Take a dream trip to Sweden this autumn
By Lena Hunter
This August, we’re looking to the season ahead with our pick of Sweden’s Top 10 autumn experiences.
There’s a rich offering of cultural diversions to explore this season, starting with the much-anticipated Stockholm Design Week. Back from its hiatus, the event will showcase the brightest innovations in industrial, home and product design from 23 to 29 August. It’ll be closely followed by an unmissable exhibition of rare images by the legendary Swedish photographer Christer Strömholm – on display from 10 September at Wanås Konst gallery in southern Sweden.
26 September marks the beginning of lobster season, and the chance to set sail with Fiskahummer off the coast of Gothenburg, on a fishing tour to catch your own dinner. A few days later, we’ll be off to Alingsås for the celebrated annual festival Lights in Alingsås – a three-kilometre lighting-art trail through the picturesque, river-riddled town.
All throughout the autumn, Stockholm’s immersive Viking Museum will be putting on interactive exhibitions, while Malmö’s wildly-popular Sherlock Holmes-inspired escape room and its upcoming expansion – a new adventure into the underworld pegged as ‘Scandinavia’s greatest horror experience’ – are must-visits for thrill-seekers.
For tips on where to stay, look no further. Our hotels range from a remote outpost in Lapland with guided hikes in the Taiga Forest, to a 300-year-old luxury lakeside spa hotel, and a five-star waterfront retreat in the heart of the capital. Finally, in ‘Sweden’s Lake District’, we’ve picked out a private fishing, hunting and conference venue that combines an off-grid experience with contemporary professional resources for an adventurous company getaway.
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