Welcome to Sweden

Swedish Style

Few countries are as design literate as Sweden. Impeccable taste and attention to detail make much of the country look like a shoot for Wallpaper or Architectural Digest. Almost everyone in Stockholm got the memo to 'look sharp', while the prevalence of irresistible furnishings, textiles and lighting in cafes, restaurants and homes across the nation are nothing short of enviable. Yet, Swedish style is rarely ostentatious; form and function are tightly linked in a society that reveres moderation, simplicity and practicality. Prepare to celebrate all things beautiful and democratic.

Natural Grandeur

Truth be told, the best thing about Sweden is its natural assets. Indeed, to really appreciate this country’s magnetism, take time to leave the city behind. Whether you're sailing across an archipelago to a lonely island or trekking along a kingly trail flanked by snowcapped mountains, the sense of space, solitude and freedom is matched by few corners of Western Europe. It makes perfect sense: Sweden claims one of the lowest population densities on the continent. So, go pitch a tent by a Baltic beach or ride a sleigh under the Northern Lights. You can thank Mother Nature later.

The Sami

The northern end of Sweden is home to the Sami people. One of Europe's few indigenous people, their rich and ancient traditions offer a very different take on the Swedish experience. To the Sami, northern Sweden is known as Sápmi and its wild, bracing wilderness is the best place to sample Sami culture. Spend a night or two in a Sami reindeer camp, take a dogsledding tour, or simply dig into local flavours at a Sami restaurant. All offer memorable, thought-provoking insight into an oft-overlooked side of the country's cultural tapestry.

Historical Riches

History is written large in Sverige. Ancient rune stones poke up out of grassy parks, while huge stone-ship settings and burial mounds recall long-gone kings and chiefs. Across the country, walled medieval cities, seaside fortresses, turreted palaces and revealing museums attest to Sweden's long and complex backstory. Each historical artefact, building and ruin is a piece of a jigsaw. Put them together and you'll come closer to understanding how each historical high and low has helped shape the modern nation and its widely admired denizens.

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$14.84 Transfers & Ground Transport

Arlanda Airport Shared Arrival Transfer

Travel from Arlanda International Airport to any one of 7 bus terminals in Stockholm City.Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver.Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.It's that easy! The bus will stop at the following bus terminals: • Jarva Krog • Frosunda • Haga Norra • Haga Forum • Norra stationsgatan • St Eriksplan • FAC Airport Coaches City terminal - Stockholm City

$30.26 Cultural & Theme Tours

The Original Stockholm Ghost Walk and Historical Tour

As the evening closes in, your experienced ghost-guide will light his lantern and lead you through a maze of forgotten courtyards, deserted alleyways and empty cobble-streets in search of the places where history meets mystery. Not only will you hear true accounts of ghosts, poltergeists and haunted places but also of murders, unsolved mysteries, myths and legends. Is your stomach strong enough for tales of disease and of public executions? On your tour, you will even have the chance to taste, as well as smell, medieval Stockholm as your guide brings the past back to life.Sensible, comfortable walking shoes are a must and remember to wrap-up extra warm between November and March. The haunting don't stop for bad weather and neither do we. Parental discretion is advised for children under the ages of 8.

$131.79 Cultural & Theme Tours

Viking History Tour from Stockholm

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Jarlabanke Runestones, TabyAn old Viking site known as Jarlabankes bro – The entrance way to the Rune KingdomDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Hokeriet, VallentunaGranby with its foundations from an old settlement (400–500 AD). Here we find the biggest rock carving in Sweden – Granbyhällen.Duration: 45 minutes

$94.29 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Stockholm and Old Town Food-Tasting Walking Tour

