Cultural Site

Agricultural Landscape of Southern Oland

The southern part of the island of land in the Baltic Sea is dominated by a vast limestone plateau. Human beings have lived here for some five thousan..

Cultural Site

Birka and Hovgarden

The Birka archaeological site is located on Bjrk Island in Lake Mlar and was occupied in the 9th and 10th centuries. Hovgrden is situated on the neigh..

Cultural Site

Church Town of Gammelstad, Lulea

Gammelstad, at the head of the Gulf of Bothnia, is the best-preserved example of a church village, a unique kind of village formerly found throughout ..

Cultural Site

Decorated Farmhouses of Halsingland

Seven timber houses are listed in this site located in the east of Sweden, representing the zenith of a regional timber building tradition that dates ..

Cultural Site

Engelsberg Ironworks

Swedens production of superior grades of iron made it a leader in this field in the 17th and 18th centuries. This site is the best-preserved and most ..

Cultural Site

Grimeton Radio Station, Varberg

The Varberg Radio Station at Grimeton in southern Sweden (built 192224) is an exceptionally well-preserved monument to early wireless transatlantic co..

Cultural Site

Hanseatic Town of Visby

A former Viking site on the island of Gotland, Visby was the main centre of the Hanseatic League in the Baltic from the 12th to the 14th century. Its ..

Natural Site

High Coast Kvarken Archipelago

The Kvarken Archipelago (Finland) and the High Coast (Sweden) are situated in the Gulf of Bothnia, a northern extension of the Baltic Sea. The 5,600 i..

Mixed Site

Laponian Area

The Arctic Circle region of northern Sweden is the home of the Saami, or Lapp people. It is the largest area in the world (and one of the last) with a..

Cultural Site

Mining Area of the Great Copper Mountain in Falun

The enormous mining excavation known as the Great Pit at Falun is the most striking feature of a landscape that illustrates the activity of copper pro..

Cultural Site

Naval Port of Karlskrona

Karlskrona is an outstanding example of a late-17th-century European planned naval city. The original plan and many of the buildings have survived int..

Cultural Site

Rock Carvings in Tanum

The rock carvings in Tanum, in the north of Bohuslän, are a unique artistic achievement not only for their rich and varied motifs (depictions of ..

Cultural Site

Royal Domain of Drottningholm

The Royal Domain of Drottningholm stands on an island in Lake Mlar in a suburb of Stockholm. With its castle, perfectly preserved theatre (built in 17..

Cultural Site

Skogskyrkogarden

This Stockholm cemetery was created between 1917 and 1920 by two young architects, Asplund and Lewerentz, on the site of former gravel pits overgrown ..

Cultural Site

Struve Geodetic Arc

The Struve Arc is a chain of survey triangulations stretching from Hammerfest in Norway to the Black Sea, through 10 countries and over 2,820 km. Thes..