Sweden is a stunning Nordic country that is on every traveler’s list for the spectacular Northern Lights. After having experienced harsh winters, April is the time when the days begin to grow longer here. If you are planning to visit this Nordic nation post winters, then have a look at this guide about Sweden in April. The guide will come in handy while preparing the itinerary for your Sweden trip.
Weather Of Sweden In April
April is a spring season month in Sweden and the weather is balmy compared to the rough and harsh winters of this country. The days are comparatively longer and brighter and you’d love to stay outdoors. The average temperatures in April are between 2°C and 9°C and one still needs to carry warm clothes to move around here.
Why Visit Sweden In April
- April is the beginning of a better climate and longer days. The weather is warm compared to the freezing winters and the Nordic nation is easier to explore
- One can still experience the Northern Lights, without having to face the cold temperatures of the winter season
- It is a shoulder month and one can enjoy lower prices of accommodations as compared to the peak summer months
Events And Festivals In Sweden In April
There aren’t a lot of festivals happening in Sweden in April, but still, there are two important ones. Have a look.
- Easter: Easter in Sweden is all about celebrating spring’s first long holiday weekend. The best place to celebrate it is the Skansen open-air museum and zoo. With a collection of over 150 historical buildings, Skansen is a delight to visit. One can also check out the Easter market which is loaded with Easter craft items, sweet treats and more. Kids during this time can enjoy egg painting too!
When: Sunday, 12 April 2020
- Walpurgis Night: Walpurgis Night is a spectacular event and an amazing way to get to know Swedish traditions. Celebrated on 30th April, this is a double holiday in Sweden as it is also the birthday of King Carl XVI Gustaf. One can see the Swedish flags all around to celebrate the occasion. The events often continue overnight to the next day which is Labour Day – another celebration (May 1). Walpurgis Night often sees large bonfires lit which is a custom here and it is believed that these bonfires keep the evil spirits away. The highlight though are the fireworks here.
When: Thursday, 30 April 2020 to Friday, 1 May 2020
Where: Stockholm, Uppsala
5 Best Places To Visit In Sweden In April
April is the time when flowers just begin to bloom and the days are longer. April is a great time to explore cities as everything is inexpensive at this time and places are not crowded. Some of the places that one can explore in Sweden are mentioned below. Have a look.
Situated on the western coast of Sweden, this is a part of Västra Götaland County, the second largest of the counties in Sweden. It is one of the most loved areas of Sweden, and with the advent of spring, it becomes all the more beautiful. The county is safe and attracts a number of solo travelers apart from couples and families due to the number of activities that one can enjoy here.
Things to do: Hiking, camping, sailing, and kayaking
Kungsleden is a hiking trail from Abisko to Hemavan. It is also the longest hiking trail in Sweden which stretches for over 440 km. If one wants to see the Northern Lights, then this is their only chance as the days begin to get brighter and the chances are less to see the lights. The trail is famous with trekking enthusiasts and the views are definitely worth the journey.
Things to do: Enjoy the spectacular views, get a chance to see the Northern Lights
Uppsala is a beautiful city and the heart of Sweden. Quite close to Stockholm, it makes for a day trip from there. Uppsala is calm during the day and happening during the night. The laid back cafes and open terraces are beautiful to enjoy the April sunshine and the bars here are great to hit at nighttime. River Fyris flows through the center of the city adding much charm to the landscape.
Things to do: View the picturesque setting, spend time at the boho cafes
The capital city of Sweden, Stockholm is a ‘beauty on water’. The city is a perfect blend of the old and the modern. It has been evolving each day but the beauty still lies in its cobblestone streets and the nicely preserved historic centers. The amusing museums and spectacular art galleries add to its dynamic appeal. Stay here for 2 to 3 days and explore this capital city!
Things to do: Visit the museums, Check out the art galleries, walk down the cobblestone streets.
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This is a hotel cum Swedish nature village and a great place to visit in Sweden in April. Nestled in a bay in Lake Eldan Värmland, Naturbyn has a couple of accommodations including log cabins, cottages, treehouses, and a wooden houseboat. It is a great place to be amidst nature and unwind. Experience cooking on an open fire and dipping into a wood fire heated tub among other unique experiences here.
Location: Lindbäck, 661 96 Långserud, Sweden
Things to do: Enjoy the scenic views, take a canoe trip, go island hopping
Sweden in April offers one a chance to experience the cultural events and festivals. With longer and brighter days, it is a great time to plan a trip to the country. So, what are you waiting for? Book a holiday to Sweden with TravelTriangle and have a great time enjoying the springtime in this Scandinavian country!
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Frequently Asked Questions About Sweden In April
A. The average temperatures in April are between 2°C and 9°C. The days are brighter and longer compared to the winters in Sweden.
A. One can find snow in Sweden at the ski resorts during April, but it is mostly wet snow.
A. The best chance to see the Northern Lights in Sweden is from September to March but one might just get lucky in April at Abisko National Park.
A. Yes, Sweden is one of the expensive travel destinations and tours for 8 days 7 nights begin at INR 157,073.
A. Yes, English is a widely spoken language in Sweden and one wouldn’t face language barriers during a trip here.
A. If you want to go shopping in Sweden, then some of the things to buy there are Cloudberry Jam, Wooden Butter knives, and Absolut Vodka.
A. Swedish Krona is the official currency of Sweden.
A. Yes, tank water is absolutely safe to drink in Sweden.
A. The best of going from one place to another in Sweden is by car as the roads are good and there is rarely traffic. One can use bikes to explore attractions within a city.
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