Sweden Off The Beaten Path

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Sweden Off The Beaten Path

  • Skärgården (Stockholm Archipelago)

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    Sometimes I just crave for instant nature. One of my favorite bus-trips goes from Slussen to Björkviks brygga. The bus takes you there in about an hour. At Björkvik there are nice bare cliffs or lovely sandy beaches for sunbathing, outdoor loo, large woods to hike and a beautiful sea to swim in. The place is crowded in the summertime, but very...

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  • Archipelago

    Göteborg Off The Beaten Path

    Mosts tourists to Göteborg opt to visit the Northern part of the archipelago (Orust, Hönö), as they are very well connected to the mainland and are easily accessed by car. Not so many, however, venture out to the Southern archipelago which has its own advantages. The main islands are accessible by public ferries which leave from Saltholmen (tram...

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  • Seaside & Öresund Bridge

    Malmö Off The Beaten Path

    The Oeresund Bridge in Malmo, Sweden, was completed in the summer of 2000. The bridge connects Sweden with Denmark, and is the worlds longest bridge carrying both road and railway traffic. Crossing the bridge costs 230DKK/280SEK (About 30Eur), return and multiple use tickets are available.

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  • Museums

    Uppsala Off The Beaten Path

    The Museum of Evolution is divided into 3 parts: Zoology, Paleontology and Botany but the Botany part isn't open to the public and is shown only on agreement. The Zoology part has animals from all continents and regions, from the Arctic to the Tropics. Some highlights are a vampire bat from Costa Rica, a quetzal (the Inca's sacred bird) and the...

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  • Kristiansted

    Helsingborg Off The Beaten Path

    Traveled to beautiful and tranquel town of Kristansted. It was one pretty late October day, sun was setting far far awayin the horizon when my wife and I walked along a slow running river. We both felt like we were been floated in total relaxed way by the beauty of the place. We both realy felt the calm in our hearts and in our minds. Well worth...

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  • Gränna

    Jönköping Off The Beaten Path

    Gränna and Visingsö are places you should not miss. In Gränna you'll also find the Andrée Museum, where Engineer Andrée's expedition to the North Pole in a hot-air balloon is documented. The island of Visingsö offers many historic places, like the castle ruins and has very clean beaches.

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  • Gamla Stan (The Old Town)

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    In the middle of Stockholm's most touristy section lies an oft-forgotten little boy, nicknamed "Olle." Created by Swedish sculptor Liss Eriksson, his formal name is Pojke som tittar på månen ("Boy Looking at the Moon"), or Järnpojken ("Iron Boy") for short. Since 1967, the 15-cm high iron boy has been sitting and watching the moon in...

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  • Forests & lakes

    Göteborg Off The Beaten Path

    Take a tram no.7 or 11 to Bergsjön. It´s a little lake 5 minutes walk away from the last stop. There´s no tourists, but many locals enjoying the lake and it´s surroundings. Water in the lake is really warm, because of it´s small size. Surrounding forests have loads of little paths which you can follow and enjoy the swedish nature. Also if you get...

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  • Skåne province

    Malmö Off The Beaten Path

    Sofiero Palace and Gardens is situated just north of the city of Helsingborg, about 5 km from Train Station . The Castle built in 1865 was presented to crown prince Gustav Adolf , - became King Gustav IV Adolf in 1950 - for his wedding at the turn of the century, and became his summer residence, where he established a large collection of...

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  • April Festival

    Uppsala Off The Beaten Path

    Of course with all the litter on the ground, this is a great opportunity for kids and anyone who wants to make an extra buck by gathering the empty bottles and cans. They are recycled and you gan get as much as 0,4 euro for a bottle. Bring a sack, have fun! :-)

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  • Sigtuna

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    Sigtuna is said to be Sweden's oldest inhabitat town. As there is enough to see and do, it makes a perfect day trip from the busy Swedish capital. I must admit that I went to Sigtuna from Uppsala, but it can also easily be reached from Stockholm. Sigtuna's history dates back to the 10th century, when the first settlement was founded at the lake...

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  • Walk around

    Göteborg Off The Beaten Path

    This place in Ramberget, Hisingren area is indeed a find, because you travel slightly northwest by tram & then you have to walk for about 10-15 minutes. You'll be passing residential flat blocks and parades of shops, never imagining seeing a mountain in such a neighbourhood. But all of a sudden, at a road junction, out of the blue, you see a...

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  • Foteviken

    Malmö Off The Beaten Path

    Foteviken is an open air large replica Viking village built on the site of such a 12th C village, on which artifacts have been found. The village is on the outskirts of the town: Höllviken. It is easily reached via bus 100 (Direction: Pendeln FALSTERBO), leaving from a stand on Norra Vallgatan, across the canal from the train station and bus...

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  • Other churches

    Uppsala Off The Beaten Path

    Three km north of Uppsala city centre is Vaksala church, an old grey stonechurch. The oldest part is from the 12th century but it got its present appearence in the 15th century. The altarscreen is made in Antwerp in 1510.

