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Top 5 Places to Visit In Sweden

Sweden is a beautiful country with so much to offer. Culture, food and beautiful sights are everywhere, from the well-known Northern Lights to all the different restaurants that have left so many people leaving happy and well-fed.  Stockholm, the city’s capital, says: “We are welcoming dissidents, people we admire, those we can’t understand, the friendly, the disorderly and the well-behaved.” Everybody is welcome at Stockholm. West Sweden is known for its magnificent food that it serves there in many different restaurants all over the region. Food bloggers and world-class critics alike visit West Sweden for its range of restaurants and hospitality towards any tourists who want to try their enormous range of foods, from the Fish Church in Gothenburg to the Feskekyrka food market and restaurant.

  1. Gamla Stan

Gamla Stan is the old town of Stockholm, Sweden. Gamla Stan mainly consists of the island Stadsholmen, but it also has three little islets named Riddarholmen, Helgeandsholmen, and Strömsborg. It is the place where Stockholm Palace is located, the main residence of the Swedish Monarch King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. There is also the Museum of Medieval Stockholm, which allows its visitors to experience medieval Sweden with its brick houses, workshops and even its harbour.

Gamla Stan

       2. Stockholm Palace

Stockholm Palace was built in mid 18th century, with a whopping 1430 rooms and 660 that have windows. There are several museums in Stockholm Palace, all of which you can visit, including the Livrustkammaren, Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities, The Treasury and The Tre Kronor Museum. In the Stockholm Palace, you can also see the changing of the Royal Guards ceremony take place, with approximately 800,000 people watching each year. To finish it all off, you can visit the Royal Gift Shop with many different souvenirs and trinkets on sale as well as a wide range of books.

Stockholm Palace


       3. Skansen

Skansen is the first open-air museum and zoo in Sweden, located on the island Djurgården which is also home to many other historical monuments and amusement parks. Skansen has over 1.3 million visitors each year, coming for the many different exhibits including a full replica of a 19th-century town with people living their daily lives as they would during the 19th century. The zoo contains many different Scandinavian animals including bison, brown bears, seals, and even reindeer as well as numerous others. The site’s central square is a Christmas market which is visited by roughly 25,000 people each weekend during Christmas time. In the summer there is folk dancing and concerts.


       4. Stockholm City Hall

Stockholm City Hall is one of Sweden’s most popular tourist attractions and for good reason. It is located on Kungsholmen Island, and in it, you will find the conference and ceremonial halls, and a luxury restaurant, Stadshuskällaren. This restaurant has dishes based on the wildlife of the north via the west coast’s fish and seafood, including a massive range of different desserts.

Stockholm City Hall

       5. Gröna Lund

Gröna Lund is located in Stockholm, with over 30 different rides and amusements available for children and adults alike, with the slowest roller-coaster going 26kmph and the fastest going almost 100kmph. There are bumper cars for the young kids, and children from 0-3 can ride for free along with a full paying adult. Gröna Lund also has several concerts going on, especially during the summer, with a wide range of different artists performing yearly.

Grona lund

Top 5 Places to Visit In Sweden

Sweden is located in northern Europe. Stockholm is the capital and the largest city in this Nordic country. It is a prominent country in the Scandinavian Peninsula. Many parts of Sweden have a temperate climate.

Here is a brief overview of some popular tourism sites in Sweden.

Stora Sjofallet National Park

Located in northern Sweden, this national park is located about 20 km from the Arctic Circle. The park is within the Laponian Area (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). The park houses around 400 species of flora and about 125 species of birds. You will also find red fox, moose, reindeer, rabbit and ermine here. Skiing, fishing, hiking, ice climbing and snow mobiling are popular activities among tourists who visit here.

Laponian Area

Located in northern Sweden, this large mountainous wildlife area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In fact it is the world’s largest unmodified nature area to be still inhibited by natives. Around 95 percent of the area is protected.

Parliament House

Located in Stockholm, this building is the seat of power in Sweden. The structure was designed by Aron Johansson and was constructed between 1897 and 1905. The building stands as an example of the Neo-Baroque architecture.

Uppsala Cathedral

Located in the city of Uppasala, this cathedral is the tallest (118.7 m) church building in Scandinavia. It is the seat of the Archbishop of Uppsala and is controlled by the Lutheran Church of Sweden.

National Museum

Located in Stockholm, this national gallery exhibits an impressive art collection. Founded in 1792, this museum houses about half a million drawings. You will find works of famous artists like Rembrandt.


Nordstan is one of the largest shopping malls in northern Europe. Covering an area of about 320,000 sq m, this shopping center houses around 180 shops. Located in Gothenburg’s city center, this shopping mall offers parking space to around 2,700 cars.

Gothenburg Opera

This opera house is located in Gothenburg. Inaugurated in October 1994, this world class opera house has 1,301 seats. Its auditorium is built in the classical style. The orchestra pit has room for about 100 musicians.

Sweden attractions

Sweden attractions

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Oresund Bridge

This combined twin-track railway and duel carriageway bridge-tunnel connects Sweden and Denmark. Built across the Oresund Strait, this bridge is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe.

Visit to the above-mentioned Sweden attractions will surely linger in your memory for a long time.

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