Meet your guide outside Östermalms Saluhall, Stockholm’s oldest food market. Many of its family-run food businesses have passed down through the generations, and the market’s interior remains little changed from centuries ago, with its woodcarvings still intact. Sample some tasty modern versions of traditional Swedish meatballs that are healthier than their counterparts, and then walk through Stureplan, Stockholm’s most exclusive square, to discover a part of the city often missed by visitors. Continue to Kungsgatan and dive into K25, an edgy, urban food court beloved by young locals. Sample some of the scrumptious seafood delicacies on offer here, washed down with a glass of white wine.Next comes Chokladfabriken, one of Stockholm’s favorite chocolate cafés. Try its popular hot chocolate made from 65% cocoa, dark Venezuela Criollo beans and cardamom. One sip and you’ll see why the locals rave about it!Continue to Hötorgshallen market to explore its tempting stalls, piled high with fresh produce and Swedish delicacies. Follow your guide to the P&B Delikatesser stand to sample a range of homemade products, such as cloudberry jam, chocolate-coated liquorice and natural truffles.Next, visit Husmans Deli to try its prize-winning artisan cheeses before heading for cured meat specialists, Fagel & Vilt. Swedes love cured game and have a particular penchant for smoked reindeer and elk salami. Try an assortment of the flavor-packed meats accompanied by the strong Swedish beer, Norrlands Guld, and some mouth-watering seasonal fruit from Lisbeth Janson Frukt & Grönt.From here, stroll to Gamla Stan (Old Town), admiring the colorful houses lining its cobbled lanes as you walk. After visiting a candy store to try a scrumptious Swedish candy stick, enjoy your final tasting at Under Kastajen, a popular purveyor of traditional breads. Dunk a kanelbullar (cinnamon roll) in your coffee here to enjoy your very own fika — the much-loved national ritual of a coffee break combined with a sweet treat!Your tour comes to an end after your fika when you say goodbye to your guide.

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Arlanda Airport Shared Departure Transfer

Travel from any of the Stockholm stops listed to Arlanda International Airport.Your transfer will be confirmed instantaneously and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver.Transfer services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.It's that easy!

$38.82 Tours & Sightseeing

City Sightseeing Stockholm Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Stockholm is famous for being one of Europe’s most well preserved Medieval cities and it boasts countless of memorable landmarks and attractions. On-board a City Sightseeing bus, you will be able to enjoy panoramic views of these from the bus’ open-top deck, plus you’ll be able to learn all about them from the recorded multilingual commentary!With 19 tour stops along the bus route, you can hop-off and explore sights including the Royal Swedish Opera; built in the 18th century, it has been the host to many famous opera performances and is one of the cities most striking buildings. As you travel over to Skeppsholmen, passengers can enjoy 360-degree views of the Baltic Sea surrounding the Blasieholmen Bridge – remember to bring your camera, the views are breath-taking!Hop-off and have some fun at attractions including the famous Ice Bar, or visit the Abba Museum at Stop 12, a fascinating attraction dedicated to the iconic group, including several contemporary exhibitions that explore their work and achievements! Another ultimate museum experience along the route is the Skansen, it was the world’s first ever open-air museum, so it’s well worth being explored!Another of Stockholm’s most impressive areas is the Gamla Stan – Old Town – where you can admire the colourful buildings and cobbled streets and get a real feel for the culture of the city.Tour Stops - 1 Strömgatan/The Royal Opera2 Riddarholmskyrkan3 Old Town (west)/Kornhamnstorg4 Viking Line/Stadsgården5 Fjällgatan6 Medborgarplatsen7 Old Town (east)/Räntmästaretrappan8 Royal Palace/Slottet9 Kungsträdgården10 Strandvägen11 Vasamuseet12 ABBA The Museum/Gröna Lund13 Skansen14 Historiska Museet - Frihamnen/Cruise berth15 Stureplan16 Kungsgatan/Hötorget17 ICE Bar18 Centralstationen19 City HallCombine your ticket with a boat tour and enjoy more sightseeing, including Royal Palace, Skeppsholmen and Vasamuseet. A full loop of the boat tour takes roughly 1 hour, or you can hop-on and hop-off at any of the 8 stops along the boat route!Please be advised that the boat tour only operates between May and September. The bus tour operates all year round.