Green Holidays in Sweden
The vast pine forests and myriad lakes and islands of Sweden are heaven for lovers of nature and the outdoors. Few other places in Europe can offer such vast expanses of untouched natural scenery, perfect for hiking, walking and a host of sports and activities.
In winter, the country is transformed into a snow-sports playground - particularly in the vast expanses of the frozen North - with perfect conditions for husky-sledging in Lapland and ski touring the King's Trail. In summer there's a huge range of outdoor activities, from hiking, cycling, kayaking, horse-riding in the wild, mountainous interior, and exploring the wonderful islands off the west coast.
Keep a look out for the inspired 'Taste of Sweden' mark which celebrates the best of sumptuous, local food. There's also a wealth of green places to stay in Sweden, including cosy, traditional wooden cabins and former monastries.
Featured below are some of the best holidays and places to stay in this stunning country, all of which are reachable by train and ferry:
See how easy it is to travel from the UK to Sweden by train and ferry in our detailed overland journey planner: How to travel by train from London to Sweden.
>> See our guide to Green Holidays in West Sweden
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How to travel by train and ferry to Sweden
Our detailed journey planner shows you how to travel overland from London to Sweden by train and/or ferry, detailing where to change platforms/stations, prices, timetables, journey times and how to book train and ferry tickets. Click on the links below for the following journeys:
Train from London to Gothenburg (via Brussels, Cologne and Copenhagen)
Train from London to Östersund (via Brussels, Cologne & Copenhagen and Stockholm)
Train (and ferry) from London to Östersund (via Harwich, Esbjerb and Copenhagen & Stockholm)
Train from London to Stockholm (via Brussels, Cologne and Copenghagen)