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Museums and galleries in Sweden

What do you do during a city break when it's freezing outside, you can't carry any more shopping and you've eaten your own body weight in cinnamon buns at various fika breaks around the city to keep warm? You head to a museum of course! Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö are all great for exploring history, arts, photography and fashion throughout the ages.

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image Art in the Stockholm Metro, station Solna CentrumHans Ekestang/SL. Art by K O Björk and A Åberg

Stockholm metro art

Not one for museums? You can still see a very cool art exhibition on a trip to Stockholm. When you're waiting for a train at a Stockholm Metro station have a look around you. You're in one of the world's largest and most impressive museums.

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image View over Gothenburg and Museum of World CultureKjell Holmner/Göteborg & Co

Experiences for all senses

Gothenburg boasts a number of museums of high international standard. The Museum of World Culture is housed in a magnificent new building, designed by London architects Cécile Brisac and Edgar Gonzalez. The museum features a diverse programme of dynamic and exciting exhibitions from all around the world, based on experiences for all senses.

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image ”Monogram” at Moderna Museet in MalmöÅke E:son Lindman. Art by Robert Rauschenberg

Moderna Museet in Malmö

As you enter Moderna Museet Malmö you are met by Rauschenberg's 'the Goat' (a goat with a painted face and a car tyre wrapped round its torso). This world-famous piece gives you an idea of the importance of Moderna Museet Malmö and a quality that is a constant throughout its exhibitions, galleries, collections and the space that it is housed in.

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image Skiing in Åre, JämtlandHenrik Trygg/

Skiing on the edge of the wilderness

February and March is a great time to go skiing in Sweden. The days are longer and it's normally a little warmer. More and more foreign tourists travel to the Swedish mountains, enticed by excellent skiing in stunning surroundings, copious amounts of snow, excellent food and a friendly atmosphere.

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3-night Icehotel Break with Discover the World
Book a group of six people on Discover the World's 3-night Icehotel Break and the sixth person travels for free! Find out more


Fotografiska, Anton Corbijn, until 15 April
If you like photos and art then head to Fotografiska in Stockholm. 'An exhibition by renowned photographer Anton Corbijn  is on until 15 April.
Anton Corbijn at Fotografiska

The Passion for Food Festival in Gothenburg, 24 - 26 February
Taste West Sweden at 'The passion for food festival' in Gothenburg. Reaffirming the city's growing reputation as the 'foodie' capital of northern Europe, this event will showcase the region's best food producers and restaurants. Buy and taste top-notch cuisine and pick up insider tips from Gothenburg's star chefs.
The Passion for Food Festival

Fat Tuesday and the Swedish semla
Semlor - one of the best things about February/March time in Sweden and our equivalent to Pancake Day. The true meaning of Fat Tuesday is lost on most Swedes but that doesn’t stop us tucking into these lovely buns every year. Rob Hincks examines the national pastime that has made a religious ritual out of a coffee break, fika.
Swedish semlor

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