WHAT IS SO SPECIAL ABOUT SWEDEN?
Sweden is much more than meatballs, maypoles, IKEA, Vikings and of course, ABBA! Our local travel experts are dedicated to providing you with an authentic Swedish experience. The picture are from Orebro Castle in central Sweden.
WELCOME TO SWEDEN
Sweden is so much more than IKEA and ABBA, world class hockey players and strong freckled girls in long stockings.
Come. Breathe. Relax. Take a stroll with us down the narrow, winding cobblestone streets of Gamla Stan, the unique medieval heart of Stockholm dating back to the 13th century, and indulge the cravings for lush, fine dining in first class designer’s furniture.
Explore our endless forests and fresh water lakes under the Lappish midnight sun or the dancing Aurora Borealis and find out just how big an impact the surrounding environment has on our everyday life.
Discover why we are considered the most innovative country in the world and how You can be a part of this creative hub of fashion, food, and fun.
Move to the rhythm of our borderless music. Join us in traditional celebration of the change of seasons, as we have done for generations.
Follow in the footsteps of the familiar characters of Larsson’s Millennium trilogy, and sense on the globally by the strong local settings that has made us world renowned pioneers of public welfare and personal wellbeing. You might risk falling in love with Sweden, but it’s a chance You’ll have to take.
Seasons to travel in Sweden
High Season from 1 June – 31 August
Low Season from 1 Oct. – 30 April
Shoulder Season from 1 – 31 May,
& 1 September – 30 September
Come to Sweden and experience our land, like with to visit Stockholm, our capital, with its charming island core of Gamla Stan, Europe's original — and unsurpassed — Skansen open-air folk museum, the Vasa museum (17th-century warship), and the Nordic Museum's look at five centuries of Swedish lifestyles.
Or to visit near our capital, like Drottningholm Palace, the lavish royal residence with nearby Baroque-era theater; Sigtuna, Sweden's oldest town with many rune stones and 18th-century buildings; and the university town of Uppsala, with its cathedral and Linnaeus Museum.
Or to visit southeast Sweden Växjö, with a first-rate emigration museum and the Smålands Museum of glass-making; Kalmar, with its massive 12th-century Kalmar Castle and nearby holiday island of Öland; and the touristy "Kingdom of Crystal" Glass Country.
We look forward to seeing You!
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Explore the Regions of Sweden
Stockholm (The Capital)
East Middle Sweden (Uppsala)
North Middle Sweden (Gävle)
Middle Norrland (Sundsvall)
Upper Norrland (Umeå in Swedish Lapland)
Småland and the islands (Jönköping)
West Sweden (Gothenburg)
- Västra Götaland
South Sweden (Malmö)
HOW TO GET TO SWEDEN BY AIR
Sweden has ten airports which have regular international flight services.
These airports are located in the west coast such as Göteborg Landvetter Airport, in southern Sweden such as Malmö Airport and Ronneby Airport, in Gotland such as Visby Airport, in northern Sweden such as Umeå Airport, Åre Östersund Airport, Luleå Airport and Kiruna Airport and in the Stockholm area the Bromma Stockholm Airport and Stockholm Arlanda Airport. Domestic Airports in Sweden are sixty-four. Sixty-two of these are owned by the government through its airport operator, Swedavia.
The main gateway to Sweden is the Arlanda International Airport, north of Stockholm. Please use the code ARN in the search box below for Arlanda International Airport.
Arlanda International Airport has a duty-free shop and is operated by the state owned Swedavia. You can find more information about the airport at the website of Swedavia.
Note: Booking international flights is not a service we provide as part of our vacation packages. Although can our travel consultants offer advice if needed.
BOOK A FLIGHT TO SWEDEN
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* Scandinavia – a way to go is not responsible for flights booked through Jetradar.com or any other third-party booking site.
Popular Hotels in Stockholm (The Capital)
Cozy apartments in Sweden
Choose a house with garden and outdoor porch or a close-to-everything apartment. Many home rentals are a convenient walk to shops, cafes and coffee houses, but located on quiet residential streets.
Enjoy savings from your vacation home rental
Holiday rentals deliver some genuine savings and real comfort. You can prepare several home-cooked meals, while enjoying some of the diverse dining spots. With your home retreat, complete kitchen, Wi-Fi access and family-friendly spaciousness, you’ll know in advance the fixed expense of accommodations and the budget available for dining and excursions - a real advantage for your vacation planning.
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* Scandinavia – a way to go is not responsible for hotels booked through any third-party booking site.
What do I need to hire a car in Sweden?
To book your car, all you need is a credit or debit card. When you pick the car up, you’ll need:
- Your voucher / eVoucher, to show that you’ve paid for the car.
- The main driver’s credit / debit card, with enough available funds for the car’s deposit.
- Each driver’s full, valid driving licence, which they’ve held for at least 12 months (often 24).
- Your passport and any other ID the car hire company needs to see.
Different car hire companies have different requirements, so please make sure you check the car’s terms and conditions as well.
