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    By mini train in Uppsala

    by hopang Updated Sep 14, 2009

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    Mini train is a very popular means of transportation for local and foreign tourists visiting the city of Uppsala! It certainly adds colours to the city. Mini train is mainly used by those tourists who visit the city with small children and grand parents, handicapped persons or those who are simply lazy to walk!

    The city of Uppsala is very small and almost all the tourist attractions are within walking distance. The mini train travels on the main city roads and gravel paths around the famous tourist attractions in the city as depicted in our photograph above. It is only operating during the summer months between June and August each year. English guided tour of the city is held at 11.00 a.m. The mini train is operating from Fyristorg just opposite the tourist information office. More information can be obtained from Uppsala Tourism office below.

    Mini train in Uppsala Mini train information Mini train at Castle Square
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    Road conditions and more

    by sim1 Updated Aug 1, 2009

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    Road conditions
    If you are worried about the road conditions during your travels, this might be a good website for you: Road conditions

    Here you can find all the recent road conditions, due to weather, accidents and so on. Make sure the little yellow and red triangle on the top of the page is 'on'. This way will get messages describing the problems in a certain area when you click on it.

    Road signs
    Also useful might be this PDF file with a description of all Swedish road signs

    Stockholm road tax
    When you are driving in the Stockholm area you might notice the "Trängselskatt" or "Congestion tax". This is a road tax for vehicles driving into and out of the Stockholm inner city zone on certain times during weekdays. There is an exemption for this tax to Foreign registered vehicles, so this might not effect you at all.

    Road conditions on Sweden
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    Cycling friendly cities, air-pumps available

    by Trekki Updated Jul 30, 2009

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    I am amazed how peaceful the traffic is in the parts of Sweden I visited so far (= southern Sweden). It is a very much bicycle oriented country. Many paths exist for cyclists and even if some roads do not have an extra bicycle road separated from the car road, the cars slow down when a cyclist is ahead.
    The best though I saw (in context of cycling) was this Luftpump (= air-pump) for the bicycles in cities. I saw them not only once but several times already. Oh my, I wish so much that the traffic responsible subjects my own country would get their brain going and also establish facilities like these in Germany….

    Luftpump - air-pump for the bicycles :-)
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    Arlanda International Airport, Stockholm

    by hopang Updated Apr 1, 2009

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    Arlanda International Airport Stockholm is located at Sigtuna Municipality near Märsta in Uppland. It is situated approximately 40 kilometers north of Stockholm and approximately 35 kilometers south of Uppsala. It is the largest airport in Sweden and one of the largest in Scandinavian countries. The international airport was constructed in 1960. It has three runways.

    Arlanda International Airport has a capacity to handle approximately 25 millions passengers a year. The flow of passengers has been increasing annually over the recent years. There are four terminals in the airport, i.e. terminals 2 and 5 for international flights and terminals 3 and 4 for domestic flights. Among its impressive facilities in the airport are several hotels for transit passengers, 35 shops most of them are located at the Sky City, as many as 30 restaurants, two banks and numerous meeting and conference facilities.

    Sky City, Arlanda International Airport
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    Scenic Boat Cruise in Uppsala

    by hopang Updated Mar 30, 2009

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    If you visit Uppsala in a big group, you may want to take a round trip boat cruise along Uppsala's scenic Fyris River downstream to Lake Mälaren (cruise to nowhere) or to Sigtuna (approximately 3½ hours) or to Stockholm (approximately 8 hours). M/s Sjösala is an excellent choice for your boat trip! It is a perfect condition old boat constructed in 1897 in Gotheburg and is only used today for leisure, recreational, conferences or simply for your birthday party or small wedding reception. The boat can accommodate up to 30 passengers based on the seating capacity of its restaurant onboard.

    The first four hours cost 2,200 kronor per hour, thereafter the fare reduces to 1,200 kronor per hour with a minimum booking of three hours, i.e. minimum 6,600 kronor per trip. Please contact the below telephone number if you wish to charter the boat! The boat is anchored at Rederi Stenkajen, Brevduvevägen 6, Uppsala.

    Uppsala River
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    Hiring a car from Stockholm

    by angiebabe Written Dec 20, 2008

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    Price comparing with the internet companies www.auto-europe.com (brought to my attention here on VT and used a number of times now) and www.holidayautos.com I found that hiring a car away from Stockholm and selecting Uppsala which is only about 40 minutes away by pleasant train journey saved quite a lot of money.

    Stockholm has a type of congestion charge as well but then its waived on the weekends so take that into account as well if you are considering the options.

