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Travel to Sweden

Explore Sweden’s vibrant, colourful cities and beautiful landscapes with your own tailored vacation package. Get ready to see majestic royal castles, picture-perfect views of the Baltic Sea and rugged national parks.

TOP SWEDEN VACATION IDEAS

Choose from a popular range of ways to experience Sweden.

Our Sweden Tour Reviews

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Amy and ThomasUnited States

Nordic Visitor was a perfect fit for how we like to travel...they provided the framework and suggestions and we made... read more

Nordic Visitor was a perfect fit for how we like to travel...they provided the framework and suggestions and we made the final decisions about which stops we'd make and how we would spend our days. Because we traveled with our 12 and 15 year old children, and all of us love the outdoors, having some flexibility to fit in nature walks, boat rides and time exploring castles and ancient burial grounds and cemeteries was ideal. We loved having the hotels planned for us and that they included breakfast. Driving in Sweden was easy and we appreciated having the information about traffic rules and signs to look at before the trip. Overall it was a wonderful family trip that we'll remember forever!
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WilliamUnited Kingdom

Very pleased and a big thank you to Sofia in her prompt responses to our initial queries.  We are truly... read more

Very pleased and a big thank you to Sofia in her prompt responses to our initial queries.  We are truly satisfied customers 

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Your Sweden Travel Agency

Trust our local specialists to plan a trip of a lifetime for you. From start to finish, your journey will be a seamless adventure peppered with amazing attractions and hand-picked accommodations.

Our team are passionate about providing excellent service and they regularly carry out quality inspections to ensure each part of your trip is fantastic quality.

Sweden Facts

Language
Swedish (English widely spoken)

Currency
Swedish Krona (SEK)

Time Zone
UTC + 1 (+2 with summer DST)

Capital
Stockholm

Why choose Nordic Visitor

Trusted local travel experts

Established in 2002, Nordic Visitor creates unforgettable experiences across Northern Europe. Our Stockholm-based specialists use their extensive knowledge and experience to create your perfect itinerary. Visit Sweden on our packages, and you’ll take home lasting memories.

Great reviews

Nordic Visitor is dedicated to the best service quality, and this is reflected year after year when TripAdvisor awards us with their Certificate of Excellence. We also take great pride in our customer feedback: 97% of our travellers say they would recommend us to friends and family.

Stress-free experience

All the finer details of your visit are organised before you arrive, meaning you get to enjoy a vacation without the hassle of planning. You receive a detailed itinerary, pre-booked accommodation, and tickets to all featured package attractions and train journeys.

You are in good hands

Unexpected event or weather issues? No problem. One of our travel experts is always on call 24/7 to handle any unforeseen situations during your trip. We’ll rework your itinerary, move your hotel bookings and re-organise activities, all while keeping you safe and informed.

Flexible tour options

Our consultants create tours to best meet your travel wish list, and would be delighted to help you add on day trips, activities and extend your stay with extra nights depending on package.

Secure payments

Established and award-winning, Nordic Visitor has a tried-and-trusted online payment system for ease of use. All you need is a deposit, and you can rest assured your preferred dates are secured.

DIFFERENT WAYS TO EXPLORE SWEDEN

However you want to explore the Kingdom of Sweden, we have a package to suit your interests.

Exploring Sweden

Get ready for a wondrous adventure through the Kingdom of Sweden, where you’ll discover a country full of illustrious royal history, Baroque and Art Nouveau architecture, and bustling coastal cities. Soon you could…

  • Meander through the historic cobbled squares and narrow streets of Gamla Stan Old Town
  • Cast your eyes on the beautiful Stockholm archipelago, surrounded by the shimmering Baltic Sea
  • Feel the majestic heritage of Sweden by visiting the many castles, fortresses and of course the Royal Palace
  • Take a break in Gränna, famous for its peppermint polkagris candy, pretty wooden houses and polka dancing
  • Spot indigenous wildlife at the beautiful Lake Vänern, and discover a surprising Picasso sculpture along its shore
  • Experience the charming culture of Sweden first-hand, and visit Ystad’s quaint streets and brightly coloured houses
  • Enjoy the small-town feel of Sweden’s second largest city, Gothenburg, and visit the museums and castles
  • Explore the town of Karlstad and see its waterfront views of Sweden’s longest river, Klarälven

Frequently Asked Questions
About Sweden Tours

If you're thinking of visiting Sweden, you might have a few questions. For your convenience we’ve collected the most asked ones, so check our FAQs below. You can also find more detailed information on booking and payments on our general FAQ page.

Sweden is a safe country for both visitors and locals. In fact, the Global Peace Index rates Sweden as one of the safest countries in the world. Sweden is also one of the safest driving countries in the world according to the World Health Organisation.

Sweden is part of Scandinavia, along with the neighbouring countries of Denmark and Norway.

Yes – Sweden is part of Europe and is located in the north of the continent.