How old do I have to be to rent a car?
For most car hire companies in Sweden, the age requirement is between 21 and 70 years old. If you’re under 25 or over 70, you might have to pay an additional fee.
What should I look for when I’m choosing a car?
- Space: You’ll enjoy your rental far more if you choose a car with plenty of room for your passengers and luggage.
- Fuel policy: Not planning on driving much? A Full to Full fuel policy can save you a lot of money.
- Location: You can’t beat an ‘on-airport’ pick-up for convenience, but an ‘off-airport’ pick-up with a shuttle bus can be much cheaper.
Are all fees included in the rental price?
The vast majority of Rentalcars.com rentals include Theft Protection, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), local taxes, airport surcharges and any road fees.
You’ll pay for any ‘extras’ when you pick your car up, along with any young driver, additional driver or one-way fees – but we’ll explain any additional costs before you book your car (and taking your own child seats or GPS can be an easy way to reduce your costs).
For more details on what’s included, just check the Ts&Cs of any car you’re looking at.
* Scandinavia – a way to go is not responsible for Car hire booked through Rentalcars.com or any other third-party booking site.
The national railway company of Sweden is known as SJ. Sweden has over 13,000 km of railway network. Train tickets for trains operating in Sweden can be booked in advance. International trains connect Sweden with neighbouring countries such as Denmark and Norway. Book tickets to visit main cities of Sweden by train. Swedish cities including Malmö, Stockholm and Goteborg are all served by trains.
After visiting the Old Town and the Royal Castle in Stockholm, head south-west to Gothenburg. See romantic Masthugget Church, neo-classical Götaplatsen Square or stroll along sprawling Kungsportsavenyn. For the latest and most exciting contemporary architecture, travel south to up-and-coming Malmö.
Trek through the vast wilderness of the north in Abisko Natural Park, or in the winter, watch the northern lights and go downhill skiing at Riksgränsen. Try island-hopping in the scenic archipelagos outside Stockholm or Gothenburg or stretch out on a long sandy beach in the southern province of Skåne. Don’t miss the limestone formations on the scenic island of Fårö, off the northern tip of Gotland.
Carefully wrap up some Swedish glass from Småland to take home, together with some minimalist interior designs from Stockholm. Bring back bracelets and jumpers crafted by the Sami people of the north, or pickled herring from the west coast.
Eat & Drink
Try reindeer casserole - renskav - in the northern province of Norrland or smoked eel in southern Skåne. On the west coast, indulge in seafood specialities such as gravlax. All over the country, try traditional everyday Swedish meals such as pytt i panna (cubed potato and beef) or raggmunk (potato pancake) with lingonberry jam.
Enter Sweden from the south and sense the multicultural vibe of Malmö. Hang out in the new Västra Hamnen neighbourhood and see the sun set behind Öresundsbroen, the bridge joining Sweden with Denmark.
Popular Train routes in Sweden
Malmö - Stockholm
Stockholm - Gothenburg
Stockholm - Hässleholm
Stockholm - Hudiksvall
Sundsvall - Stockholm
Gävle - Stockholm
Stockholm - Örebro
Rail Pass benefits in Sweden
A Eurail Pass valid in Sweden is also valid on:
- The direct SJ trains to and from Copenhagen (Denmark) - Copenhagen Airport.
- The direct border crossing train from Gøteborg/Stockholm - Oslo (Norway).
- The private railway companies Arlanda Express, Arriva, Inlandsbanan, JLT, Norrtåg, Skånetrafiken, Tågkompaniet, Värmlandstrafik, Västtrafik, and Öresund.
- Free access to the SJ lounges located in Stockholm and Göteborg for 1st class passholders.
- 20% to 40% discount on ferry crossings from Helsinki –Stockholm (via Mariehamn), Turku – Stockholm (via Mariehamn/Langnas), Riga (Latvia)-Stockholm and Stockholm – Tallinn operated by Tallink Silja Oy Discounts are available on cabin category C-A. Port taxes paid locally and are extra. Finland +358(0)600 174 552; Sweden +46(0)822 2140
- 20% discount is offered on the offical fares on the ferry crossing from Malmö-Travemünde operated by Finnlines. Port tax and meals are an additional cost and are paid locally.
- Special fare from Nynäshamn-Visby and Oskarshamn-Visby operated by Destination Gotland.
- Special fare on ferry crossings from Turku/Helsinksi – Stockholm operated by Vikings Line.
Free bus transportation from Kemi/Tornio – Haparanda (Sweden) operated by Veljekset Salmela.
Free bus transportation from Haparanda – Luleå in Länstrafiken in Norrboten on county busses.
50% discount to Sveriges Järnvägsmuseum (Railway Museum) in Gävle and Ängelholm.
30% discount at Smalsparet Railway Museum only during the summer (July-August).
* Scandinavia – a way to go is not responsible for Train Tickets booked through GoEuro.com or any other third-party booking site.
A selection of cruise packages to Sweden will be announced later on this site
Sweden Vacation Packages
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