Top Tourist Sites in Sweden

In myriads of ways of ways, this country has become a paradise for travelers. If you are the type of person who loves the outdoors, it is irrefutably difficult to beat. There is so much to explore, view and do in Sweden from infamous Viking invaders to overwhelming history and imperial intrigue.

1. Drottningholm

Drottningholm

Fairytale Drottningholm Palace is situated on Lovö Island. It has been listed as a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, UNESCO. The palace, which dates from the seventeenth century, lies roughly eleven km west of the central region of Stockholm (just forty minutes via boat). You will find bronze scriptures from Denmark as well as Bohemia, which were acquired as war trophies, in this picturesque park. Don’t forget to enjoy the pleasant view of the Chinese pavilion – a monument that dates from the late 1700s. Fairytale Drottningholm Palace has seasonal open hours.

2. Vasa Museum

This tourist attraction remains the most famous museum in the whole of Sweden, receiving about one million visitors every year. Since it launched in 1990, over twenty million tourists have been to the site. The reason behind its fame is this: The Vasa battleship, which was held in high regard in the Swedish Imperial fleet, sank on its first ever voyage.  It lay beneath the icy waters for over 300 hundred years till a very important mission saved it in 1961. Today, tourists from different places all over the world visit Vasa Museum to view this intriguing time capsule.

3. Stockholm Archipelago, Stromma Boat Tours

Frequently described as the Venice of the North, Stockholm has water everywhere. Roughly thirty thousand (30,000) islands are sited in the fascinating archipelago in Stockholm (known as Skärgården). In some islands, unique yellow and red timber summer-houses can be found, though others are not completely unspoiled. You should make it a priority to take a trip on the water, to one of these islands or around the city.

4. Djurgården

Djurgården

This park features several enjoyable amenities, which always attract both locals and visitors to it, especially in the popular Scandinavian summer months. There are traditional chefs, hotels, snack bars and restaurants throughout Djurgården Park. If you feel agile, you can hire a bicycle or a canoe. In this destination, you will find the Gröna Lund amusement park, zoo, an open-air museum. Also, you can take a ferry from Slussen or Gamla Stan, or catch a bus from Norrmalmstorg.

5. Sigtuna

The Sigtuna is renowned as the first town of Sweden. It was established in the last century of the Viking Era, in AD 980 and the idyllic village; you will find Lake Mälaren in Uppland’s lush green landscape. The fascinating history of this destination is in its ruins, medieval churches, buildings and rune stones, which are still in existence up till now. Sigtuna is only forty-five minutes from the city of Stockholm by car and just twenty minutes from Arlanda airport.

All of these sites are popular in Sweden for tourists, check them out!