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Scandinavia

Discover the beautiful and intriguing Sweden, the largest country in Northern Europe. It is located west of the Baltic Sea and Gulf of Bothnia, borders Norway to the northwest and Finland to the east. The country is famous for its scenic archipelagos, cultural cities, natural attractions, impeccable fashion style and rich cuisine. Sweden offers endless of experiences for first-time or returning visitors alike, from the vibrant capital city of Stockholm to the snow-blanketed Swedish Lapland.

Experience Stockholm, the capital and largest city of Sweden. Dubbed as the “Venice of the North”, Stockholm is set on an archipelago composed of 14 islands connected by 57 bridges. The city offers a myriad of history, art and culture, from stunning architecture, historic royal palaces, world-class museums and art galleries. Head to the Old Town to see well-preserved buildings and landmarks including the Royal Palace, the Stockholm Cathedral, Riddarholmen Church and the Nobel Museum.

Visit Gothenburg, Sweden’s culinary capital and full of old-world charm, the city is packed with first-class eateries that doesn’t break your budget. Don’t miss Feskekryk (Fish Church), an indoor fish and shellfish market offering all kinds of seafood delicacies. Wander along the charming district of Haga, famous for its cobblestone streets, lovely wooden houses, stone buildings and independent cafes.

Travel to south and explore Malmo, the third-largest city in Sweden located in the province of Skane. Visit Malmöhus Castle, Sweden’s oldest Renaissance Castle or St. Peter’s Church, the oldest building in Malmo. Or see the city’s skyline from Turning Torso, the tallest building in Scandinavia.

Head to Swedish Lapland to catch the intriguing, Northern Lights, the greatest light show on Earth. For true winter experience, stay at the popular IceHotel, a hotel made of ice and snow. During the summer season, experience the incredible midnight sun.

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When to visit

Winter – November to February

  • Revel in the magic of the Northern Lights at the Aurora Sky Station at the Abiski National Park.
  • Stay at the Icehotel or Treehotel.
  • Enjoy winter activities such as skiing or snowmobiling.

Summer – June to August

  • Temperature is usually between 20 to 30 degree Celsius.
  • Witness the midnight sun in Northern Sweden or Swedish Lapland.
  • Enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking or cycling.

Autumn – September to October

  • The weather can be wintery cold with abundant rainfall.

Spring – March to May

  • The weather is somewhat unpredictable during this season, a combination of cold and sunny.
  • Celebrate Walpurgis Eve on 30 April, the eve of Christian feast day of Sain Walpurga. This is observed throughout Central and Northern Europe.
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Official language
Swedish
Currency
Swedish krona (SEK)
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