Trip to Sigtuna and Uppsala from Stockholm

Sigtuna and Uppsala are two famous tourist destinations in Stockholm which is in the country of Sweden. Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden. In 1998 Stockholm was given the title of European City of Culture. Speaking about our places of interest Sigtuna is situated in the North West region of the city of Stockholm. This is considered as the first city in Sweden. The city of Stockholm rose to its prominent period during the late 900’s and in the mid 1200’s. Sigtuna had also developed a lot during this period of time and hence said to be in golden age during this period of time.

The city has an overall outlook same as the olden times with the main street of Stora gatan still the same. The buildings that are found on either sides of the street are also from the 1700’s and 1800’s. From Stockholm reaching main streets of Sigtuna takes around 2 hours of time. It is an exciting journey traversing through the Stockholm attractions like farmlands and forest areas and also the surrounding Lake Malaren. There are also narrow waterways and draw bridges in the way. If the assistance of an experienced guide can be obtained then never miss the chance. The history of the passing by country sides shall be explained by him as it is important to know.

The journey shall be continued through the beautiful streets of Sigtuna where we can find many architecturally important churches, rune stones and ruins that are found scattered throughout the areas of the town. Sigtuna Museum is yet another location to visit. The location of Sigtuna is just a 30 minutes’ drive from the university town of Uppsala. By visiting Uppsala we have to see the wonderful places like Old Uppsala Museum, Linnaeus summer residence Hammarby and Uppsala Castle which has gained position in Stockholm sightseeing. It takes nearly 4 hours to cover up these areas.

The area of old Uppsala contains a large number of ruins from the Iron Age. Even the first church of Uppsala still exist here which is dated back to the 12th century. This is also one of the most notable areas of the ancient Scandinavia. There are displays of royal mounds which tell the stories of the Yngling kings. Linnaeus Hammarby is one of the best preserved estates of Sweden which dates back to the 18th century. This is named after the world famous botanist Carl Linnaeus. Uppsala castle is located on the Beacon Ridge and it is an eye catching scene to anyone who approaches the city.

Top places to visit in Sweden

Sweden is an attractive tourist destination that is liked by many. The landscape of the place will seem to be more attractive and welcoming to most of the first time visitors. The city of Sweden is really attractive, stylish and functional. The Swedes are very helpful and attentive people. The best time to visit Sweden is during the early fall and summer. There are a number of attractive and interesting places in Sweden that are widely spread across the country. Some of these tourist places are discussed in this article.

1. Stockholm: This is the capital city of Sweden. The most important thing is the location of the island that covers a number of 14 islands. The city is said to be both beautiful and delightful.

2. The Old Town: This is also called as Gamla Stan. This is a must see location during the Sweden holidays. The streets are all curvy narrow and made of cobblestone. There are many attractive shops in the location which makes the place more attractive. Many of the important tourist sites are seen in this Gamla Stan.

3. The Wasa Museum: The Wasa is a ship that sank in the maiden voyage and it happened in 17th century. This was recently raised up fifty years ago and these remains were preserved in the Wasa Museum.

4. Drottningholm Palace: This is the current residence of the royal family of Sweden. This is a World heritage Site. This stands in an island in Lake Malaren. It is really famous because of the wonderful architecture of the palace. It also has a wonderful park and a well noted Chinese Pavilion.

5. Gothenburg: Many travelers prefer to visit Gothenburg rather than Stockholm because it provides better exposure to the Swedes. This can be used as a base for exploring the coastal towns which is towards the northern direction and also the Varbergs Fortress which is 40 miles towards the southern direction.

6. Uppsala: This is another beautiful entry in the list of famous tourist destinations in Sweden. This place plays a remarkable position in the development of the country’s economy. It is only a 60 minutes journey from Stockholm to Uppsala.

7. Crystal Country: This place is also renowned as the Kingdom of Crystal in Sweden. This place is located in the western region of Kalmar. Crystal production has made the place famous among the tourist destinations.

8. almar: Try to visit the famous Kalmar castle during your Sweden tour. This is a place that should not be missed out in any means. This is one of the best places in Sweden since it includes the Domykyrkan or the Cathedral.

9. Swedish Lapland: This place is most often considered to be the Europe’s last wilderness. The Lapland’s of Finland and Norway is also in the same manner. If interested in seeing the northern lights and midnight sun then surely Kiruna is to be included in the Sweden holidays.

10. Gota Canal: This is a canal that connects Stockholm with the Gothenburg city. A trip through the canal is really interesting. Gives an ultimate chance to view both Stockholm and Gothenburg simultaneously.