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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 08, 2016
transit visa or not please  (5 Answers)

Hi everyone.

My name is Abayomi. I reside in Sweden with a two year work permit and am a Nigerian. I want to travel to Nigeria with British airways and virgin Atlantic which means I will collect my bag at Heathrow before transferring to Virgin. Do I need a transit visa?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 03, 2016
Need help with transportation to Arlanda  (5 Answers)

I am on a scenic tour ending on Tuesday. Last 2 nights of our hotel are booked into hotel at smaller airport and not close to Arlanda. Anyone know how to help me getting to airport which understand is approx. 30 mins. by taxi. Told the hotel lis not close to public transportaton. I booked a land package as I tra veled from JFK to Dublin and made connection with tour on arrival in Copenhagen. The tour bus is providing transfers to guests who booked entire tour including flights. Most of guests are from UK or Australia. Does not make sense to me that they booked a hotel not close to airport where most of the guests will be leaving. Will not arrive into Stockholm area until Monday so am beginning to do my search. If anyone knows of a transfer shuttle from the smaller airport in Stockholm to Arlanda that might be best solution, as did not hear of any shuttle but will ask when I arrive at the hotel in Sweden.
Many thanks and hope there is an easy way to deal with this matter. Very disappointed that they will not provide me dropoff service. When I arrived Copenhagen had to take a taxi to hotel for first night.

Many thanks to all for any help solving this issue. K

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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 03, 2016
How to get from Ice Hotel Sweden to Kakslautten Glass Igloos Finland

What is the fastest and cheapest way to get from the Ice Hotel in Sweden to Kakslautten Arctic Resort for the Glass Igloos in Finland? We are looking to travel there mid December this year.

Thank you.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 16, 2016
Vegetarian dishes in Swedish cuisine?  (7 Answers)

Hello, I'm a vegetarian, who from time to time eats fish as well, and my question is about the vegetarian dishes in the Swedish cuisine. Are there any?


Some years ago I was in Spain, and - the trip was great, but - it was a pain to find any restaurants with vegetarian dishes. It was in Spain that I started eating fish, to be able to get enough nutrients. Back then I said, that I won't ever again go on a trip without knowing what I will able to eat. I know that Sweden has a lot of fish related dishes, I even want to try one or two (like their local Fish&Chips - ), but I don't want to make fish the basic ingredient for my meals.

What chances do I have to get a proper vegetarian meal from time to time in (central) Sweden (Dalarna region - )?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 02, 2016
Road trip in Sweden?  (4 Answers)


I'm thinking about getting to Sweden for some days in the near future, but my goal is to organize a roadtrip where the main focus is on "meeting" some traditional Swedish stuff (like the professions in this article , which was the starting point of this whole journey-idea). Usually I'm not curious about the stuff that is shown to the tourists. (I consider myself more a traveler than a tourist - yeah, I'm one of those people.) What I really would like is to get a glimpse into the everyday life of some more traditional regions, to get a feel of the real Sweden.

Is here anyone who could point me in the right directions? :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 26, 2016
Malmo to London  (2 Answers)

Hi there,

We're planning a trip to London from Malmo, by train and we're just wondering if, in light of recent border checks being re-introduced, there will be any checks until Brussels ?

Would it be the same case by car as well ?

From what I'm reading checks have only been introduced when travelling back to Sweden. Is that correct ?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 16, 2016
Denmark and Sweden holiday  (4 Answers)

Hi everybody,
I'm currently planning our holiday for Sweden and Denmark and have a few questions. Our idea is to travel in mid-May as Germany has some rather long Pentecost holidays this year (starting 14 May, returning 29 May). We will probably fly into Copenhagen (unless Malmö or Gothenburg are better options) and will then stay there for 3 days before going on to see some friends in Hörby in Sweden.
We thought about renting a car, but does that make sense at all given the traffic and the strict controls between Denmark and Sweden (due to the refugee crisis)? Would travelling around Hörby be possible without a car? I'm sure our friends could take us around for a day, but we don't want to be too much of a nuisance to them. Also, is it easy / possible to take a rental car from Denmark to Sweden and vice versa?
That said, we thought about going down to Ystad and taking the ferry to Bornholm for a day - does that make any sense or is that way too much for one day? Our guidebook seems to be of the opinion that you could easily spend a full holiday on Bornholm.
Another idea was to go camping at least a few times - are the majority of campgrounds open in mid-May? My impression from the guidebook was that everything starts rather late, at least in Sweden.
Last, but not least, which daytrips or jaunts would you recommend for a few days in the area of Hörby/Lund? Any off-the-beaten path sights to visit (landscape, cute villages, old towns)? How far away should we venture - is driving on Swedish roads fast or do you need to plan quite a while to get from A to B?
I'll post this question with an addition in the Denmark forum as well as I'd be grateful for any tips about that as well.
Thanks in advance,

