The Kingdom of Sweden is located on Scandinavian peninsula, between Norway and Finland. The head of state is King Carl XVI Gustaf Bernadotte and the Prime Minister. The country associates with wild nature, amazing views and many unique cities like Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmo and Uppsala or Lund. LOT Polish Airlines offers cheap plane tickets to Sweden, to its biggest airport- Stockholm Arlanda. Additionally to beautiful landscapes, staying in Sweden gives you the opportunity to take part in many concerts, festivals, fairs, exhibitions and other events. The country is so full of attractions and objects inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage Site, that you can be sure that you will not get bored there.
The largest Swedish island is called Gotland. It is famous for its many well-preserved medieval monuments and beautiful untouched nature. Undoubtedly, the biggest attraction is visiting the capital of the island of Gotland, Visby. It is possible to admire there around 200 buildings from the Middle Ages, including the ruins of 23 churches. The old part of the city is surrounded by a huge defensive wall with a total length of 3.5 km with more than 50 towers. Very characteristic for Gotland is a strong attachment of its inhabitants to the history, so that tourists feel a little bit like transferred in time. Approximately 20 kilometers south of Visby is another interesting attraction of Gotland- the Viking Village in Tofta. You can see there how the Vikings were making bread, jewelry or created and used a weapon.
Icehotel in Sweden
Ice Hotel, located in the village of Jukkasjarvi in Sweden, is the first and the largest world's hotel created from ice and snow. Hotel exists for only a few months every year. Its construction begins in mid-October and on the spring it just melts down. It needs several thousand tons of ice and snow t built it. Every year the hotel layout and decor are different. Artists from around the world, chosen by competition are participating in the creation process. Constant temperature inside the rooms reaches -5°C, while a temperature outside falls up to -40°C. Prices of accommodation in one of 65 rooms vary between 1 250 SEK in a regular room until 6 900 SEK in a luxury apartment. Price includes warm sleeping bags, and the bathrooms and toilets in a normal, heated building connected to the hotel.
Recreation time in Sweden
Swedes like to spend their free time in nature, practicing all kinds of sports. One of the most popular ways of spending free time is cycling. Sweden has a good cycling infrastructure, many paths are lit and lead through interesting regions of the country.
Contrary to its appearances, Sweden is not only the home of winter sports. Well-developed infrastructure allows you to play golf even in the light of the aurora borealis, and the vast number of lakes connected by rivers and canals, provides excellent conditions for canoeing and rafting enthusiasts. Hikers will love the perfectly prepared, long routes. Of course, winter sports in Sweden are also very popular - it is possible to choose between skiing, snowboarding, ice fishing, and even dog sled racing.
Scandinavia is without any doubts a beautiful region, with a lot of open space, wild landscape and original nature. It is not a problem to find a cheap flights to Sweden thanks to LOT Polish Airlines. This exemplary Scandinavian country attracts many tourists, who can use many Swedish airports. The most important ones are in Stockholm, Malmö and Göteborg.
Stockholm Arlanda Airport
Stockholm has 3 airports which are the most important ports in Sweden. LOT offers a direct connection from Warsaw to Stockholm Arlanda, which is the largest airport in Sweden and also one of the largest in Europe. It is located 42 kilometers from the center of Stockholm and 28 kilometers from Uppsala. Approximate driving time between the airport and the center is 45 minutes by car. There are also buses connections on 300 routes from Stockholm and the surrounding area. They depart daily every 10 minutes, during the rush hours. It is also possible to reach the city center by Arlanda Express train, which runs every 15 minutes. The airport handles more than 22 million passengers every year. Arlanda airport has many facilities that help travelers to have a comfortable journey. You can find there numerous bars, restaurants and cafes, two banks, currency exchange and several ATMs.
