1 Karlskrona

A riot of Baroque architecture and a rich naval past make this seaside town one of the most enticing in southern Sweden.

2 Kalmar Slott

Visit the exquisite interior of this sensational, twelfth-century castle that has been beautifully remodelled into a Renaissance palace.

3 Kullzénska Caféet, Kalmar

Tuck into scrumptious cakes amid the wonderful faded gentility of this eighteenth-century home.

4 Utvandrarnas Hus, Växjö

The exhibition of the poignant stories of millions of Swedes forced to emigrate to the United States in the nineteenth century is an essential stop on any visit to Småland.

5 Vadstena

This atmospheric town on the eastern shores of Lake Vättern is home to the massive abbey founded by Sweden’s first female saint, Birgitta.

6 Visby, Gotland

Visit the remarkable walled city of the former Hanseatic League stronghold and take in the party along with the thousands of young Swedes who visit this superb Baltic island every summer.

7 Sjaustrehammaren beach, Gotland

Get back to nature on this unspoilt sandy beach near Ljugarn, backed by pine forest and open flower meadows.

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