The Vikings are long gone but Sweden’s idyllic rolling green hills and seafaring history are an outdoor playground for families. A family vacation in Sweden begins in Stockholm where kids can visit the Royal Palace, tour Skansen, the world’s largest outdoor museum, play pirate on a 1600s warship or escape the city and island hop for a day by boat or kayak in the Swedish Archipelago. For a trip back in time visit the island of Gotland, located in the Baltic Sea, where visitors are met by Sweden’s richest cache of historical medieval churches, walled fortresses and prehistoric sites. For winter warriors, Sweden offers world class skiing and winter activities. There are four airports located in or near the capital of Stockholm; Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) is the largest and busiest.
Family hotels in Sweden range from centuries old royal buildings to very modern, aka Ikea style, Swedish design hotels.