Sweden is said to the home of the last and largest remaining wilderness areas in Europe. With that in mind, you know you are in for some stunning scenery. There are so many things that draw tourists to Sweden, so I thought I would inspire you to explore this beautiful country via some of the best books about Sweden, books and novels set in Sweden and many of its beautiful cities.
Below are books that will take you on a journey to explore, perhaps parts of Sweden that you have not yet even considered before. Captivativing Scandinavian crime fictions, romance and travel books about Sweden that will inspire more adventures in this part of Europe. Be sure to also check out my other post on books set in Norway.
Books And Novels Set In Sweden
There are so many beautiful places to visit in Sweden, below are books that will send your wanderlust about this beautiful Scandinavian country, if you haven’t been, it will not be long before you are planning a trip to Sweden after reading one of these.
The book is a detective mystery set during Christmas in Sweden. The author Torquil MacLeod got his inspiration when his elder son went to Sweden. The country has charmed the author too, and hence, he wrote this story about a Malmo detective named Inspector Anita Sundstrom. Will she be able to solve a complicated murder case with her associate, Hakim Mirza, or will she not? The plot is really gripping!
This is a suspense thriller of a novel and is about a former CIA agent Dan Hendricks. He is on a manhunt of a fugitive by the name of Jacques Fillon, who had given his life in Sweden. Is there a person by that name at all, or is that just a name that the story unfolds? Will Dan Hendricks be able to solve this biggest mystery in his career so far? Or will he fail in what could be his last mission? Read and find out more from this book.
The author Fredrik Backman creates fiction with Sweden in the backdrop. The large Swedish forest consumes the Beartown more and more every year. The townsfolk are expecting a bright future ahead. But some catastrophe disturbs this routine and hell breaks lose.
What is the secret of the forest, and is there a bright future at all for the town-people? Swedish history, urban legends, and mystery abound in this unputdownable novel by Fredrik Backman. The writer has employed all the powers of gripping narrative and the Swedish culture and history to bring more charm to the story.
A police detective Thomas Andreasson unravels the mystery surrounding the murder of a man Krister Berggren. His body is washed ashore in the beautiful island of Sandhamn, a Swedish holiday island. The discovery of another man at an eatery and the detective has a case. He has many questions but few answers.
Are these two murders two different incidents, or do they have any link to any standard piece in the puzzle? The idyllic island is suddenly more menacing than it looks on the surface. He has to loosen the knots in the mystery with local lawyer Nora Linde while sorting out the issues they shared in the past.
This is a Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck book 10, a psychological thriller with the duo Detective Patrik Hedstrom and Erica Falck unraveling the mystery. The mystery involves a missing child and trying to break into the most in-depth sections of a community that is tight-lipped about the crimes.
When a four-year-old goes missing in the woods outside the borders of Fjällbacka, people in the town are worried because it brings back to them the horrific kidnapping and murder of a child in the same place thirty years ago. Two girls were found guilty back then. Are they or is one of them repeating the crime? Will the detective find the underlying cause of the mystery is what this novel presents? Set in Sweden, the novel is a must-read for the thriller genre fans.
Who knew sailing on the cold waters by Sandhamn could be so fatal? The victim is a rich lawyer, Oscar Jullander, who is also the deputy chairman of the Royal Swedish Yacht Club. On the surface level, this seems like an accident of one of the most elite members of the society. However, on coming across more clues and evidence, detective Thomas Andreasson and local lawyer Nora Linde try to unravel the mystery.
The big challenge they face is from the tight-knit, almost impenetrable circle of elite members of the Royal Swedish Yacht club who are colder than the waters. They play hide and seek with the detectives on their heels. Will Thomas and Nora be able to close in on their ranks and crack the case?
The Best Travel Books on Sweden
The travel book explores Sweden and takes you on a journey right through the pages. Read to know what makes this beautiful city so unique. Also, get to know the best and the most underrated spots that abound in the mystifying land of Sweden. Take this book along if you wish to explore the country, walk through the nooks and corners without missing on any spot.
The ultimate travel companion, the Lonely Planet gives you a free pull out map of the country, honest reviews of the hotels and other accommodation facilities available. It also gives you itineraries and insights on the local festivals, culture, and the way they celebrate the Viking history and Christmas. Need to know the ticket rates for each museum and other attractions or make your way through the safe parts of the cities and towns.
While planning a trip to Sweden, you cannot ignore the visit to the ruins of Vasa Museum or the Kalmar castle. What better book to grant you an idea on these spots and the culture of Sweden than this travel book. Get the best itineraries for yourself as you witness the Aurora Borealis, and walk back in time through the ruins of Viking times.
The local insights on exploring the best routes of Sweden and the kayak routes and times are all elaborately written in this book. Know the iconic neighborhoods, hotels, and happening pubs in each city and town and the dates to save on your trip. The book also highlights some of the classic trails where you can get some breathtaking sights and views in the wild.
The country of Sweden has witnessed the rule of the mighty Vikings, and later by the many kings. Their culture traces back to the earliest times, and the ruins that you see today go back to the 4000BCE. The astounding landscapes of Abisko National Park, Kivik, Sarna, and more natural spots are worth visiting.
Lose yourself in the cultural hub of the capital city of Stockholm as you get to know more about the country and its riches. The guide has a detailed analysis of the places you need to visit to celebrate special events and festivities, including watching the Northern Lights. The ways the sky changes colors in vivid shades of blue, purple, green, and gold makes the heart melt.
Walk courageously and explore the Swedish capital like a local with this illustrated guide. The book lists the 500 more discreet spots in Stockholm. There are 500 hidden secrets, and it does not just mean the places to visit. The secrets have all the best dishes you must not miss on your next trip or the spots to get the finest in spirits in Stockholm.
The rich detailing with all the honest reviews makes the book a must-buy before you get your tickets to Stockholm. The author has spent her entire life here, and hence, her exposure to the city is unmatched. Giving the readers the insights on bouldering in Stockholm and more such activities you can do to make your trip more memorable.
West Sweden has the best of all worlds! This region is spectacular in many ways, and you cannot get enough of traveling and exploring the countryside. Have this guide as a handy travel partner and book yourself a night’s stay at one of the glasshouses in Dalsland, or go kayaking and swim in one of the many lakes.
Hiking through the rugged landscape is just as relaxing as cycling or simply watching time walk by slowly in the islands of Bohuslän. Go on the Lacko castle tour or to the Nordens Ark on your visit to West Sweden. Know what makes this region a must-visit of everyone visiting the country.
The most trusted travel guide, the book takes you through all the spots of the country to ensure you get a detailed insight. The book details the best times to visit Sweden and the things to do during those times. The book has excellent in-depth knowhow on where to go dipping in the geothermal pools and give you the refreshing and rejuvenating baths.
Are you planning a visit to Lapland to see the Northern Lights? Look at the book to get the right time details and the places to stay to get an uninterrupted view of the mystifying play of lights in the sky. Explore through scores of runestones that mark the history of the Vikings in the book, among other things.
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