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Allemansrätten, or Every person's right, is a freedom in Sweden which states that everyone must have access to nature. As far as I remember, there are similar rules in other Nordic countries, but I'm not familiar with the specifics. Naturvårdsverket is the Swedish environmental protection agency that regulates the access to nature. You can read the rules at ...


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Well it comes down to you essentially flouting/breaking their laws. So this then depends on the border guys dealing with you. If you had a valid reason for it (heck, you were kidnapped, insanely ill, etc) and can prove it, you may be ok. Or they may be feeling kind. On the other hand, they may decide as you've broken the law, there's punishment. When ...


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Staying for more than 90 days would be breaking the law, unfortunately for you. Moreover, the 90-day rule applies to all of the Schengen area, and the Schengen Agreement is now part of EU law. Therefore, by overstaying you would be breaking law of the entire EU, and also the non-EU Schengen members. The actual penalty for overstaying depends heavily on the ...


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It is still quite common, yes. In Sweden, long-distance buses are only staffed by the driver, and they only check for tickets on stops where people get on or off. On stops for bathroom break or when a longer stop is necessary for some reason, the bus driver will announce on the intercom how long the bus will be at the station, and when it will leave. As ...


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Night train through Germany are operated by City Night Line. It may help to look at the map in their brochure. Another useful way to visualize your options is Eurail's map with travel times. For train schedules across Europe (except the Balkans and the Russias), everything is conveniently available on the German railways website. If you do the whole trip by ...


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In fact, Nynäshamn certainly is not the "de facto" port of Stockholm, even for international cruise liners. Quote from the Ports of Stockholm authority web site: The Ports of Stockholm comprise a number of port areas, of which Värtahamnen, Frihamnen and Loudden, as well as Stadsgården and Skeppsbron are the most prominent commercially. [...] ...


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Here's a similar summary for Finland, with a PDF brochure giving more details. It's pretty similar to the Swedish rules, with a few minor differences: Certain types of fishing (angling without reel, ice fishing) are allowed without permit. Open fires are not allowed without the landowner's permission, except in emergencies.


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Possibly one of the clearest comments about it comes from this piece written about the ice hotels: When checking in to the cold accommodation, you'll get a key to your own locker where you can store your clothes as you change to your sleeping attire. If you're staying in a suite, you'll get access to your own small changing room where you can leave ...


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The site skridsko.net is crowd sourcing information about skating in all regions of sweden. You can search there when it starts to get cold enough. I live in the Stockholm area and here municipalities provide with skating lanes on a couple of lakes and also have information on their home pages about the avilability and ice quality. The lake Norrviken north ...


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To expand the other answer and my comment ... Why do you want to do this? Your profile says you plan to live in Sweden for a bit then Canada. I'm assuming you want to take the Taser to Canada, and there it might be legal, the prohibited weapons lists says only: 30 Device with incapacitating electric charge shorter than 480 mm This category ...


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I'm in the same position as you -- I've been working in Sweden for the last 5 years, and I can tell you from experience that certain things will be difficult or nigh impossible if you don't have personnummer. Talking specifically about banking, no, it won't be possible at all. Even with personal number you might run into difficulties if you are only a ...


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You don't have to bring a lot of warm clothing, but you have to pack sensibly. For example, a wick-dry inner, light natural fibre sweater, a down layer, and a windproof outer will do nicely. Hat, gloves, warm socks, and windproof pants (with long thermal underwear) would also be needed for that weather. A scarf is helpful to keep your neck warm and to cover ...


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You probably already noticed that Swedes love them candles, so a small candle holder might be a good idea. Here's a very typical Swedish design: These things run around 100-130 SEK (12-15 EUR) a pop -- not quite in your price range, but close. These are not very fragile and they'd stuff it with paper for you, so it's quite durable. If you want something ...


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According to the Wiki page on Nynashamn, sure, Stockholm is a perfectly good port, BUT: Several cruise ships on tours in the Baltic Sea also stay in the harbour, because they are too large to go into Stockholm. However it's important to note that it would appear that's only for the super-large boats. Stockholm is still the main Swedish terminal for ...


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Yes. Since Germany and Sweden are both in the Schengen area, you are not going through immigration at all when travelling from Germany to Sweden.