Stockholm Skavsta and Stockholm-Bromma Airports
Stockholm Bromma Airport is located approximately 8 kilometers from the city center. This is the third largest airport in the country. Passengers can take advantage of shops, restaurants, ATMs and conference center at the airport. There is also access to the Internet. Since the airport is so close to the city center, the best way to reach it is by bus or a taxi. The airport serves annually around 2.5 million passengers. Another important airport is Stockholm Skavsta Airport. This international port is located about 7 kilometers from Nykoping and about 100 kilometers from Stockholm. According to the forecasts until 2020 the airport should handle 6 million passengers per year. Flygbussarna buses provide service between the airport and Stockholm. A ticket costs 99-119 crowns and the journey takes about 80 minutes.
Malmö Airport and Göteborg City Airport
International Airport is situated 30 kilometers from Malmö, in southern Sweden. It is one of the largest airports in the country. It is also conveniently situated around 55 kilometers from Copenhagen. The airport has only one terminal, but it offers all needed services. Passengers can use cafés, a restaurant, currency exchange, ATM, luggage lockers and a few small shops. There are also facilities for the disabled and the Internet connection. It is possible to reach the city center by bus service company. They depart about 30 times a day. Travel time is approximately 40 minutes. The other important airport is Göteborg-Landvetter, which is located 25 kilometers east of the center of Gothenburg. It is one of the largest airports in Sweden. Twenty-seven regular airlines and ten charters offer connections to more than a hundred places in the world.
Sweden Main Cities
Sweden is a dream country for nature lovers and enthusiasts of outdoor activities. Even the Stockholm metropolitan area is a region of lakes, forests and open spaces. Nevertheless staying in Sweden do not limit tourists to stay all the time in the wild nature. Many great attractions wait for people in numerous Sweden main cities with old history and outstanding monuments. LOT can offer direct flight to Sweden. Usually tourists start sightseeing in Stockholm, since this is where most of the planes land. Other worth seeing cities are Malmö, Göteborg and Uppsala.
It is worth to start a visit in Stockholm from its old town- Gamla Stan. The best point from where you can start exploring it is Stortorget, the main square of the Old Town where narrow streets spread out in all directions. Following the traces of the history you should visit the royal palace Kungliga Slottet and after that Riddarhuset, which is the house of nobility. It was built in a half of the seventeenth century as a meeting place for noble citizens. Now it is one of the most beautiful buildings in Gamla Stan. On the suburbs you can also find another royal residence- Drottningholm. It was inspired by the residence of the French monarchs, and it is one of the most impressive palaces of northern Europe. Norrmalm is the modern city center. You will find there the main train and bus station - Centralen. There are some interesting monuments, such as a concert hall Konserthuset, where the King of Sweden handles the Nobel Prize.
Malmö is the third largest city of Sweden. It lies on the beautiful shores of the Oresund bay. The city has many historic buildings, the oldest dates back to the thirteenth century. But this city is also famous for its artistic and cultural life, where everyone can find something for himself. Malmö invests in a variety of cultural events, both within large institutions, as well as smaller organizations. Today Malmö thinks about tourists and citizens- almost the entire city center is closed to traffic. Thanks to that you can freely walk among the monuments and seek relaxation in one of the numerous cafes. Residential skyscraper Turning Torso is the biggest architectural attraction of the city. With 190 meters and 54 floors it is the highest building in Sweden. Tower is also the second highest residential house in Europe. The building was erected on a new, interesting neighborhood Västra Hamnen, which is located on the shore.
Göteborg and Uppsala
Göteborg is located in western Sweden and it has 300 thousand inhabitants. Anyone who would like to feel the real charm of Gothenburg, should use public transport, which is very well developed. The major attraction of the city are the canals on which you can sail by boats with a flat bottom. During the cruise boats pass under the many bridges, of which the most interesting is an extremely low-slung "The Barber". Uppsala is a university city and former capital of Sweden. It is also a historical and religious heart of the country. The most magnificent monuments in Uppsala include the biggest in Scandinavia Gothic cathedral with a crypt in which the relics of Eric IX the Holy are hidden.
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