodge.

For those who love history, Sweden has numerous medieval fortresses and seaside castles that will intrigue every visitor. Viking ruins are within a day trip from most cities in Sweden and you’ll be able to find shipbuilding centers and quiet burial grounds that all speak of this nation’s contribution to the world over the centuries.

Whether you just want to forage for mushrooms, get a taste of the sea, or explore the beautiful cities of this country on a bicycle, you can plan your perfect holiday today. Modern meets rustic in an incredible fusion in this nation and that is why you should visit Sweden.

City Guides

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Gothenburg

Gothenburg Travel Wiki Travel to Gothenburg Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Gothenburg Founded in the early 17th century, Gothenburg is the home to the largest port in the Scandinavian region. Gothenburg is Sweden’s second largest city situated on the west cost, Göta älv river. Known as an important seaport and for its Dutch style canals and leafy boulevards lined with many cafes and shops. Some of the country’s...

Helsingborg

Helsingborg Travel Wiki Travel to Helsingborg Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Helsingborg Stunning Helsingborg is one of the oldest cities in Sweden. It was officially recognized as a permanent settlement on May 21, 1085. It offers visitors access to a magnificent waterfront, towering Medieval structures, and some of the best views available along the southern shores. You’ll find one of the oldest churches in Sweden within the city, the...

Jönköping

Jönköping Travel Wiki Travel to Jönköping Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Jönköping Jönköping is beautifully located on the south shore of Lake Vättern, the second largest lake in Sweden. Surrounded by all in all three lakes the city offers wonderful lakeside views but also a sandy beach right in the city center. With its central location in southern Sweden, Jönköping is a logistic hub and a perfect base for...

Kalmar

Kalmar Travel Wiki Travel to Kalmar Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Kalmar You’ll find Kalmar located along the coast, facing the island of Oland, right on the Baltic Sea. It lies along the main route to the island and the Oland Bridge. For centuries, Kalmar was arguably Sweden’s most important city, with its fortifications and episcopal see. Today, the history of the city and its emphasis on modernization...

Karlshamn

Karlshamn Travel Wiki Travel to Karlshamn Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Karlshamn Karlshamn is a city which finds brilliance in the simple things in life. With mild winters and warm summers, any time is a good time to go exploring in this beautiful city. From the glint of sunshine off the waters to the main square which invites you to smell the scent of waffles in the air,...

Karlskrona

Karlskrona Travel Wiki Travel to Karlskrona Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Karlskrona Founded in 1680, Karlskrona is often called “Sweden’s only Baroque city.” It is the home of the only military naval base for the country and serves as the headquarters for the local coast guard. The city itself encompasses more than 30 islands along the Blekinge archipelago. Karlskrona gives even St. Petersburg a run for the money....

Karlstad

Karlstad Travel Wiki Travel to Karlstad Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Karlstad IKEA says that their Karlstad line of furniture provides you with timeless quality. But a visit to this community in the southern portion of Sweden is required to truly enjoy what the true features of quality that are provided. Karlstad is on the Klarälven River delta, and the Klarälven River is one of the longest rivers...

Kiruna

Kiruna Travel Wiki Travel to Kiruna Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Helsingborg Founded in 1900 to take advantage of the local iron deposits, Kiruna is the most northern community in Sweden and is a popular place to visit because of its Icehotel. It's a residence that is carved from the snow and ice each year a short drive from the community and is known as the world's first...

Kristianstad

Kristianstad Travel Wiki Travel to Kristianstad Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Kristianstad Kristianstad is a community which embraces nature in every season. Visit in the winter and you can go exploring to see eagles soaring. Explore in the spring and you might find yourself coming face-to-face with a crane. During your stay, you’ll have access to golfing, fishing, and several kilometers of beaches to enjoy. Within the city, almost...

Luleå

Luleå Travel Wiki Travel to Luleå Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Luleå Luleå sits right on the coast of northern Sweden and is a community that is rooted in this nation's past. It was granted its royal charter in the early 17th century and even though the community had to be moved two decades later, you can still see where the original settlement was with a visit to...

Lund

Lund Travel Wiki Travel to Lund Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Lund Lund may have been founded as early as the 10th century. It would become a central component of spirituality as various faiths began to spread outward from the main continent. One of the primary fixtures of that effort, the Lund Cathedral, has stood proudly in the center of the city for over 900 years. Lund is one...

Malmoe

Malmoe Travel Wiki Travel to Malmoe Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Malmoe Located on the very southern tip of Sweden, Malmoe is known as being one of the earliest settlements in Sweden. Malmoe is the capital of the province of Skane, in the 16th century it was a major fishing port, competing with Copenhagen as Scandinavia`s most influential city. Today Malmoe is one of the most industrialized towns...

