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During our visit we saw only the main sights of Sweden. Many interesting towns and attractions are located within a few hours from Stockholm, which is quite convenient. Therefore, as an option you can live in the capital and travel around the country for a week.

In Sweden we saw:


View from the observation deck at the City Hall
View from the observation deck at the City Hall ©Yuriy Buriak


Orebro ©Yuriy Buriak


Uppsala Cathedral (1260-1435)
Uppsala Cathedral (1260-1435) ©Yuriy Buriak

and the Kalmar Castle

Kalmar Castle
Kalmar Castle ©Yuriy Buriak

Map of Sweden
Map of Sweden ©visitsweden.com

The same map can be downloaded here in PDF.

Useful links:
http://www.visitsweden.com/ - official guide to Sweden
http://www.visitstockholm.com/ - official guide to Stockholm
http://www.sj.se/ - journey planner in the country, schedule of public transport
http://sl.se/ - journey planner in the Stockholm area, schedule of public transport
http://www.swebus.se/ - buses
http://www.nettbuss.se - buses
https://www.flixbus.com - busses between Göteborg, Stockholm and Malmö, and between Sweden and Northern Continental Europe, especially Denmark and Northern Germany
http://www.wifikartan.se/ - free WiFi hotspots (another website)
http://webbkameror.se/webbkameror/index.php - webcams
http://www.sverigeturism.se/ - road map of Sweden
http://www.transportstyrelsen.se/en/ - all information for those who travel by car
http://www.citybikes.se - bicycle rental
http://www.hitta.se/ - shops and businesses (another website)
http://www.sf.se/ - search and buy movie tickets (most movies are shown in English with Swedish subtitles)
http://www.stockholmparkering.se/infartspark.htm - parking in Stockholm (and map)
http://www.abbathemuseum.com/ - ABBA museum in Stockholm
http://www.camping.se/en/Campingse-International/ - campings
http://www.skanetrafiken.se/ - information about the 1-3-day ticket in the Skåne region
http://www.stromma.se/en/Stockholm/ - boat trips
Practical information about Sweden

Some movies that are associated with Sweden:
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) - Screen version of the first book of the trilogy "Millennium" by Stieg Larsson about journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the hacker girl Lisbeth Salander. Actually, this is the most famous Swedish book. There are two screen versions, Swedish (2009) and American (2011).

The Bridge (2011) - Modern Danish-Swedish detective TV show, events of which are associated with the Øresund Bridge that connects the two countries.

Fanny and Alexander (1982) - One of the top movies of the famous director Ingmar Bergman, which won four "Oscar" awards. In general, most of his movies were filmed in Sweden.

Let the Right One In (2008) - Quite famous Swedish fantasy about a 12-year-old boy who develops a friendship with a vampire girl. The action takes place in Stockholm.

The American (2010) - Drama with George Clooney; the beginning of the movie and some of the scenes were filmed in Sweden.

Melancholia (2011) - Lars von Trier's drama with Kirsten Dunst. The movie was shot in many places in Sweden, especially near the Tjolöholm Castle.

Play (2011) - Swedish crime drama about the black teenagers, based on real events. The movie was shot in Gothenburg.

Beyond the Border (2011) - Swedish war movie that shows a lot of beautiful scenery.

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