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Tourism is Sweden's fastest growing sector, offering the Arctic wilderness of the far north, ultra-cool urban fashion shows in the cities and five-star culinary adventures all over the country.

 

"Nature tourism" remains Sweden's biggest attraction, with visitors from around the world drawn by the country's stunning nature and untouched wilderness. At the top of many travelers' wish list is Lapland, with its unique scenery and once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as the midnight sun, the northern lights (aurora borealis), winter's Arctic chill and a mystical silence.

Contrasting with the solitude of the north is the buzz and bright lights of Sweden's cities. The Swedish capital of Stockholm has long been famed for its idyllic setting ― sprawled across 14 islands ― and its rich cultural heritage. The city has also built a reputation as a global center of dynamic design, cutting-edge fashion, and innovative cuisine, music and art.

 

On the west coast, Sweden's second largest city, Gothenburg, has plenty to offer with its vibrant entertainment scene and multitude of cultural experiences. Cosmopolitan and bustling Malmö, in the far south of Sweden, is linked to the Danish capital of Copenhagen via the Öresund Bridge. Together, they make a thriving metropolitan region. Visit Sweden

Stockholm

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Make the most of your stay

You will find everything you need to know before and during your visit to Stockholm at Visitstockholm.com – The Official Visitors Guide (please see link below). Visitstockholm.com has information in English, Russian, Japanese, German, Finnish, Italian, French and Spanish.

 

If you are intrerested in other parts of Sweden, visit The Official Gateway to Sweden below.

 

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Central Sweden

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Central Sweden wows with a host of cool places to go and events and activities to enjoy.

 

Of course you have to experience capital city Stockholm, but do put the medieval city of Uppsala and challenger for 'prettiest town anywhere' Sigtuna on your itinerary. Further north, in Dalarna province, you can start ticking off UNESCO World Heritage Sites at the fantabulous Great Copper Mine in Falun.

 

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Southern Sweden

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If you have watched the 'Wallander' television series, adapted from the books of Henning Mankell, you pretty much have the southern tip of Sweden in a nutshell. And Ystad, the setting for the crime action, in particular. It really is that gorgeous; with rolling plains, white cottages in the distance, and endless sandy beaches. Is this Sweden, you ask yourself.

 

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Northern Sweden

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Northern Sweden, including legendary Swedish Lapland, is unique. Where else can you visit the ICEHOTEL? Where else can you sit around the campfire with a Sami guide, sharing stories of your day's dog sledding adventure, and sampling local delicacy souvas. Or gaze in wonder at the Northern Lights at the Aurora Sky Station.

 

In summertime go fly-fishing for salmon and arctic char in the midnight sun, or lace up your hiking boots and tackle the world-famous King's Trail (Kungsleden).

 

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