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Pepparkakor! Try to find a brand that is not in every Ikea store, though:


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I know that Lake Mälaren, in downtown Stockholm, is accessible to ice skaters in winter. But Google Maps disqualifies it as being 324km far from Jönköping. And for assistance or guided tours on natural ice, you can check Ice Guide.


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Swebus also travels between Landvetter airport and Gothenburg (Nils Ericson terminalen). Prices on Swebus are generally cheaper (59-69 SEK), but buses travel less frequently: there are about seven or eight buses every day, as compared to 89 SEK on Flygbussarna, which travel every 20 minutes. Granted, prices are still more than one is comfortable to pay for ...


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According to Wikipedia, Tasers are considered firearms in Sweden and are banned for civilian use Attempting to conceal it by disassembling will not change the legal status, but will leave you open for further legal issues. The Canadian regulations are similar, but obviously not that relevant if you can't first take is to Sweden.


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Use Bing Maps or Google maps to find the church ("Habo Church" got very close on Bing Maps), switch to photo view to confirm the building, and you can see the driveway along with a compass rose. (The Wikipedia page has a photo that shows you the colour of the roof and discusses the layout of the building itself.) Seems like the sun will be behind the ...


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Svenska kyrkan (the main Lutheran church of Sweden) says that the church is open Monday to Friday and Sundays between 10 and 16 this time of year. It also says that you can get in touch with Daniel Carlsson to get a guided tour. His phone numbers are 036-420 93 and 0701-74 30 45. (Google search tips when looking for church information: search for - in this ...


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The source of all knowledge on this sort of thing is The Man in Seat 61, in this case the Sweden page. The bad news is that from their map, there doesn't look to be any suitable way to get from somewhere like Berlin over to Sweden. That said, it does look possible to do Copenhagen -> Malmö -> Stockholm in an afternoon, rather than overnight. That would ...


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I was there 2 years ago as a tourist. Vasa museum is totally unique - definitely worthwhile, and you can get the hop-on-hop-off bus out there, saving the walk. The Nobel Museum is small but very worthwhile, and while you're around Ridderholmen and the palace area, you can check out the changing of the guards, and the cool little streets around that area - I ...


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Yeah, the commute looks ok to me. The Stockholm Journey Planner gives travel times of about 19-23 minutes from Sundbyberg. I used Sundbyberg centrum and Isafjordsgatan 39 (where SU's DSV is located, with other universities like KTH very close by). Try it for yourself using the exact address of your campus. In fact, we're talking of a distance of about ...


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There is a "älgsafari" just outside Markaryd in Småland, went there with my kids this summer and they loved it. It's a drive-through safari, I don't think you're allowed on foot.


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Vasa Museet is the bare minimum. I am not a fan of modern art, but Stockholm is full of great examples. Some people claim that the subway is the world's longest art exhibit. I appreciated Millesgården, including the tourist train to go there. If you want to see the swedish interpretation of Versailles, Drottningholms slott outside Stockholm is worth a try. ...


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I'd just take a train. According to SJ's very functional site, there are about hourly departures between the cities, with the last one from Skövde C on Friday at 20:54. For return trip, last train leaves Jönköping C at 21:59 on Sunday. 2nd class ticket costs either 136 or 154 SEK (depending on if it's operated by Västtrafik or SJ). There are plenty of ...


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There are two options - bus and train - that both cost about 200-300 SEK depending on when you book. For the upcoming weekend the bus price is 258 SEK. Check out swebus.se for details. With train you end up at 272 SEK. Check out sj.se for details. The train at 1''05 is 25 minutes faster than the bus.


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Ok - seems like I need to answer anyway. The answers above are on the main tourist track and I don't think that was the question really. There is no museum in stockholm dedicated fully to swedish design although several touch on the topic more or less all the time. (In Gothenburg there is Röhsska museet that is more on topic.) Nordiska museet - for example - ...


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Right, first up, the Vasamuseet (Vasa Museum). It displays the only almost fully intact 17th century ship that has ever been salvaged, the 64-gun warship Vasa that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. It didn't even make it out of the harbour ;) This is one of the most amazing museums I've ever been to, and it's an absolute MUST NOT MISS when you visit ...



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