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Travelling through Sweden - roads, airports, railway, bus transportation

Sweden is the most visited country in Scandinavia, which is why the country’s transport infrastructure is very good. The country has many roads and highways with high-quality coverage. The problem of traffic jams during the rush hours in many major cities is dealt with by local authorities constantly expanding interchanges. At the moment, the length of the motorways is 600,000 kilometers. There is a good network of public transportation in cities. Other than buses, there are also trams and trolleybuses in large cities. Tickets can be purchased at newspaper kiosks, or directly from drivers upon boarding. The fare is quite affordable, and children under the age of three can ride for free. The bus network has more than 450 routes, so you can easily reach anywhere in the Kingdom. It is also worth mentioning, that buses run strictly according to a schedule. In Stockholm operates a metro too, which has four branches.
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Many taxi companies are operational in Sweden. For a kilometer ride, you will pay around 8-10 SEK, and another 20-25 SEK for pickup. However, there are carrier companies with fixed fares. On weekends and holidays, taxi fares are slightly higher than on weekdays. Air transportation system is also available in the country. About 45 airports are made accessible to travelers. The largest airport is located in Stockholm. It has five comfortable terminals where travelers can find absolutely everything they could need. The largest air company is “Scandinavian Airlines”. It is worthwhile to note that bicycling is also popular in Sweden. In large cities, there are extensive networks of bike lanes. Tourists can hire a bicycle at any rental point, and even at some airports.
Railway transportation is also available for tourists. The first train track was built in the year 1855. There are six railway lines currently, and all of them are state-owned. Domestic trains in a certain period of the year offer discounts on tickets. And, if you buy a Scan Rail Pass card, it will allow you to travel around the country free of charge for five, ten, and thirty days, depending on the one you bought. In addition, this ticket gives you the possibility of getting a discount on hotel accommodation and even on a ferry ride. In Sweden, you can also travel by water; across the Baltic and the North Seas. The trips are run by large car ferries. They depart in the evening and arrive in the capital only the following morning. Car ferries offer good food, entertainment, and an interesting cultural program during the ride. When the tourist season is at its height, large cruise liners and small yachts run routes.

Main airports and avia transportation

Sweden is an economically developed country. This is why its transport infrastructure is at a fairly high level. The air transportation network is particularly widespread. In modern times, there are more than one hundred and fifty airports within the territory of Sweden for various purposes, most of which are oriented towards working with international airlines. The biggest airport in Sweden by status and size is Arlanda. This airport has gained the status of the main airport of the country. 35 years ago, the airport accepted only flights from other countries. However, its territory was expanded over time, thanks to which, it became possible to receive domestic flights too. The airport is located less than 40 kilometers from the Swedish capital. Within the territory of this airport, you will find all necessities for the comfortable rest of passengers awaiting their flights. The capacity of this airport exceeds one million people per year. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Bromma Airport is located about ten kilometers west of Stockholm. This airport is intended for both domestic and international flights. You can get to the nearby village from the airport either by bus or taxi. Also near the airport, there is a subway connecting the city. If you so desire, you can rent a car of famous brands right at the airport. This airport is famous for its exquisite infrastructure. Here, fans of shopping will be thrilled by the delightful shops of well-known brands, and car lovers will be able to on the airport’s territory. At the airport you can find; purchase various spare parts for their cars in a specialized store. Gourmets will appreciate the delights of local and European cuisine offered in low-cost cafes and fashionable restaurants. Bars and fast food outlets also operate comfortable recreation areas, meeting rooms and conference rooms, nurseries, ATMs, currency exchange offices, and branches of local and international banks.
The Goteborg Landvetter Airport does not lag behind in terms of passenger traffic. The airport is located only twenty kilometers from the capital of the country and is also an international airport. Currently, there are two terminals within its territory. The airport’s infrastructure is quite well developed. There are several catering establishments of various price categories, shops, colorful stores with local souvenirs, a recreation room, and a small hotel, all within the airport’s territory. The next equally important airport is Skavsta’s airport, whose carrying capacity is also about one million passengers a year. At the height of the tourist season, the airport starts conducting seasonal charter flights. The Malmo Airport considered to be another one of the most famous international airports in Sweden. At the moment, this airport is equipped with only one terminal. However, this does not prevent it from serving about 800,000 clients annually. As a rule, flights from Eastern Europe land at this very airport.