Norrköping

Norrköping Travel Wiki Travel to Norrköping Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Norrköping Norrköping, which is often referred to as “Little Manchester,” sits on an inlet that comes off of the Baltic Sea. It's been a good harbor for the area over time and has often featured an emphasis on the textile industry. Initially established as a fort, this city burnt to the ground more than once, yet has...

Nynäshamn

Nynäshamn Travel Wiki Travel to Nynäshamn Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Nynäshamn Located along the eastern coast of Sweden, beautiful Nynashamn offers everything one would expect from a seaside community. You’ll find stunning views, a thriving maritime environment, and the chance to enjoy an authentic cultural experience. One of the highlights each year is the harbor party that is hosted in Nynashamn during the summer. Paired with the...

Skellefteå

Skellefteå Travel Wiki Travel to Skellefteå Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Skellefteå Skellefteå is a small community in Sweden that offers visitors the chance to have a big adventure. It's a community that has always had mining as the forefront of their industry, which is why it carries the nickname of “Gold Town.” It is believed that people have settled in this area for over 1,000 years, but...
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Stockholm, capital of Sweden

Stockholm Travel Wiki Travel to Stockholm Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Stockholm Stockholm is one of the largest cities in Scandinavia and as such, it offers a number of unique opportunities within its boundaries for exploration. Founded as early as the 12th century, it is the central hub of Sweden’s social, cultural, and overall development. Like Venice, Stockholm is built on the water with canals and waterways criss crossing...

Trelleborg

Trelleborg Travel Wiki Travel to Trelleborg Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Trelleborg There may be many cities named Trelleborg in the world today, though only one of them is located in Sweden. Not only is it an important ferry community, it is also one of the main communities for the Soderslatt agricultural area. The earliest mention of the city is dated from the 13th century. Because of its coastal...

Umeå

Umeå Travel Wiki Travel to Umeå Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Umeå If you're visiting the Norrland region of Sweden, then there's a good possibility that your travel plans will include Umeå at some point. It's the largest community in the region, yet it is still small enough to give it a small town feel. It is a community that is growing rapidly, however, and this hasn't gone...

Växjö

Växjö Travel Wiki Travel to Växjö Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Växjö Växjö is a mid-sized city that sits in the southern portion of Sweden. It's name is essential a combination of the words “lake” and “road” and is believed to be named as such because the farmers in the area would drive to the market in winter over the frozen lake. Some believe that Växjö is a city...

Visby

Visby Travel Wiki Travel to Visby Read about and get inspiration for a trip to the city, check for the cheapest flights and hotels in Visby Located on the island of Gotland, Visby could very well be the best preserved medieval city in all of Scandinavia. The community is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and there are a number of historical remains to see in this community that are very notable for their complexity and preservation. Topping the list is the town wall...

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Biggest City Sweden

Facts about Sweden, Biggest city What are the name of the biggest city Sweden, and how big are city by population. Easy overview of the informations in the sortable table below. Please note that the informations comes from various sources,if you are using the informations professional you should get confirmation that the figures are actual. Last update august 2017

Money Sweden, Local Currency, Krone

Money in Sweden (notes and coins) Swedens legal tender is called Krone (SEK). 1 Krone = 100 Øre. Coins in circulation: 1, 2, 5 and 10 Kroner coins Notes in circulation: 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1000 kroner notes. Swedish National Bank

Sweden Holidays

Sweden Public Holidays See the calendars for national Sweden holidays year by year. Find and just click on the year you for which you need more information about Sweden holidays, and the calendar for the year will open. When is the non working days for the year. Public / national days, see the calendar for the country here.

Official holidays

When are holidays and no working days in the country ?

DateEnglish
1 JanuaryNew Year's Day
6 JanuaryEpiphany
VariableGood Friday
VariableEaster Monday
1 MayInternational Workers' Day
VariableAscension Day
6 JuneNational Day of Sweden
VariableMidsummer's Day
VariableAll Saints' Day
25 DecemberChristmas Day
26 DecemberSecond Day of Christmas
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Which are the largest cities ?

Listing of the most important and largest cities in the country

RankNamePop.State
1Stockholm1,372,565Stockholm
2Gothenburg549.893Västra Götaland
3Malmö280.415Skåne
4Uppsala140.454Uppsala
5Västerås110.877Västmanland
6Örebro107.038Örebro
7Linköping104.232Östergötland
8Helsingborg97.122Skåne
9Jönköping89.396Jönköping
10Norrköping87.247Östergötland
11Lund82.800Skåne
12Umeå79.594Västerbotten
13Gävle71.033Gävleborg
14Borås66.273Västra Götaland
15Eskilstuna64.679Södermanland
16Södertälje64.619Stockholm
17Karlstad61.675Värmland
18Täby61.272Stockholm
19Växjö60.887Kronoberg
20Halmstad58.577Halland