Located on the eastern part of the Scandinavian peninsula, Sweden is a kingdom bordering the Baltic Sea. A magnificent country, made up of thousands of coastal islands, hundreds of small and large lakes, vast northern forests and mountains. Carried by the archipelago of its capital Stockholm, a royal city that is easy to walk through, Sweden has a thousand and one beauties and secrets. Dalarna, a mountainous region in central Sweden, is worth mentioning. We will visit the archipelago of Bohuslän (a thousand islands!) which goes from Gothenburg to the Norwegian border. In the south, there are the sunny beaches of Skåne, the agricultural properties, the peaceful plains, the Österlen art circuit and the multicultural city of Malmö, connected by the Öresund bridge to the Danish capital, Copenhagen. Don't miss the Kingdom of Glass and Crystal before falling under the spell of the Northwest, the medieval alleys of Kalmar, County Götland and Farö. Your tour guide will remind you that Sweden is a land of legends, occupied by the Lapps and the Sami in the far north. As a model of democracy, Sweden is also an exemplary ecological destination where respect for nature is rooted in history and daily life. So don't be impressed by this Nordic country where the day and night, thanks to a sometimes polar situation, don't have the same flavor as elsewhere...
When to go to Sweden?
The high tourist season in Sweden is from May to mid-August in general, and from January to April for the northern regions, which offer many winter activities. The low tourist season runs from September to December, or even from September to the end of February.
May to August: outdoor activities (many are closed before mid-May) are plentiful at this time of year. July, at the heart of the Swedish school holidays, is the busiest month. It is the time of festivals, traditional activities in open-air museums; it is also the warmest month and during which the sun shines the longest (in this case, all the time: from midnight to... midnight in the north). We can also mention the great medieval week on the island of Gotland (first half of August).
December to March: Snow covers the whole of northern Sweden (and the whole country in some years). This is the period of legendary cross-country ski races like the Vasaloppet and its 90 km in classic style that take place over a week at the end of February. Ideal for visiting Lapland, seeing Kiruna's ice hotel, enjoying Christmas markets, winter sports, sleigh rides and saunas.