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Experience autumn in Sweden

Tips for things to experience in Sweden this autumn. Visit a friend you haven’t seen for ages, hike in magical autumn colours along the Höga Kusten or treat the kids to fun autumn break activities. We offer 24 hotels across Sweden, all waiting to take good care of you.

Experience big-city buzz or small-town charm

Enjoy autumn in one of Sweden’s charming cities. Stay at First Hotel Jörgen Kock and experience the blazing autumn colours in one of Malmö’s parks. Stroll along Motala Ström in Norrköping before sitting down to dine at the hotel restaurant at First Hotel Central, or visit Värmland’s Viking Centre, only 20 minutes by car from First Hotel Royal in Säffle.

Did you know that Stockholm is the perfect city to explore on foot or from the waterside and that you can kayak and winter bathe in the heart of Stockholm? Stay at one of our hotels in Stockholm and discover the variety and diversity of the Swedish capital. From our hotel at Gothenburg Central Station, you can easily reach concert venues and enjoy great shopping and Halloween experiences at the Liseberg amusement park.

If you think Sweden’s east coast sounds like an exciting experience, we recommend the renaissance city of Kristianstad. First Hotel Christian IV is located a short distance from the Naturum Vattenriket visitors’ centre in the Kristianstad biosphere reserve in the heart of town. If you continue north, you can make a stopover at the historic First Hotel Statt in Karlskrona before your journey continues to First Hotel Witt in Kalmar and visit the city’s popular attractions, including Kalmar Castle, the Kalmar Art Museum and the Cathedral.

The autumn charm of Gotland

Did you know that Gotland celebrates the Gotland truffle for a whole month? You can join a truffle hunt, try after-work truffles, search for the exclusive “black gold” guided by your dog and take part in several other activities. It all ends with a Truffle Festival on the penultimate weekend of November. Perfect for those seeking to spice their taste buds with the rich flavour of autumn.

If you are visiting Gotland with the family during the autumn holidays, the Barnsemester website lists several recommendations for things to do, including outdoor activities with Björk Experience Gotland, the Fenomenalen Science Centre and the animal park Gotlands Djurpark.

When staying at First Hotel Kokoloko, located two minutes by car from the ferry terminal, you will have a great home base from which to experience the whole island. The hotel is family-friendly with rooms that offer kitchens, fantastic sea views and separate bedrooms. If you choose to stay at Västös Strand by First Hotels in northern Gotland, you will have an entire villa to yourself and the family.

Active days in Jönköping and Bengtsfors

Seize the opportunity to celebrate autumn during your holidays in Jönköping. How about heading out on a treasure hunt on the lake of Visingsö, jumping away at the Yoump trampoline park, taking a detour to the polka-dot hog town of Gränna or, if you dare, venturing out on the Fright Nights ghost walk in Ekhagsvallen.

For those wanting a slightly quieter autumn experience, Jönköping and its surroundings offer a wide range of activities. Discover the autumn market, walk along crisp autumn pathways through Gränna, experience theatre, museums or simply just enjoy a coffee in one of the city’s cosy cafes. Stay comfortably at First Hotel Jönköping from where you can reach experiences throughout the local area.

If you are passing by Dalsland, we recommend the packages and deals at First Hotel Bengtsfors. The hotel is perfectly located for those seeking to experience the beautiful nature of Bengtsfors and surroundings. Here there are many fine hiking and cycling trails of various lengths and degrees of difficulty. You can also go kayaking and much more.

Autumn colours along Höga Kusten

We also recommend visiting Höga Kusten (the High Coast), which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The area is known for activities in nature throughout the year. Strap on your hiking boots and try one of the many hiking trails in the area, visit Västanåfallet, one of Sweden’s tallest waterfalls, or take the opportunity to experience the beautiful archipelago.

From our hotels along Höga Kusten, you will have every opportunity to enjoy the most scenic days of autumn. Enjoy spending a night in Sundsvall at one of First Hotel Strand’s newly refurbished rooms, experience the charm of the historic First Hotel Statt in Örnsköldsvik, visit the award-winning Härnö Gin distillery in Härnösand when staying at First Hotel Stadt, or park your car conveniently right outside the hotel entrance of First Hotel Kramm in Kramfors. All these hotels offer the chance of staying close to Höga Kusten with its scenic coastal experiences regardless of season.

Umeå with or without snow this autumn?

As you know, autumn weather is variable. It may still be a little early in the season, but in addition to experiencing autumn hues, you may also have the chance to witness the landscapes being dusted with white snow. The chances are usually greater the further north you go.

If you stay at First Hotel Dragonen in Umeå and are lucky, you may also be able to experience the mesmerising Northern Lights (Aurora), or try dog-sledding in the wild nature of northern Sweden. If not, Visit Umeå lists fun things to discover during the autumn holidays. Perhaps a trip to the science centre Curiosum, the Megazone sports centre or the art museum Bildmuseet?

Experience Norway and Denmark this autumn

Why not take a trip to picturesque Odense in Denmark, the birth town of the famous fairytale writer Hans Christian Andersen? First Hotel Grand is only a five-minute walk from Odense Central Station and within close reach of most of the city’s fairytale attractions.

Or visit beautiful Norway. With unique natural experiences along deep fjords and high mountains, autumn will truly become a memory for life. When staying at one of our hotels in Norway, you will enjoy the opportunity to experience most of what the nation has to offer in terms of nature, shopping and dining experiences.