6 Key places to experience during an exploration along Sweden’s scenic waterways


Setting sail from Rosyth next May, we preview a magnificent cruise itinerary sailing along Sweden’s scenic waterways.

Here are 6 key places experienced during this wonderful voyage sailing from Scotland.

1. Malmö

Malmo Castle

One of Sweden’s largest cities, Malmö offers a blend of old and new architecture that both pays tribute to its past and looks forward to the future.

Careful not to miss your departure! Days can be lost strolling along the cobbled streets exploring the city.

Keen shoppers, please note, Lilla Torg is the ideal shopping destination. Once finished your browse, take in the local nightlife.

The city boasts a great selection of museums.

Offering a look at the country’s relationship with architecture, art, and design, the various museums are a lot to take in during your time in the city.

Pro Tip –  Take the time to plan out your day.

The fortress of Malmö Castle (pictured) with its stark red colouring is a must-visit whilst in Sweden.

Previously home to a Danish Royal Mint in the 1500s, the castle’s architecture is a nod to the Renaissance era.

Inside, visitors will find their feet taking them to the museums and art exhibitions housed within this formidable fortress.

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2. Visby


The island of Gotland is a Swedish gem, characterised by its intriguing rock formations known as ‘Rauks’.

Limestone pillars that, at times, resemble prehistoric monsters, these only add to the island’s sense of mystery.

Formerly a Viking settlement, Gotland was once a central trading hub and an escape when the seas turned against sailors wooden ships.

Medieval and walled to boot, the town of Visby on the island is full of quaint cottages and charming shops.

This walled-off town can offer up a few surprises. Highlights include the Saint Mary Cathedral and Gotland Museum. Here, visitors can learn about the island’s history.

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3. Stockholm


The Swedish capital, Stockholm is one of the great Baltic cities and an extremely popular city break destination and cruising port of call.

Spread across a number of islands, Stockholm is packed with fascinating attractions.

Most notably, key historic landmarks to look out for during a visit include Drottningholm Palace and Stockholm Royal Palace.

The historic heart of the city, Stockholm Gamla Stan (Old Town) is ideal for a stroll with a number of popular attractions found here including the famed Noble Prize Museum dedicated to charting the history of the notable prize awarded to some of the most inspiring figures in world history.

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4. Stockholm Archipelago

Stockholm Archipelago

Heading out into nature, Stockholm Archipelago is the largest natural collection of islands in Sweden.

Comprised of thousands of islands, cruising around Stockholm archipelago will take you past some beautiful scenery.

Islands found here vary in all kinds of shape and size. Largely unspoiled and sparsely populated, this beautiful part of the country is tucked away just under half an hour away from the capital.

Something of a wildlife haven, searching the sky and coastline for the variety of birds including geese, gulls and scaup is a popular pastime for visitors to the region.

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5. Gothenberg


Resting on the country’s western coast, Gothenburg is one of Sweden’s largest cities.

Highly regarded, the city is known for its welcoming atmosphere and rich collection of cultural attractions.

Wandering around the city, you will encounter a rich variety of places of interest including museums, art galleries, authentic old pubs and Scandinavia’s largest amusement park.

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6. Lysekil


A charming final port of call before the cruise sets sail on the return leg to Rosyth, Lysekil is a city known for its beautiful harbour front and old church.

Surrounded by sea and huge stretches of untouched wilderness, Lysekil is perfectly laid out for exploration on foot.

Walking along the coastline, you will be able to admire the city’s colourful, picturesque buildings.

Further afield, a range of walking trails are available for holidaymakers looking to stretch their legs with a short journey out of town.

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Sweden’s Scenic Waterways and Cities 2020 Cruise from Rosyth

Solo Swedish Waterways 2020 Cruise from Rosyth

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