Attractions

Top Choice Palace in Gamla Stan

Kungliga Slottet

Kungliga Slottet was built on the ruins of Tre Kronor castle, which burned down in 1697. The north wing survived and was incorporated into the new building. Designed by court architect Nicodemus Tessin the Younger, …
Top Choice Archaeological Site in Uppsala

Gamla Uppsala

One of Sweden’s largest and most important burial sites, Gamla Uppsala (4km north of Uppsala) contains 300 mounds from the 6th to 12th centuries. The earliest are also the three most impressive. Legend has it they c…
Top Choice Castle in Lidköping

Läckö Slott

An extraordinary example of 17th-century Swedish baroque architecture, with cupolas, towers and ornate plasterwork, Läckö Slott lies 23km north of Lidköping. The first castle on the site was constructed in 1298, but…
Top Choice Castle in Malmö

Malmöhus Slott

The addition of red-brick, Functionalist buildings in the 1930s might make it look slightly factory like, but Malmöhus Slott has an intriguing history and houses some of the superb Malmö Museer.After the Swedish tak…
Top Choice Historic Building in Falun

Carl Larsson-gården

Whatever you do, don’t miss Carl Larsson-gården, home of artist Carl Larsson and his wife, Karin, in the picturesque village of Sundborn. After the couple’s deaths, their early-20th-century home was preserved in its…
Top Choice Historic Site in Falsterbo Peninsula

Foteviken Viking Reserve

If you mourn the passing of big hairy men in longboats, find solace at the fascinating Foteviken Viking Reserve, an evocative ‘living’ reconstruction of a late–Viking Age village. Around 22 authentic reconstructions…
Top Choice Historic Site in Norrköping

Industrilandskapet

Industrilandskapet, Norrköping’s star turn, is the impeccably preserved industrial area near the river. Pedestrian walkways and bridges lead past magnificent former factory buildings and around the ingenious system …
Top Choice Castle in Kalmar

Kalmar Slott

Fairy-tale turrets, a drawbridge, a foul dungeon and secret passages…yes, Kalmar Slott has everything that a proper castle should. This powerful Renaissance building was once the most important in Sweden, and it’s f…
Top Choice Historic Building in Karlskrona

Fortifications

Karlskrona’s star is the extraordinary offshore Kungsholms Fort, built in 1680 to defend the town. Two-hour guided boat tours depart from Fisktorget, the tourist office or the Marinmuseum. Tickets must be prebooked …
Top Choice Historic Site in Luleå

Gammelstad

The Unesco World Heritage–listed Gammelstad, Sweden's largest church town, was the medieval centre of northern Sweden. The 1492-built stone Nederluleå church has a reredos worthy of a cathedral and a wonderfully opu…