From diving into timber lakes under the night sun to enjoying stirring vistas on mountain hikes, Scandinavia is famed for its out-of-door gests . Yet as with the rest of the region, it’s the metropolises where the vast maturity of Swedes live and work.
As similar, they’re packed with artistic highlights, family lodestones , fine dining caffs
and fascinating literal spots.
Still, concluding for a megacity break in Sweden does not mean you will miss out on the Scandinavian love of nature. All Swedish metropolises are within easy reach of splendid lakes, inshore ambles, or serene islets, with the sprawling archipelagos of the two biggest metropolises Stockholm and Gothenburg especially notable.
Whether you prefer to wander along major cobblestone thoroughfares heading nowhere in particular or enjoy fika in a ultramodern sidewalk cafe, these five suggestions for Swedish megacity breaks should offer commodity for everyone.
A trip to the Swedish capital megacity provides trippers with the perfect preface to ultramodern Scandinavia. Its combination of rich history and ultramodern culture is impeccably balanced with its access to nature.
Despite its bustling town thoroughfares, Stockholm is erected over 14 islets so you ’re noway far from water. Just a short ferry ride down, thousands more islets of the Stockholm archipelago give a regard into a different side of Swedish culture.
Back in the megacity, leading lodestones include the spectacular armature, narrow lanes and cobbled thoroughfares of Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s old city. The Vasa Museum hosts an nearly completely complete 17th- century boat that’s notorious for sinking just twinkles into its maiden passage. For pop music suckers, reserving a ticket for the ABBA Museum in advance is an absolute must-have.
In numerous metropolises, public conveyance is just a system of getting around. Not so in Stockholm, where the megacity’s entire metro network doubles as an art gallery. nearly all stations are decorated with puppets, mosaics, oils and other art installations by further than 150 contributing artists.
Given the transnational transport links, Sweden’s capital megacity is naturally the first place to consider for a megacity break. Stockholm Arlanda field is connected to numerous European centrals and North American metropolises including Chicago, Miami, Newark and Toronto. Stockholm is also well connected to Europe by train.
Sweden’s second largest megacity Gothenburg is a pleasurable volition to the capital, offering a analogous blend of history, culture, and nature, but with smaller crowds.
Ideal for families, Liseberg is a major recreation demesne with rollercoasters, passageways and other traditional lodestones . The Universeum is a popular wisdom center, much of which is aimed at kiddies, while the Gothenburg Museum of Art holds a significant collection of Nordic art.
As with Stockholm, Gothenburg is home to a vast archipelago full of charm. Packed with nature walks, holiday lodges and relaxing harbors, the islets are fluently accessible by auto or ferry, although the southern islets are entirely auto-free.
Gothenburg is well- known in Sweden as the home of Volvo. Since the first auto rolled off the product line in 1927, Volvo buses went on to come a global leader in people-first and safety-first design. Although Volvo buses was vended to Ford in 1999, Gothenburg remains the headquarters of the Volvo Group, which continues to manufacture exchanges and motorcars.
The megacity’s Volvo Visitor Center and Volvo Museum tell the story and are a must- visit for anyone interested in buses or engineering.
Sweden’s third biggest megacity is the perfect choice for a day trip for anyone visiting the Danish capital megacity, Copenhagen. In fact, with Copenhagen Airport offering direct breakouts from each over Europe and beyond, Copenhagen and Malmö make an ideal double megacity break.
The reason is the iconic Öresund Bridge, opened in 2000, that eventually linked Denmark and Sweden after decades of planning. Although long an icon within Scandinavia, the Öresund Bridge achieved global fame thanks to its starring part in Nordic noir drama The Bridge.
In Malmö itself, theneo-futurist domestic palace block Turning Torso is an eye- catching ultramodern variation in the skyline, but it’s the megacity’s major structures that draw the crowds. Malmöhus Castle is the oldest saved Renaissance castle in Scandinavia.
Girdled by a culvert and neat auditoriums , the castle has a history dating back to the 15th century. Firstly erected as a defensive fort, the castle has served as a captivity, a mint, and indeed a royal hearthstone during Danish rule. moment, Malmöhus Castle serves as a gallery.
Away in the megacity, other literal highlights include the trafficker houses girding the two main places Stortorget and Lilla Torg, and the 14th century Gothic- styleSt. Peter’s Church.
This university megacity is within easy reach of Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport and makes a great day trip or an indispensable base to explore the Swedish country and bank.
Scandinavia’s oldest university dominates the megacity and callers can find out more at Gustavianum, the institute’s oldest structure that’s now the University Museum. In addition to the university’s history, the gallery’s shows include archaeological discoveries from the Viking Age but also from as far amiss as the Mediterranean.
Away in the megacity, the emotional edifice, megacity castle, seaside walks and the natural history gallery known as the Museum of Evolution are each worth including into your diary.
Visby is a UNESCO World Heritage Site on the Swedish islet of Gotland. Although its old trafficker houses and cobbled thoroughfares inside the medieval walls elicit a sense of medieval history, this is no gallery. Visby is every bit a ultramodern megacity.
Gotland Museum is the place to discover further about the city. Although it features artwork and artistic history exhibitions, the gallery’s highlight is the collection of archaeological discoveries that tell the history of this fascinating city and islet. 7,000- time-old gravestone axes, Viking Age finds and Medieval seals are among the collection.
Given its islet position, getting to Visby is a bit further of a challenge than the other Swedish metropolises. There are diurnal breakouts to the small Visby field from Stockholm and lower frequent services from other Scandinavian destinations. Ferries also serve Visby from the Swedish mainland.