The Swedish krona (SEK) is the official currency of Sweden – keep this in mind if you plan on exchanging money as Sweden does not use the Euro.

The official language of Sweden is Swedish, with English widely spoken. However in Swedish Lapland and the northerly regions, the locals may also converse in Finnish or Sami.

The warmest month on average is July. Swedish summers are typically pleasant, and temperatures can get as high as 30°C (86°F) between June and August.

For mild weather and sunshine, we recommend visiting Sweden from May to September. Not only will you experience Sweden’s charming towns and natural attractions in pleasant conditions, but you’ll also have longer summer days to enjoy them. Regions close to the Arctic Circle experience the ‘midnight sun’ during the summer months – a phenomenon where daylight lasts well into the evening.

If you enjoy wintry activities, a cooler climate and landscapes blanketed in snow, then visit between October and January is perfect for you. The winter is prime northern lights viewing season and Swedish Lapland is the ideal region to chase them down.

The further north you are of the Arctic Circle, the better your chances of seeing the northern lights, so we suggest visiting the province of Lapland. Here’s our list of aurora viewing areas:

  • Kiruna, Sweden’s most northerly town
  • Abisko, a charming mountain resort village in an “aurora zone”
  • The Aurora Sky Station, a northern lights observatory based outside of Abisko

Swedish Lapland is a beautiful place to go on a ‘northern lights safari’, so why not learn more about the area, and what to expect there, in our northern lights Lapland guide.

The best time to see the northern lights in Sweden is during winter, specifically from October to March, with peak visibility between December and February. Evenings are the best time to go searching for the lights and ideal viewing conditions are remote areas away from light pollution, with clear skies.

A self-guided tour is a package where all of the bookings and activities are organised for you by your dedicated travel consultant. On these tours, you travel without a guide and navigate the journey yourself.

The best way to tour Sweden depends on the form of transport you most enjoy and how you prefer to experience attractions.

Sweden’s train system is prompt and comfortable, and when travelling through the countryside, the views from either side of the carriage are exceptional. Rail travel is popular among locals and for good reason – you get to enjoy a traffic-free journey with good amenities and opportunities to stretch your legs.

If you’re the seafaring type, then try a Scandinavian cruise that starts or ends in Sweden. You get to enjoy sweeping views of the coast and experience overnight stays in cosy cabins. By choosing to cruise, you’ll get to visit other famous Nordic cities like Copenhagen and Oslo. You’re also in visiting distance of cities like Tallinn and St Petersburg. Find more cruises on our Scandinavian packages.

Self-drive tours are another appealing option as you get to set the pace of your journey and enjoy the flexibility of driving to each attraction. Sweden has some of the safest and most well-maintained roads in the world. A smooth and picturesque drive, another benefit of taking the wheel is that you receive a hand-drawn map of your route and a detailed reference guide with area information and nearby sight-seeing.

Yes, you can choose the best arrival date to suit you depending on package and season. All our vacation packages can be purchased online, and once you’ve decided best journey for you, you can choose your ideal dates. If you’ve already booked, but your travel plans have changed, then get in touch with your travel consultant as soon as possible so they can rearrange your trip.

We advise that you book your package first to secure your tour. It may be worth checking potential flight times and prices first, but be aware some airlines and flight booking websites raise their prices between visits, so remember to do research using “Private” or “Incognito” mode. Once your tour is confirmed by email, go ahead and purchase your flights. If you have missed out on flights, please get in touch with us to change the dates of your tour.

We advise all our guests to dress sensibly and pack warm layers, as well as wear comfortable shoes when visiting Sweden. Northerly regions like Lapland can reach temperatures as low as -50°C (-58°F), so it’s best to wrap up! Scandinavian weather can change quickly and it’s better to plan for the unexpected than to be underprepared. We recommend that you bring:

  • Rucksack
  • Jumper or fleece
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Umbrella or poncho
  • Scarf
  • Gloves
  • Hat
  • Sleep mask (summer)
  • Foot warmers (winter)
  • Thermos (winter)
  • Binoculars (for cruise-goers)
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses (summer)

 

About Nordic Visitor

Nordic Visitor is an Iceland-based travel agency and has been creating amazing Sweden travel experiences for customers since 2005. Since then, we have grown across Northern Europe, all while retaining our excellent customer service and belief that your trip should be memorable for all the right reasons. Reasons to choose us include:

Reasons to choose us include:

  • Tailor-made itinerary: we personalise the itinerary with your dreams and needs in mind, so that you have the vacation of a lifetime.
  • Quality checked accommodation: to ensure you have a good night's sleep wherever you stay, every accomodation is tried and tested by our travel consultants
  • Travel guide: our team's insider travel tips and hidden gem attractions will make your visit extra special.
  • 24/7 helpline: for your peace of mind, there’s always a Sweden-based travel consultant on the other end of our 24/7 helpline.

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