Sweden Travel Guides for Backpackers

Discover the beauty of Gotland

Gotland is the largest island off the coast of Sweden. It has a perfect blend of history and modern living. The entire island which can be covered in a few days has a mix of everything. The beaches, the countryside, and the city. You name it and it’s there in Gotland. How to get there? A 3-hour ferry ride from Stockholm gets one to the main port of Visby in Gotland. An early morning ride from Stockholm to Visby makes up for some pretty spectacular views of the sea and the sunrise.                 […]
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What to do in Stockholm

Are you soon arriving in Stockholm? Or just thinking about booking your tickets? You might read this before your next travel to Stockholm. Here I give you some bits of advice on what to do there, places I think you HAVE TO go. Stockholm Also known as “The Capital of Scandinavia”, Stockholm is such a beautiful city, surrounded by nature. Everywhere you go there’s nature if it’s not water, then forest. You might not notice, but when you walk around Stockholm, you will be walking between different islands. In this city, everything feels good. Old and colorful buildings will be […]
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The Five Best Places to See in Stockholm

When I first set off on my magical trip through the enchanted lands of Sweden, I didn’t know I was signing up for a Nordic dream date. It was a miraculous journey that slowly progressed from breathtaking landscapes to isolated islands perched on sapphire blue seas to the magical-phenomenon of Aurora Borealis. Stockholm, in particular, piqued my interest with its impeccable taste weaved in timeless detailing. Sweden is so much more than just an extensive archipelago, I thought to myself. Then the real journey began when I started strolling the quiet cobblestone streets of Stockholm that led me to some […]
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Day Trip to Sigtuna – Sweden's Oldest Town

Considered the “capital of Scandinavia,” Stockholm teems with local cafes, museums, tours, and countless other activities. But for travelers whose stay lasts longer than a few weeks or for anyone who just wants to get out of the city for a day, Sigtuna is a great getaway. Sigtuna is one of the oldest towns in Sweden. Though the town was first built in 970 under the reign of King Erik, the quaint village definitely has its modern amenities: A Systembolaget: the Swedish government’s monopolized liquor store An ICA: a common grocery store chain throughout Sweden A SATS: the gym chain […]
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High Coast – A natural world heritage in north of Sweden

Even though I lived my whole life in this area in Sweden called The High Coast. I just can´t get enough of its beauty. No matter where you turn you will find amazing nature-scenery and if you feel like – beaches you can be all solo. A natural world heritage named by UNESCO The world´s highest coastline is up north in Sweden between the cities of Härnösand in the south and Örnsköldvik in the north. A distance of about ten Swedish miles, one Swedish mile is ten kilometres which can be good to keep in mind if you wanna plan […]
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Stockholm City Guide from the Perspective of a Local

Being born and raised in Stockholm I never used to spend a lot of time doing the ‘touristy’ activities. However, ‘absence makes the heart grow fonder’, and having lived abroad for four years made me appreciate my beautiful hometown that much more. Below, I will go through my personal top things to see and do here, as well as where to eat and drink. Where to start off: Östermalm and the restaurant Strandvägen 1 My all-time favourite place to breathe in the vibe of Stockholm is Nybroplan and Strandvägen. Situated in the heart of Stockholm, in the suburb of Östermalm, […]
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The most important sights in Örebro

Sweden: When I first landed in Sweden, despite my friend’s most eager recommendation to go to Örebro, I was still a bit skeptical. I mostly wanted to spend my time in Stockholm- walking in the old town and visiting the museums- but stick with me and I will tell you why Örebro is must-see for travelers in Sweden. Örebro is best in the so-called “Swedish summer”, in September. Since I was pretty tired, having been in a long flight and then around a 3-hour ride by bus, I settled in my hostel’s room and decided to call it a night, […]
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6 Unexpected Things That Will Happen When You Visit Gothenburg

With its charming streets, blue trams, eclectic architecture, endless parks and post-modern office buildings, Gothenburg is the perfect city for a sugar infused holiday or a semester abroad. This overly instagramable town on the Swedish West Coast offers way more than its size suggests and boasts a good balance of cultural spots and outdoor spaces. One of the main attraction of Gothenburg, however, is its extensive food scene and numerous cozy coffee places – the best refuges on cold winter days or rainy weekends. Here are 6 things to do to visit Gothenburg like a local.     Arrival in the city On this journey in Malmo we arrive from Denmark by the […]
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Hej! 24 hours in Stockholm

What to do when you only have 24 hours to explore the capital city of Sweden, Stockholm. Stockholm, also known as the Venice from Scandinavia is built on little Islands and definitely worth a visit! What I think is necessary to get around in Stockholm is to buy a ticket for the trains called Pendeltåg and the Tunnelbana (metro). It’s the easiest transportation to get around and the cheapest by the way. You can get a 24 hour-ticket for 115 Swedish crowns plus 20 SEK for the card itself. The public transport system is very easy, and in nearly every […]
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Swedish Meatballs and Island Life

Swedish Meatballs and Island Life     What is Sweden?  Sweden is: Swedish meatballs. Blonde hair, blue eyed Swedish gods. (A.K.A. Swedish guys). Or maybe the swede. The purply root vegetable that looks like a turnip…. OK, maybe not the last one….Whatever you think when you hear ‘Sweden’, I am going to let you in on my adventures in the pretty land of all that is Sweden. It was in June of this year – I’d just finished my exams for my second year at university and having the travel bug as I do – a trip to celebrate being halfway through my degree was inevitably on the […]
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Sweden: First impressions of Halmstad

  A new adventure has just started! Moving to Halmstad, Sweden got me really excited because I have yet to explore the northern part of Europe. Since I am from Austria, which is a landlocked country in central Europe, moving to Sweden might not sound like a big change, but moving to a city on the west coast with sea access is definitely a unique experience for me. I'm ready for the next 4 months here! Well, let's start at the beginning.. I'll be an exchange student in Halmstad during my master program. Travelling to Sweden by plane and train went quite smoothly. […]
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In minus 30 degrees celsius – My home town Boden – Sweden

Icy eyelashes and relentless hours of darkness. It might not sound so amazing at first, but there is more to it than you might think. I'm going to write about my home town Boden. A snoozy little town up in the north of Sweden with a population of about 29 000. And I will be kind enough to show you where it is on a map! [single_map_place] Boden; sweden [/single_map_place] Boden is located about 100 km soth of the arctic cirkle. That means that at the darkest time of the year we get about three hours of sunlight. “But that must be horrible!” […]
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Mystic Sweden

(View of the Fyris River) Visiting Sweden doesn't mean just to see Stockholm, Malmö or Göteborg. A small trip to Uppsala always worth your time. Considered as the fourth biggest city of Sweden, you can reach it in less than 1 hour by train from Stockholm. It comes with a huge history that hold thousands years, from the Vikings until nowadays. Seat of one of the oldest Scandinavian university, it's the favorite destination chosen by students looking for relax and fun. MODERN UPPSALA I started my tour from the modern Uppsala where you can visit the cathedral, the old castle […]
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