#9 best destination in the world

Gröna Lund, Stockholm

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Best time to travel: June-Sept
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Amusement park founded in 1883, that has over 30 attractions and is a popular venue for concerts in the summer

Vasa Museum, Stockholm

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Best time to travel: late April-early Oct
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Maritime museum displaying the only almost full intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged
  • The ship is a 64 gun warship named Vasa that sank on its maiden voyage in 1628
  • Opened in 1990

Aurora Sky Station, Abisko National Park

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Best time to travel: Jan-March, Nov-Dec
Walk difficulty: Moderate
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $$

  • Park established in 1909 during the first nature conservation laws in Sweden
  • Protected area due to northern Nordic nature in its original condition and its importance to scientific research
  • Being north of the Arctic Circle, summer hikers can see the midnight sun, and in winter, visitors can see the aurora borealis pollution-free

Liseberg, Gothenburg

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Best time to travel: late April-early Oct
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Amusement park opened in 1923
  • Attractions include the wooden roller coaster Balder
  • During Halloween season the park offers various house of horrors, and during Christmas, a Christmas market with traditional Swedish cuisine such as mulled wine and specialties such as döner kebab made from reindeer meat

Icehotel, Jukkasjärvi

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Best time to travel: March-April
Ease of travel: Moderate
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Hotel rebuilt each year with snow and ice in the village of Jukkasjärvi
  • It is the world’s first ice hotel
  • After its first opening in 1990, the hotel has been rebuilt each year from December to April
  • The hotel, including the chairs and beds, is constructed from snow and ice blocks taken from the nearby Torne River
  • Besides bedrooms, there is a bar, with glasses made of ice and an ice chapel that is popular with marrying couples
  • The structure remains below freezing, around 23 °F

Stockholm Palace

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Best time to travel: June-Sept
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Official residence and major royal palace of the Swedish monarch
  • The palace is used for representative purposes by the King whilst performing his duties as the head of state
  • This royal residence has been in the same location since the middle of the 13th century
  • The palace was not ready to use until 1754, when King Adolf Frederick and Queen Louisa Ulrika moved in, but some interior work proceeded until the 1770s
  • The interior of the palace consists of 1,430 rooms of which 660 have windows

Moderna Museet, Stockholm

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Best time to travel: June-Sept
Ease of travel: Easy
Cost ($-$$-$$$): $

  • Museum that houses Swedish and international modern and contemporary art, including pieces by Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí, and a model of the Tatlin’s Tower
  • The collection includes paintings, graphical prints, art videos, and photos