Railway, bus, water and other transport

Lunch time in Uppsala Sweden has one of the most developed transport infrastructures in the whole of modern Europe. An extensive network of roads and highways with high-quality road surface allows you to comfortably travel around the country by car, be it personal or rented. In order to rent a vehicle, you need to provide an international driver’s license, as well as a payment card. There are several moments you need to be aware of if you plan to drive in the country; the use of seat belts is mandatory, you must drive with the lights on, you are allowed a speed of 90 km/h outside the city, 50 km/h within residential areas, and 30 km/h in the districts of schools and other social institutions.
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It is worthwhile to note that the situation with parking spaces in the country is complicated; they are not enough in large cities. However, you can find special boards at the entrance to the city indicating free parking spaces. The cost of paid parking spaces is about eight to ten kronor per hour. Parking near the pedestrian zone is prohibited. An alternative to a car could be a bicycle, especially if you do not plan to make long trips. Throughout the country’s territory, excellent bike paths with high-quality coatings have been put in place. Public transportation is well developed both in large cities and provinces. As a rule, the main types of public transport are buses, trams, and metro. Tickets can be purchased at any newspaper booth, nearby shops, or directly from the driver on boarding.
Malmo, plaza + cafes It is worth noting that the buses are chosen not only for intraurban transportation, but also for intercity transportation. In Stockholm operates a modern metro which today has four branches. They all intersect in the center, so tourists can conveniently travel around the city with the help of the underground transport. Trains move often enough, beginning at 5:00am and ending at midnight. At each station, fairly clear and logically consistent indicators are in place, so tourists are safe from getting lost. Also for tourists it is best to purchase a special card called Stockholm card, which not only gives you the right to travel for a certain period of time on the metro, but also to visit more than eight dozen museums and attend various cultural events free of charge.
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Due to the fact that the territory of Sweden is quite broad, the country has well-developed air transportation. To date, the country has more than one hundred and fifty airports, both international and domestic, including charter and seasonal ones. The system of railway transportation in the country is also at a fairly high level. All trains are divided into the ones with wagons of the first-class or of the second-class, but both of them are in excellent working condition. The wagons are clean and cozy, and a fairly high-quality service is made available. Also, if the trip involves travelling at night, then passengers will be advised to purchase sleeping spaces in the respective wagons. There is also well-developed water transportation in the country, which is mostly represented by ferry boats cruising not only along the coastal territory of Sweden, but also between neighboring countries.
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Kirunavara

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In Lapland, in the bowels of Kirunavara mountain there is the mine of the same name, where in the late 19th century iron ore was produced. The scale of the mine is just amazing; total length of tunnels is about 450 kilometers, and some of them go to a depth of 1,270 meters. According to scientists, the first time people began to mine iron in the foothills has been 6,000 years ago, as soon as the glaciers retreated. Large-scale mines, which travelers can visit today, began to develop in the 17th century. Iron mining is being carried out in some parts of the huge mine even these days.

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Stockholm
3. Not all forest areas are available for outdoor recreation and picnics. Before making a trip to one of them you should certainly consult with the staff of your hotel. 4. The majority of high class restaurants of Stockholm include the amount of tips into the total bill. As a rule, the tips rarely exceed 15% of … Read more
Goteborg
3. Gothenburg is famous for its luxury restaurants. By the way, not all dining facilities that offer their guests to taste delicious and exotic dishes are characterized by high prices. The most attractive restaurants for savvy travelers can be found in the fish market. 4. Do not forget to leave tips in gastronomic … Read more
Malmo
3. The system of public transport is presented with developed bus network by which one can reach not only any of the city districts but suburban areas as well. Apart from one trip tickets tobacco shops and news stalls are selling the travel passes for several days or for certain number of trips. 4. To rent a car … Read more
Uppsala
3. It’s convenient to travel around the city by bike. You can rent it at one of the many rental offices. Cyclists should be very attentive in observing traffic rules. 4. Drivers should also take current traffic regulations into account, as they have their own features. For example, the driver and all passengers, … Read more
Norrkoping
3. The main form of public transport is trams by which one can easily reach any area of interest. You can purchase tram tickets at stops, and at the tourist office, they sell passes for several hours or days. 4. Active tourists would be most interested in visiting the city in summer to have a chance to explore … Read more
Kalmar
3. Swedish krona is the national currency in the country. If you need to exchange money, it is better to visit a bank or an exchange office for this purpose. The currency exchange service may be available in some public areas, but the rate will be less beneficial in this case. 4. Basic English is enough for a … Read more

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