The ultimate Swedish experience
Fotografiska, Skansen, Astrid Lindgrens Värld, Junibacken, Kungsleden and Kosta Boda Art Hotel - according to foreign travel agencies, these places will present you with the ultimate Swedish experience. Norwegian, Finnish, Danish, German, Italian, French, British, and Russian travel agencies have nominated what they feel is the best of the best of Sweden. These are some of the candidates, the winner will be chosen at Svenska Turistgalan on October 20 in Stockholm.

The Fotografiska is indeed a marvelous adventure to visit and a great experience but, rightfully so, more international than solidly Swedish.


Kosta Boda Art Hotel in the Kingdom of Chrystal, Småland proves without a doubt there are really no limits as to what you can do and experience with glass.

Astrid Lindgrens Värld, the World of Astrid Lindgren is a full day for families with young children, also, as the Kosta Boda Art Hotel, in the Småland region.

Kungsleden ("The King's Trail") is a hiking trail in northern Sweden, approximately 440-kilometre (270 mi) long, between Abisko in the north and Hemavan in the south. It passes through one of Europe's largest remaining wilderness areas.

Junibacken, close to the Vasamuseum on Djurgården is a fantasy playhouse where you get to meet many of the famous Swedish children's books' characters.

All of these facets of Sweden are interesting, fascinating and/or fun. And yet our vote goes to the open-air museum Skansen on Djurgården, accessible, year-round alive with activities for the entire family and a mere walk or tram station from Stockholm's city center...