Do you have a dream about any particular travel destination in the world? Is there that one country that draws you in and you just can’t wait to visit? If you are like Supermodel Uma Thurman then Sweden is that country. Quoted at the Stockholm Film Festival in 2014 she had this to say about Sweden, “I have three different fantasies about Sweden – the first one is a house in the archipelago outside Stockholm, the second is a house in the country somewhere in the Scanian pine forests and finally, I also want to live in Stockholm itself because it is the most beautiful city I have ever seen.” There really isn’t much to add to the statement above except to say Sweden is much more than Stockholm. It is a small country with a big heart, creativity, warmth and a unique atmosphere you can never experience anywhere else in the world.
The Royal Palace of Sweden, the official residence of the King of Sweden, is one of the most iconic palaces in the world. Unlike most, it is open to the public all year round. The palace has over 600 rooms and is built in a Roman style. Inside you will find exhibits dedicated to telling Sweden’s history in art, paintings and other media.
Enjoy Stockholm with a stay at the Pop House Hotel, a member of the Historic Hotels of Europe. If you are an ABBA fan then right next door is the ABBA Museum. A luxurious boutique hotel, you will be close to other attractions within the city when you stay here: the Vasa Museum, the Nordic Museum, Skansen Open Air Museum, Astrid Lindgren’s Junibacken and Gröna Lund Amusement park.
There is so much to see and do in Sweden outside of Stockholm and Gothenburg is a city in transformation. With a long history as a city of commerce and trading port, the contemporary Gothenburg is slowly becoming a capital of culture. Explore Scandinavian art and culture with a visit to the Gothenburg Museum of Art and enjoy music by the national orchestra, the superb Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. With a vibrant nightlife and many shopping malls, there is so much to do in this picturesque city.
One of the most popular activities in Sweden is fishing and I know just the perfect place for you to enjoy it. What better way to enjoy the nation’s favourite pastime but by staying on a floating hotel! Sweden first and best floating hotel, the Hotel Salt and Sill offers you the opportunity to enjoy freshly caught fish, while enjoying the magnificent Bohuslän coast of Sweden. Just a short hop from Gothenburg, you will soon be enjoying the rugged landscape that forms the backdrop of the Hotel Salt & Sill. Explore the surrounding islands or enjoy fishing for lobster or sea fishing. There is also a floating sauna as well as the chance to swim in the seawater swimming pool.
The gem is Sweden’s crown is the miles and miles of untouched open countryside waiting to be explored. Whether you are into water sports like kayaking or you love being on two wheels, you can enjoy Sweden your way. Bear watching is an increasingly popular part of a Swedish safari as well as the abundant moose. There is so much variety in the activities available and the Historic Hotels of Europe has over forty hotels to choose from in Sweden.
Start your Swedish adventure by finding the best hotels to stay, with charm and character, we can only add luxury to your trip. Visit the countries & hotels page and choose Sweden to find a list of all the hotels available to book. Also check the offers page to see if there are any current offers to take advantage of.