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  • Södermalm

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    One of the nicest and well hidden streets in Södermalm is Åsögatan. This is the street where you can find typical Swedish red, wooden houses in the middle of the city. To get there, take the green line of the underground (T-bana) to Medborgarplatsen. From the station head south along Söderleden, and after a few corners, turn left (east) into...

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  • Riverside

    Göteborg Off The Beaten Path

    The Alvsborgsbron bridge is Goteborg's impressive bridge which is situated near the sea entrance to the city. The bridge, which looks a bit like the Golden Gate Bridge links Goteborg with Hisingen, Sweden's fourth largest island. The bridge is about 900 m long and was opened in 1966. Directions: The Alvsborgsbron bridge is located near Roda Sten...

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  • Limhamn

    Malmö Off The Beaten Path

    The Limhamn quarry only closed a few years ago and today you can stand at the viewpoint near Limhamn Church and look at what was one of Europe's biggest quarries - equal to 165 football grounds! The lime was taken to the factory in Limhamn village to be processed but that too has closed now of course. Today, local nature experts run walks down...

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  • Carolina Rediviva

    Uppsala Off The Beaten Path

    Carolina Rediviva Library stands on top of the Carolina hill (Carolinabacken), the hill next to the one where the Castle stands. The library building was built in the early 1800's, and the library is Sweden's oldest university library. It was founded in 1620! Every published book or paper in Sweden finds its way into the Carolina archives, and...

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  • Haga Park

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    visit procedures beautiful and wonderful park Here you can visit as a tourist Swedish prince and family housing, check out the butterfly house, coffee in one of every cafe, also visit the Echo Temple and Gustav III's Pavilion, Copper Tents (see the figure). I love procedures beautiful park that is located in Stockholm.

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  • Denmark

    Göteborg Off The Beaten Path

    I wasn't sure whether to add this as an 'off the beaten path tip' or not. But while I was in Goteborg I did come down to Helsingborg and (*very* briefly) to Helsingfor in Denmark. My friend Henrik had arranged for us to go down to Helsingborg to see a football match between Helsingborg and IFK Goteborg (see my sports tip for more information)....

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  • Carting tracks

    Malmö Off The Beaten Path

    There are a couple of fun karting tracks in Malmö. There is an outdoors track approved for international competition at Lockarp, Larsbovägen (street address) which will be 1215 meters when finished in June of 2002. There is also an great indoors track conveniently located in the middle of town, Gokart City (www.gokartcity.se) on Lantmannagatan...

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  • Tunnelbana (Metro)

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    The stations of Stockholm’s underground are sights themselves. Many of them, especially those in the centre, have been designed by artists and refer to a certain topic and/or the location. Take your time to have a look at them. Running after underground trains is a waste of energy anyway since they run so frequently. I particularly liked the blue...

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  • Fishing

    Göteborg Off The Beaten Path

    I did something that I never thought I'd do; I actually went fishing. My friend's father is now a private fishing guide, so she and I went out with him and about 20 other people in beautiful weather one morning to fish the waters of the Kattegat. What a great way to spend the day! For I think a mere SEK 350 or $40.00 USD (we fished for free...

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  • Casino

    Malmö Off The Beaten Path

    Las Vegas it aint. Not even Monaco :-) I have even put in under "off the beaten path" as it is in the city centre but not the first thing people come to Malmö for. Nevertheless, if you have some money to spend, Malmö Casino Cosmopol is waiting for you in the old Agricultural Show Building in the King's Park (Kungsparken).

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  • Parks

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    A big green park on a hill in central Stockholm next to Vasastan. There is a red brick fortress on top. Great panorama view over the town. In the summer time especially popular for there are lots of lawns and places to sit down for a nice picnic. I found this park when I saw the fortress from afar and wanted to explore. From Sveavägen, I followed...

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  • Linnégatan

    Göteborg Off The Beaten Path

    In the city centre, but still off the beaten path since it is up on a hill away from major sights, you will find the Annedal Church. We had many school leaving do's here but that's not why it's worth seeing :))) It's just an impressive building and sometimes also have concerts. You can walk here from Linnéplatsen tram stop from where you also see...

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  • Drottningholm

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    ~ THE CHINESE PAVILION~ A small palace in the grounds of Drottningholm. Built 1753 as a birthday present to queen Lovisa Ulrika. Built in a chinese inspired style which at that time was the height of fashion in Europe.

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  • Kungälv

    Göteborg Off The Beaten Path

    Kungälv is a small town some 30 km north of Göteborg and worth seeing for its picturesque wooden houses in the centre and for a huge fortress. It stands where two rivers (Göta and Nordre Älv) meet as that was an important defence point in the wars between Norway and Sweden in the days when Norway held the province north of Göteborg. Apart from...

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  • Other Museums

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    Right in the middle of the Old Town, you can learn about the Nobel Prize, Alfred Nobel, and the Nobel Laureates and their visions. Guided tours, interesting films, and diverse objects take you on a journey from idea to the Nobel Banquet. Kafé Satir serves Swedish specialties and Nobel ice cream. The museum shop has something for everyone. Visit...

