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  • 1 Abbey-church Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Gräsgatan 31 S - 592 24 Vadstena

    The blue-tinted limestone abbey-church has a narrow chancel, which, strangely, faces west. The sobriety of the decor is reminiscent of the Cistercian spirit. The star-shaped vault rests on two limestone pillars. The church has a group of medieval scu..

  • 2 Apartments Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    S - 17802 Drottningholm

    Baroque decoration is predominant througout these apartments, in spite of the changes made since. The rich stucco decoration of the majestic staircase is the work of Italian master Giovanni Carove. Other renowned artists have also left their mark: He..

  • 3 Skinnarvik Mountain Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Gamla Lundagatan S - 11823 Stockholm

    Access is via a district which was inhabited in the 18C by tanners, whose low houses you can still see. After Gamla Lundagatan, a path takes you up to the highest point in Stockholm, which, at 53m above sea level, affords a splendid panoramic view ov..

  • 4 Steninge Castle Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Stenladugården S - 195 91 Märsta

    This harmoniously proportioned Baroque palace was built by Nicodemus Tessin the Younger and completed in 1705. At the end of the 18C, Steninge became the property of Axel von Fersen, a Swedish diplomat posted in Paris who vowed eternal love to Marie ..

  • 5 Alfvéngården Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    S - 720 01 Tibble

    Here in the charming village of Tibble, with its red-painted wooden houses, the composer and conductor Hugo Alfvén (1872-1960) found a peaceful haven. He came to represent national Romanticism and his taste for the delicate nuances of Swedish folk mu..

  • 6 Städjan-Nipfjället Nature Reserve Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    S - 790 91 Idre

    Part of the Gränslandet, which is a federation of nine protected areas in the region, this nature reserve is dominated by the extinct volcano of Städjan (1 131m) which has a typical volcanic form. In the 18C it was explored by the naturalist Carl von..

  • 7 Bungemuseet Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Bunge Hägur 119 S - 624 64 Fårösund

    This open-air museum is located next to the village church. The fine ensemble of buildings is divided into three groups: the 17C farmhouse (to the left), the 18C farmhouse (to the right) and the 19C one situated further east. The collection of engrav..

  • 8 Öja Church Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    S - 733 01 Öja

    The sturdy church tower was built by the master Egypticus. The Öja crucifix was originally surrounded by a crowd of sculpted figures. The Virgin on the left is a replica of the Öja Madonna, which today resides in the Gotland Historical Museum in Visb..

  • 9 Church of the Holy Cross Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Kyrkogatan 24 S - 372 30 Ronneby

    Perched up high in the centre of the town, the Church of the Holy Cross (12C-13C, 15C tower) houses interesting 15C and 16C paintings, a three-storey altarpiece (1652) and a Baroque-style pulpit (1620), a fine example of the elegant wood sculpture pr..

  • 10 Bohusläns Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Museigatan 1 S - 451 19 Uddevalla

    Three wooden buildings painted white and decorated with gables stand on the banks of the Bäveån, at the mouth of Byfjorden. Within the spacious interiors are temporary exhibitions and photos relating to the history of Bohuslän province, and an exhibi..

  • 11 Nordic Watercolour Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Södra hamnen 6 S - 471 32 Skärhamn

    Opened in 2000, the Nordiska Akvarellmuseet is a centre where you can see a collection of watercolours by Nordic artists, or participate in a workshop to learn watercolour techniques. It is also a research centre. Built on piles among rocks polished ..

  • 12 Carl Larsson's House Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    S - 790 15 Sundborn

    The original home of Carl Larsson (1853-1919) is one of the most visited places in Sweden. The Larsson family decorated their house in a style that was highly innovative at the time: the characteristic dark colours of the 19C were replaced by light, ..

  • 13 Dalhalla Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Backavägen 39 S - 795 32 Rättvik

    An abandoned limestone quarry has been transformed into an open-air amphitheatre with a capacity for 3 500 spectators. The setting is magical, the acoustics excellent and top musicians from the world over play here during the season, which runs from ..

  • 14 Njupeskär Waterfall Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    S - 790 90 Särna

    Fulufjället is a mountain range with a remarkably flat summit, peaking at 1 044m. The region's main attraction is one of the highest waterfalls in Sweden, Njupeskär, with a total height of 125m. You should only tackle the region's other hiking routes..

  • 15 Gunnebo Slott Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Christina Halls väg S - 431 36 Mölndal

    A wealthy merchant from Gothenburg, John Hall, bought the estate of Gunnebo in 1778 and entrusted the construction of his summer home to city architect, Carl Wilhelm Carlberg. Carlberg did not stop at drawing up the layout of the building, but also d..

  • 16 Gotland Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    S - 622 76 Visby

    The so-called Pearl of the Baltic is located 90km off the east coast of Sweden. Its particularly clement climate makes it one of the favourite holiday resorts of the Swedish. The island is also famous for growing roses and orchids. Also known as City..

  • 17 Öland Bridge Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    S - 392 33 Kalmar

    With 155 arches and measuring a total length of 6 072m, Ölandsbron spans the Kalmar Strait and is one of the longest bridges in Europe. It was inaugurated in 1972 and offers magnificent panoramic views from the belvedere located 42m above the water (..

  • 18 Ismanstorp Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    S - 387 01 Långlöt

    Built circa 400, this Iron Age fort measures 125m in diameter. Within its circular rampart, from 3m-4m high, the foundations of 88 houses can be seen. Its nine doors suggest that it was a market or place of worship.

  • 19 Gråborg Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    S - 386 96 Färjestaden

    The largest fort on the island dates from 400 or 500. Its immense ramparts, 6m high and 11m thick, form a circle with a circumference of 640m and a diameter of 200m. The ruins of a chapel dating from 1200 are visible to the north of the fort. The arc..

  • 20 Eketorp Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    S - 386 64 Degerhamn

    Extensive archaeological research has enabled us to gain an understanding of the history of this fort. Traces of three successive colonies dating from between 300 and 1300 were found. A large part of the exterior wall has been reconstructed. You can ..

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