    I found that the advertised 'Uppsala city centre' choice for pick up location though was about 15 minutes walk from the train station away from the city centre and then there was no signposting whatsoever to show Europcar was anywhere nearby. By asking at the petrol station around about where the number of the road where the agency was supposed to be he then pointed that it was in the big complex behind him - and voila there it was - by a long walk with my suitcase and a bit time consuming trying to find it. But I did save some money by travelling out of Stockholm for the car.

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    Malmo Central Station

    by hopang Updated Sep 4, 2008

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    Malmo is easily accessible by trains from major cities in Europe. A traveller can travel by trains to Gothernburg in western Sweden or further up to Oslo, the capital of Norway. One can also travel by trains to nothern part of Sweden. It is also very convenient to travel by trains between Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark and Malmo which is located on the southern part of Sweden. The picture depicts the Central Station in Malmo.

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    Swedish airline www.skyways.se

    by angiebabe Written Aug 19, 2008

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    I didnt end up flying any flights with this airplane but I was on their website very frequently while planning a trip to the island of Gotland to the walled Unesco town of Visby.

    Getting to the popular island of Gotland, south of Stockholm, is either by 3-4 hour ferry from 2 ports, or via 45 minute flights from Stockholm. I am impressed at how low priced the flights can be bought online for - generally less than £100 return - you get given options of prices for times and from which airports ie Bromma or Arlanda.
    Bromma is closer to Stockholm with ARlanda being twice the distance away but I think transport might be more frequent.

    They also do flights elsewhere around Sweden - their flights to Goteburg were appealing as well!

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    Flights with www.sterling.dk

    by angiebabe Updated Aug 19, 2008

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    The low priced flights and destinations available with this airplane and its user friendly website make it an appealing airline to use to get to and around Scandanavia.

    Other destinations around Europe too of course but they do do good deals to get to Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo and from Stockholm to Goteborg.

    Some flights connect with Copenhagen with several hours or overnight wait between which is obviously not so ideal but their direct flights to Stockholm from London Gatwick are ideal. The website has a destinations map which clearly shows where they fly from and what connections.

    Note that if seats are available flights can be booked on day of departure 3 hours up until departure.

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    Local transport to Fotevikens Viking museum

    by Potato-Brigade Written Aug 13, 2008

    From Malmö to Fotevikens Viking Museum (near Höllviken)

    Take the "Trelleborg" buss from Malmö (number 146) as far as Höllviken. It's the stop immediately after the large roundabout. Ask the driver to put you off and he'll oblige. Getting from the bus stop isn't too easy however. You'll have to walk "back" keeping to the left, under the viaduct behind the petrol station, then right and follow the tarmack/gravel road past the first stables then carry on towards the second large stables. From there you'll see the signs. Or simply ask someone the way.

    The walk from the busstop to the museum is no more than 15 minutes.

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    Flying

    by marielexoteria Updated Nov 6, 2007

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    SAS is the Swedish airline and covers basically all of Sweden. Other low cost airlines you can use when flying around the country are Skyways, Fly Nordic and Malmö Aviation. Check their websites for time table and info:

    SAS: www.sas.se
    Skyways: www.skyways.se
    Fly Nordic: www.flynordic.com
    Malmö Aviation: www.malmoaviation.se (flies from Bromma Airport)

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    SJ: Train

    by marielexoteria Written Oct 5, 2007

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    SJ has trains connecting all major cities and most of the minor ones and the landscapes between vary: you can see lakes or rivers, green fields, picturesque buildings or houses. A trip by train is comfortable and environment friendly but beware that the distances might be long and that flying might save you some time.

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    Handy Travel Link

    by travelfrosch Written Apr 22, 2007

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    If you're not driving through Sweden, there is an excellent website to help you sort out your public transportation options. Resplus is your "one-stop shop" for train and bus schedules. All you need to do is type in your start point, desired destination, and date and time you wish to travel. Resplus will give you a number of proposed itineraries which will help immensely in your planning. It was indispensible for our trip to Sweden in 2006.

    Arctic Train Station

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    Car

    by Gili_S Written Jan 1, 2007

    Sweden is a great country to explore with your own car or rented one. The country is large and mostly empty, roads are good, there is little traffic and then you can park and camp anywhere on the way.

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    Tjörnbron

    by KaisaL Written Jun 27, 2006

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    The Tjörnbron bridge connects Stenungsund to the island of Tjörn. It is a cable-stayed bridge. In 1980 the bridge met with a disaster after a ship ran into the bridge. 8 people were killed as they drove off the bridge.

    Tj��rn bridge
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