If you’re looking to reconnect as a family and get the children off screens and into the great outdoors, be it summer or winter, Sweden is the dream. Scandinavians tend to speak amazing English, are very laidback and everything here seems to run like clockwork, minimising the risk of stress so parents and children alike can get on and enjoy the holiday.
An obvious family favourite is Swedish Lapland in winter, where
you can enjoy a whole host of activities from dog-sledding and
snow-shoeing to a snowmobile adventure in search of the Northern
Lights, all in a beautiful Narnia-esque landscape. If you're
travelling here in winter, a stay at the Ice Hotel, in a room made
entirely of snow and ice, is one you and the children certainly
But Lapland is not just for winter, head here in the summer for
the chance to enjoy kayaking, walking, sailing, fishing and plenty
more, with the added benefit of long daylight hours to pack in the
activities. You could also hike through the forests with a guide to
spot wildlife such as moose, reindeer, birds and bears.
Despite all this brilliance up north, there is more to Sweden
than just Lapland; the capital city, Stockholm, being a prime
example. The city is built on a series of islands and in the winter
the sea can freeze solid, creating ample opportunities for ice
skating. And in the summer you can go kayaking around the
archipelago, exploring the 'Venice of the North' from the water.
There are also some fantastic museums, our favourite being the Vasa
Museum, home to the impressive 17th century Vasa ship, which sank
on its maiden voyage and has since been impressively restored.
Children with even the slightest interest in history will love
Another city favourite of ours is Gothenburg on the west coast,
and from here you can explore another archipelago of 8,000 islands
and stay in fishing villages along the coast while sampling
delicious fresh seafood, enjoying a seal safari and hiking,
swimming and kayaking your way around the region. Quite simply we
think this is one of the very finest family-friendly summer
destinations in Europe.
So whether you want to explore Sweden as a winter wonderland or
a summer paradise, our experts can put together a tailor-made
family itinerary to suit you.