The southern Bohusleden
Activities in Sweden
Attractions in Sweden
Discover the region
The typical Scandinavian landscape is characterized by extensive coniferous forests, numerous lakes and moors. Along the Norwegian border, the Scandinavian Mountains rise 2000 m above sea level. There are 28 national parks spread across the country, where you can experience and enjoy nature from its most pristine side.
Sweden offers little room for mass tourism. But if you are looking for an adventure, you will definitely find it: In summer, you can go hiking, canoeing and kayaking, mountain biking or climbing. In winter, you can go skiing or cross-country skiing. Hiking is particularly popular. In the south, for example, in the province of Skåne, there are easy paths through the fertile hilly landscape, while in the mountainous landscape of northern Sweden you will find plenty of challenging routes.
On wide paths through the vast country
Photo: Johna Willner, imagebank.sweden.se
Culture and Cuisine
If you are interested in outdoor experiences and also in culture, Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö are of course the right place for you. Here you can visit numerous museums, such as the ABBA Museum or the Vasa Museum, as well as numerous art museums. Besides you can dine in small restaurants that place great value on regional and seasonal cuisine. And of course, you should not miss a visit to the royal castle.
But culture is also intensively lived in the countryside. Sweden is incredibly rich in historic castles and mansions, which are now mostly used as hotels. Surrounded by lakes, rivers, forests and parks, you can really relax.
A special highlight is the museum "Cultures" in Lund and Östarp. The museum in Lund consists of historic houses that have been reconstructed on-site and in which various exhibitions report on life in past times. In Kulturens Östarp we find a 19th-century manor house that is used in the summer season – just like 200 years ago: with a lot of muscle power and without electricity.