18 days in Sweden Itinerary

18 days in Sweden Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Visby, Gotland
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
2
Lulea
— 2 nights
Train:  3 h 45 min
3
Kiruna
— 2 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
4
Abisko
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Gallivare
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  4 h
6
Docksta
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
7
Ljusdal
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Borlange
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Brussels

1
night
Visby, Gotland

Visby ©
Located on the largest island in the Baltic Sea, the historical port town of Visby features one of the best-preserved medieval city walls in northern Europe.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Folhammar, stroll through Grogarnsberget, and then examine the collection at Gotlands Museum. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Furilden Naturreservat, look for gifts at Kranku Te & Kaffe, and then identify plant and animal life at Hogklint Naturreservat.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Visby trip planning website.

Brussels, Belgium to Visby is an approximately 13.5- hour flight. In May in Visby, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Lulea.

Things to do in Visby

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Folhammar, Furilden Naturreservat, Grogarnsberget
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Furilden Naturreservat ©
Furilden Naturreservat
Kranku Te & Kaffe ©
Kranku Te & Kaffe
Gotlands Museum ©
Gotlands Museum

2
nights
Lulea

Lulea ©
Luleå is a city on the coast of northern Sweden, and the capital of Norrbotten County, the northernmost county in Sweden. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Gammelstad Church Town, head outdoors with Svedjekojan in Swedish Lapland, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Balingeberget Nature Reserve. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Isbanan and then trek along Hertsoestigen Trail.

Before you visit Lulea, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Visby to Lulea in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. When traveling from Visby in May, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lulea: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Kiruna.

Things to do in Lulea

Outdoors Parks Trails

Side Trip

Svedjekojan in Swedish Lapland
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Gammelstad Church Town ©
Gammelstad Church Town

2
nights
Kiruna

Kiruna ©
Sweden's northernmost city, Kiruna remains best known for its proximity to the world's first hotel-museum built entirely of snow and ice.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kiruna Kyrka, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Midnattssolstigen. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the riches below the earth's surface at LKAB's Visitor Centre, then make a trip to Kiruna Stadshuset, and then get outside with Ice Driving.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kiruna travel route planner.

You can take a train from Lulea to Kiruna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Lulea in May, things will get little chillier in Kiruna: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Abisko.

Things to do in Kiruna

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Midnattssolstigen ©
Midnattssolstigen
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Kiruna Stadshuset ©
Kiruna Stadshuset

2
nights
Abisko

Abisko ©
Abisko's northern location free of light pollution makes it home to one of the greatest displays of the Northern Lights and midnight suns.
On the 8th (Wed), head outdoors with Mount Njulla and then head outdoors with Lights Over Lapland. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Abisko National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Abisko holiday app.

Getting from Kiruna to Abisko by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In May, Abisko is a bit warmer than Kiruna - with highs of 13°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Gallivare.

Things to do in Abisko

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Abisko National Park ©
Abisko National Park
Mount Njulla ©
Mount Njulla
Lights Over Lapland ©
Lights Over Lapland

1
night
Gallivare

Gallivare ©
Gällivare is a locality and the seat of Gällivare Municipality in Norrbotten County, province of Lapland, Sweden with 8,449 inhabitants in 2010. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Muddus National Park.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Gallivare day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Abisko to Gallivare takes 3 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Gallivare when traveling from Abisko in May, with lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Docksta.

Things to do in Gallivare

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Muddus National Park ©
Muddus National Park

2
nights
Docksta

Docksta ©
Docksta is a locality situated in Kramfors Municipality, Västernorrland County, Sweden with 378 inhabitants in 2010. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): stroll around Skuleskogen National Park. On the 12th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: paddle through the water with Hoga Kusten, then take in the waterfront activity at Bonhamn, and then hit the slopes at Skulebergets linbana.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Docksta trip maker website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Gallivare to Docksta. In May, Docksta is somewhat warmer than Gallivare - with highs of 16°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ljusdal.

Things to do in Docksta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ornskoldsvik, Bonhamn
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Bonhamn ©
Bonhamn
Hoga Kusten ©
Hoga Kusten
Skuleskogen National Park ©
Skuleskogen National Park

2
nights
Ljusdal

Ljusdal ©
Ljusdal Municipality is one of Sweden's 290 municipalities within Gävleborg County. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Sweden-Camp Angra and then delve into the lush surroundings at Hamra National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Grontjarn naturreserve, then hike along Jarvsoklacken Naturreserv, and then get the adrenaline pumping with Jarvso Bergscykel Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ljusdal trip planner.

Getting from Docksta to Ljusdal by car takes about 3.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Borlange.

Things to do in Ljusdal

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Jarvso
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Wildlife Sweden-Camp Angra ©
Wildlife Sweden-Camp Angra
Hamra National Park ©
Hamra National Park
Jarvso Bergscykel Park ©
Jarvso Bergscykel Park

4
nights
Borlange

Borlange ©
Borlänge Municipality is a municipality in Dalarna County in central Sweden, with an area of 586.4 km². Escape the urban bustle at Gardsjo Algpark and Gyllbergen Naturreservat. Step off the beaten path and head to Halleskogsbrannans Naturreservat and Axmar Bruk. Step out of Borlange to go to Floda and see Saveans Naturreservat, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's more to do: admire the natural beauty at Basna Tradgard and hit the slopes at Romme Alpin.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Borlange driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Ljusdal to Borlange takes 3 hours. May in Borlange sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Borlange

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Gardsjo Algpark, Saveans Naturreservat, Axmar Bruk, Halleskogsbrannans Naturreservat
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Halleskogsbrannans Naturreservat ©
Halleskogsbrannans Naturreservat
Gardsjo Algpark ©
Gardsjo Algpark
Saveans Naturreservat ©
Saveans Naturreservat

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