Sweden Tourist Traps

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Sweden Tourist Traps

  • Nightlife

    Stockholm Tourist Traps

    It will be you and other tourist if there are any in there at the same time as you. It is a small bar and they give you coats and gloves to wear. I cant remember but I think it was like $30 to get in with 1-2 drinks. I would still go again even though it was a trap. http://www.nordicseahotel.se/en/ its in the nordic sea hotel, go in the main...

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  • Lilla Torg

    Malmö Tourist Traps

    ...it's inavoidable. But then just look at this picture and you see why, and quickly join the crowds those long summer nights :-) Have a drink in one of the many bars or buy yourself some locally painted clogs :-)

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  • Gamla Stan (The Old Town)

    Stockholm Tourist Traps

    In Old town is everything more expensive then the rest of the city because all the tourist go there. Check prices in a few stores, there are a lot of shops along Västerlånggatan. Go to Drottninggatan or Södermalm.

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  • Malmöhus & Musuems

    Malmö Tourist Traps

    Malmo doesnt seem very touristy at all, however some musuems, like the Musuem of carraiges would be too obscure for my personal taste - mais chacun à son gout. Just because they're there doesnt mean you have to "do" them. When time is short, you've got to be fairly selective.

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  • Shopping

    Stockholm Tourist Traps

    Yes, it is here that you will find that viking replica jewellery or lovely Sami handicraft too, but DO make sure that's what you buy and not the tons of so called Swedish souvenirs found here in the form of tacky t-shirts, trolls and viking figurines with horned helmets. The vikings never HAD horns on their helmets!!! :))) Leave Västerlånggatan and...

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  • Customs and Immigration

    Stockholm Tourist Traps

    CUSTOMS As with immigration, Swedish Customs formalities are usually painless and baggage is rarely opened, but it's sensible to observe the duty free limits and other rules. Duty free Visitors from non-EU countries (who are still able to buy goods duty free) and aged 18 or over can import duty free 300 cigarettes/150 cigarillos/75 cigars or 400g...

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  • Not all wonders are wonderful

    Anybody who has been to Scandinavia knows the characteristic black signs against blue or white background (see the picture) by the road. These are supposed to indicate natural or man-made wonders and often do, especially if the name of the attraction is given too. In some cases, however, obeying the sign you take a detour of a few kilometres just...

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  • No elks in Sweden!

    I've been twice to Sweden. Once in 2000 and once in 2003. The first time my friend and I were driving around to see some elks but unsuccessfully. In 2003 we came from Finland and Norway, where we've seen reindeers and elks en masse. But as soon as we crossed the Norwegian-Swedish border all deer disappeared. For the next days no elk and no reindeer...

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  • Abisko's midnight sun, a good...

    As soon as you reach the Lappland, you can't avoid to read and hear this : "land of midnight sun". Right, that was one of the things i absolutely wanted to see there. But if you can, avoid to try to see it at Abisko. First, you can't see it if you stay at the station, because of the mountains around. So, you have to take the chairlift to get at the...

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  • Just me Myself and I

    Campsite, Arvidsjaur. If you cant stand being alone, its better to skip to visit Arvidjaur in lappland. This is the most quiet place on earth. The only sound I heared was the noise of a mosquito.

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  • Buying a round of beer can be...

    Buying a round of beer can be very dangerous for your bank balance but I hear things are improving. You may hear of the 'before' party and the 'after' party in Sweden. Basically means get some booze down yer neck before you go out, drink a few beers at the expensive nightclub and then go on to some private party to really get stuck in....

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  • Lummelundagrottan - dripstone...

    Lummelundagrottan - dripstone caves in Gotland. They are promoted as some great tourist attraction, but in essence they are a boring set of caves, with very unimpressing dripstones. The Challenge tour could be more interedting, but I didn't get a chance to try it out, and its also pricey (400 SEK)

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  • Accomodation is VERY expansive...

    Accomodation is VERY expansive in Stockholm. Well if you failed to book anything upon arrival, you can approach the tourist information center in the main train station for help. Take note that they charge you 10% of cost what you booked with them.

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  • Well, the Dala Horse factory...

    Well, the Dala Horse factory is one major trap. It's interesting, but nothing more than a huge showcase to get some money out of tourists who have seen these horses times and times before, but can't believe they're finally at the very place where they come from! By the way: they're called Dala Horses because they come from the Dalarna region;...

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  • .....that we have all been...

    .....that we have all been trapped in in it, is for sure!!!!! MAKE LOVE NOT WAR!!!! I guess we can still say that!HAVE FUN WITH IT!!!I want to thank you this nice couple of frogs behing my house here in Sweden.

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  • Personally i dont like the...

    Personally i dont like the elk safaris which are arranged everywhre in Sweden. Try to find the elks by your self and you get a nice day in the forest. But this is my own opinion. Its difficult to haggle in Sweden, we are not use to it. But you can alwys try.

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  • If you are going to Halmstad...

    If you are going to Halmstad on the west coast in the summer, don´t go to the 'Tylesand-beach'. It is nice, but it´s way too crowded! Look for some beaches outside Halmstad instead.

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  • Mosquito Traps :)If you put...

    Mosquito Traps :)If you put one of them spray cans onto your window sill they won't come in. A miracle .. I guess they can read - even different languages as this was a German anti mosquito spray :)

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  • I wanted very much to see...

    I wanted very much to see real, alive elk (moose) in Sweden. Before my trip I studied carefully my guides and found the place 'they used to be'. I went there and spent more then 4 hours looking for any. I found only thousands elks on the T-shirts, road warning signs, mascots etc. Maybe I should go to the ZOO instead? Maybe you'll be more lucky. If...

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  • The museum at Gamla Uppsala. ...

    The museum at Gamla Uppsala. It was finished last year (2000), and is well, dissapointing. Gamla Uppsala is the location of 3 large and many small viking burial mounts. No one is sure about the details, and as the vikings had a thing for funeral pyres, there was not much left to be found when archeologists dug up the graves. It is a nice place to...

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  • Liseberg in Goteborg. ...

    Liseberg in Goteborg. Sweden's premier amusement park. It is the must see for all families!!!Astrid Lindgren's Varld. In Vimmerby. The author of the Pippi Longstocking series has her own theme park dedicted to children of all ages!!

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  • The only trap I noticed in...

    The only trap I noticed in Sweden after four times of visiting it is country's prices. Well, I never was in Tokyo, that is claimed to be a most expensive city in the world, but I found Stockholm prices EXTREMELY high, although many people here on VT (and not only they) say that situation is not so mad as some years ago, and Sweds themselves are...

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