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 27, 2015
Rent a bus in Malmo  (4 Answers)

Hallo! We are looking for a contact to bus transport companie in Malmo. To rent a 40-50 places bus for one group travelimg to Scandinavia

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 27, 2015
Rent a bus in Malmo  (1 Answer)

Hallo! We are looking for a contact to bus transport companie in Malmo. To rent a 40-50 places bus for one group travelimg to Scandinavia

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 08, 2015
Can you help me narrow on what area of interesting locations/things to visit/do ?  (14 Answers)

I hate to miss important locations or sights, reading the travel book, it is so hard to know exactly what are the must. So I figure who else to ask but the people that live in Sweden?

thanks all in advance
we plan to go next late may - mid june just before school is out there june 20th.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 20, 2015
The Stockholm card  (1 Answer)

i wanna buy Stockholm card online, but i can't find link on official website .
Is that mean I can't buy it online?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 10, 2015
Skalunda Barrows

Hi, I'm considering visiting Skalunda barrows and the church, staying a night in Lidköping and getting the bus there which apparently takes 20 minutes. Is it easy to do explore on foot without a bike? I'm asking because my son can't ride an ordinary bike due to autism.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 28, 2015
Buy tickets on  (3 Answers)

I'm going to purchase tickets on, but website always show "No timetable found" after December 13th.
Is there no train after December 13th? Or it's just not available yet?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 01, 2015
Travel between Copenhagen and Smaland and between glass factories.  (6 Answers)

We're interested in the glassblowing area of Smaland. Our plane lands in Copenhagen and, of course, we want to see Copenhagen as well. Do you know if there is public transportation or a tour in the Smaland area or must we rent a car? Also, I read that there are some interesting castles in that area. Is it worth taking extra time to go to those?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 11, 2015
credit cards use in Sweden  (20 Answers)

One of the biggest lesson we learned when we went to 5 Europe countries this past march - april was they did not accept our credit cards that do not have the special chips, is it going to be the same way in Sweden?
I contacted our bank credit card service and they said they will replace all of our credit cards to chip one. hope that will be ok for Sweden next june :) (when we visit)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 04, 2015
Camping along Kungsleden  (1 Answer)

In august i'm going to hike on the entire Kungsleden. I was wondering what would an appropriate tent be for such an adventure (i own an vango blade 200)? I read in a guide that you can camp anywhere on the entire trip, but now i'm getting some info that you must pay some fee. Are there any forbidden zones for camping (are there any signs)? Also I'm a bit worried about bears - are they any real danger? Thanks!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 02, 2015
Swedish train line  (13 Answers)

I am trying to avoid rail Europe , as I've read there expensive but I can't book with my Australian credit card with line...
Is this normal? .thought I might go from Copenhagen to Malmö for the day to explore...prefer to pay for as much as I can before I leave...
Departure day for this trip is 2/7/15

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 26, 2015
Easiest way to travel from Helsingborg to Osby, Sweden  (2 Answers)

Hello, I am planning to study in this particular school in Sweden, , and I want to know if there are any places to stay in Helsingborg that have reasonable prices. I was supposed to stay in Osby, but I believe that Helsingborg has more things to offer, I don't mind the travel time as long as my place is relatively close to Osby.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 17, 2015
Help - Tour destinations and what to do in Laxån, Sweden  (6 Answers)

Hi there, I'm taking a short vacation in Sweden and I'd like to know if any of you are familiar with the small village called Laxan? I saw few references like this link ( there isn't much information about the place and apart from it, it's way too confusing. There's Laxon, Laxa, Laxan. In spite of this, I've read great reviews about it's nature abundant place. In any case, any ideas where I can tour around and get great photo shots (scenary, flying hobbies, etc)? What hotel is recommended there and what food, etc. Any suggestions would be a great help.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 17, 2015
Hunting license  (6 Answers)

