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Sweden

Mark and David's verdict:

Summer in Sweden, with its long hours of daylight, is a magical time. The Swedes themselves blossom like meadow flowers, taking time off to enjoy gorgeous beaches, sail away to islands, forage for berries and escape to log cabins in the woods or besides tranquil lakes. Be warned, this fairy tale atmosphere is very infectious. You’ll love it.

Recommended tour operator: Nordic Experience

Scenic summer aerial panorama of the Old Town (Gamla Stan) in Stockholm, SwedenThe Ice HotelLake VatternThe Tree Hotel

Nordic Experience says

We offer year-round holidays to Sweden, from fly-drive adventures to the Ice Hotel.

  • Forests and lakes
  • Northern Lights
  • Self-drive adventures

Summer is a magical time in Sweden with its glittering coastline, myriad islands, forests, crystalline lakes and vibrant cities.

The Lakes and Lochs self-drive itinerary takes you from Stockholm to Gothenburg via glorious lakes, Uppsala’s impressive cathedral, nature reserves, the Gota Canal and the many islands off the Bohuslan coast. Accommodation is in a selection of charming hand-picked hotels including a lakeside manor house.

Highlights of Sweden includes time in Stockholm before hitting the road for Lake Silja, Lake Vattern and the Tivedens National Park. It’s particularly well suited to those who enjoy the great outdoors with some spectacular walking trails.

A stay in a 400-year-old castle, the white sand beaches on the Baltic and the cities of Gothenburg and Stockholm are included in the Seascapes and Forests fly-drive.

All of these itineraries cover 7 nights – our expert team can tailor-make your trip to include additional nights at any point or create a unique itinerary just for you.

Visit Sweden in the winter months and prepare to be amazed – it is a wonderland, and one of the best places in the world to see the Northern Lights. Swedish Lapland is home to the original Ice Hotel, where we offer a fantastic range of short breaks as well as adventurous activities at Camp Ripan and stays at the jaw-dropping Tree Hotel, an architectural marvel.

Find out more about our summer and winter holidays in Sweden.

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