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A large country in Scandinavia which has Stockholm as its capital. It shares land borders with Norway and Finland.

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Minor traveling without parents from USA to Sweden

My 15 year old daughter will be visiting Sweden and Denmark in July accompanied by her grandparents. Airlines is SAS. Does she need a minor authorization travel document? I thought it would be a good ...
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Can I reenter Schengen via a different country than the one for which I hold a residency card?

I'm from Iran and am a student in Germany where I have a residency card. I want to go home and return but, rather than to Germany, direct to Sweden from Iran, to visit my friend. It is possible or ...
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Where can I find resources on minimum transfer times for Swedish stations?

I have been to Sweden by train from Germany multiple times and plan to do so again this summer. So far, I have planned my trips using DB’s HAFAS database on their website which is also where I booked ...
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Stockholm public transport ticket prices for young people

It seems that a reduced price for transportation tickets within Stockholm is available for young people up to the age of 20 years. But I can't find out whether it is up to 20 (including 20) or if you ...
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Can a Swedish citizen on government benefits invite a person to stay with them?

I'm a Swedish citizen living in a flat rent is paid by the Swedish Social Security system. I want to invite my friend, an Indian, to visit me. Will it be a problem for Social Security if I invite my ...
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Where in Stockholm do buses leaving for Serbia depart from?

I have a friend who is going by bus from Stockholm to Novi Pazar in Serbia, with the bus Company Benko tours 92, which runs from the Stockholm Suburbs of Täby and Huddinge. Does anyone know exactly ...
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Question about Non-Schengen to Schengen passport validity

My sister has tickets to visit me in Sweden from the USA in a few weeks and has just realized that her passport expires in March 2017. Schengen laws require a passport has to be valid 3 months after ...
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What gifts would be welcome for a Swedish host family?

What are good gifts to take to Swedish family in 2014? Many American things are now easy to find there. The most recent postings seem to be 2012. Some say towels...terrycloth? We'd like to get ...
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How to get to Abisko, Sweden from Berlin

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. UPDATE: I will be traveling in Winter. Still not sure yet, but any time between late ...
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Ticket for a day trip by train and bus in Skåne

I'm going to land in Copenhagen airport (Kastrup), take a train to Skåne (Lund to be precise), and a local bus to my destination. I'll do the return trip in the evening. I can find the route ...
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The best way to get from Stockholm to Kolmården zoo by public transport

I'm going to visit Stockholm with kids and wonder what is the best option to get to the Kolmården zoo. My first thought was to take the train as the fastest transport, but as far as I understand, ...
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Newbie snowboarding options a couple of days not too far from Stockholm

We have been to Romme twice to learn and get better at snowboarding. We have spent 4 days each time and plan to do the same this season. What are the best places to do this where you can drive and ...
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Can I use credit cards without a chip and pin in Sweden?

I only have the magnetic credit cards not the chip/pin card. Can I still use my magnetic card in Sweden? What should I do if I cannot use my card?
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I am Chinese. How can I get Swedish visa in USA?

I am Chinese. I am going to school in the USA. How can I get Swedish visa in USA?
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Where can I find archived traffic information for Swedish trains?

At the Swedish Trafikverket website, I can find current times for trains by train numbers. Like this, I can tell whether a train is running late. However, they only show today, perhaps yesterday and ...
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Do I need to be under 26 at the time of booking or time of departure for SAS youth tickets?

Do I need to be under 26 at the time of booking or time of departure for SAS youth tickets? I am 25 but I will be 26 when I plan on going on this trip, do I still qualify for the youth rate?
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By train from Saarbrücken to Stockholm?

How long would it take to travel from Saarbrücken to Stockholm using the train? I'm able to make 1 stop if necessary. And what route do I need to travel?
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Where to store my luggage while hiking on Kings Trail, Sweden

I'm planning to hike the Kings Trail this August in Sweden. I want to spend around 10 days hiking, and afterwards visit one or more cities, e.g. Stockholm. Where do I store my city cloth, while I'm on ...
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Homestay in Sweden to learn Swedish

I'm Dutch but in love with the Swedish language, so after some time on Duolingo I wanted to expand my knowledge of Swedish in real life. I found an organization which provides Swedish lessons in ...
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What to consider for a last-minute impromptu trip to northern Sweden?

I have spent the weekend considering flying to northern Sweden tomorrow to see the aurora borealis. I live in the US. I have never to Europe or anywhere else outside of mainland North America. The ...
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Am I allowed to use an enclosed flame gas cooker during the outdoor fire ban in Sweden

There is a fire ban in Sweden because of the drought and forest fire danger. It of course includes open fires, charcoal grills and the like. But I can't find information explicitly about non-open ...
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Are visa applications from Chinese citizens commonly refused for lack of ties?

I am helping my girlfriend, who is a Chinese citizen living in China, to apply for a Swedish visa to come and visit me this summer. I visited her in China in the fall and had no trouble obtaining a ...
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Getting from Skövde to Jönköping?

What's the best (cheapest and fastest) opportunity to get from Skövde to Jönköping by public transport during a weekend? Skövde to Jönköping on Friday evening and back on Sunday evening.
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Ride-sharing in Sweden?

Is there a popular website for arranging ride-sharing in Sweden? In Germany I've had good luck with carpooling.com / mitfahrgelegenheit.de, but that site doesn't seem to get much use in Sweden. Is ...
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Is it possible to sign any contract in Sweden without a personnummer?

I am staying in Sweden for a year and have come across this situation multiple times now. As a european citizen I should be allowed to make contract with, banks, internet service provider and thelike, ...
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Are there public Midsummer's Eve events near Stockholm I could attend?

