Virgin forests, frozen wastelands, rocky isles, cozy cottages, reindeer herders and astounding Viking history – Sweden has it all, plus exquisite dining and mesmerizing landscapes. If you’re hunting for the perfect travel spot for this spring, head over to Sweden and relish in its scenic beauty. Visiting this beautiful country feels like walking into a real-life fairytale. On the streets of Stockholm you’ll stumble upon the most inspiring cottages, cafes, old-fashioned houses, and awe-inspiring street decorations. The traditional Swedish style is fascinating. It’s now showy, but it has a special allure that will blow your mind. Here are some places you need to cross over your list to make your Swedish adventure worth your time and money.
The beauty of Stockholm
There’s no doubt about it – Stockholm is Europe’s finest cities. Built on several islands, the capital unites the fresh waters of the Baltic Sea with Lake Malaren, where travelers can admire an abundant fauna and flora, and spend the most relaxing Sunday evening. The city is mostly surrounded by water, although a third is made up of woodlands and parks. The broad boulevards and elegant buildings reflect in the deep blue waters of the surroundings lakes. And yet, Stockholm is a high-tech metropolis with bustling business centers and futuristic skyscrapers. Among some of its best attractions, we should mention the Old Town, the beautiful islands of Skeppsholmen and Sodermalm, and the neighboring Langholmen Island.
Foteviken Viking Reserve
Located at nearly 700 m away from Hollviken, the Foteviken Viking Reserve is an evocative “dwelling” restoration of a Viking village. The reconstructed houses and onsite landscapes will take travelers back in time with a couple of centuries. The old traditions, wooden floorboards of the houses, and historical customs make this place truly astounding for travelers coming from different corners of the world. Believe it or not, the people in the reserve live like the Vikings; they adhere to old traditions, religions, and laws and they enjoy the simple life to the fullest.
One of the best places in Sweden is Drottningholm Palace, which is positioned on Lovo Island. The astounding UNESCO Word Heritage Site is at a 45 minutes boat trip from Stockholm, and the moment you step foot on the island, you’ll be amazed by its natural surroundings. The palace dates from the seventeen century, and currently is the official residence of Sweden’s Royal Family. In the spring, the flora surrounding Drottningholm comes back to life. Travelers will get a once in a lifetime opportunity to admire the terraced park and picturesque sculptures from Denmark and Bohemia. Among the best attractions on site, we should also mention the Theatre Museum and Palace Theatre, as well as the Chinese Pavilion.
Vasa Museum is better known as Sweden’s most renowned maritime museums. With over 1 million visitors per year, this place is the epitome of Swedish history. Onsite, you’ll get the chance to admire an imposing 17th century Swedish Imperial fleet, as well as the Vasa battle ship – which “slept” in the icy waters for nearly 3 centuries, until 1961 when it was salvaged. The museum houses lots of interesting exhibitions, so if you’d like to know more about the country’s tumultuous history, you can’t miss it out.
Spring is the best time of the year to explore Djurgården Park. It is a natural reserve with lots of amazing amenities for both locals and travelers. Ideal for people traveling with the whole family, this place is packed with lots of snack-bars, cafes, comfortable accommodation facilities and traditional restaurants. In terms of activities and what you can do here, we should mention biking and canoeing. There’s an amazing amusement parks in close proximity, as well as a zoo and an open-air museum.
Brimming with old-fashioned monasteries and an alluring historical vibe, Visby is a walled town located on Gotland Island. The place is a huge draw for international tourists fascinated and curious to know more about the Swedish customs and traditions. Onsite, you’ll see quaint cobblestone streets, steeped gables, timber edifices dating from the 17th centuries, and a lot of medieval trading houses. Visby is “the pearl of the Baltic”, and an astounding World Heritage Site with lots of amazing places of interest that will leave you speechless.
If you want to go someplace memorable this spring, Sweden is an incredible destination. It packs magnificent attractions, delicious food, welcoming people and fascinating landscapes. Sweden is a place of sheer beauty; a place where you and your loved one will have the finest, most comfortable holiday.
By Alfred Stallion and BalticTravelCompany.com!