Top 10 Most Beautiful Places in Sweden

Every year Swedes have the chance to vote and choose the most beautiful places in Sweden as well as many other aspects of their daily life. So it should be no surprise that the crown jewel of Northern Europe, the elongated country of Sweden, offers a number of astonishingly beautiful spots. The country, known for its breathtaking natural landscapes, burgeoning foodie culture and picturesque Medieval towns, is a superb travel destination. Don’t miss Top 10 Most Beautiful Places in Sweden.


01. Stockholm

Stockholm Beautiful Places in Sweden

 One of the most visually arresting cities in Scandinavia, Stockholm is situated on an archipelago containing roughly 30,000 islands that eventually lead to the Baltic Sea. Stockholm is a city with a long and interesting history, and although it is the largest city in Scandinavia, it retains a peaceful atmosphere with wonderful Swedish architecture and the natural beauty of the surrounding sea. 

02. Abisko National Park

Abisko National Park Beautiful Places in Sweden

 A classic region in the heart of Lapland’s alpine world. Majestic mountains frame the beautiful Abiskodalen valley with its flowering alpine meadows, picturesque rapids and Scandinavia’s largest alpine lake. During the summer you can experience light day and night and see the midnight sun. 

03. Drottningholm Palace, Lovö

Drottningholm Palace, Lovö Beautiful Places in Sweden

Drottningholm Palace is on UNESCO's World Heritage list. It is the most well-preserved royal castle built in the 1600s in Sweden and at the same time is representative of all European architecture for the period.


04. Gothenburg

Gothenburg Beautiful Places in Sweden

 A friendly city on the west coast of Sweden, home to a vibrant cultural scene, world-class restaurants, sustainable living and a fascinating history – all within walking distance. Adventure is never far away, with wide open spaces and magical archipelago islands waiting to be explored. 

05. Kiruna

Kiruna Beautiful Places in Sweden

 Kiruna is a popular travel destination for nature lovers, especially in wintertime. The city is surrounded by beautiful landscapes, ranging from towering mountains and crystal-clear lakes to ancient boreal forests and vast rivers. And thanks to its location north of the Arctic Circle, Kiruna is a good place to experience shifting seasonal phenomenon such as polar nights and northern lights in winter and the midnight sun in summer.


06. Kungsleden (The King’s Trail)

Kungsleden (The King’s Trail) Beautiful Places in Sweden

 The King's Trail runs through Sweden's most beautiful mountain scenery and provides more than 400 kilometres' worth of hiking adventure for the first-time hiker as well as the truly experienced mountain veteran. It is one of the world's most famous hiking trails, and the stage between Abisko and Nikkaluokta is the most-travelled trail in all of Sweden.

Hiking the King’s Trail, Kungsleden, takes you to the far north of Sweden, through scenic mountains and the beauty of the four national parks of World Heritage Site Laponia. Multiple entry and exit points mean you can easily tailor your hike.


07. Lake Vänern

Lake Vänern Beautiful Places in Sweden

 Welcome to the soutwestern tip of Lake Vänern and the city of Vänersborg. Lake Vänern is Sweden's largest lake and offers exciting experiences for the whole family. Take your time when visiting the area and enjoy swimming, hiking, biking, fishing, golfing and much more. 

08. Malmo

Malmo Beautiful Places in Sweden

Blending green parks and sandy beaches with a rich culture, history and modern art, Malmö lets you go your own way — literally. Starting in the bustling commercial centre, it’s just a short walk to picturesque Old Town and Malmöhus Castle. From there, you can easily continue to the modern Western Harbour for a perfect snapshot of the Öresund Bridge and Turning Torso. And since Malmö loves food, drinks and good company, you’re never far from fine dining or a proper Swedish Fika.


09. Uppsala

Uppsala Beautiful Places in Sweden

 The historical and spiritual heart of the country, Uppsala is one of Sweden’s oldest cities, dating back to the 3rd century. It's also one of the country's most dynamic centres, thanks in part to a student population nudging 40,000.


10. Visby, Gotland

Visby, Gotland Beautiful Places in Sweden
Visby is Scandinavia's best-preserved medieval town. It's also one of Sweden's most photogenic destinations, its tangle of cobbled lanes, pastel cottages and colourful wildflowers seemingly pulled from the pages of a well-worn storybook. With hauntingly beautiful ruined Gothic churches and mostly intact 12th-century ramparts, it's a place where history is written large.

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