Top Choice Museum in Västerås

Karlsgatan 2

This newly refurbished and expanded space in an old industrial block near the train station combines two museums that were each already noteworthy, making it a top destination. On one side is the Västmanland Länsmus…
Top Choice Museum in Karlstad

Värmlands Museum

The award-winning and imaginative Värmlands Museum occupies two buildings on Sandgrundsudden (reclaimed land now converted into a pleasant park) near the library. Its multimedia displays cover local history and cult…
Top Choice Museum in Torsby

Torsby Finnskogscentrum

The ingeniously designed Forest Centre, opened in June 2014 near Lekvattnet as part of Värmlands County Museum, covers the 17th-century Finnish settlement of the area, with displays on smokehouses, hunting, music, w…
Top Choice Museum in Torsby

Ritamäki Finngård

Known for its characteristic smokehouse, Ritamäki Finngård, 32km west of Torsby and 10km from Lekvattnet, is one of the best-preserved Finnish homesteads in the area. It was probably built in the late 17th century a…
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 Gallery in Nora

Kvarteret Bryggeriet

At the end of Prästgatan is a collection of buildings that once housed a brewery and now contain several art galleries and studios. A collective of locals puts on a knockout gallery show in the main building each su…
Gardens in Uppsala

Botanical Gardens

The Botanical Gardens, below the castle hill, show off more than 10,000 species and are pleasant to wander through. Attractions include the 200-year-old Linnaeum Orangery and a tropical greenhouse.
Library in Uppsala

Carolina Rediviva

Rare-book and map fiends should go directly to Carolina Rediviva, the university library. In a small, dark gallery, glass cases hold precious maps and manuscripts, including illuminated Ethiopian texts and the first…
Historic Site in Uppsala


Follow signs from the grave mounds to Disagården, a 19th-century farming village turned open-air museum consisting of 26 timber buildings and a platform stage that serves as the focal point for Uppsala’s Midsummer c…
Museum in Uppsala


No matter how many times the brochures refer to the ‘sexual system’ of classification, the excitement to be had at Linnémuseet is primarily intellectual; still, botanists and vegetarians will enjoy a visit to the p…