With diverse natural beauty, rich history and culture and cool, cosmopolitan cities, a luxury vacation to Sweden has something to offer everyone. There are fantastic opportunities to spot the Northern Lights, incredible experiential accommodation like the famous Icehotel, and the chance to explore Swedish Lapland with husky-sledding and snowmobiling.
In the fashionable capital, Stockholm, you’ll find great museums, picturesque parks and picture-postcard streets in the historic old town, Gamla Stan. In hip Gothenburg, Sweden’s second city, fantastic seafood, buzzing culture and art museums await.
Swedish Lapland, deep in the Arctic Circle, is one of the best places anywhere to view the Northern Lights, particularly during the long, clear nights between September and April. Staying in amazing wilderness hotels like Fjellborg Arctic Lodge, you’ll embark on husky-pulled sled rides and snowmobile treks to reach the clearest, most secluded spots to marvel at the Aurora Borealis. During the summer, the Northern Lights give way to the Midnight Sun, an equally otherworldly phenomenon.
If you’re looking for a lesser-trodden honeymoon destination, Sweden is a great choice. On a romantic winter safari, you can cross-country ski, dog-sled and ice-fish in between spotting the Northern Lights, enjoying delicious Lappish cuisine and meeting the local Sami people, who have lived in these lands since prehistoric times.
Sweden is also a great destination for a gourmet food vacation: Stockholm and Gothenburg are home to world-class restaurants, while the fertile highlands of Jamtland make it the county’s culinary capital.