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Destination: Sweden

Destination Sweden hotel suggestions basic information and travel assistance

Water World
   experience a Scandinavian Gem
      by river, lake, and sea

Abutting the Gulf of Bothnia, the Baltic, and the North Sea, and dotted with lakes and rivers, Sweden is best discovered by boat. Relax on a sightseeing cruise around Stockholm’s archipelago, and visit the city’s Vasa Museum to see a 17th century ship salvaged from the harbor. Sail the straits of the Bohuslän Coast by night in a glimmering phosphorescent sea, explore the Göta Canal aboard a vintage steamboat, and the scenic lakes in Dalarna.

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Destination Sweden Special Precautions or Visa Requirements

Tourist Visa for US Citizens: Not required for stays under 90 days.

US Department of State Sweden Information

Part of the EU & Schengen Agreement.

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ETIAS required starting 2021
Starting in 2021, the European Commission will roll out a U.S. style electronic travel authorisation system for visitors from countries that are currently not part of the EU or Schengen Member. The cost of an ETIAS is €7, however, individuals under the age of 18, or over the age of 70, will not need to pay the fee. The ETIAS must be applied for online prior to arrival to the EU. Each eligible traveller, regardless of age, will require an ETIAS to visit EU member countries. The ETIAS will be mandatory for citizens of such countries as the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

for more information, visit the Official ETIAS site

Traveler’s Medical Insurance is advised:
Most care providers overseas only accept cash payments. Medicare and other standard US Healthcare coverage does not extend to basic medical care or emergency care outside of the USA.

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Destination Sweden Money Matters and Paying for Things

Sweden has it’s own currency, the Swedish krona. Swedish crowns, often referred to as SEK or Kr… not the Euro. Credit Cards are accepted pretty much everywehere.

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 Destination Sweden Preferred and Recommended Hotel and Lodgings

 Destination Sweden Preferred and Recommended Hotel and Lodgings The Arctic Bath Swedish Lapland

The Arctic Bath
Swedish Lapland
Others, such as The Arctic Bath in Swedish Lapland, avoid land altogether. Designed by architect duo Bertil Harströmand and Johan Kauppi, most of this hotel’s hardware, including the central bird’s nest-shaped spa and six slanted guest cabins from local wood, float on the Lule river, with only a small bridge connecting them to the mainland.

The Arctic Bath Website

 Destination Sweden Preferred and Recommended Hotel and Lodgings Fabriken Furillen Gotland

Fabriken Furillen
If a remote destination is what you are looking for… this may be what you are looking for. located on the island of Gotland, there are not that many other hotels with fine dining that are so intentionally isolated.
   For the full experience, try the Hermit Cabin with bunkbed, no electricity or running water, but there is a stove to keep you warm.

Summer season is between the 3rd of July – the 8th of August 2020.

Fabriken Furillen Website

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Destination Sweden Things to do or see

 Destination Sweden Things to do or see Preferred and Recommended Hotel and Lodgings Bergman Center Fårö Island

Bergman Center
Fårö Island
Located on the island of Fårö, the Bergman Center is a cultural center that focuses on the life and artistic achievements of legendary Swedish director and writer Ingmar Bergman. At Bergmancenter we have several exhibitions that will take you on a journey through Ingmar Bergman’s work and life on Fårö.

The renowned permanent exhibition Ingmar Bergman’s Filmic Landscape takes you on a journey through Bergman’s rare and special connection with Fårö, spaning over 40 years of his life and work on the island.

Bergman Center Website

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Destination Sweden What and Where to Eat

 Destination Sweden Preferred and Recommended Hotel and Lodgings

Fäviken Magasinet
Järpen, Sweden
Sadly, Fäviken Magasinet is closed due to Magnus Nilsson, the head chef, having decided to leave the restaurant. It was one of the finest dining experiences in Sweden.

Fäviken Magasinet Website

LA Times: The story behind why Magnus Nilsson is closing Fäviken

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Destination Specialists and Local Assistance Sweden

Depending on the type of trip, a Destination Specialist may be useful, especially on your first visit.

The Luxury Travel Designer – Sweden
One of my favorite suppliers in the region.

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Online Tours Activities Attraction Providers Sweden

A few good resources for easy tours, advance tickets & activities planning:

A curated source of Tickets, Tours and Activities.

A wide variety Tickets and Tours from the folks who bring you Trip Advisor.

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 Destination Sweden Information from other trusted sources

My Sweden Information Page at Virtuoso
Here is a good place to start for some additional information on quality Hotels and Activities.

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Destination Stockholm General Information Page and travel assistance
Stockholm General Information Page

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Have a favorite thing to do or see in Sweden?
Need a bit of help planning a trip?
Let me know.


page updated: April 2020

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