While it’s a small country it has a strong commitment to equal rights for gay and lesbian people. Stockholm is the center of life in this low-populated country and the same goes for the gay nightlife, however both Malmo and Gothenburg have a gay scene.
Stockholm Pride has been going since August 1998, there are a few gay bars here but all Swedish bars are mixed and gay-inclusive. Lino is probably the best gay party spot in Stockholm along with Goken, while Gothenborg has MataHari and Malmo has the Wonk nightclub. The gay calendar is littered with events so there is always a party to join in with.
It is better to go to Sweden during the summer months of May to August, the weather is milder – though never hot, the days are longer – the further north you go the more you’ll experience 24-hour sunlight, and the winters can be very dark, cold and long.
Sweden can offer more than most European countries for any nature or outdoor activity enthusiast to explore its grand caves, huge lakes, mountain ranges and thriving habitats of wild and endangered animals.