A visit to Stockholm need not mean that you have to stay in the city – the water and the parks notwithstanding, it might feel nice to get out into the Swedish countryside where lots of interesting things are waiting for you.
The number one amusement park in Sweden if you wish to get your bones rattled in near death experiences and scream in mingled terror and delight is Liseberg in Gothenburg. Here, you may experience spectacular free falling in ”AtmosFear” – Europe’s highest free fall attraction. From 146 meters above sea level, you are dropped with a velocity of 110 km/h straight down into a black pit, and stopped just before your seat hits the ground. You may also go on the largest rollercoaster in Sweden, get really scared in the ghost hotel and eat spun sugar till you can no more. Your kids will have plenty of less horrifying rides to choose from while you get whirled about the skies in the “SpinRock”. Here you get strapped into your place in a row of seats that is itself linked to a whirling and twirling axis on a giant hub – well, you get the drift. In short, there are plenty of experiences to be had, not least culinary ones, since the park has some really good restaurants. Why not try the fruits of the sea in Liseberg’s harbor restaurant, for instance?