Central Sweden, Stockholm and the surrounding provinces are most people’s point of entry to the country and a great first taste of what to expect as you explore Sweden further. See itinerary ideas
Stockholm is the gateway to Sweden and provides most people with a great introduction to Swedish life and culture. Within a short boat ride of the capital lies the Stockholm Archipelago, made up of thousands of islands and islets providing scenic escapes, attractive walks and great beaches to lose yourself on; Vaxholm is the local favourite.
Outside Stockholm, travel to the province of Dalarna to immerse yourself in typical Sweden; explore Leksand and celebrate the midsummer festival held here; head to Orsa to look for bears amidst the mountains and discover the tranquil beauty of Lake Storsjon or the superb ski slopes of Åre.