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21 THINGS TO DO IN SWEDEN (JUNE 13 - JUNE 22)

Marking the Reindeer

June–July • activity

For Sami, the people who live in Northern Lapland, reindeer means life itself

Blue Hours

December | June • nature

Your next favourite hours! This magical occurance is unique for Nordic countries

Hiking and Trekking

May–September • activity

Sweden is a great destination for hiking with tons of variety

Gotland Pelt Sheep

April–August • nature

Gotland is so proud of their sheep that it is featured on the flag! Moreover, these sheep​ are unique and insanely cute

Tree House Hotel

April–October • activity

Many of us dreamed when we were kids to live in a perfect treehouse. Now we have our chance

Paddling

March–September • activity

Sweden is a paradise for paddling, especially its West Coast!

Timber Rafting

June–August • activity

Build your own timber raft and sail the Klaralven river like Tom Sawyer and Hucklebery Fin!

Biking

April–late October • activity

Sweden is famous for its sustainable outlook so biking here is elevated to a new level!

Honey

May–September • food

Sweden is famous for its organic honey

Vätternrundan: the Cycle of a Lifetime!

June 15–16, 2018 • event

Join the cycle of high prestige! Prove that you are tough enough to make it

Flowers of Lapland

mid June–early September • nature

Lapland is not only home to Santa Clause but also to beautiful flowers

Göta Canal Season

May–September • activity

Sweden's 190 km Blue Ribbon attracts around two million tourists yearly

UFO Treehotel

year round (best December–March, June–September) • activity

Climb aboard a spaceship and meditate among the trees

Land of the Midnight Sun

June–August • nature

Have you ever dreamed of making these wonderful summer days longer? Here is your chance!

White Water Rafting

June–August • activity

Summer is a perfect time for this exciting sport

Highschool Graduation

May–June • event

Don't be surprised if you see vans full of highschool kids waving and shouting to you

Diving

April–December • activity

Dive the Swedish Baltic Sea and discover all 10,000 shipwrecks at the bottom!

Skiing

December–June • activity

Swedes adore skiing! No matter where you go—to the mountains up north or the city—you will simply love it!

Boating

May–October • activity

Rent a boat and see Sweden from the water

Night Golf

June–August • activity

Golf has become one of the most popular sports in Sweden recently. In summer, ​you can play it even during the night!

Fishing

April–November • activity

With more than 100,000 lakes and 200 km of rivers, fishing in Sweden is a dream come true!

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Northern Lights

September–March • nature

Nordic Lights are natural phenomena​ that create magical sights and emotions for anyone around

Dogsledding in Swedish Lapland

December–April • activity

Experience one of the most famous adventures of Lapland!

Skåne Yellow Spring

May • nature

Skåne is Sweden's southern region which boasts endless yellow fields among typical red houses

Old Tjikko

July–August • nature

The oldest known tree in Europe at 9,550 years looks after the harsh tundra and glaciers of Scandinavia

The Island of Roses

September–November • nature

Gotland's roses bloom even in late November. The perfect destination for those who want to be enchanted in the middle of a gloomy season

Lundakarnevalen or Lund Carnival

May 01, 2018 • event

Lund is one of the most intense student towns of Sweden. Every four years its intensity and level of fun rise well above the maximum!

Walpurgis Eve: Sista April

April 30 • event

The night when winter officially ends is celebrated with a champagne breakfast and huge bonfire in Uppsala and Lund

The Talking Christmas Lamp

December • event

The city of Malmo is tired of the traditional well known Christmas decorations. It has thought of something completely new!

Kräftskiva: Crayfish Party

August • food

Enjoy a jolly time eating crayfish with a chef's hat on!

Surströmming or Sour Herring

late August • food

Every country has its own weird food and Sweden is no exception

Ice Climbing

November–April • activity

Northern of Sweden has all that it takes to have a fantastic ice climbing experience!

Frost 'Flowers'

November–February • nature

The most unusual "flowers" that "bloom" only in winter

Migrating Birds at Falsterbo

mid-August–late October • nature

Witness over 100,000 birds pass Falstebro on their way south!

Pickled Herring

December 24–December 25 • food

A typical Christmas dish made of fermented herring with sugar and onions

Midsummer

June 23, 2018 • event

Originating from pagan times, this holiday is a celebration of everything summerly and Swedish

Ice Hotel

December–February • activity

The hotel is rebuilt every year, offering a unique experience every time you visit!

Semla Dessert

February • food

The first week of February is all about fatty treats!

National Day

June 06 • event

A day of many picnics and joyful partying

Swedish Bandy

September–May • event

A wild mix of hockey and football is one of Sweden's favorite sports

Vikingarännet

February (TBA) • event

Follow the old Viking​ route on skates together with a crowd of enthusiasts like yourself

WOW: Way Out West

 • event

One of the biggest music festivals in Sweden

Ice Road

January–April • activity

One of the most spectacular seasonal roads will give you a little shiver on your back

Safran Season

December 01–December 13 • food

With Lucia approaching, safran is all around! Enjoy!

Pepparkakor or Gingersnaps

November–January • food

The obsession with Christmas starts with these delicious cookies!

Kanelbullar or Cinnamon Rolls

December • food

A typical Swedish bun is also a symbol of winter and perhaps the best way to survive during the dark days

Melodifestivalen

late February (TBA) 2019 • event

This is one of the few cases when something bad is so bad that it becomes cool

St Lucia Day

December 13 • event

This day is one of the celebrations that lights up the gloomy winter season

Lobster Season

late September–December • food

Eat what you catch!

Julmust

December • food

Sweden has its own Christmas coke!

Svartsoppa for St Martin's Day

November 11 • event

St Martin is a day of geese! People gather for huge festive meals and eat special food!

Birdwatching

March–May • activity

The rich variety of topographies of the Lulea archipelago attracts many different kinds of birds to Northern Scandinavia

Glogg

November–January • food

Swedish mulled wine with raisins, cinammon, and almonds!

Påskmust

April 21, 2019 • food

Sweden has its own Easter coke!

Easter

April 21, 2019 • event

Easter in Sweden is full of traditions connected to the celebrations of spring, nature awakening, and family reunions—but with a twist!

Lussekatt Buns

December 06–December 13 • food

Lussekatt buns are typical saffron treats served on St. Lucia Day