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Tourist Attractions in Sweden - A Personal Top-10
by Marc A. De Jong

National Parks

Sweden has dozens of national parks and nature reserves. Even Stockholm has a national park within its city borders!

The most impressive scenery - wild rivers, deep valleys, dark forests, high mountains - is found in Lapland in the North.

Very popular is Abisko, a great spot with the famous Lapporten landmark.

Laporten - Abisko National Park

Also recommended is Padjelanta park.


Bohuslän is the area at the west-coast of Sweden, roughly located between Gothenburg and the Norwegian border. It is characterized by rocky fragmented islands and small fishing communities.

Bohuslän archipelago panorama

Awesome scenery, and one of the best tourist attractions in Sweden according to the Swedes.


Göta Canal

One of the most popular attractions in Sweden. Make a cruise from Gothenburg to Stockholm with an old ship, crossing one river, three canals, eight lakes, passing 66 locks and traveling on two seas. The Göta Canal is one of the most pleasant waterways in Sweden.

Göta Canal cruise fam trip



Or the Inland Railway. Great trip for fans of train journeys, across the Arctic circle.

Inlandsbanan runs from Kristinehamn at the side of lake Vänern to the wilderness near Gällivare, Lapland. Distance: around 1300 km.

Stop wherever you want or spend the night and get back on the train - it's all up to you


The most famous hiking trail of Sweden, 500 km long and leading from Abisko to Hemavan (south). Well-marked and popular, with cabins along the trail that can be busy in the holiday season.

You’ll pass Kebnekaise, Sweden’s highest mountain (2,078 m) and see some of Europe’s wildest and most beautiful nature.


Storsjön (the Great Lake in Swedish) in the province of Jämtland is the Nordic Loch Ness.

Locals believe there's a monster in its dark water – and typically Swedish, the monster is even protected by law!


The area around Storsjön has a lot more to offer, with highlands, trails and the likable Östersund as its biggest town.

About the Author:
 Marc A. De Jong is editor of the Stockholm Sweden Travel Guide. This site tells you all about the major attractions, events, how to get there, where to stay, and gives lots of other practical tips. Includes a blog.


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