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Find Sweden Travel and Tourist Information with links to official travel and tourism websites and state resources for visitors to Sweden.

About Sweden

Sweden is officially called the Kingdom of Sweden, Konungariket Sverige, in Swedish.

Driving From Gothenburg, Driving From Stockholm.

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Map of Sweden

Map of Sweden

Countries neighbouring Sweden:
Finland, Norway and Denmark.

Most of the Swedish population live in southern cities or around the coast.

Sweden Travel Guides

DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Sweden (Dk Eyewitness Travel Guides. Sweden) The Rough Guide to Sweden (Travel Guide)

Sweden Travel Guides - Sweden Maps.

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Local weather forecasts for destinations around Europe.

Stockholm

The capital of Sweden is on the eastern coast of the country, where Lake Malaren enters the Baltic Sea.

Christian II, king of Denmark and Norway, was crowned in Stockholm, in 1520, to strengthen his position in Sweden.

Three years later Danish rule was overthrown, and Gustav I Vasa became king of Sweden, and Stockholm became the centre of his kingdom.

Visit Stockholm.

A beautiful city, spread out over twenty islands and the adjacent mainland; often referred to as the Venice of the North.

Stockholm is also home to the Nobel Foundation, which oversees the awarding of Nobel Prizes.

Stockholm Sightseeing

Stockholm Card

When you buy the Stockholm Card you get free admission to countless museums and sights; and free transport on underground, local buses and commuter trains.

Visit as many Stockholm attractions as you wish over one, two, three or five days.

The Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off bus stops at all major sightseeing spots.

Stockholm Sightseeing Tours

Things to Do in Stockholm.

Stadsholmen Island

The Royal Palace was completed in 1754, and there are many churches in Stockholm.

The Great Church of St Nicholas, Storkyrkan, is from the 13th century, and Hall of Nobles, Riddarhuset, is a 17th-century building.

Helgeandsholmen Island

Many of Sweden's monarchs are buried in Riddarholm Church. The House of Parliament is also on this island.

The City Hall, Stadshuset, was built in the early 1900s and there is an open-air museum in Skansen.

Stockholm Tourist Stops

Sweden House, Stockholm's largest tourist agency and visitor centre; Fjaderholm and Djurgarden Boats, pier for boats to the closest islands in the archipelago, the Fjaderholm islands; Vasa Museum; Skansen, open air museum, containing historic buildings, a zoo, terrarium, folk dance performances and more; Djurgardsbron, the Historical Museum where you can visit the gold room and other collections; Stureplan, popular meeting in Stockholm, but also one of Stockholm's shopping centres; Stockholm Palace with Palace Church; Mynttorget, opposite the parliament building and the Royal Palace; Sightseeing boats; Gustav Adolf Square, with the Royal Opera; City Hall; The Malaren boats, boats depart from there to the Drottningholm palace, to the former Viking settlement at Birka, and to Skokloster; Central Station; and Kulturhuset, Stockholm's cultural centre.

Stockholm Museums

One of the most impressive cities in Europe, Stockholm is a buzzing hive of activity with brilliant restaurants and exciting bars around every corner.

Stockholm Museums are right up there with the best; from Abba to Vasa, the most visited non-art museum in Scandinavia, there's plenty of Swedish culture on show in the capital of Sweden.

Where to Stay in Stockholm

Hotels in Stockholm.

Gothenburg (Goteborg)

Goteborg is the principal port of Sweden, being nearest  to the North Sea. Ferries also connect to Jutland, in Denmark.

The city was founded in 1619 by King Gustav II Adolph, and its cathedral, Gustavii Domkyrka, was built in 1633.

The coast road, north to Oslo, is spectacular.

Around Sweden

Royal Court of Sweden.

The Swedish royal household is the world's third oldest unbroken monarchy.

Royal Palaces and Residences.

The Royal Palace in Stockholm is the official residence of the Swedish Monarch, the Head of State.

This is where the Head of State performs constitutional, state ceremonial and official duties, together with the rest of the Royal Family, who assist the Head of State.

It is also the physical workplace of the Royal Family and their administration.

The Swedish People's Dictionary.

The People's dictionary is initially based on Lexin Swedish-English and English-Swedish dictionary, previously published by the Swedish Language Council.

Every year, the Language Council, Språkrådet – a department within the Institute of Language and Folklore, publishes a list of new words that have entered the Swedish language and is being actively used by the general public.

Malmo

Malmo is on the Oresund, south of Gothenburg and opposite Copenhagen.

The Malmohus Castle, which now houses Malmo Museum, dates from the 15th-century.

Malmo was founded in the 12th century and remained a part of Denmark until 1658, when it was seized by King Charles X Gustav of Sweden.

Uppsala

Uppsala is the seat of only archbishop of the Swedish church. The Gothic-style brick cathedral was partly burned in 1702 and only partially restored.

Where top Stay in Uppsala

Hotels in Uppsala.

Vasteras

Vasteras was a trade and cultural centre in the Middle Ages; originally called Aros.

The city has a rebuilt 12th-century castle and a late 13th-century Gothic cathedral (built on the site of an 11th-century church) containing the tomb of Eric XIV, king of Sweden.

The Djakneberget is a park with statues of historical figures.

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