I will be lucky enough to be in Stockholm on Midsummer's eve this year, and would be willing to travel to nearby areas. Are there public Midsummer's Eve events near Stockholm I could attend?
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EEA family permit to UK (spouse EEA nation)

I'm Russian, have a permanent residency in Sweden. My wife is Swedish. We're going together to the UK. Wonder if can I get a free of charge UK visa? When we visited Norway from UK, they issued for ...
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Do I need an IDP in Sweden

From what I've read, an IDP is not needed for US residents when visiting Sweden. However, there was some indication that an IDP might be needed when renting a car. Is there any definitive answer to ...
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Public transit to/from Stockholm Bromma airport (BMA)

I'm currently on an extended trip, and I'm staying in the Sodermalm/SoFo area of Stockholm. I will have a visitor flying into Bromma airport, and I'd like to meet her there after work (from Kista). ...
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Am I banned after 9 month overstay in Sweden? [closed]

I just want know about the penalties for overstay in Sweden. I start traveling to Sweden from 2014 using six months residence permit. I always returned to India before my visa expired. After 3 ...
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Best solution for flying with a big dog?

Living in Sweden, but with family in The Netherlands and Finland, we (me & my partner) will be traveling much back and forth. We have done this so far by planes. We are both crazy about dogs and ...
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Kungsleden (Sweden King's Trail) cabins in mid-June?

Are the cabins along the King's Trail likely to be open in mid-June (around June 20) this year? I'm specifically interested in the stretch from Ammarnäs to Hemavan. (My guidebook says they usually ...
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Will my “online chip & pin” Visa card work at Swedish ticket machines?

I have an rather unusual Visa debit card issued by a German bank. It has an EMV chip and uses "online chip & pin" and "signature" verification methods (preferred in that order): Fail ...
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What type of visa required for Sweden onsite interview?

After initial interviews I got an offer for an onsite interview in Sweden (the company will bear all expenses). I want to stay there for 1-2 days and I need to know what visa category suites my ...
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I hold a refugee travel document (Romania), do I need a visa to visit Sweden/Germany? [duplicate]

I have Travel document convention 1951 issued by Romania, do I need a visa to visit Sweden or Germany?
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Can I bring a taser from Thailand to Sweden?

I have bought a taser in Thailand (not the one that shoots prods, but the hand held "zapping" one) and I'm wondering if I put it in my luggage (NOT my carry on, obviously) if I will be detained. Or if ...
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Cycling England to Northern Sweden - bike lanes, cycle paths and camp grounds?

I'm planning on cycling from England to Northern Sweden, near Umea. My route would go through the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark. Are there long distance cycle paths I could take on the route? Is it ...
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EU citizen hosting a US citizen in Sweden

I'm an EU citizen (non-Swedish) who currently lives in Sweden. I'd like to host my friend (US citizen) who wants to visit me in Sweden. So what are the requirements that I should fulfill? My friend ...
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Is the youth price applicable to foreigners for air travel in Scandinavia?

I'm Brazilian and I'm planning to visit Norway and Sweden. I'm planning on making the internal trips through Wideroe and I noticed the prices for youths (12-25 years old) are cheaper. Since I will ...
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EU/Schengen: Is a visa required if you have work permit?

I am a non-EU citizen (with Indian passport) travelling to Sweden on a work permit. The embassy told me that all I need to carry are the passport and the work/residence permit card. Is that it? I mean,...
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Passport expiration with layover

I'm going to Ireland the last week of April and they do not have a minimum passport validity but I have a layover in Sweden which has a 6 month minimum passport validity requirement. My passport ...
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How did Malmö and Copenhagen connect before the Öresund Bridge?

I can't find any information on how Malmö and Copenhagen were connected (and who the operator was) before the Öresund Bridge was inaugurated.
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When does Scandinavian Mountains Airport open?

I remember drawing Sälen Trysil Airport on Google Maps back when it was called that, but since then the airport (then an airstrip) has been converted into an international airport. When does it open ...
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travel from Gothenburg C to Copenhagen airport (CPH)

I have a return flight to Canada from the Copenhagen airport (CPH) at 12:35pm on July 1st, 2017 and am currently staying in Gothenburg. I have booked a ticket with Öresundståg departing from ...
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Can I travel to Sweden as a UK passport holding resident?

I'm travelling to Sweden for a few days on the 26th of November. I'm a UK resident and passport holder, will I need any other documents in order to travel?
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When is there a high chance of seeing the aurora from Sweden?

In what time of the year is there a high chance of having a visible aurora borealis in Sweden? Are there significant differences between areas in Sweden regarding visibility of the aurora? Obviously ...
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Passport validity rule for US citizen on short Sweden/Schengen visit?

I live in Sweden; I have an American friend, currently studying in the UK, who had planned to visit this weekend (returning to the UK directly afterwards). Unfortunately, she noticed this week that ...
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Submitted for Sweden visa to Denmark embassy want to get the passport back for emergency travel

Submitted for Sweden visa to Denmark embassy via VFS in singapore want to get the passport back for emergency travel
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How to find sightseeing places around the driving road Stockholm-Trondheim with a car? Any iPhone application to investigate the area?

We are going to drive a cultural exchange trip with BEST Helsinki organisation from Finland and this is our road: We are trying to find out some sightseeing around the area. We are new on this area ...
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I will be going to Sweden for business. Can I visit London from Sweden and how much will a UK visa cost? [closed]

I reside in India, but will be going to Sweden for business purposes. Can I visit London by applying for a visa from Sweden?