Eco Holidays in Sweden
Sweden is one of the largest countries in Europe and is an increasingly popular destination for Brits thanks to its lush green countryside, sprawling forests, high alpine peaks, gorgeous beaches and coastline. We have already written about its first marine park - the Koster Islands and taking a city break in Gothenburg, whizzing around on the city's bike hire scheme Control & Set. There's also the culturally vibrant city of Stockholm (with excellent cafes, exhibitions and jazz and blues bars in the Old Town and in Gamla Stan, which merges the old and new with cobblestone streets, medieval alleyways and unique shops), and in the winter there's a range of fantastic outdoor activity holidays, such as husky-sledging, skiing, snowboarding or ski-touring in the country's blissful winter wonderland.
We asked our Facebook Fans (via greentraveller's Facebook page) what they think about Sweden as our 'Destination of the Month'. Thank to everyone who wrote in with their tip tips, here's a selection of their replies:
Johanna Bramli wrote:
“Sweden is fantastic! I love the archipelago in Stockholm... A few musts: the kräftor fest (crayfish party) if you're there in August; Trädgården below the Skanstull bridge (Södermalm, Stockholm) for coffee, drinks and music; and Trosa: a small, idyllic and fairytale-like town just an hour south from Stockholm. In Swedish they call it "Världens Ände" (the world's end).”
Laura Tan wrote:
“Stockholm is one of my favourite cities. I love all the design stores and being surrounded by water. Here's some tips: http://elletea.wordpress.com/2010/08/15/stockholm-in-summer.”
Greentraveller contributor Anouk Van den Eijnde wrote:
"I just got back from Gothenburg and surrounding area and loved it. I would recommend: walking around the old cobblestone streets of the Haga area (and having a delicious cinnamon bun) and visiting the magical islands north of Gothenburg (I stayed the night at the wonderful Salt & Sill hotel on Kladesholmen island)".
Northern Lights Dog Sledding in Lapland, Sweden
A fantastic trip to be in your element in the great outdoors, see the wonder of the Northern Lights and keep your own Husky's in line.
Skiing Sweden's King's trail, Arctic Circle, Sweden
Sweden's winter months are perfect for this classic ski touring route suitable for both novice and expert skiers.
The King's trail trek in Northern Sweden
A terrific trek in the wild and remote landscape of Sweden. See the unspoilt land and the pretty flower-carpeted birch forest.
Lakeside Cabin Retreat in Varmland, Sweden
A delightful cabin next to a pretty lake, a joy to explore on the boat provided. A fantastic base to visit Stockholm, Gothenburg and Oslo.
Mountain biking in Åre, Jämtland, Sweden
This guided mountain bike trip is a thrilling, adrenaline-pumping way to see the spectacular mountains, moorland, rivers and lakes.
For all our holidays in Sweden, see: Green Holidays in Sweden
For information on how to travel from the UK to Sweden without flying, see our detailed journey planner: Travel to Sweden by Train