The lovebirds guide to Uppsala

Romantic weekend in Uppsala

Bring your sweetheart for a cosy weekend in Uppsala. Uppsala is a beautiful, cosy and romantic city that is just as pleasant to visit in the winter as it is in the summer.

Romantic walks and budget-friendly activities

Get to know Uppsala hand in hand! The city offers many pedestrian-friendly areas throughout the year, along the Fyris River, through beautiful gardens, and past historical treasures. Don’t miss the chance to take a selfie together in front of the large heart light work along the Fyris River, on the Östra Ågatan side.


Uppsala’s pink castle

A romantic dinner in town

Having a nice dinner by candlelight is a classic romantic activity. However, Uppsala also offers unique dining experiences if you prefer a different atmosphere.

If you’re in the mood for seafood, you should definitely check out Hambergs Fisk at Fyristorg. This cozy restaurant also doubles as a fish market, so here you’ll get the catch of the day. At Jay Fu’s, fish dishes as well as meat and veggies in an exciting crossover between an American steakhouse and Asian cuisine is on the menu.

If you’re into local gastro pubs, slip into La Ruelle, where a glass of good wine with some snacks tastes as good as a four-course dinner – or snag one of the sought-after tables at the Uppsala resident favorite Klostergatan 5. At Vaksala torg, you’ll find two more gastro pubs, Sverre and Duo. If you really want to splurge on your dinner – yet enjoy it in a relaxed atmosphere – check out the wonderful set menus at Dryck and mat.

Want to take a romantic mini trip to warmer latitudes – through a simple walk? Koh Phangan is as close to Thailand as you can get in Uppsala – both in terms of food and the special decor. Sometimes there’s even tropical thunder indoors here! Otherwise, Cuba is just around the corner, where restaurant Che offers unique taste experiences and delicious rum-based cocktails.

And speaking of cocktails, why not start your dinner with one? Miss Voon has a really good cocktail bar where you can also enjoy a fantastic view of Uppsala.

Restaurants in Uppsala

Check out our recommendations for restaurants serving cuisine from all corners of the world.

Romantic hotels

Treat yourselves to a hotel night! In Uppsala, you can stay in comfort wherever suits you best; there are accommodations available in various price ranges and for all preferences.

Go on a coffee date

Uppsala boasts a rich café culture with many romantic corners to sit down together with a coffee and a sweet trat. A favorite among locals is Güntherska, known for its delicious pastries and outdoor seating all year round. If the date is going really well, they also make their own sourdough pizzas here, so you can just let the coffee date slip into a dinner.

Check out our guide to coffee spots in Uppsala for more café recommendations.