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Travel tips for Sweden - what to prepare in advance and what to obey

Fullmåne over riksdagshuset 1. Swedes are a calm and measured people, living strictly according to the rules and traditions of their country. Being in Sweden, it is necessary not to break the habitual foundations of locals, to respect their culture, customs and laws.
2. Love of tranquility is manifested in Sweden in everything. In large stores, banks, currency exchange offices, the queue is formed with the help of electronic tickets, which must be taken in a special machine.
3. Smoking in transport and public places in Sweden is prohibited. You can smoke only in specially designated places.
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4. Alcohol in Sweden is not sold on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Its sale on other days is carried out only in specialized stores.
5. Swedes are very fond of their country and are proud of their origin; in no case can they be compared with other Scandinavians or confused with the Swiss. Before a trip, it is better to prepare a little and learn some Swedish words.
6. The optimal time to visit Sweden is summer. Winter starts early in the country; as early as October the sky becomes cloudy, strong winds blow and there is a lot of precipitation.
7. Water in the Baltic Sea even in the hottest days does not warm above 18 degrees. Swimming is more suitable in lakes where the water temperature reaches 20 degrees. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
8. In Sweden there is a beautiful road infrastructure. The city is linked by a network of highways, through which tourist buses run. This way of transportation will be the most economical.
9. Tips are usually included in the size of the bill in the restaurant, and therefore you are free to refrain from leaving a tip. Taxi drivers put 10% of the cost of the trip.
10. In addition to buses and taxis, in many cities in Sweden operate trams. In Stockholm, you can also travel by metro. Travel coupons must be purchased in advance, for a ride without ticket, there is a fine.
11. Toilets in Sweden are paid. A machine, with which you can pay for the service is usually located near each toilet. In restaurants and cafes, toilets are intended only for visitors, and therefore it is necessary to first ask the waiter for the key.
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12. On nature and in national parks it is necessary to behave as correctly as possible. It is forbidden to pluck flowers, break branches, disturb the peace of animals, or light a fire.
13. In some public institutions in Sweden it is forbidden to use mobile phones: in theaters, at exhibitions, in museums. There are respective signs in front of the enterance.
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Colorful and unique places in Sweden

Royal Domain of Drottningholm

From the series “Top 15 Unesco Sites in Europe”
There are historical monuments of world importance in Sweden. One of the most prominent is the palace and park ensemble of Drottningholm. It is located on the island of Louvain, among the peaceful waters of Lake Malaren. Since 1981, the palace is the seat of the Swedish kings. The first mansion on the island was built in the 16th century by order of King Johan III, who gave the palace to his wife. However, already in 1662, the majestic building was completely burned down. The palace was restored at the end of the 17th century. It has repeatedly changed owners. The residence was reconstructed in the next two hundred years.

In the 19th century, the gorgeous mansion was abandoned. The last major reconstruction began in 1907. Several years ago, the royal residence was opened to tourists. … Read all

Utter Inn Hotel

From the series “Fancy Houses and Hotels Located on Water or Under Water”
In Sweden, there is a world-famous underwater Utter Inn hotel, owned by an artist Michael Genberg. To get to this hotel, you need to come to Västerås port, which is in the immediate vicinity of Stockholm, and then go on a swim in an inflatable boat on Lake Mälaren. It is among the peaceful waters of this lake that the Utter Inn hotel is located. For its customers it offers the only double room.

The hotel consists of a small platform with a pier, which houses a miniature red cottage. Outwardly, it is very similar to the classical Swedish "stog" cottage, which is often painted red. Guests can go down a special staircase to get to the underwater room. It is designed for two guests and decorated in white and red tones. The main attractive feature of the room are rectangular windows through … Read all

Pioneen Center

From the series “Forbidden Construction Objects with Label "Access Denied"”
One of the most secret objects of Sweden is located in Stockholm, we are talking about the center "Pionen". The bunker was built during the Cold War as a shelter for the government, and later a secret complex began to be used as a data center. Currently, the center belongs to the Internet provider Bahnhof. To get to the place of storage of secret servers, you need to go through a long tunnel that goes deep underground.

Approximately, the bunker is located under the historical district of Stockholm, at a depth of about 98 meters. Today the most valuable military information of the state is stored here. In the underground storage, an autonomous power generation system was equipped, and one of the main features of the bunker is considered to be an incredible design. To make employees’ stay … Read all
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Advices for popular cities of Sweden

Stockholm
1. While walking around the city, remember, that it’s rejected to throw garbage on the streets. Cleanliness and order in the city are very important for the local people, so any violation will result to a large fine. 2. Fans of fishing are allowed to enjoy their favorite activity not in all ponds. In order to gain access to the most popular fishing areas, you will need to get a special permit. 3. Not all forest areas are available for outdoor recreation and picnics. Before making a … Read more
Goteborg
1. The locals are very welcoming and friendly. They are always happy to help foreign tourists. Tourists are recommended to learn a few phrases in the local language. This way tourists will express respect for local traditions. 2. Guests of the city should not forget to take a map of the city in the local tourist office. The map indicates public transport routes and this will make a walk around the city even easier and more comfortable. Map and travel guide books are also offered in some … Read more
Malmo
1. Banks offer the most profitable currency exchange rate and apply the lowest fee for transaction. Private currency exchange offices, located close to large shopping centers, charge a considerably higher fee. It should be noted that no documents are required for currency exchange. 2. Malmo has adopted the cashless transfers system. International credit cards are accepted almost in every large store, restaurant and hotel. 3. The system of public transport is presented with developed bus … Read more
Uppsala
1.It’s recommended to pay for goods and services with local currency; it can be exchanged at any bank or private exchange office. It’s also worth considering that in many shops, hotels, restaurants and entertainment places credit cards are accepted. 2. Tourists who plan to visit the city in summer are sure to take some warm clothes. It will be useful to those who like evening walks, as it’s pretty cool after sunset. 3. It’s convenient to travel around the city by bike. You can rent … Read more
Norrkoping
1. Norrköping lies on the banks of the Motala River so fishing is one of the locals’ favorite activities. Tourists are can go fishing right on the city embankments. A fishing permit can be bought at the local tourist office. 2. The city has its international airport, which receives most flights from Copenhagen, Munich, and Helsinki. Many people come to Norrkoping with a transfer in Stockholm - high-speed trains run between these cities. 3. The main form of public transport is trams by … Read more
Kalmar
1. Travelers who are not citizens of the European Union need a visa to enter the country. The visa can be obtained at a Swedish embassy or in a travel agency. It is better to apply for a visa beforehand because it may take longer time than usual to register and process the application. Also, don’t forget about medical insurance that is valid in Schengen countries. 2. Summer is considered the best time to travel to Sweden. This is particularly true about coastal destinations, and Kalmar is … Read more

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