Travel to Sweden
They say that Stockholm is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, that the Scandinavian ski resorts impress with their magnificent organization of even experienced athletes, and after visiting the Science Center and the Universum Museum, any desperate doppelgänger begins to love physics and chemistry. To make sure these statements are true is simpler than that: traveling to Sweden will not require much effort and time, because Moscow and Stockholm are only 1200 kilometers straight.
A Swedish visa is required for Russian travelers. She is an ordinary Schengen with a standard package of documents submitted to the consulate. The fee is 35 euros.
Customs rules for entry and exit from the country also comply with the general rules for the European Union.
In stores belonging to the Tax Free system, shopping is especially beneficial. By issuing a check accordingly and spending at least 200 SEK, you can return the VAT paid at that moment, departing from Sweden. At the airport you will have to present a check and purchase in packaging.
Getting to Sweden is very easy both by plane and by land:
Traditionally, low-cost flights are offered to their passengers by Latvian airlines. A ticket to board an Air Baltic will cost 145 euros, connecting in Riga will take no more than an hour, and in the sky you will have to spend only 3 hours in total.
Aeroflot flies directly from the Russian to the Swedish capital. Travel time is just over two hours, and a ticket will cost 180 euros.
The southern part of the country is usually reached via Denmark. From Copenhagen to Malmo, you can cross the strait in less than half an hour. KLM arranges delivery of passengers from Russia to the Danish capital for 130 euros. Docking takes place in Amsterdam, and the journey time without taking into account transplants takes about 5 hours.
By car, the road ahead is not long: about 1600 km along the highway are divided between Moscow and Stockholm. If you manage to buy cheap flights to Helsinki, sea ferries depart daily to the Swedish capital. It is also convenient to travel to Finland via Finland by car, shortening the way with the help of the same ferry.
Allow me to spend the night?
In Sweden, it is not customary to assign stars and other insignia to hotels, but if you still see them on specialized sites, this is done for the convenience of perceiving information.
Hotels corresponding to the usual understanding of a 5 * tourist are very expensive and for a day in such a room in Stockholm you will have to pay from 250 to 500 euros, but this will be a service at the Sheraton and Grand Hotel level.
Budget holidays in Sweden – a concept, in principle, relative, and even a bed in a shared hostel in Stockholm is unlikely to be offered to you for less than 35-45 euros. A separate room in such a hotel will cost 50-60 euros, and the service will be minimal, the atmosphere is ascetic, and for breakfast you will have to pay an additional 8-10 euros.
Prices in Gothenburg and Malmö do not differ much from the capital, but the choice of hotels in these Swedish cities is quite worthy of attention.
In the ski resorts of Sweden there is also where to spend the night, and the most budget option will cost the season no cheaper than 60-80 euros per day. This apartment hotel offers free Wi-Fi, the possibility of using the sauna and storing ski equipment. Each apartment has a kitchen and a private bathroom, and no more than half a kilometer will have to go to the nearest ski lift.
Air transport in Sweden is quite well developed, and it is convenient and quite profitable to use it over long distances. For example, a ticket to board the Norwegian Air Shuttie, flying from Stockholm to Malmo, will cost 65 euros round trip.
Almost all settlements are connected by railways. Traveling on comfortable and high-speed trains is paid for with Scan Rail Pass tickets, which make it possible to travel around Sweden and other Scandinavian countries. A travel ticket will help to save money when booking hotels or tickets for sea ferries in Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden itself.
Bus service is also well developed, tickets are sold at ticket offices at stations and stations and are much cheaper than railway tickets.
City transport is represented by buses, trams, trains and the subway. To pay for travel, a single card is used, which can be purchased already at the airport at the tourist information desks in the arrivals area. Cards are also sold at newspaper newsstands and at bus stops.
You can get from Stockholm Airport to the center by taxi (about 50 euros) and by bus N583, the stop of which is on the left at the exit of the arrivals hall. Upon reaching the terminal station of Marsta, you should catch a train to the central station of the Swedish capital. The journey will take about 50 minutes, payment is made, including, by transport card. Arlanda Express trains run from Stockholm Airport to the center for around 27 euros.