• View over Djurgården, Stockholm
    View over Djurgården, Stockholm

    © Ola Ericson/

  • Gothenburg

    © Nicho Södling/

  • Western harbour in Malmö
    Western harbour in Malmö

    © Justin Brown/



Stockholm was the first city to be awarded ‘European Green Capital’ by the EU in 2010. Gothenburg has its very own Green Traveller guide to its environmentally friendly attractions and events. And Malmö is becoming world famous for its Western Harbour sustainable city district and other eco efforts. Book an eco-tour in one of Sweden’s three major cities and check out for yourself how they are trying to become more sustainable.

Do yourself and Sweden a favour and buy a city card when you visit. You get free travel on public transport (also environmentally friendly) and free entry to many of Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö’s myriad, mostly environmentally certified attractions.

Otherwise, literally lower your carbon footprint by walking these compact cities, or pedal it by availing of their City Bike schemes.

Hey, Sweden’s big three cities are getting more sustainable, shouldn’t you?



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