Sweden is an ideal destination for a summer tour. Home of Nobel but also of great music, which has given birth to large groups such as ABBA and Europe, especially in the summer Sweden is alive with festivals and musical events in all its major cities.
It starts from Stockholm, which every Monday until 22 August, will host the Blue Monday, a festival dedicated to all jazz and blues lovers, in the poetic setting of Skansen, the first of Sweden’s open-air museums and Swedish zoos on the island of Djurgården.
Obviously the capital, residence of the Swedish royal family, deserves a thorough visit: do not miss the picturesque Old Town, the Vasa Museum in Stockholm, where there is the only ship from the 1600s in the world, the Town Hall, the Museum of Modern Art Stockholm in the beautiful natural scenery of Skeppsholmen, Drottningholm Castle and the picturesque islands to visit on a boat.
The biggest Reggae festival in Scandinavia in Uppsala takes place from 4 to 6 August. It hosts the best Swedish reggae artists (Svenska Akademien, Nazarenes, Kultiration) and the best international artists, especially from Kingston. The city of Uppsala is located about 70 km north of Stockholm, in the historical region of Svealand, and is well connected to the capital by the railway network. Do not miss the cathedral, in Gothic style and one of the largest in northern Europe, with towers that reach 119 meters high. Also worth seeing is the 16th century royal castle.
Sweden’s second largest city and industrial port, Gothenburg is a modern and lively city that in the summer comes alive with events and musical and cultural events. Now an event not to be missed, with a history of illustrious names, the Way Out West, from 11 to 14 August, is one of the most important music festivals in Europe, and takes place in the popular city park of Slottskogen.
Moreover, for those who are in Gothenburg from August 16th to 21st, immerse yourself in the city’s Cultural Festival is an emotion to try. Thousands of people on the streets of the center, hundreds of concerts, events and cultural activities all free and set in the most characteristic places of the city, almost always outdoors, with many activities for children. If you want, you have the option to enjoy your trip with an stockholm escort who will surely show you the best places in Sweden.
Since its modest beginnings in 1990, the Stockholm Film Festival has featured over 2,000 films around the world, now having an impressive number of films in the program, being the joy of true moviegoers, who breathe deeply and then scroll through the list. This year, the festival lasts 12 days in Stockholm cinemas, running around 200 films from 60 countries.In addition to film screenings, regular question and answer sessions, parties, seminars and face-to-face discussions with film actors and producers are also taking place.
The Stockholm Jazz Festival, which is held annually and which the organizers claim to be one of the oldest festivals in Sweden, was set up in 1980. It lasts 10 days and has till today 35 seasons. Over the years, great jazz names such as Stan Getz, Dizzy Gillespie and Monica Zetterlund played at the festival.