Tourist information

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    Lapland. Photo: Staffan Widstrand/imagebanksweden.se

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    Cinnamon buns. Photo: Björn Tesch/imagebank.sweden.se

For tourists, Sweden is a country rich in opportunities; from the Arctic beauty of the North with its midnight sun, to the castles of the Southern- most province Skåne with its more continental flavor. Visitors to Northern Sweden can experience the frozen thrills of the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, dog sledging, ice fishing, snowmobiling and more. Further South, visitors can enjoy the 1,680 miles of coastline with tens of thousands of islands to explore, or a trip back in time on a cruise on the Göta Canal aboard a vintage steamboat.

Stockholm, the beautiful capital of Sweden, has been labeled "Beauty on water", but it is also a city for fashion, design and trends. The characteristic Old town in central Stockholm is among the most popular sights in Sweden. Additionally, the capital of Sweden also offers world class architecture, restaurants and nightlife. In a recent article in the New York Times, Stockholm is ranked top 20 among the 52 best places to go in 2017, according to the newspaper.  

Sweden is a place to experience colorful folkloric festivals such as the Midsummer Celebration (end of June) and sophisticated art events. There are Opera companies in several Swedish cities, and outside Stockholm, 18th Century Opera can be experienced at the Drottningholm Royal Theatre and at the Confidencen Theatre. In the major cities, there are also many important art museums. The Museum of Modern Art in Stockholm has one of the greatest collections of American pop art anywhere in the world. For music lovers, the Swedish summer is a season filled with festivals both in the larger cities and smaller towns. Sweden is home of many talented artists and producers, and the export of Swedish music is huge.

Sweden is also a place to experience a unique kitchen based on fresh produce from the forests and the sea. Sweden brought the world the smorgasbord, cinnamon buns, gravlax and meatballs, but the Swedish kitchen has a much broader appeal. Two of the world’s 50 best restaurants can be found in Sweden. Sweden has a number of Michelin-starred restaurants and is one of the world leaders in Nordic cuisine: clean, simple, yet sophisticated creative cooking.

Tourism is growing in Sweden and each year the embassy happily recognises becomes the Chinese people’s interest in visiting Sweden and Scandinavia. Since 2013, the number of visa applications has increased by 30-55 % annually and last year was a new peak in number of visa applications received at our Migration section.  

Visit Sweden is the official website for tourists and your gateway to all that Sweden has to offer as a year-round holiday destination. Visit the site for useful travel and tourist information. Visit Sweden.com

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