Sweden is the perfect playground for adventurous travellers. No matter what time of year you plan to visit this Scandinavian country, there will be a smorgasbord of activities waiting for you. So, if you are thrill-seeking traveller who is planning a trip to Sweden this year, here are my recommendations for awesome things to do during your stay in this country.
- Fishing – Not only does Sweden have an expansive coastline, but it also has over 100,000 lakes and a plethora of rivers and streams. Needless to say, the water based activities play a big part in Swedish culture. Sweden’s waters attract many local and foreign fishing enthusiasts, mainly because of the sheer number of them and because they are clean and clear. Try your hand at catching pike, bream, trout, salmon and many other freshwater fish.
- Sea kayaking – Another water-based activity that Sweden’s waters lend themselves perfectly is sea kayaking. Just an hour away from Sweden’s capital city is the Stockholm archipelago; a collection of 30,000 unspoilt islands, skerries and rocks off the coast. A guided or independent kayak trip hopping from island to island is one of the most exciting things you can do on a holiday in Sweden.
- Northern lights – Sweden is in the Aurora Zone meaning it is one of the best places in Europe to see this spectacular light show. Swedish Lapland in the far northwest of the country is the best place to view the lights because of its remote and wild landscapes and clear skies. Although a sighting can never be guaranteed, the best time of the year to chase the lights is from early September to late March.
- Golfing – If you are a fan of teeing off in various locations around the globe, Sweden will certainly not disappoint. Home to over 400 courses, the country is a paradise for golf enthusiasts. For a unique experience, the golf course situated north of the Arctic Circle benefits from 24-hours of daylight during the summer so you can swing all through the night.
- Ski – Sweden has around 200 ski resorts within it’s borders, making it a favourite location for travellers who love to carve up the slopes. There are courses to suit beginners and experienced skiers, from plenty of enjoyable downhill slopes to a great range of dramatic off-piste routes.
- Dog sledding – This is another exhilarating winter sport you must try on your trip to Sweden. There are a number of companies based in Swedish Lapland and the mountain regions of the country that operate dog sledding tours around the wild and wonderful terrain. Wrap up warm and hang on tight for this one!
- Hiking and trekking – Sweden provides ample opportunities for an awesome hiking or trekking trip. From dramatic mountain ranges to wild wide-open national parks, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Try some wild camping on your way for an exciting and memorable experience.
I hope this list has successfully got your adrenalin pumping! What are you waiting for? Book your adventure holiday to Sweden now!