Situated in Northern Europe between two another Scandinavian countries – Norway and Finland. Offer to everyone adventures which makes you great explorer. Beautiful landscapes, national parks, sights and attractions. If your wallet is not too bad, go and explore!
Language: Swedish / Population: 9,7 million / Currency: Swedish Krona
Climate Sweden is warmer and drier than other countries at similar latitude. The length of daylight varies because of high latitude. The temperature in Sweden is rather low and it’s very different on other parts of country. South parts of Sweden have warm summers and cold winters, while the northern part of country has shorter, cooler summers and snowier winters.
Suggested Clothing: Lightweights in warmer months, with extra woollens for walking and the cooler evenings. Medium- to heavyweights are advised in winter. Waterproofing is suggested all year.
Foreign Relations Throughout the 20th century, Swedish foreign policy was based on the principle of non-alignment in peacetime and neutrality in wartime. Member of United Nations since 1946 and European Union since 1995.
1. Choose your perfect location Sweden doesn’t have a lot of them, but there are budget hotels in Sweden. Some hotels are happy to provide discounts if you plan on staying for longer periods of time. Youth hostels and self-catering units provide a more economical option, assuming you don’t spend the remainder of your funds on food. You should keep the location of your hostel in mind when making the booking sometimes taking central location is much better couse you save a lot on transport.
2. Restaurants only for Lunch Eating in a restaurant in Sweden can be much more expensive than a similar restaurant would be in another country, but you can find fabulous offerts. something like lunch deals that are almost the same as the dinner menu, but go for half the price and include a drink of your choice. Look for ethnic restaurants, Thai Buffet there you can find food in affordable prices.
3. Buy alcohol in your country (airport) Alcohol is super expensive in Scandinavian countries. Its tax is based on the percentage of alcohol it contains, so beers and ciders will be more affordable. Remember that you are allowed to consume alcohol in public areas in Sweden, so you are free to buy your favorite bottle of beer or wine and enjoy a night in one of the lovely parks or rivers areas.
4. Use Wi-fi in coffee shops Sweden travel guide suggest to use free wireless service at most cafes. Sometimes you will have to make a purchase to make use of the service, but it will save money on phone calls.
5. Rail Pass Buy a rail pass during your sweden travel – If you plan to do a lot of traveling around, buy a rail pass before you get to the country. You can save a lot of euros. So don’t be lazy
6. Cycle Sweden is a bike-friendly country with clearly-marked cycle lanes in the towns and cities so it is safe, good for your health and is also environmentally friendly.
7. City Pass These tourist passes give you access to a city’s public transportation system and free entrance into the museums and attractions. That can give you freedom of movement „free transport” and you can save fortune on single attractions tickets, it’s only working how much attractions are you want to see during sweden travel.
Expense report for Sweden travel guide are based on my individual experience, big Mac index and online research. (2015)
|Big Mac||€ 4,69|
|Bread||€ from 1,50|
|Budget Lunch for 1 (with drink)||€ from 13,00|
|Budget Dinner for 1 (with drink)||€ from 20,00|
|Beer (0,5)||€ from 1,50|
|Wine (0,75)||€ from 7,50|
|Museums (Vasa museum)||€ 13,70|
|Bus Ticket||€ 2,30|
|Hotel (**** double room)||€ from 110,00|
|Budget Hotel (double room)||€ from 65,00|
|Hostel||€ from 20,00|
I wrote as well article about Top 10 tourist attractions in Sweden.
1. Stockholm Sweden’s capital nd the most populous city in the Nordic region city spreads out over 14 islands in Lake Mälaren and looks out proudly to the Baltic Sea to the east. Her grand public buildings, palaces, rich cultural history and museums tell her 700 year-old history beautifully.Nowhere is this better illustrated than in the Old Town (Gamla Stan); expect beautifully preserved buildings, the Royal Palace, gothic churches and excellent cafés, bars, restaurants and Swedish design-ware shops.
2. Gothenburg Gothenburg is the second largest city in Sweden and the fifth largest in the Nordic countries. Situated by the Kattegat, on the west coast of Sweden. Gothenburg is classified as a global city. The city was ranked as the 12th most inventive city in the world by Forbes.During your Sweden travel you can find there world-class seafood, restaurants, coastline and archipelago.
Malmö is the biggest city in Skåne and a multi-cultural place full of energy and green energy.It is ranked the fourth-most inventive city in the world based on the number of patent applications per 10,000 residents. In recent years, Malmö has developed into an exciting city with a focus on cultural offerings, innovative architecture and a strong organic social character.
4. Kosterhavet Sweden’s first marine national park, Kosterhavet, has opened marking the creation of a protected 450 sq km zone which is home to the country’s most species rich marine life. The marine national park creates a fine balance between protecting the ecosystem, maintaining the area’s appeal to visitors and safeguarding its fishing industry.
5. Uppsala is home to the Nordic region’s oldest university founded in 1477, but the city itself and neighbouring Gamla Uppsala dating all the way back to the Viking era. Why not to enjoy the genuine rustic culture of the Uppland region. Find and explore our city’s past-present-future – our famous late 13th century Cathedral, our university and fraternities and 16th century Uppsala Castle.
6. Skåne is pretty as a patchwork quilt: fertile farmlands, forests and lakes littered with castles, manors and museums plus magnificent gardens. A stronghold of the Viking era, you will also find an abundance of medieval churches as well as picture perfect renaissance style villages.
7. Visby The Hanseatic city of Visby is arguably the best-preserved medieval city in Scandinavia and since 1995, it is on the UNESCO World Heritage Site list. Among the most notable historical remains are the 3.4 km long town wall that encircles the town center, and a number of church ruins. Visby is a popular vacation destination for Scandinavians during the summer and receives thousands of tourists every year.
1. Boating very popular couse is less a recreational activity than a Important part of life. Sweden is surrounded by waters, 24,000 islands of the Stockholm Archipelago and the placid grace of the Göta Canalas, as well 100,000lakes and innumerable streams and rivers, andthe stunning open-sea coastline around Gothenburg and the west coast, Sweden is one of the finest boating destinations imaginable. Sweden’s waters are simply beautiful.
2. Snowmobile safari can include wilderness lunches, dinner in Sami teepees, saunas, hot tubs, mountain lodges, campfires, ice fishing. You can also rally car, quad and cross bike on ice. It can suit begginers but you need good condition to make it well.
3. Alpine skiing Northwestern border of Sweden is a string of breathtaking mountains, many of which offer exceptional alpine skiing conditions. There are places here for all tastes and skill levels. Midnight sun skiing is also available mid-May through mid-June.
4. Timber rafting Why not to built your own 18 m2 timber raft using only logs and rope has never been easier. Several activity companies based primarily in Värmland specialise in setting you up with a guide and provisions for a rafting trip lasting anything from one day even up to one week.
5. Canoeing and kayaking you can find wilderness kayaking spots in europe during your Sweden travel. With the midnight sun lighting up the sky 24/7 in summertime in the Arctic Circle, you can make great adventure to explore and discover this extraordinary place.
Acording Sweden Travel guide the European emergency number 112 is the only emergency number in Sweden.
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