Travel Journal: Winter Experiences in Sweden

January 24, 2024

Travel Journal: Winter Experiences in Sweden

Swedish winters may be cold, but they offer unique opportunities for wellbeing and relaxation. With enchanting snowy-covered landscapes, glittering ice and cosy self-care traditions, embracing the concept of ‘hygge’ or ‘mysa’ can bring a sense of rejuvenation, and a deeper connection to nature. Take time away from the daily grind to enjoy life’s pleasures. Quiet informal moments with no agenda. So, pack your warmest winter clothes and an adventurous spirit to make the most of this magical season in Sweden.

Exhilarating Winter Sports

Nothing gets the heart pumping quite like taking part in winter sports. From ice-skating to dog-sledding and cross-country skiing to snowshoeing, there is something to suit everyone. Sweden's well-maintained trails and rinks make it an ideal destination for winter sports enthusiasts.



Experience the Northern Lights

 No winter trip to Sweden is complete without venturing north to Lapland for a chance to witness the mesmerising beauty of the Northern Lights. Gazing up at these ethereal colours waltzing through the Arctic sky is spiritually uplifting and good for the soul.


Relax in a Sauna

Saunas are an integral part of Swedish culture and although immensely relaxing, saunas also have a plethora of health benefits. From reducing stress to soothing aching muscles, saunas leave you feeling rejuvenated on the inside and glowing on the outside. Warm up in a traditional wood-fired sauna, then brave the cold and roll in the snow! Excellent for circulation and incredibly invigorating.


Swedish Fika

The delightful Swedish custom where you take time out of your day to enjoy a steaming cup of coffee and a sugary treat. Although you can indulge in Fika all year round, there is something particularly comforting in the winter about taking the time out of your day to enjoy a hot cup of coffee paired with a delicious cinnamon bun.


Try Ice Bathing

Not for the faint hearted, a dip in a frozen lake followed by a sauna is a quintessential Swedish experience. It's believed to boost immunity and increase energy levels. Then get cosy and warm up with a toasty wheat bag.



Mindfulness In Nature

Get reacquainted with nature on a long winter walk through serene snow dusted forests. The stillness of the trees, the crisp air, and the crackle and crunch of the snow below your feet provide the ideal setting for self-reflection and meditation.


Sample Nordic Cuisine

Healthy and hearty, Nordic cuisine is a must try on your Swedish adventure. Featuring fresh fish, aromatic spices and nutritious root vegetables, you really can’t go wrong.


Got Lost In An Uplifting Book

The simple pleasures are often the greatest. Taking time to unwind and nurture your inner self is an important step on your journey of self-care. Spend evenings by the fire, reading an uplifting book or perhaps immerse yourself in a classic Scandinavian tale.