Sweden attracts great events and news for Scandinavians and international travelers who are hungry for new experiences. Here are 10 reasons to visit restriction-free Sweden this summer.
1. New hermit cabins and circulation houses at Swedish Country Living
In 2021, Swedish Country Living was awarded the prize for Sweden’s most sustainable food and destination by 360 Eat Guide Experience, and now they are expanding the experience with two new hermit cabins.
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The hermit cabins are built by natural materials from the area, such as wood, hemp and sheep wool, and are furnished with Scandinavian design. The cabins do not have water or electricity, but this summer a cycle house with outdoor kitchen and outdoor spa will be ready in connection with the cabins.
The purpose of the hermit cabins is to find relaxation and tranquility and enjoy the individual life with nature’s inherent power.
2. Experience Kattegattleden by bike
Bicycle ride with food stops to experience the Kattegattleden, a 390-km-long cycle path along the coast from Helsingborg in Skåne, through Halland, to Gothenburg. The concept of “Taste on the Kattegattleden” offers tailor-made food and cycling rounds where local food and drinking producers open the doors to hungry cyclists. The philosophy behind the concept is “from earth to table”, a thought that guests will come close to local producers. Perfect for those who want a slightly more sustainable holiday with lots of fresh air and good food.
3. Open Art is back in Örebro
With seven successful years behind it, the art concept Open Art is back in Örebro. Open Art is a temporary art exhibition that over 3 months this summer offers inhabitants and visitors in Örebro fine art. The art biennial attracts national and international interest and shows works of art in every imaginable and unimaginable forms and expressions. The art can be found in the middle of the city, in galleries, on facades, in the water, in parks and other unexpected places in Örebro. Scandinavia’s largest art biennial takes place outdoors and is thus available to everyone. Open Art opens on June 18 and continues until September 04.
4. New hiking trails in western Sweden
Recently, two new hiking trails opened in the border region of Western Sweden, Biosfärleden and Koppfjällsleden. The former is 138 km long and extends along Sweden’s largest lake Vänern, from Mariestad, via Kinnekulle and to Läckö castle. The hiking trail is one of the biospheric areas that UNESCO sees as worthy of protection, and where the goal is to create a long -term and sustainability relationship between people and the environment. The trail runs through a beautiful landscape with views, archipelago, cozy urban cores, historical areas, cafes and well -preserved forest areas. The body feather trail is inaugurated in June 2022 and snatches through high plateaus, rock cracks, along powerful lakes and small ponds. The first stage from Dals Rostock is 21 km and the second stage is 23 km and gives hikers the opportunity to experience one of Western Sweden’s largest wilderness areas.
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5. Sweden’s largest golf competition
Sweden’s largest golf competition Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed takes place 09.-12. June at Halmstad Golf Club. The golf course in Halmstad is idyllically located in the pine forest in Tylösand, just off Kattegat’s rushing waves. Here are two fantastic eighteen -hole courses, the northern track is considered one of the country’s best courses. Volvo Car Scandinavian Mixed consists of the best men and women on the European Tour. Here everyone plays in the same competition and about the same prize pot and trophy.
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6. Creative artist duo at Venerable Örebro Castle
This year you can visit a unique double exhibition with Bea Szenfeld’s handmade couture garments made of paper and Stina Wirsén’s elegant and expressive drawings and paintings. The handmade paper garments move in borderlands between fashion and art, and will surely impress both small and large. In addition, the exhibition “Päron and Papiljotter” will also be located, an interactive exhibition for children with paintings, play sculptures, drawings and cartoons.
7. Night swimming in Dalarna
The well -known swimming competition Vansbrosimningen is launching a somewhat special experience this year in connection with the race. On August 13 is the premiere of night swimming, where the starting shot goes as the sun goes down and darkness falls. There is no competition, but a nightly experience in fellowship with other swimmers. The race is 1000 meters long and the swim style is optional.
8. Paddle in the World Heritage in Falun
Experience the old mining community in Falun with either SUP or kayaking. World Heritage Falun is a cultural -historical area with a lot of beautiful scenery and the cow.
9. Road trip to three beautiful gardens in West Sweden
Use the map to travel between Gothenburg and Borås and be inspired by beautiful visitor gardens, cozy accommodation, textile shopping, locally produced delicacies, and the exciting cultural history of this area.
If you set out on a journey around West Sweden’s magnificent visitor gardens, you’ll get a lot more than just floral splendour, well maintained borders, and garden cafes. Your trip will be through the Borås region’s beautiful historic landscapes, past its textile centres and exciting destinations. Enjoy home baked fika and great meals made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. If you want to buy textiles and designer crafts there’s an excellent choice of shops and outlets. Stay in a guesthouse, a mill, or a mansion. And decide which direction you want to travel yourselves!
10. Glamping and opera concert in a unique environment.
Combine a music experience with accommodation in a luxurious glamping tent in Dalhalla. Dalhalla is a spectacular outdoor scene in a discontinued limestone quarry and new this summer is that they offer glamping to guests. Here you come to a newly made bed in stylish tents, and when the day dawns, breakfast is ready for you!
10 Reasons to Visit Restriction-Free Sweden This Summer, based on press releases from Visit Sweden.
Feature image (on top): Gotaleden ©Jonas Ingman/Visit-Sweden