Forget the exhaustion of planning a wedding, it’s time for you to get away and enjoy your honeymoon in one of the most unique places on earth – Sweden. With thriving cities, remote landscapes and spectacular views, Sweden is the top destination for adventurers and culture vultures. Booking.com is giving you the opportunity to get off the grid in a treetop getaway in Sweden – enter here for your chance to win: https://www.booking.com/win/offthegrid.
View the dazzling Northern Lights
Abisko National Park- Abisko National Park is purpose-built for viewing the greatest light show on Earth – the Northern Lights. The Abisko Guesthouse and Activities offers a unique experience to get cosy with your loved one in the mountain peaks with the option to embark on an array of other activities including: dog sledding, ice climbing, moose spotting and snowmobile tours.
Go hiking and skiing
Looking for the ultimate nature adventure holiday with your other half? Head for the Jämtland Härjedalen region for unique flora and fauna all year round. Located by Ljusnan River in Hede village, the Sonfjällsgårdens Wärdshus & Hotell puts you and your partner in the middle of the action. In summertime go fly-fishing for salmon or lace up your boots and take on the famous King's Trail (Kungsleden). In wintertime, skiing is the most popular activity. On offer are alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, snowmobile safaris, and more!
Stay at the Icehotel
Situated in Jukkasjärvi in northern Sweden, the Icehotel features rooms entirely made out of sculptured ice from the neighbouring Torne River. Holding a temperature between -5 to -8 degrees Celsius, the rooms include hand-carved ice furnishings. After toasting champagne in the Icebar, honeymooners can sleep in thermal sleeping bags on exclusive Carpe Diem beds covered in reindeer hides. In the morning, enjoy the shared sauna to really relax. For something more thrilling, the area around Icehotel is popular for activities such as dog or reindeer sled excursions and snowmobile tours.
Experience nature at its peak
With spectacular landscapes, Northern Sweden is the place to go to really get away and spend quality time with your husband or wife. At the Treehotel in Harads, you can let your imagination run wild as you experience Sweden’s natural beauty from the comfort of your very own luxurious canopy hideaway. The Treehotel offers an incredible list of activities such as snowshoeing or meeting locals, plus you can arrange for a helicopter transfer to really arrive in style.
Treat yourself to shopping
For a treat, make your way to Stockholm’s best shopping area: Drottninggatan. Also, don’t miss out on the city’s best department stores Åhlens City and Klarabergsgatan, known for an excellent selection of fashion books, homewares, makeup, and much more. These streets are also home to plenty of tourist shops, as well as some great restaurants and cafés.
Stay in the Red Cottages
The tradition of escaping to the countryside during public holidays is important to Swedes, and colourful country cottages make up the nation’s iconic architecture. Notably, red houses with white trimmings are seen as part of Sweden’s identity. If you and your partner are looking for a cultural experience, Red Haven Cottage is the perfect mix of luxe and going back to basics. Originally built as a school in the 1920’s, apartments at Red Haven include fishing cards for the nearby lake, bicycles, a canoe, plus gardens to relax in.
Visit the Swedish history museum
If you love a bit of history, make your way to the Swedish History Museum. The museum in Stockholm is one of the biggest in Sweden and sees thousands of global visitors arrive to see one of the world’s largest exhibitions centred on Vikings. Not only this, other exhibitions include gold and silver treasures, medieval art and findings from the Battle of Gotland in 1361.
Venture to a music festival
Sweden is a famous nation when it comes to music, with artists such as ABBA, Zara Larsson, Swedish House Mafia, Avicii and many others! As a result, there are many music festivals during summer. If you’re looking to have a day jamming to music but still want to retreat to a night’s sleep, we suggest checking out Summerburst festival and staying at Downtown Camper by Scandic.
Pamper in Kiruna
Surrounded by mountain nature, the family-owned Camp Ripan offers cosy getaway where you can relax in its hot tubs and saunas. Ski tracks and hiking trails are right next door, as well as snowmobiling and ice fishing which are popular in winter. For a summer break, check out the Tvättjärnsbadet Aqua Park, horse riding or bike rental options. While in Kiruna, don’t forget to check out the infamous Solar Egg, an egg-shaped wood-burning sauna that can seat up to 8 people.
Go thrill seeking at Liseberg
If you and your partner are thrill seekers, plan a trip to Liseberg amusement park. For easy access to this exhilarating theme park, check out Gothia Towers Hotel, a stylish hotel is opposite Liseberg Amusement Park. Stunning panoramic views of Gothenburg can be enjoyed from the 23rd-floor sky bar, so you can say ‘cheers’ to your marriage in style!