Sleigh bells ring, are you listening? Even long after the Christmas decorations are stored away in a box in the attic, Sweden boasts glistening snow, the chance to go dog sledding, and plenty of other winter fun – including, of course, skiing.

From smaller, family-friendly resorts to endless extreme off-piste challenges, Sweden offers a wonderful combination of outdoor sports and recreation, beautiful food, and pure nature. Up north, there is an entire indigenous culture to explore, along with a centuries-old craft market, and there are mountains to hike across and northern lights to discover.

Idre Fjäll

If you go before Christmas, don’t miss the many authentic festive activities and Santa experiences. As the days get longer again, make the most of the very last of winter with quality accommodation and refreshing nature experiences. What better way to kick off the New Year?

Depending on where in this long, narrow country you go, you can find a stunning winter wonderland well into April – and return home with a tanned face. Here’s our list of unmissable experiences and destinations.

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