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Filled with rich history and distinguished landscapes, Sweden is indeed a traveller’s delight. Home to a diverse range of colourful wooden buildings, stone fortresses and a traditional hut, Sweden is a place offering something for everybody. Offering crystal clean air and water, the beautiful country offers thousand acres of unspoiled forests and magnificent lakes perfect for everyone to explore. It is a storehouse of the best in the world, offering hiking trails as well as art museums that makes it an ideal place for all.
Weather in July in Sweden
The month of July in Sweden experienced constant cloud cover with remaining almost 44% cloudy throughout the month. The temperatures tend to increased by 2 degree Fahrenheit on a daily basis. Experiencing an average temperature of 55F to 72F, Sweden offers one of the best times to visit. Offering warm weather with ray of sunlight, Sweden offers the span of May to September as the best time to visit.
Festival In Sweden In July
July, the summer time is one of the most eventful times in Sweden and not a single day needs to be wasted. Offering an eventful month filled with festivities and events, Sweden is a must visit in July. Let us explore some of the major festivals/events taking place during the month: July 1st: Emmabodafestivalen, 30th July Arvika Festival, 10th July Bayside Festival, 31st July Skogsrojet Festival, 4th July Vi som alskar 90-talet, 27th July Grona Lund Festival, 3rd July High5ive SummerFest, 19th July Lars Winnerback sommaren, 4th July West Coast Country Festival, and 25th July Emmabodafestivalen and many others Offering such a diverse range of events and festivals, July simply cannot be missed out. Along with being an eventful month, July is also a peak season for Sweden. Experiencing maximum tourist influx during May to September, Sweden experiences bustling crowd and tourism opportunities during this span of time. As it is a peak season, is it recommended that you reserve your bookings beforehand in order to avoid the rush and increased deals.
Places to visit in Sweden in July
1. Vasa Museum
The popular museum is located in Sweden and attracts a million visitors each year from all over the world. Experiencing one of the highest footfalls, Vasa Museum has already been visited by more than 20 million people each year since its opening in 1990. The museum offers the historical Vasa battleship in display that has been rescued through an ambitious salvage operation.
Major attractions: Vasa battleship
2. Gamla Stan
The old town of Stockholm known as Gamla Stan is an extremely small concentrated area, a place where the country had its onset in the mid 13th century. Designed in the typical Scandinavian style, Sweden offers an ancient charm offering intricate architecture sprawled along narrow stone pavers lanes.
Major attractions: architecture, ancient charm and local attractions such as restaurants, museums and tea rooms
3. Stockholm Archipelago
If you love island hopping, then this is one place that should not be missed. Offering as many as 30000 islands, the archipelago is a must visit in July. Ferries serve few of the pivotal points in the spot that begins with a 10 minutes ride from Stockholm.
Major attractions: World War I fortress, capital of archipelago
4. Kiruna and the ice hotel
Kiruna, the northernmost town in Sweden shares the same latitude as similar to Greenland. One of the attractions of this place is its weather conditions where the midnight sun is visible from mid May until mid July. It is also home to the first ever ice hotel in the world at Jukkasjarvi.
Major attractions: Midnight sun visibility, first ice hotel of the world
5. Gota Canal
Popular as the greatest feat of engineering, Gota Canal is one of the most popular tourist destinations and offers a great perspective of the heartland Sweden. It forms a water link by connecting with lakes Vattern, Trollhattan Canal and Vanern.
Major attractions: a water link
6. Drottningholm Palace
Among all the exciting things in July, taking a tour around Drottningholm Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site is a must. A home to the royal residency of the country’s King and Queen, the place holds prime importance. Touring around the palace will offer a glimpse into the extravagant architecture and lifestyle of the royals.
Timings: All days, (10AM-5PM)
Entry Fee: 130 SEK for adults, 65 SEK for kids
7. Kalmar Castle
Offering an illuminating history, Kalmar Castle offers everything that is awe inspiring, from the architecture to the interiors. Tourists can explore the entire castle on your own or even seek professional guidance on the tour. This ancient castle that dates back to the 12th century promises an enriching experience.
Timings: All days (10AM-4PM)
Cost: Entry fee usually tends to start from 50 SEK and varies according to the season
Suggested Read: 10 Festivals In Sweden That One Should Be A Part Of In 2020
Things to do in Sweden in July
Along with offering some of the most breathtaking places to visit, there are multiple things to enjoy during July. While the whole list can be extremely daunting, here are a few shortlisted things to enjoy on your trip during July.
1. Enjoy kayaking
Although the water activities are seasonal, however July is one such season where all kinds of activities can be enjoyed by the tourists. This renowned water sport can be enjoyed on the crystal clear blue water under sparkling blue sky.
Timings: Until sunset
Price: Price usually depends on the tour and the season
2. Tour on a boat along Gota Canal
This 19th century waterway deserves your time and the best way to explore it is by hopping on a boat. You can also rent your own to avoid the peak rush or crowd. Stretching over 200 km, it offers you the liberty to choose any route you wish to.
Timings: All days (9AM-6PM)
Cost: Depends on the route and the kind of boat you opt for
We hope this article of ours excites you to visit and explore the wonderful country of Sweden, offering breathtaking art, culture, history and architecture. Moreover, July offers one of the best times for individuals to explore the beautiful place offering suitable weather conditions. We assure you a memorable experience on your trip to Sweden.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Sweden In July
A. The ideal time to visit Sweden is during the summer months that include the months of May to September. During this time, Sweden experiences maximum tourist influx and is considered as the peak tourist season.
A. Tourists can enjoy a number of outdoor activities in Sweden that includes canoeing or kayaking. You can enjoy this activity on the extensive coastline and inland rivers and lakes.
A. Sweden, the largest country in Northern Europe is popular for the Northern Lights, and also its fashion, tradition, food and music.
A. Sweden gets expensive to explore during the peak season and hence prior reservations need to be made in order to avoid the increased prices.
A. Yes, Ice Hotel is located in the northernmost town of Sweden in Kiruna, situated at a distance of 200km from the Arctic Circle.