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Long term ties to your homeland There are multiple obvious reasons why your visitor visa was declined - you fail to prove that you can't possibly have any intention in staying in Sweden, and a number of factors indicate such a risk. You need to demonstrate serious long-term ties to your homeland, and lack of such ties to Sweden; you need to show that you ...


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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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TL:DR: I don't think you can. Potential issues to overcome: no history of income Every country that is asked to admit a foreign national as a tourist, needs to ensure that person won't become a drain on resources provided for its citizens. You state your boyfriend is to provide your means to subsist. However, from Sweden's point of view, what if you ...


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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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CGCampbell has provided a good answer. It is likely that you will not be granted a Schengen visa (that is what you are applying for, there's no Swedish visa) because your situation is precisely the one where governments often deny visas - you are from a less developed country, cannot show a source of income, and cannot show strong ties to your home country. ...


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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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I don't know exactly what the situation is with businesses in Stockholm, but in Gothenburg (the 2nd largest city), nearly every place will take both card and cash. Some places, generally high-end restaurants, will only take card as payment, and in festivals, street markets and student pubs it could happen that they only accept cash.


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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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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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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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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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The annulment should have been be recorded and shared between Schengen countries (there is a database especially for that). This will weight negatively against any Schengen visa application you might submit in the (near?) future. On the other hand, as far as I can tell, you haven't received a formal ban so any consulate can still legally issue a visa if they ...


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


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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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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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Card works almost everywhere, exceptions being outdoor markets perhaps. Also some kiosks will not take card if the amount is below 10-50 kr. One thing to note is that many streetfood trucks and smaller venues (where you might think cash only) might take card only to get rid of handling the cash. They use a mobile solution called iZettle with a card reader ...


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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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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 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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Yes there are plenty. The most thourough experience is probably to visit Skansen - the outdoors combined zoo and open-air museum at Djurgården. They have some shorter information in english about this. In swedish there are several pages about the festivities. Almost everwhere there are some kind of local festivity going on. It may be hard to track down. In ...


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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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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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