Sweden is one of those countries that everyone thinks they know but few people truly understand. It’s a complicated country with a lot of interesting layers for visitors to explore. Plus, it’s honestly just a fun place to spend time.
When planning a trip to Sweden, there are number of great cities to include on your itinerary. While some are more obvious than others, each one offers tourists some thing unique and another way to enhance their visit.
Lund might not be one of the biggest cities in Sweden but it’s certainly beautiful and it’s definitely well located. It’s actually across the Öresund strait from Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark which is another fantastic trip to plan.
The University of Lund has incredibly beautiful Botanical Gardens on its campus as well as a Historical Museum. Another great historical spot are the Drotten Church Ruins, which houses the remains of two different churches from the 9th and 11th centuries.
As one of the larger cities in Sweden, Uppsala has cemented itself as a superb place to spend time. This is due in no small part to the outstanding parks and green spaces all over the city. It’s actually quite a relaxing spot to visit.
Gustavianum museum is actually quite special as it has an odd mix of Viking history alongside other exhibits. The Svartbäcksgatan shopping district has a lot of interesting shops in a stunning area. Plus, Uppsala University, the oldest university in Scandinavia, is also worth a look.
One can hardly say they’ve been to Sweden without experiencing everything Stockholm has to offer. It’s the country’s largest city at 1.6 million people in its greater metropolitan area, and it’s also the capital. Stockholm is also a heck of a lot of fun.
Over 100 of the stations that make up the city’s subways are public art spaces. A walking tour of the island of Gamla Stan in the Old Town area is immensely popular for good reason. And that doesn’t even cover all the amazing restaurants in Stockholm.
The site that Helsingborg is built on has been a permanent settlement in Sweden since 1085, which gives you any idea of how historic this place is. Kärnan is one of the last remaining parts of a Danish castle built in the 1300s, if you want to check it out for yourself.
Kullagatan is an interesting walking mall filled with a mix of local shops and cafes alongside big name chain stores. It’s also quite unique because it’s been an economic center since medieval times. Plus, the Museum of Failure provides a unique take on innovation.
At almost 600,000 people, Gothenberg is not only one of the biggest cities in Sweden, it’s one of the biggest cities in all of the Nordic countries. It’s also great place to plan a trip to since it’s right on Kattegat, a sea area surrounded by the Danish Straits islands and the Baltic Sea.
Words like hip, energetic and chill have all been used to describe Gothenberg. The Liseberg Amusement Park is a lot of fun, as is the science center known as the Universeum. There’s also no shortage of great restaurants, bars and shops to check out.