How to Travel to Sweden


If you want to go to Sweden, you can choose from a number of options. By land, by ferry or by train and plane – every means of transport has its advantages.


Find out more about the various ways of getting here and the import conditions to Sweden.


Several ferry connections are available from Germany, Poland or Denmark to Sweden. Stenaline drives from Kiel (around 14.5 hours) or Frederikshavn in Denmark (around 3.5 hours) to Gothenburg, from Rostock (around 6 hours) and Sassnitz (around 4 hours) to Trelleborg. TT-Line runs from Travemünde, Rostock and Swinousjcle (on Usedom) to Trelleborg. Finnlines runs from Travemünde to Malmö in southern Sweden (around 9 hours). Talk to us – we will be happy to help you book your ferry trip to Sweden.


By car you can get overland over the Öresund Bridge from Denmark to Sweden. This leads from Copenhagen to Malmö. A crossing by car currently costs around € 52. A combined journey by car or mobile home by ferry is also possible.



Short for SE on abbreviationfinder, Sweden is easy to reach all year round by plane from various German airports. Stockholm Arlanda Airport is 42 km north of the city. Airlines such as SAS, Lufthansa, Norwegian and airberlin fly to the Swedish capital several times a day. Express trains and airport buses take guests quickly to the city center. You can also use the shuttle trains that run between Uppsala and Stockholm. In a group, a taxi ride into the city is also an alternative. If you want to continue traveling within Sweden, you can do so at Bromma (7 km west of Stockholm), as this is where domestic flights are usually handled. Ryanair flies to Stockholm Skavsta Airport, which is around 100 kilometers from the capital. Buses (Flygbussarna) bring passengers quickly to the capital. Gothenburg and Malmö both have airports as well. Landvetter Airport is located east of Gothenburg and is served by Eurowings up to twice a day. Malmö Airport is 33 km southeast of Malmö (the nearest airport, however, is Copenhagen-Kastrup, which can be reached by train in a few minutes).


Train travelers can travel by ICE via Hamburg to Copenhagen and then over the Öresund Bridge to Malmö and Stockholm. You can also reach Lund in Sweden in around 8 hours from Berlin.


Since Sweden is a member of the EU defined by countryaah, travelers generally do not need any further identification documents. However, it is advisable to carry an identity card or passport with you for customs controls.


Travelers from EU member states are allowed to import the following goods; more information on entry requirements can be found on the website of the Swedish customs authorities.

Alcoholic beverages
– 110 liters of beer (over 3.5%) or
– 10 liters of liqueur / spirits over 22% alcohol
– 20 liters of liqueur or spirits between 15% and 22% alcohol
– 90 liters of wine with an alcohol content between 3.5% and 15% alcohol

Alcohol and alcoholic beverages may only be imported by people aged 20 and over and must only be intended for personal use.

Tobacco products
Travelers over 18 years of age are allowed to import tobacco products for personal use.

Agricultural products
Travelers from EU member states are allowed to bring an unlimited amount of agricultural produce to Sweden up to a value of 4300 SEK when arriving by plane or ferry, or 3000 SEK when traveling differently. A health certificate is required for meat and dairy products. Special regulations may apply to certain plant species. More information on



Sweden has a number of events to offer throughout the year that make visiting the north even more attractive. do you have a specific event in mind? Then let us know and we will tailor your individual framework package for this event. Just talk to us.


Sami winter market

February is entirely part of the Sami culture. Numerous Sami and tourists come together for the annual winter market in Jokkmokk and celebrate the local culture for three days. In addition to over 500 market stalls with all kinds of fur clothing, handicrafts and culinary highlights, the focus is on celebrating Sami traditions. If you want, you can even take a reindeer taxi here.



Dalarna is the ski stronghold in Sweden. Every year in March, thousands of onlookers come to the world-famous Wasalauf – a 90-kilometer cross-country skiing competition. In addition to the professional athletes, “normal” hobby cross-country skiers will also have access to the trails for a personal challenge the week before.


Stockholm marathon

The Stockholm Marathon, which has been held in the Swedish capital since 1979, runs picturesque along the waterways and the castle. Due to the large number of participants, the number of participants has been limited to 21,000 runners. You should register early or simply watch the speculation as a spectator.

Midsummer night

The cheerful midsummer festival is simply part of the image of Sweden. Celebrating the brightest day of the year is a traditional Swedish tradition. In almost every place people dance and celebrate and dance around the colorfully decorated tree. The weekend closest to June 24th is chosen as the time.

Smaka på Stockholm (A Taste of Stockholm)

Every year the coveted Food Festival in Kungsträdgården (formerly called Restaurangernas Dag) in Stockholm attracts more than 350,000 visitors. Gourmets and gourmets get their money’s worth here, because the selection of delicious dishes and drinks is large. During the festival, the traditional to unusual food is not only served in restaurants, but also by food trucks and stands, and in many local shops. Admission is free.


Ystad Jazz Festival

Jazz fans from Sweden and neighboring countries make a note of the Ystad Jazz Festival in summer. In addition to classical concerts, young and creative music arrangements are also shown. Coupled with exciting venues such as Sankta Maria Kyrka, it makes sense to travel to the southern Swedish city.

Cancer festival

Throughout August, the delicious shellfish eat in and out of Sweden. Restaurants and ships offer crab parties, families enjoy self-caught crabs with one or the other schnapps and the Göta Canal is transformed into a 200-kilometer culinary paradise.


Kanelbullens Dag

The day of the cinnamon bun has been celebrated in Sweden since October 4th, 1999. The sweet and popular yeast pastry can be found in every Swedish bakery and is particularly popular with a fika – the Swedish term for a sociable coffee drink and break.


Stockholm Film Festival

November is the month for all movie buffs in the Swedish capital. The focus is on the exchange between the filmmakers and the moviegoers. Tickets for the festival are in great demand because the top-class films attract numerous guests from home and abroad. Find out more here: