Sweden Travel Guides for Backpackers

France: Pau – gate to the Pyrenees

If you decide to explore the French Pyrenees, it is best to start with the city of Pau. A free funicular takes you from the train station to the Boulevard des Pyrenees, opposite the Royal square. In clear weather, at least 83 peaks of the famous mountains can be seen […]
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Five Things You Must Know About Italy

  Deciding to move to Italy for a year was not an easy choice since well, I have to admit that I haven’t been steady for the past six years. Been travelling and exploring for quite a while, so after having a study experience in Poland for half a year […]
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Åland – the hidden gem of Finland

If you are getting tired of busy urban life, going to Finland is probably a good idea. But instead of visiting the main and well-known destinations like Helsinki or Rovaniemi in beautiful Lapland, you should head for the archipelago in the Baltic Sea, just between Finland and Sweden. It consists […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Serbia and Belgrade: A guide for backpackers

Serbia is a hidden jewel in Europe, a country not so well explored and overcrowded by tourists. It is situated in Balkan peninsula in the southeast of Europe. Its turbulent history, beautiful nature, delicious local food, and hospitable people are the reason why this country gets more and more attention […]
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Viljandi – perfect place for a half-day trip in Estonia

Estonia isn’t the most popular tourist destination. Mostly it’s associated only with its capital – Tallinn, treated as a short gateway destination from Finland, or just skipped as not worth visiting (too small? too expensive?). As someone who loves such small, charming countries, not overwhelmed with tourists, I’ve never understood […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Finland Lapland : Levi the Winter Wonderland

You always go to the same skiing resorts for your winter holidays and you want to try something new? Lapland has all the winter ingredients you like, plus some magic… Why Levi is the place to be in Lapland? You don’t believe anymore in Santa Claus and you’re not a kid […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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What you must do when you visit Finland

“Finland is a country with the best education in the world and it is always cold there.. and what else I can do there?” That is a most common phrase and a question I have been asked as a Finn. But believe me, there are plenty of things to see […]
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A short guide about the Åland-islands

Åland – a weekend on a Scandinavian island Where it is and how to get there: The Åland-islands are more than 6500 mostly small, little tiny  (or better: bits of pieces of land) islands, but also some which are bigger in size. They are located in the Baltic sea and belong […]
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Copenhagen: tips to keep in mind

It was a last minute crazy decision. I was in The Netherlands and a friend of mine was in Sweden, so we just pointed a city in the map that was kind of half way from where we were. That’s how luckily we ended up in Copenhagen, Denmark. Just a […]
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Saint-Petersburg: walking the streets like a local

Saint-Petersburg is the most “European” city of Russia and also the one that was named the best tourist destination in Europe twice. I myself am particularly glad to know that, working as a tour guide. But this time I don’t want to tell you about “tourist” stuff, there is plenty […]
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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 […]
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A Solo Trip to Copenhagen

A great man once said, ‘We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” Travel, to me, is not just moving from one place to another—not a journey that takes me to a land untrodden; it is moving away from a monotonous routine and into a marvelous sea […]
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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 […]
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Welcome to Riga 101: tips from a local

Riga is probably not your first destination choice on a trip through Europe, but if it has landed in your travel route, congratulations – you’ve chosen wisely! Riga is often called the “hidden gem” of the Baltics, or Europe, even. Paradoxically, a part of what makes it a gem is […]
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Denmark on a paddleboard: Copenhagen

I have been paddleboarding (SUP) all over Denmark. With our little rivers and over 7.000 km of coastline (twice as much as France!), there are tonnes of good opportunities to go cruising on a stand up paddleboard or catch a wave in the fjords and sea around Danmark. Copenhagen seems […]
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5 Things To Do in Kandy- Sri Lanka With Limited Time

  I know most travelers have scheduled time table for each and every trip unless you are vagabonding and has abundant the whole concept of time. Not that much of a rare scenario though. I’ve met quite a few Vegabonders who absolutely has no To-Do-List what so ever. Anyways I […]
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Ystad: A Wallander Fan's Dream and More

Sweden doesn't normally top most people's travel wish lists: a reputation for cold weather, even colder people and high prices tends to put a lot of people off, particularly backpackers. Despite this, three months ago I decided to make the journey to Sweden for one main reason: I wanted to […]
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A Turkish Girl Lands in Sweden

Tourist days in Stockholm My adventure in Sweden started with landing as a tourist with 3 bags in the middle of a night at Arlanda Airport. I was supposed to stay in this beautiful city for a few days and head to my next tournament. Well sometimes life doesn’t let […]
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Malmö – The sunny south of Sweden

A few words about Malmo Malmo is located in the south part of the country, in the center of region named “Scania“. It is believed that Malme is founded in the XIII century and the oldest records on the status of the city date from 1353, when the city was […]
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Mexico City: the hottest place to be

I'm facing some major changes in my life right now. In fact, just the last week has contained changes on almost every one level: I got two jobs, I got the news that I'll have to move from my apartment, I found a new apartment, I handed in the first draft […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Experience the Cyprus in 10 days

