Sweden is a land of immense natural beauty, from vast archipelagos to northern wildernesses. You can paddle, hike, pedal or fish your way around these pristine landscapes. Another thing that’s hard to miss is just how neat, tidy and well-presented everything is: from the houses to the people, immaculate design and style plays a big part in Swedish life.
If you want to see more of both the north and south of the country, then visiting between May and September is highly recommended. Summers are relatively mild but the long days means there is plenty of time to fit everything in. Of course, flights and accommodation to the major cities like Stockholm and Malmo are more expensive at this time, so book in advance.
From September on, the leaves change color quickly, frosts appear, and days shorten. Winters can be tough in Sweden – both long and dark. But they also have a magical quality. The ground is covered in a blanket of snow and taking a sleigh or snowmobile ride can be a once in lifetime experience. Just wrap up warm as it can fall to -30˚C.
If you are planning on traveling in the popular summer months, then it is advised to book early to get the best deals on cheap tickets to Sweden. However, you can always find affordable flights at any time of year with Orbitz.
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Located around 25 miles from the center of the capital, Arlanda is Stockholm’s largest airport. It serves more than 20 million people each year and has four terminals. It is easily accessed by train from the city, with departures every 15 minutes during the day.
The country’s third largest airport located just five miles from the city center, this is mainly used for domestic flights but there is a limited international service. Airport coaches and local buses connect it to the city and beyond.
Consisting of one large terminal building and mainly used by Scandinavian Airlines and Norwegian, this airport is located to the east of the city. It is used by around seven million passengers a year
A choice of international airlines offer direct and indirect services to Sweden from the US.
The public transport system in Sweden is one of the most efficient and modern in Europe.
The south of the country is covered by a comprehensive train network although train travel in the north is more difficult.
Bus services offer good connections to most northern cities. Bus routes often cover vast distances reaching even the most remote villages. Look out for regional travel discount cards that also offer reduced rates on museum entry.
Flying within Sweden is also a good option, with Scandinavian Airlines and others connecting most major cities. And with one of the world’s longest coastlines, it’s no surprise that ferry travel is also common here.
Many of the major US car rental firms are represented in Sweden and road networks are good, especially in the south.
A capital city set on 14 islands, this is the largest urban area in Scandinavia. It was founded in the 13th century and is home to some excellent museums, including the Swedish History Museum, Modern Art Museum and Medieval Museum.
Surrounded by the Baltic Sea, Sweden’s largest island is also one of its most popular tourist destinations. It has more sunlight than any other place in the country and is home to the Hanseatic city of Visby, with its well-preserved center.
This green city located on Sweden’s west coast is also its largest port. It hosts numerous film and music festivals throughout the year and its Haga district is known for its charming wooden houses.
As part of the Schengen Agreement, US citizens may enter Sweden for a period of 90 days without a visa. Your passport should be valid for at least six months beyond your period of stay. Sweden’s currency is the krona.