Moving to Sweden?
Transport and Destinations in Sweden
Arriving in Sweden by Air or Sea
There are frequent ferry connections between Sweden and its neighboring countries. Different lines connect the bigger cities at the coast with destinations in Germany, Denmark, Estonia or Finland. Most of them offer discounts for students, senior citizens and children. Travelling outside of peak times will save you a lot of money, as fares will be cheaper then.
For those who would rather travel by air, Stockholm Arlanda is an important destination. The airport links Sweden to other European nations and North American countries. Göteborg Landvetter is another important airport with international flights to and from Sweden.
Railway Transport and Driving
A railway line between Copenhagen and Malmö connects Sweden to Copenhagen. If you are on your way to Stockholm or other parts of the country, you may have to change trains in Malmö. Other train connections allow you to travel from Sweden to Hamburg, Berlin, Brussels, Oslo, and other cities in Europe.
Or perhaps you would prefer to explore Sweden’s vast countryside by car! This is a great way to get to know your new home outside of the big cities. It is even possible to drive directly to Copenhagen from Malmö (or vice versa) via the Öresund Bridge (for which you will have to pay a toll). While driving is a convenient way of getting around in Sweden, you should be prepared for rough weather conditions, especially in the country’s north.
Possible Expat Locations
Stockholm is not only Sweden’s capital, it is also a major international city with great shopping and dining opportunities, a renowned club and music scene, and a vibrant cultural life. Moreover, it flaunts some breathtaking natural beauty. Stockholm is spread across 14 islands, connected by 57 bridges, in the Baltic Sea and looks back on more than 700 years of history.
Gothenburg, or Götheborg, is Sweden’s second largest city. In recent years, it has undergone a significant transformation from industrial seaport to cultural and international sports venue. In the 1990’s the Gothenburg Opera House was completed and various museums were refurbished. In addition, Gothenburg has also become famous for its exquisite cuisine, involving local produce and fish.
Malmö is often perceived as Sweden’s gateway to continental Europe, due to its connection to Copenhagen via the Öresund Bridge. The bridge opened in 2000 and turns the two cities into one metropolitan area. Malmö is a transportation hub, from which it is easy to explore the region. Copenhagen as well as several smaller towns, villages, and beautiful beaches are within easy reach. At the same time, Malmö remains a small and friendly town where almost everything is within walking distance.
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