Sweden is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. In fact, it is one of the most populated countries in Europe. Also, it is the fifth biggest country in Europe securing land area with 173,814 square miles. Sweden is known for their rich forests. In specific, about 2/3 of the country's area is covered by forests. Sweden has reached its popularity among visitors for its natural regions and beautiful areas. When exploring Sweden, you will be surprised by the wide offer of different activities and breathtaking landscapes that you will not want to miss.Read more about holiday cottages in Sweden
Sweden is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe. In fact, it is one of the most populated countries in Europe. Also, it is the fifth biggest country in Europe securing land area with 173,814 square miles. Sweden is known for their rich forests. In specific, about 2/3 of the country's area is covered by forests. Sweden has reached its popularity among visitors for its natural regions and beautiful areas. When exploring Sweden, you will be surprised by the wide offer of different activities and breathtaking landscapes that you will not want to miss.
While enjoying your stay at one of the Nature.house chosen holiday houses, enjoy the nature and landscapes that covers the area. However, do not forget to expand your horizons and go on adventure to see much more that Sweden has to offer. Next to all nature treasures, Sweden is also a great place for experiencing different man-made activities. In fact, there are plenty of activities that you can experience based on the season.
Activities in summer
One of the top things to do when visiting Sweden in summer is to enjoy the beaches. In fact, to experience the softest and lightest sand in the beaches, it is advised to opt for a beach in the South. Also, if you are the most excited about spending your vacation near to the beach, be sure to check out Nature.house houses in Sweden near by the sea. Cycling is a fun activity to do while travelling alone, family or as a couple. You can do it based on your preferences opting to see the city life or the beautiful landscapes. One of the most popular areas for cycling while visiting Southern Sweden is around the small island of Hven.
If you are on a family trip, be sure to take your kid to Astrid Lindgren’s fairytale world. There it is possible to meet the characters and let the kids play in the imaginary world that has been built based on scenes from the movies. Also, it is a great activity to do in all seasons. Swedish nature is perfect for hiking lovers. You will be able to find many hiking trails around the country. One of the most popular hiking trails is Höga Kusten where you can experience some real scenic views! To make your hiking experience unforgettable, bring some snacks and have a picnic with your company while enjoying the beautiful view.
If you are interested in castes and history, the Southern part of the country will be the best fit. There you will be able to see and if you get lucky, then also visit some of the castles from insight. Some of the most known castles are Drottningholm, Gripsholms Castle, Kalmar Castle and Läckö Castle. If you want to relax like the locals tend to do? Then rent a boat and get into the waters and get away from all your thoughts and people. Also, if your passion is fishing, then be free to do it and try out your luck in Swedish waters.
Activities in winter
If you’re looking for a magical experience that you will never forget, then make sure you visit Abisko. Abisko is a small town in Northern Sweden that is famous for its Northern Lights. Even though there is not a 100% chance to see the magical lights, it is worth trying it. During spring the beautiful Kungsträdgården in central Stockholm is turned into its signature pink heaven with cherry blossom. But during winter it’s turned into a romantic and lovely place to go for ice skating.
If you are willing to visit Northern Sweden in winter, you will be able to enjoy snow for a longer period of time compared to the other regions. For this reason, the snowmobile is a great way of transportation, but it’s also a lot of fun and definitely one of the unique things to do in Sweden as a tourist! To shake up your regular Christmas, attend “julbord” which means that you gather family or friends or co-workers and feast on Christmas food and liquor. This will allow to experience some real Swedish culture and cuisine.
Flora and fauna
Sweden has more than 96,000 lakes, the two largest of which are located in the South, namely Lake Vätter and Lake Vänermeer. At the Alvastra on the Eastern shore of Lake Vätter, impressive remains of prehistoric settlements have been found. You can also relax at the Vänermeer, by taking a dip in the crystal-clear water of the lake. In the Northern part of this beautiful lake you will find the Lüro archipelago, a small holiday paradise. Here you can visit the Kristinehamn archipelago or even more fun: take the boat bus. Also, going on adventure by sailing with the old sailing ship Bojorten is an option.
Besides the many lakes, there are also large areas of untouched nature. This can be especially seen in the middle of the North of the country and in the mountain area on the border with Norway. In the North you will mainly find coniferous forests and in the far North the forests turn into tundra with sparse tree growth. Towards the South, you will find mixed deciduous forest with beech, oak, birch, etc. The nature in the area is comparable to Western and Central Europe. In the region of Central Sweden you'll find a dense wilderness of unexplored forests and lakes. If you're looking for some time alone, take a walk in the woods - you won't meet a single human being out there. But you can also take a guided tour and get a chance to observe wild brown bears from a close distance.
Sweden is not only known for its diverse tree species, but also for different types of flowers. On the sunny island of Visby, sometimes it is full of roses until winter, which creates a unique picture. Sweden is known for many large animal species; the country has its own "big five". If you are lucky, and you are staying at a tree house or house in the woods or while you are exploring Sweden, you may be able to spot some of them. A large population of wild animals lives in Swedish forests and mountain landscapes, including wolves, bears, lynx, moose and wolverines. It is possible to spot wolves in the North of Sweden, but these animals know how to camouflage themselves and are often only visible at night. It is important to remember that nature in Sweden is protected by nature reserves and national parks.
Did this inspire you to choose Sweden for your next holiday trip? Then the next step is to find the perfect holiday house that suits you the best! Are you willing to try something different than the usual accommodation type such as an apartment? Then get inspired and check out our different accommodation types in Sweden such as - tiny house, tree house or villa. Want to make the stay even more special? Then choose the house in the mountains, by the waters or in the woods.