5 reasons to go camping in Sweden

Aug 8, 2023
Joëlle van Weelden

Sweden, the land of adventurous outdoor activities, beautiful nature, and cool attractions. Sweden is often underestimated as a vacation destination because people think it's a cold, wet, and dull country. Nothing could be further from the truth! So why go camping in Sweden? We'll give you at least 5 reasons to go camping in Sweden.


If you're looking for breathtaking nature, you won't find a better place than Sweden. From the wild rivers, mountains, and pure wilderness in the North to the beautiful beaches, tranquil surroundings, and beech forests in the South. Sweden boasts 30 national parks with islands, forests, lakes, and mountains. Over half of the country is covered in forests, offering fantastic hiking opportunities. Sweden's varied terrain, with flatlands and hills, caters to hikers and cyclists of all levels. For those seeking tranquility, the stunning beaches and large refreshing lakes like Vättern and Vänern make the vacation extra relaxing. And not to forget the extraordinary natural phenomenon: the northern lights in and around the city of Kiruna in the north of Sweden!


For the active traveler, there's plenty to do in Sweden. Join a canoe trip on the rivers and explore the beautiful landscapes and vistas of Sweden. If you enjoy hiking, take advantage of the fantastic hill and mountain areas and hike to the top. During the summer, you can also pick various fruits like blueberries and raspberries along the way, and in the fall, you have a good chance to spot moose. In the winter months, Sweden offers activities like skiing, sled tours, ice skating, and even ice diving. For the true thrill-seekers, there's also the option of activities like ziplining. At Little Rock Lake, they have the longest zipline in Northern Europe (2.5 km long!), and in some places, you'll be as high as 52 meters above the ground!


In Sweden, besides its natural beauty, there are many other remarkable places to discover. Think of the Swedish capital, Stockholm, with its blend of old and modern buildings, where you can step back in time in the beautiful historic center. Or visit the city of Malmö, a trendy and modern city with great shops and numerous attractions, such as Konsthall, one of Europe's most important art galleries. For a day out, you can head to Liseberg, a fun amusement park located in Gothenburg, offering adventure, games, music, and delicious food for the whole family.


Contrary to what many people believe, Sweden generally has a fairly mild climate. Summers are similar to those in the Netherlands, but there's less rainfall in Sweden. What's great about Sweden is that you can have an amazing vacation in any season. The winter months are truly white and filled with snow-related fun, while in the summer, you can enjoy the warm sun by the water. The autumn is relatively warm, allowing you to take a late-season dip in the campsite's pool. In short, Sweden is a fantastic destination all year round!

If you've become excited and want to go camping in beautiful Sweden, check out our tips for camping in Sweden to be well-prepared for your vacation.