Sweden is an enchanting country, with cultural European capitals in the south and Swedish Lapland in the north. It has a varied topography which allows the country to be diverse, offering something magical for everyone to enjoy throughout the year. In this blog, we focus on the reasons why visiting Sweden during March is truly special, with lots of fascinating things to see and do.
The beautiful capital of Stockholm
Famed as ‘the Venice of the north’, Stockholm is spread over 14 connected islands and is brimming with waterways, open parkland and a varied history. If you were to venture just yonder, this culturally rich city is surrounded by an archipelago of around 30,000 islands and a lush green countryside of open fields, rolling hills, pine forests, vast lakes and manor houses. To really experience everything the city has to offer, I would recommend dedicating at least four days to explore. Take to the water and catch a three-hour ferry ride to the last island before Sandhamn, often free during the winter months. As you sail and make your way through the labyrinth of islands, the city will feel endless and leave you yearning to discover more.
Stockholm is famed for its sauna culture. Spend a day at one of the many spas here or, if you’re looking for an experience with a breathtakingly beautiful view, the Hellasgarden’s lakeside sauna comes highly recommended. Another must when visiting Stockholm and Sweden is to take part in ‘fika’ (afternoon tea) - a daily ritual where friends and co-workers take time out of their day to catch up. One of the best places to do so is in SoFo, the area south of Folkungatan on the Sodermalm island. It is here you will find a large array of trendy coffee shops, where the locals come to pause and take time out from the hustle and bustle of the city.