The Most Romantic Spots to Visit in Sweden

Romantic lakeside
Romantic lakeside | © Eselsmann™/Flickr
Judi Lembke

Swedes might be a reserved lot but that doesn’t mean they don’t know good romance when they see it. And there is plenty of romance to see – and experience – in Sweden. From intoxicating hotels to beautiful vistas, there are plenty of places to romance your honey when in Sweden.

Älvkarleby

The tiny Swedish town of Älvkarleby is considered by some to be the romantic place in Sweden. Despite its small stature, Älvkarlby packs a big punch, with myriad charming old buildings and numerous bridges, which criss-cross the foaming Dal River. An excellent resort caters to the loved-up, while the surrounding countryside is perfect for long walks, hand-in-hand.

Älvkarleby, Sweden

Älvkarleby

1. Saltoluokta

1. Saltoluokta
©Mikko Lindstedt/Flickr

Home to The Great Falls, one of the largest waterfalls in northern Europe, Saltoluokta is on the boundary of Stora Sjöfallet National Park, where you can hike the King’s Trail (Kungsleden), one part of which leads to a Sami village. Stay in the Great Falls Cottage – the original building dates back to 1890. While some necessary modernisation has been untaken, the building remains much as it was when it was first built. Further accommodation has been added over the years, including one building designed by famed Swedish architect John Åkerlund. There is a great restaurant and of course, a sauna, where you can get your kit off and soak up the steam.

Saltoluokta, Sweden

Saltoluokta | ©Mikko Lindstedt/Flickr

Mariefred

A charming medieval town about an hour west of Stockholm, Mariefred is filled with traditional wooden houses, quaint cafés, and a good number of shops featuring local handicrafts. While it can be reached by car, taking the boat there will amp up the romance factor. The town has something for everyone, including the gorgeous Gripsholm Castle and the Railway Museum (which is home to one of the best collections of narrow-gauge passenger cars in the world). Also of note: actor Dolph Lundgren has a summer home in Mariefred and Pirate Bay founder Gottfrid Svartholm Warg was once held at the local prison.

Mariefred, Sweden

Mariefred, Sweden

Öland

Öland is Sweden‘s second largest island, yet retains an old-world charm that makes it perfect for romance. The small village of Bornholm is perfect for exploring and eating, but venturing into the heart of the island is the real treat. Sandy beaches in the north, hidden forest paths in the centre, charming little shops along a dirt road – Öland is full of delightful surprises. Flea markets (loppis) are everywhere, and the Swedish Royal Family spends low-key summer holidays at their home here.

Öland, Sweden

Öland

Skåne

The Skåne region has the highest rate of B&Bs in all of Sweden, which can only mean one thing: romance! Because Skåne was once a province for wealthy Danes and was fought over for hundreds of years, the area is rich with castles and fortifications – it’s estimated more than 150 still stand. There are beaches, cities, and forests to explore – and Denmark is just a quick drive, train ride, or boat trip away.

Skåne, Sweden

Skåne

Culture Trips launched in 2011 with a simple yet passionate mission: to inspire people to go beyond their boundaries and experience what makes a place, its people and its culture special and meaningful. We are proud that, for more than a decade, millions like you have trusted our award-winning recommendations by people who deeply understand what makes places and communities so special.

Our immersive trips, led by Local Insiders, are once-in-a-lifetime experiences and an invitation to travel the world with like-minded explorers. Our Travel Experts are on hand to help you make perfect memories. All our Trips are suitable for both solo travelers, couples and friends who want to explore the world together.?>

All our travel guides are curated by the Culture Trip team working in tandem with local experts. From unique experiences to essential tips on how to make the most of your future travels, we’ve got you covered.

Culture Trip Spring Sale

Save up to $1,656 on our unique small-group trips! Limited spots.

X
close-ad
Edit article