Things to do
Tour of Drottningholm Palace - 11 km from the city centre of Stockholm, the fairy tale palace lies on the island of Lovo and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Stroll through the beautiful terraced park filled with bronze sculptures from Bohemia and Denmark surrounding this monument which is the official residence of the Royal Family.
Ice Hotel and Kiruna - Sweden's northernmost city, Kiruna, boasts the highest concentration of restaurants and lodgings in this corner of the country including the Ice Hotel which is located 17km away. Dedicate yourself to the admiration of the creative genius of the Ice Hotel today, with its wide range of ice rooms and suites and variance of the like.
Snowmobile Safari across Lappish Wilderness - The Safari takes you through the arctic forests of Lapland, one of Sweden's most treasured scenic areas. Tour across the Lappish wilderness on a snowmobile, keeping an eye out for the odd sighting of wildlife and a trying a hand at ice fishing.
Quest for the Northern Lights - Once the dusk sets in and it has painted a nice shade of grey against the sky for the Aurora Borealis to make its appearance, embark on a snowmobile trip along the wilderness to the site of wonderment. With luck, the lights appear and you lose yourself in that moment of sublime beauty and as close as some could come to witnessing magic.
Best time to visit December - March
Sweden is blessed with four very distinct seasons, with temperatures hopping from ice cold to pleasantly warm. June to August is the sweetest period to visit Sweden, where it is celebrated with the most enthusiasm in festivals that involve dancing around the midsummer pole, drinking and feasting. It is also good time for the visitors who like outdoor recreation. To see the midnight sun, visit in the height of summer (June and July). October to April is good for people who love the snows and adventure sports. November and March can be cold and snowy. If you're in search of an authentic Scandinavian experience, you can tour Swedish Lapland via dog sled. She is also quite beautiful at Christmas surrounded by snow, ice and traditional Swedish Xmas decorations.
How to reach
There are four airports with international traffic to and from Stockholm, the capital of Sweden.
The preferred airport for international travellers is Stockholm Arlanda, serving most major international and domestic airlines.
Sweden national carrier SAS and vast number of other domestic airlines offers some great transport from Malmo in the south to Kiruna in the north.
Sweden is easily covered using local buses and the metro.
Sweden has a good road network. Rural areas are best reached by cars.
Taxis are available in all airports and main townships, and plethora of bike rental services too. Ferries also ply the Baltic Sea, linking Sweden with Finland and the Baltic states.
Cycling can be exciting. Sweden boasts of well-developed network of cycle paths and well-marked cycle routes around the country.
It has an extensive railway network across the countryside.
Swedish rail moves between the major cities of Malmo, Helsingborg, Gothenburg and Stockholm every hour throughout the day. A Eurail pass lets you travel on trains across Europe, all at your own pace.