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  • Kinnekulle

    Göteborg Off The Beaten Path

    FRENCH: Entre Kinnekulle et Lidköping: Une photo juste pour le plaisir des yeux !...ENGLISH: Between Kinnekulle and Lidköping: A photo just for pleasuring the eyes !...DUTCH: Tussen Kinnekulle en Lidköping:

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  • Djurgården

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    Don´t miss the amazingly beautiful Waldemarsudde, located on Djurgarden not far from Open air Museum Skansen. Come to rest your legs after a walk around Djurgarden, have a cup of coffee in Prince Eugens café and watch the fantastic art made by Prince Eugen himself, or just to look out over Stockholms beautiful scenary.

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  • Bergianska Tr?dg?rden

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    Founded in 1791 by P.J.Bergius, this botanic garden is located on a small peninsula with natural beauty. There's a lot to see here if you are interested in plants. Also a café with meals, home made icecreams and cakes. If you bring your picknick basket, you can find some pictoresque places to enjoy by the shores. Take the red line T-bana to...

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  • Skeppsholmen

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    On the northern side of Skeppsholmen island, overlooking Djurgården with the Vasa museum, Gröna Lund amusement park and Skansen across the water we stumbled upon a most peculiar small café. It consists of the small yellow building in the picture and is open "wednesday to sunday when sunny". The beverages and cookies and buns are all home made and...

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  • Leksaksmuseet (Toy Museum)

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    The Toy Museum is very interesting. About 4 stories of all different kinds of antique toys. From legos to old music boxes, dolls to Mickey Mouse. It's located in Sodermalm on Mariatorget 1C. Take the T-bana to Mariatorget stop. It's free to get in with The Stockholm Card.

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  • Shopping

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    the heron city leisure and entertainment complex in Kungens Kurva gathers under its roof a world of enjoyment. cinemas, restaurants, shops , gyms, flight simulators and bowling alleys. right next door is the world biggest IKEA. T-bana: sk?rholmen, then buss 710,707,173,740,737 for two stops, you will see it.

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  • Karlberg

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    Karlberg is a property just across the border in Solna municipality, along the railway leading north from Stockholm and close to Kungsholmen. In the 1620s, king Gustav II Adolf's half brother, Admiral Gyllenhielm, aquired the property through merging three villages, and a stone mansion was built in 1634, which is the core of what you see today. As...

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  • Östermalm

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    Saluhallen "the market house" in the neighbourhood of Ostermalm (Östermalm) is so pretty. Here you can shop for delicacies or just have a stroll. Secret tip: There is a free public bathroom, really clean also, where you can sneak in. (But don't tell anyone!) Directions: The metro station is called "?stermalms Torg". Just get off the train there...

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  • Ekerö

    Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

    I had the opportunity to watch a friend of mine as he coached some local middle school hockey players in Vallentuna. Vallentuna is about 45 min outside of main Stockholm. It is a great residential area with very quaint looking homes, that seem very warm on cold winter nights. Make sure you keep an eye on your watch however, the last train leaves...

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  • Picnic place.

    If you love to have a picnic outside and enjoy a very beautiful landscape and environmental, then you shall head to Mariefred. In Mariefred there is a castle called Gripsholm, and there you have a nice park around the castle and also the lake Mälaren. Here you have many tables, toilette and garbage cans for the garbage you will leave. A perfect...

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  • The archipelago - a day off the city

    A wonderful way to explore the archipelago is to take a local boat that transport local people to the islands. We chose the Gallno island and had a great time there.

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  • Skanör

    At the time of my former visits to Sweden, both times from Denmark, the Øresund was to be crossed by ferry. A spectacular bridge is now making things much easier, accessible by motor vehicles running on the top level. The lower level is dedicated to commuting train convoys connecting Copenhagen and Malmö urban areas. Boarding such train with our...

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  • Lost in Sweden!

    My neice, my aunt and I visited Sweden 6 years ago and it was the experience of my life. It was like going back in time about 100 years. People were so friendly, polite and everything was so clean. We went for a drive out of Karlstad and ended up on a very untraveled road. We saw an old wagon with wooden wheels. Finally found our way out but for a...

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  • Skokloster

    Skokloster is one of the most popular castles in Sweden, with a huge collections of painting, furniture and arms. The arms collection is one of the largest in Europe. Skokloster is also one of the best preserved seventeenth-century castles in Europe. So I didn't need any convincing, I really wanted to see this castle! It sounded perfect, but all in...

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  • Sweden's "Stonehenge": Ale Stenar (Ale...

    Ales Stenar (Ale Stones), the mysterious "ship-setting" made of 59 large boulders set in a layout of a ship, 67 meter in length, 19 meter in breadth. This monumental stone formation is located just outside a fishing village of K?seberga, approximately eighteen kilometres southeast of Ystad in Sk?ne, on an astoundingly flat, grassy headland that...

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  • Strömsholm

    In these 'off the beaten path tips' I want to make an overview of all the castles and palaces that I've visited in Sweden. In this picture you can see Strömsholm. Hmmm.... maybe not the best one to start this page with, because I only had a chance to look at the castle from the outside. But it looked great and I hope to visit the palace in the near...

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