The heatwave that is currently scorching through Sweden, makes you want to sit around an AC all hours of the day. However, there are other activities to do.foto: Jonathan Petersson via pexels
The heatwave that is currently scorching through Sweden, makes you want to sit around an AC all hours of the day. However, there are other activities to do.
In the last couple of years, there has been an increased interest in hiking. Sweden offers many different hiking opportunities. From the rapeseed fields in the south to spectacular panoramic views along the coastal line and the Scandinavian mountain range. Some of the more popular hiking trails include The King’s Trail (Kungsleden) in the north of Sweden, Sörmlandsleden in south-central Sweden, the Pilgrim Path St Olavsleden in Western Sweden and Skåneleden Trail in South of Sweden.
If hiking is not your forte, there are other less strenuous activities to do. If you enjoy traveling around for a bit and seeing new places: Island hopping might be the thing for you. It can either be a day-long activity or more depending on your budget.
On the west
coast, some of the more popular islands include Dyrön which is famous for its
hiking trails, great food, and vibrant atmosphere and the Koster Islands which
are famous for its rocky coastline and many beaches. This is also one of the
sunniest spots in Sweden. If you enjoy biking, then the Öckerö Islands might be
the perfect fit for you. These islands are connected through ferries and
bridges, which makes it the perfect cycling experience for the whole
Stockholm’s archipelago is also well-renowned with its thirtysomething thousand islands. The Waxholmbolaget offers a 5-day ticket to anyone who wants to do a series of trips. Some of the more popular islands are The Sand Island (Sandön also known as Sandhamn), which offers a wide range of activities such as swimming, kayaking, biking, and scuba diving, and Vaxholm which is located 45 minutes from Stockholm’s city center and offers rich historical insight through the Vaxholm Fortress Museum.
Lastly, there is a wide range of fortresses all around Sweden. If you are a fan of history, this might interest you. Läckö Castle is a perfect day-trip getaway situated 2 hours from Gothenburg. Here, you can explore the grounds and the beautiful garden, go to concerts and do guided tours.
The Varberg Fortress is another popular tourist attraction situated in the province of Halland and is fully preserved from the early 17th century.
If you are in Stockholm area, there are several castles to visit such as Gripsholm Castle, Drottningholm Palace, and the Royal Palace.