Christmas in Sweden

Snowy landscapes made for dog sledding, ice skating and snowshoeing; quaint cobbled city streets alongside pristine countryside; cute woodland cabins, quirky tree houses and cool ice hotels – you can’t get much more magical than Christmas in Sweden.

If you're looking for the classic white Christmas, head north to Swedish Lapland. The perfect winter playground, here you can spend your days out in snowy nature doing endless activities, exploring and learning about traditional life for the Sami people (the indigenous people of Lapland), before heading back to a cosy cabin or lodge to warm up in front of the fire (hot chocolate and cinnamon buns not optional). While Father Christmas may technically live in neighbouring Finland, he often pops over the border into Sweden and you may be able to find him and meet Rudolph, and maybe even go for a ride in your very own reindeer-pulled sleigh.

Alternatively, if you prefer city over countryside, head to picture-perfect Stockholm with its snow-dusted colourful houses and cobbled streets, where you can explore museums and galleries before popping into coffee shops for fika - a traditional Swedish coffee and cake break, usually by candlelight.

To ensure you have the most magical experience possible when you spend Christmas in Sweden, our team of experts can help you capture the festive magic on a tailor-made itinerary that's entirely curated to suit you.

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Charlotte H is our 'Christmas in Sweden' expert and as a seasoned traveller has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.

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