Sweden is known for its breathtaking natural beauty, clean, contemporary cityscapes, and its environmentally conscious, outdoors-oriented way of life. Whether you’re cycling around Stockholm or venturing into Lapland for dog sledding or Northern Lights spotting, Sweden promises a charming Scandinavian welcome.
Stockholm is one of the cleanest capital cities in the world and is set across 14 islands connected by bridges. Cycling is the favored form of transportation among locals, so it’s only appropriate to discover this spectacular city by bike. As the cultural, economic, and political center of Sweden, there’s a huge amount to cover on a city break in Stockholm. Take a guided bike tour to visit the highlights, including Gamla Stan (the Old Town) with narrow, cobbled streets that date back to the 13th century, and the refined Royal Palace.
Just beyond the city, the Stockholm Archipelago beckons with its sandy beaches and quaint villages. Further north in Lapland, Arctic adventures await with outdoor pursuits like ice fishing and husky sledding, and the opportunity to learn about the local culture from the indigenous Sámi people. Meander along the Göta Canal, which connects the country’s east and west coasts, or soak up the midnight sun in Abisko National Park.