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

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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Mirror Cube Tree Hotel

From the series “Ubelievable Residential Houses Residing on Trees”
In the Swedish city of Harads takes guests an amazing ‘Mirrorcube’ Hotel. Its unusual design was developed by specialists of Tham & Videgård Arkitekter company. The construction is fixed on the trunk of a tree and is a regular mirror cube with a side of 4 meters. The main building material for the construction of the unusual treehouse is light aluminum. The outer walls of the cube are lined with reflective glass.

The last feature of the building allows it to completely merge with the surrounding landscapes. The hotel is almost invisible among the surrounding natural splendour. The original hotel is designed to receive two guests. For them, the Mirrorcube is equipped with a comfortable bedroom with a large bed, a cosy living room, a kitchen and a bathroom. The interior decoration of … Read all

SkyView Elevator

From the series “Top 16 Most Exotic Elevators and Lifts in the World”
The most unusual lift in Sweden can be found in Stockholm. SkyView is an original elevator that is located on the southern side of the spherical building Globen Arena. The latter is the largest spherical structure in the world, which makes the original circular elevator even more attractive. The SkyView elevator is a complex of two glass gondolas that run along the southern wall of the spherical sports arena and lift the passengers to their roof.

16 people can ride in each glass sphere, enjoying the incredibly beautiful panorama of the surroundings during the ascent. For the tourists who like the unusual entertainments, SkyView became a popular attraction. Hundreds of people come to the arena each day to climb the glass gondola to a height of 130 meters and watch the surroundings of … Read all

Ice hotel

From the series “Hotels Harmoniously Built into the Natural Landscape”
In the world there are several ice hotels. The most famous of which has been for many years Ice hotel, which is located in the Swedish city Jukkasjarvi. It was the first ice hotel in the world, opened for the first time in 1991. The hotel design was developed by the famous architect Aimo Reisenen. The idea of ​​the Eishotel proved so appealing and interesting that the hotel was rebuilt every year for more than twenty years.

The hotel welcomes the visitors only a few months a year. It is usually opened in December. In case of favorable weather conditions you can visit the ice hotel until April. Ice and snow serve as main building material during the construction of the hotel. Each year, ice blocks with a total weight of 10,000 tonnes are cut from the frozen river Turne-Elva. In … Read all
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If you want to enjoy a panorama of Bergen and take memorable photographs, the Floban Funicular will take you to a mountain above the city. The ride lasts only 8 minutes, after which you will see the entire Bergen behind your feet. Don’t leave this hospitable city without exploring its popular attractions such as the Bergen Castle and fish market. Read this

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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
Kristianstad
1. Kristianstad is a small town so it's better to explore some of its areas only on foot. A lot of interesting historic buildings have been preserved here. 2. Fans of outdoor activities would be interested in visiting the city in late spring or early autumn. In the warm season, all the natural attractions can be seen here. Summer also feels quite comfortable, apart from the fact that it often rains at this time. 3. Several years ago, a new system of special barriers was built to protect … Read more

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