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Sweden

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Sweden tailor-made holidays

Introduction

Modern, sophisticated Sweden is a far cry from the days of bloodthirsty Vikings. And, while stereotypes abound, there’s much more to this forward-thinking country than images of Volvos, ABBA and Ikea might lead you to believe. From its lively cities and world-leading design scene to its Lapland innovations - ICEHOTEL and Treehotel among them – this is a country at the top of its game.

As one of Europe’s last remaining wildernesses, Swedish Lapland is a frontier region of jagged peaks, frozen meadows and evergreen forests. It’s a magical land of snow and sparkling ice, where you can speed through powder-covered pine forests on a sleigh pulled by reindeer, see dancing displays of the Northern Lights, ride snowmobiles across the the Gulf of Bothnia, try your hand at cross-country skiing, camp under the stars in a traditional lavvu, sleep in a tree and spend a night in a hotel made entirely from ice.

Elsewhere, in Sweden’s charming capital, Stockholm, you’ll find the attractive old town, Gamla Stan, some of Scandinavia’s best museums and a restaurant scene that competes with the finest in Europe. The warm summer months promise outdoor pursuits amid the 30,000 islands and islets of the Stockholm Archipelago while in Gothenburg, Sweden’s second city, 25 theatres, an acclaimed opera house, a world-leading art museum, a concert hall and Europe’s biggest botanical garden are among a swathe of attractions.

Away from the cities there’s much to explore. Halland – a narrow province south of Gothenburg – is lined with sandy beaches and verdant pine forests, while the picturesque Göta Canal provides leisurely summertime cruises through Sweden’s rural heartland. Explore Malmö and Ystad in the scenic south, or head east to medieval Visby on the beautiful island of Gotland, whose fairy-tale cottages and winding cobbled streets are complemented by exceptional food and stunning views of the Baltic Sea.

At a glance

Flying time from UK
2½ hours

Time zone
GMT +1

Currency
Swedish krona (Kr) = 100 öre

Language
Swedish

Travel advice
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15-day stay and cruise from £5,900 pp incl. flights

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Uncover the mysteries of northern Europe in all-inclusive luxury, washing down Russia’s secrets and Scandinavia’s charm with open cocktail bars.

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Top itineraries in Sweden

ICEHOTEL Break

4-day tailor-made journey from £795 pp incl. flights

With its mesmerising sculptures and thrilling excursions, a stay at Sweden's original ICEHOTEL is a truly unique experience. This classic short break includes a night in an Ice Room with two nights in warm accommodation.

Treehotel & ICEHOTEL, Sweden

5-day itinerary from £1,485 pp incl. flights

Stay at two of Scandinavia's quirkiest and most celebrated hotels – Treehotel and ICEHOTEL – during this memorable five-night winter break in Swedish Lapland.

Summer ICEHOTEL 365 & Treehotel

7-day tailor-made journey from £2,215 pp incl. flights

Take in the spectacular summer beauty of Swedish Lapland under the glow of the Midnight Sun, staying in island farmhouses, the iconic Treehotel and the innovative ICEHOTEL 365. It's all joined by impossibly scenic country drives and the chance to taste your way through the seasonal delicacies.

The Göta Canal – Gothenburg to Stockholm

6-day tailor-made journey from £1,660 pp incl. flights

This tailor-made trip combines a cruise on Sweden's Göta Canal with stays in two of its city greats - the capital, Stockholm, and Gothenburg on the country's picturesque west coast.

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What our clients say about our Sweden holidays

  • Very pleased with the service from start to finish. When I had a query a week before departure date, although my designated contact was away their work was automatically being handled by another member of staff and my query was picked up and dealt with quickly and efficiently.

    Stephen S

  • The variety and standard of the accommodations was perfect. All four hotels, their locations and personnel were all quite different. It enhanced our overall experience.

    Simon S

  • Helpful and prompt service that delivered exactly what we wanted.

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Top places to stay in Sweden

Clarion Hotel Sign, Stockholm

Accommodation

Stockholm’s largest hotel, Clarion Sign is situated in the heart of the city. Combining Scandinavian design and architecture, the hotel is within touching distance of Stockholm’s best shopping, dining and entertainment

Villa Sjotorp, Ljungskile

Small & intimate hotel

Winner of Sweden’s White Guide “Star Hotel Award” 2014, Villa Sjötorp is a charming turn of the century conversion by the sea. With an excellent restaurant and an idyllic setting, enjoy a step back to a time more civilised.

Master Johan Hotel, Malmo

Traditional hotel

A ‘home from home’ feel in a quiet location just around the corner from the busy city centre, in the southernmost province of Sweden.

Elite Plaza Hotel, Gothenburg

Grand & elegant hotel

A neoclassical masterpiece brought into the 21st century by Swedish designers Christer Svensson and Lars Helling.

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Where to go in Sweden

Swedish Lapland

Swedish Lapland, partially segmented by the Arctic Circle, welcomes you with a mix of local Sámi culture and beautiful landscapes. The UNESCO listed Laponia area is northern Sweden's cultural heartland. Visit the traditional Jokkmokk Winter Market or explore the area's Sámi villages, where in the w…

Stockholm

Stockholm's geographical location, at the point where Lake Malaren flows into the Baltic Sea, makes it a capital city with a difference.

Southern Sweden

Southern Sweden could not represent more of a contrast to the cold north of the country if it tried. With rolling farmland and endless sandy beaches, this region is far removed from the stereotypical Arctic image synonymous with Scandinavia.

Central Sweden

The most popular destination in central Sweden is the capital Stockholm. Often called the 'Venice of the North', Stockholm is a city of islands, where you'll discover an interior brimming with museums, parkland and captivating architecture.

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When to go to Sweden

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"There is no bad weather, only bad clothing."Swedish proverb For the most part Sweden has a cool, temperate climate. South of the country from Stockholm and the Great Lakes is warmer. Summers are generally sunny, with average temperatures of 20°C in the south and around 17°C in the north, although hot spells with temperatures reaching 30°C or above is not unusual. With Norway's mountains acting as a break, annual rainfall is moderate, though August can be wet. The west coast is warmer than the east, due to the warming Gulf Stream. The harsh Lapland winter runs from October to April, when temperatures can drop as low as -50°C. Heavy …

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Sweden articles

  • Driven by the sun: Swedish Lapland's midnight sun

    Swedish Lapland enjoys some of the brightest and longest Midnight Sun seasons on Earth, thanks to its northerly position. And the locals know how to celebrate, with festivals, outdoors activities, and plenty of flower crowns.

  • Four of the best ways to see the Northern Lights this winter

    Our top picks for seeing the Northern Lights throughout Scandinavia this winter, just in time to book your winter holidays.

  • Motorhomes in Scandinavia

    Few other forms of travel offer the same freedom as that of a motorhome. Convenience, flexibility, the option to where you like, when you like, the freedom of the open road - all these things are what make a Scandinavian holiday by motorhome such an appealing option.

  • The best places to see the Northern Lights

    Where are the best places to see the Northern Lights? We pick out the best Northern Lights holiday destinations across northern Scandinavia, Iceland and Greenland.

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At Wexas, we specialise in bespoke travel experiences. Our itineraries are just samples of what we can arrange, and can be changed depending on your precise needs, finances and ideas by our experienced destination specialists.

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