For anyone who loves hot summers and fine sand, Cyprus is the perfect choice. I am a great lover of the islands, so when I thought about the summer destination this year, after several days of surfing at the Internet and researches about the climate, sea, sand, food and other […]
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Visit Viborg: Snapshot into the Provincial Soul of Denmark

Embrace the Provincial Soul Amidst a wonderfully hilly landscape, shaped by the remnants of the last ice age, nestled in some of the oldest oak forest in Denmark, Viborg sits in the place of the heart on the map of the Peninsula. Viborg is one of the oldest cities of Denmark, […]
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Helsingør: The perfect day trip from Copenhagen

When traveling to Copenhagen most people don't think about taking day trips simply because it seems to be to complicated or because it will “take time away from getting to know the city”, but the truth is that there are many great places to visit just a short train ride […]
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Tanzania: Kilimanjaro – The highest freestanding mountain in the world

Short facts Capital – Dodoma Currency – Tanzanian shilling Beers – Serengeti, Kilimanjaro, Tusker Language – Swahili and English If you don’t have a goal, you don’t know where you going. My goal was to reach the summit on Tanzania: Kilimanjaro within seven days. This is not an easy task and […]
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Poland: Weekend in Pomerania

A lot of people when I say “I'm from Poland”, ask “oh cool, Warsaw or Cracov?”. Well, that can be surprising but we have in Poland few more cities, and my personal opinion- much more beautiful than Warsaw. Place that I want to write about today was my home, my […]
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Norway – the magical Lofoten Islands

Norway – the magical Lofoten Islands A winter fairytale When Norway comes to your mind, you usually think about elk, fjords and amazing seafood. But what if I tell you there is so much more the Scandinavian country has to offer? What if there is a place where you can […]
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Helsinki: A Stylish City of Finland

DISCOVER A STYLISH CAPITAL CITY OF FINLAND     Helsinki is the capital city of Finland, home to about one in every five Fins. Small, compact and full of style, this waterfront city opens up to the Baltic Sea and bridges Scandinavia to the west and Russia to the east. […]
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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 […]
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SEYCHELLES – One Month in Paradise

Seychelles: General facts 1.- Seychelles is an archipelago in the Indian Ocean and lies about 1,500 km east of mainland Africa. 2.- It has 3 main islands: Mahé, which is the main island, and where the capital Victoria is. Praslin, the second biggest island which has one of the most high […]
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Tanzania: Tukuyu

Things to explore in Tukuyu Tukuyu, a small town in the middle of Tanzania close to Malawi. I spend two months in this beautiful town filled with wonderful nature, vegetations and people. I was in Tukuyu to do a project for RICOBED – Rungwe international college of business economic development. […]
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Copenhagen: Beauty of the north

The capital of Denmark will take your breath away. I promise. I would never have thought of Copenhagen as a must-see or as a place ranked high on my bucketlist. But oh, how huge mistake it was! After my study abroad in California, where I have met my Danish boyfriend, […]
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When in Rome, eat as much gelato as possible!

Rome, and the blistering summer heat One thing you need to know before you plan your trip to Rome (which I didn’t know, and wish someone would’ve told me) is that during the European summer months, June to August, it is extremely hot in Rome. It gets ridiculously hot and […]
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Skutvik: port of Lofoten

Skutvik has a really special meaning for me, It´s not only the port of Lofoten, Norway and Scandinavia and probably the world´s most unique landscape but It´s also the birthplace of my grandmother and finally some seventeen years later I am back with my family to visit grandmother in her […]
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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 […]
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Overview of Tallinn

      Estonia is a small country which is located in Northern Europe in the Baltic Region. It has borders with Latvia from the South, Russia from the East, Finland from the North and Sweden from the West (Finland and Sweden are across the Gulf of Finland and Baltic […]
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5 reasons Why you should visit Florianopolis

Welcome to Floripa- Brazil Hello! This is Lara, and I live in one of the mosts beautiful places of the world. Florianópolis, or Floripa, as native people tenderly started to call  the island, is  located in the south of Brazil and it´s been known worldwide for it´s intense College life, […]
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Christmas in Amsterdam: Bikes, Gluhweïn, and Bitterballen

This past Christmas was spent in the beautiful city of Amsterdam. My boyfriend, John, and I reunited in the grand hall of Amsterdam central station after five months of long distance (him in Sweden and myself in Australia).  Our reunion genuinely felt like a moment from a corny rom-com. I was lost, disheveled […]
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Winter in Warsaw

There are so many things to love about Warsaw. It's got so much history and character – you can see it in the streets, in the mix of architecture, and in the diversity and friendliness of the people. Just walking through the city is enough to win you over, with […]
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Kep: Cambodia's sleepy beach

Think “Cambodian coastline” and most people mention popular seaside town Sihanoukville, but travel seventy-five miles east and you will arrive at the sleepy town of Kep – a serene spot to relax by the sea. Sunset over Kep beach Rabbit Island, just […]
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Why you should go to Norway during the winter.

I am from Brazil, the land of sunshine, and whenever I am asked where I come from, people just assume I love going to the beaches, go sunbathing and wear tiny bikinis — that isn't true. Most of the times, in fact, I just wish I could move to a cold place — […]
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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 […]
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