Culture, heritage & arts

  • Swedish Lapland
    Swedish Lapland

    © Staffan Widstrand/VisitSweden

  • Medieval week in Visby, Gotland
    Medieval week in Visby, Gotland

    © Erik Lindvall/VisitSweden

  • Drottningholm Palace, on UNESCO´s World Heritage list
    Drottningholm Palace, on UNESCO´s World Heritage list

    © Ola Ericson/

  • Stensjöby in Småland

    Stensjöby in Småland

    © Tony Töreklint/

  • Uppsala Castle

    Uppsala Castle

    © Mark Harris/



Are you hooked on Swedish culture, heritage and arts?
Do the ABBA City Walk in Stockholm. Become a Viking on the island of Gotland in the Baltic Sea. Or go north into Swedish Lapland to meet the Sami people, the original Swedes.

Sweden does its culture, heritage and arts proud throughout the country with cultural events, heaps of important historical sites, museums, art galleries and concert and theatre venues. Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö are the big hitters in terms of concentration of culture, heritage and arts events and sites in Sweden, but there are other fantastic places in the country to see Sweden’s past, present and maybe even future. 

Sweden is also home to 15 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, maybe you should tick off a few while you are here.

Traditional Sami jewellery

Sami handicraft

Want to treat yourself to a precious memento of Sweden? Then bag a piece of Sami handicraft while you’re here.

Visit local artist at art shows, Österlen in Skåne

The Österlen Art Circuit

The artists and art galleries of Österlen open their doors to meet, greet and hopefully sell you some of their works.

View over Old Town/Gamla Stan in Stockholm

Culture in Stockholm

Come to Stockholm and discover why the city is labeled the cool ‘capital of Scandinavia’!

View over Gothenburg and Museum of World Culture

Museums in Gothenburg

Gothenburg boasts a number of museums of high international standard, some well worth a visit in their own right for those with special interests.



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