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


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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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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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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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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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I found Senatåg which, as the name implies, lists late trains in Sweden. The user interface should be fairly self-descriptive. You can specify destinations, time period (what you are actually looking for) and minimum late time. Not sure if you can export the data to perform statistical analysis (if that's what your thing), but there seems to be an API in ...


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This will not answer your question directly, but the following will tell you that you can go through any Schengen country on your way. That should open up a long list of possible travel routes from India to Sweden. A PUT (Permanent uppehållstillstånd, Permanent Residence Permit) for Sweden (or any other Schengen country) works the same as a Schengen Visa. ...


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How do I get from Berlin to Abisko, Sweden? I have a Eurail pass, so I would like to make the most out of that. The cheapest option Berlin – Abisko on EUrail Berlin – Copenhagen, train 50473, 00:32 – 10:07 Copenhagen – Stockholm, train 536, 11:15 – 16:40 Stockholm – Abisko, train 94, 17:58 – 11:33 Details I recommend to take train 94, the direct ...


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I live in suburban Stockholm so here is a locals view on the topic. Gamla stan Just taking a nice walk through Gamla Stan should be doable in a couple of hours so you will have plenty of more time to explore other parts of the city. In Gamla Stan - try to stay away from Västerlånggatan which is the most touristy street. Österlånggatan is a nicer option. ...


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Skansen is a really great outdoor park/museum, and you get an idea how the lifestyle and industrial design changed through the last 500 years, if that is something you're looking for. Don't miss the Vasa Museum, even it's not exactly in your area of interest - you wont see an old ship like this in such a good condition and detail anywhere else. Here is ...


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I'm not in Sweden and I've only seen Vättern in summer, but I've been reading a lot about skating in Sweden. Here is an on-line guide of skating lakes to the north-east. NOTE: In the chapter on Vättern it says that IT IS IRRESPONSIBLE to go out on Vättern if wind speed is over 6 m/sec (about 20 km/hr or 10 knots) because the ice tends to break up. The ...


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Stockholm? Skansen, Vasa museum and the historic inner city comes to mind. Was there in 2006 and there is a lot more to explore. As far as i remember there is also a castle near Skansen which was closed when i was there, and a Aquarium near Vasa museum, which was not that impressive.



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