How do foreigner get their own hunting license?
And where can their get program about hunting?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 14, 2015
Decent place to rent in Osby, Sweden  (4 Answers)

Hi there, I accepted an offer at this school, Ekbacke IT School (you can find their info here -  Osby, Sweden. I'm a foreigner of the said place and I wanted to know any good place to rent there for a while. Usually how much is the average monthly rent cost in Osby, Sweden and what are the things I need to know before i sign contracts (as i'm unsure if the setup is different from that one I'm usually accustomed with). Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 10, 2015
I would like to do a trip to SWEDEN :D!  (4 Answers)

Hi everyone! I would like to know what places you recommend me to visit in Sweden where they show me their culture.
I will thank you for your information...

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 04, 2015
Osby / Ekbackeskolan  (3 Answers)

Hello everybody! My husband got a job in a little town Osby in Skane southern Sweden. For me (without prior knowledge to Swedish language) it's most likely impossible to find any decent job, so I was thinking of going to study instead. I googled a bit but so far the only school I found was this one   which apparently doesn't offer any courses in English so it's out of question for me. Are there any other opportunities in the town or the near area ? I thank you a lot for your time !

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 21, 2015
Northern lights -16th February  (2 Answers)

A bit of a long shot here! We were lucky enough to be staying at the ice hotel on the above night and witnessed the fantastic display of lights. Sadly we only had a point and shoot camera and could not take any photos. Is there anyone who may have taken some photos (particularly of the 'crown' that was immediately above the hotel at about 9.30 - 10.00) that they could share with us? I would dearly love a photo for my wall.

Many thanks for your time!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 30, 2014
Must See Places in Sweden  (4 Answers)

Hi, Need some help, Can anybody suggest the must see places in Sweden in Mid November, considering that I have only 3 available days. I could start either at Stockholm or Gallivare. Many thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 25, 2014
Car rental - Stockholm  (8 Answers)

We're still looking for a local car rental company with fair prices to book a car for a week, starting on October 6th...
Any suggestions?

We always prefer local companies than global ones, and we have already checked the option of Statoil (which happens to be way more expensive than the global rentals, for an unknown reason). Any other options?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 25, 2014
Sweden in October - suggested itineraries...  (6 Answers)

Hi -

We'll be flying to Stockholm in the beginning of October.
We plan to spend a few days there (Stockholm), and then rent a car for 8 days, before flying up north (to Kiruna and Abisko) - for the chance of seeing the Northern Lights...
We're still not sure about the route for those 8 days... We would like to see the wilderness of Sweden, as well as some rural areas. We'll probably visit a castle or two, but we're not really interested in visiting all the big cities of southern Sweden (eg. Göteborg and Malmö, etc.) - but more in the natural landscape - lakes, forests, animals etc.
we have thought about doing a tour in Central Sweden - Dalarna area, for example, but are trying to get a wider and brighter idea of what are the "not-to-miss" points of interest, that we can include in our itinerary of just over a week by car...
Any suggestions will be very much appreciated!

We know it's not the best time to visit Sweden, but that's the only time possible... We know it's get colder, we know it'll rain and even might snow... We know all that and are still .going to visit Sweden 2 weeks from now... :)

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 11, 2014
November in Scandinavia?  (4 Answers)

Whats the best way to travel from Australia to Sweden... and is November an ok time to go there?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 15, 2014
Train + Bus ticket  (3 Answers)

I live in Copenhagen and will be travelling by Øresunds Tog to Malmø tomorrow. Which ticket do I need to purchase so that I can use it on buses in Malmø?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 15, 2014
A "Foliage Route" in the north (October)  (5 Answers)

Hi again... We're trying to plan our 2 weeks' October vacation in Sweden, and it seems we will need a bit of a local help to decide where exactly to go... We are specifically interested in 2 natural "highlights" (or phenomenons...) :

  • The Northern Lights
  • Foliage

What will be the route that will give us the best chances to see both things within the first 2 weeks we'll have in Sweden at the beginning of October?

We're still not sure about renting a car or travelling by public transportation, and also not sure about adding northern Norway and/or Finland to our route.

Any advice and suggestion will be highly appreciated...



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