Sweden has one of the best time-off policies in the EU—and that’s saying something. Employees are entitled to 25 paid vacation days each year, including four consecutive weeks of unplugged bliss during the summer. That number is regulated by the Swedish Annual Leave Act and doesn’t even take into account things like public holidays. When you add it all up, Swedes could be OOO for up to two months!
Once July rolls around pretty much everyone seeks out coastal towns and country cabins to unwind for a while. (Remember when you begged your boss for that extra summer Friday? Sheesh.) Needless to say, that’s hardly the only time Swedes go away. Winter brings snowy escapades and trips to storybook villages.
Realistically, you likely don’t have such generous PTO benefits. But that’s even more reason to make your precious vacation days count! And where better to garner inspo than a nation that puts such value on holidays? Scroll on for the top spots Swedes go to reset and recharge.
Editor’s note: Please be sure to check local health and safety guidelines before you travel.