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"Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration." (from UNESCO site)

I do enjoy visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites all over the globe. All are different and unique in their own way!
Although I list them here on my website, I do not treat them as a 'list' in real life and trying to tick of each and every one of them. Quite a few of them I actually visited, not being fully aware that they are UNESCO sites. But knowing it afterwards, they are deservingly so.
It has been an interesting journey however to list the ones that I have visited, and read about the many remaining ones, that maybe one day I might visit as well.

Visited UNESCO sites Sweden

In Sweden I visited 7 of them so far (see below), and some of these are my favourite places in Sweden (Laponia and Visby). In total Sweden has 15 UNESCO sites ranging from ancient Viking sites to natural wonders, and you can see a map with all these Swedish UNESCO sites at the bottom of the page.

To my embaressement I have to say that I have not visited the one closest to me, and that is the Birka archaeological site from the Viking-Age. I have however planned over a 100 times to go here, and maybe will be able to make this reality during next summer :-)

Below are the sites that I have visited, and you can find a map with all the Swedish UNESCO sites at the bottom of the page.

Engelsberg IronworksEngelbergs Bruk
TanumTanum Rock Carvings
SkogskyrkogårdenSkogskyrkogården in Stockholm

DrottningholmDrottningholm castle in Stockholm
Visby Visby
Laponia Laponia
The High CoastThe High Coast

Map of Unesco sites in Sweden

Click on the names in the map below
to go to their destination pages.

Map Unesco World Heritage Sites Sweden
Agricultural Landscape of Southern Öland Link to UNESCO
Birka and Hovgården Link to UNESCO
Church Town of Gammelstad, Luleå Link to UNESCO
Decorated Farmhouses of Hälsingland Link to UNESCO
Engelsberg Ironworks (visited 2006) Link to UNESCO
Grimeton Radio Station, Varberg Link to UNESCO
Hanseatic Town of Visby (visited 2016) Link to UNESCO
Great Copper Mountain in Falun Link to UNESCO
Naval Port of Karlskrona Link to UNESCO
Rock Carvings in Tanum (visited 2008) Link to UNESCO
Royal Domain of Drottningholm (visited 2006, 2014) Link to UNESCO
Skogskyrkogården (visited 2006) Link to UNESCO
Struve Geodetic Arc Link to UNESCO
High Coast / Kvarken Archipelago (visited 2020) Link to UNESCO
Laponia (visited 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2017) Link to UNESCO





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