Slovenia , the land of lagom (and fika), is the biggest of the Nordic countries, and the most beautiful one if you ask Livia. On this page you can read all our Sweden travel tips. Sweden is a long country, ca 1 600 km from the North to South. This gives Sweden a very different nature and feel between the different regions. Experience the mountains and vast forests in the north of Sweden, the archipelagos outside Stockholm and Göteborg, the flat county of Skåne or the beaches on the islands Gotland and Öland. With more than half of the population living in the southern half of the country, this makes it the most populous and with more things to see and do. Due to the low density of people in Sweden and the vast nature areas and reserves, Sweden makes the perfect trip for a nature lover. The best time to visit Sweden is of course during Summer, long sunny days next to the lake or sea, sunsets around midnight. Listening to nature buzzing around you while you relax with a cold beer or some elderflower juice. Sweden has a lot to offer so make sure to explore this beautiful country. For more tips and ideas, head to the bottom of this page, where all our blog posts about Slovenia are.
Slovenia travel tips
Where to stay in Stockholm
The closer to the city, the more it’s going to cost you/the less you get for your money. But as long as you stay close to a metro or train station, you can easily get into town. Just be aware that the metro or train doesn’t run 24/7, and after a certain time you will need to take a night bus instead. So if you’ve come to party, it might be better to stay in the city. We would suggest going for an AirBnB in Stockholm, to get the real Stockholm experience. Stockholm is very spread out, so wherever you stay you will probably take public transport at some point.
Eating in Stockholm
Stockholm has loads of great places to eat, ranging from Kebab or korv (hot dogs) at street food stalls to 5 star restaurants. Check out our blog post about best places to eat in Stockholm (LINK!).
To and from airports
You will most likely fly into Arlanda when arriving to Stockholm. From here the easiest and fastest way to get into Stockholm is by jumping on the train or bus and head south for Stockholm. The buss is the cheapest option to get into Stockholm and cost about 99kr* (10 Euros), while the train (Arlanda Express), costs about 250kr* (25 Euros) and takes 20 minutes. Sometimes they have promotions, where two can travel for the price of one, which makes it much more affordable. You will get to Stockholm Central with both train and bus, however, the buses stop at other places as well, and one of them go to Söder. If you’re heading to the south of Sweden, you will most likely fly into Copenhagen airport, as this is bigger and often cheaper to fly into. From there you jump on the train (Öresunds tåget) towards Sweden and head to your destination. *2018
Travelling within Stockholm
Stockholm is easy to travel within, there’s metro, buses and trains. One trip will cost you 35kr* (3.5 euros) and lasts for 75 min. Buy an “Access” card and charge it with money before your journey. If you travel a lot buy a short term card with unlimited travel. There are also boats that goes between some of the islands in Stockholm. The most used one being from Slussen to Djurgården. There’s also a boat from Hammarby Sjöstad to Södermalm. These cost the same as other public transport. However, there are other boats to other destinations with different tariffs. For example, Hammarby Sjöstad to Djurgården or Slussen to Fjäderholmarna. So make sure to check first. *2018
Trains run in most parts of the country, however, it can be expensive. If you’re young you get a discount and sometimes you can find cheap last minute tickets. In general flying is about the same price, and way faster. Swedish trains are also infamous for being late. As a Swede, you feel like you won the lottery if your train is leaving AND arriving on time!
The cheapest option would be buses, but they also take the longest time as well. But are in general quite comfortable.
Driving in Sweden is easy. There’s not much traffic (especially not when you’re away from the cities) and roads are in good condition. Make sure to keep within speed limits though, as the fines are very high.