Getting around Scandinavia

One of the first things you’ll notice when travelling around Scandinavia is how great the public transport system is. Buses are surprisingly comfortable (some offer free wifi) and long-distance trains have a wonderful knack for being on time, even in snowy winter weather.

Flights within Scandinavia tend to be expensive but overland transport is surprisingly cheap, especially if you’re armed with an Interrail or Eurail pass. Scandinavia has some of the world’s safest roads, so unless you’re heading into downtown Stockholm at rush hour, driving is almost always a pleasure.

If you fancy something a little more challenging, consider exploring by bike – the whole region is geared up for cyclists in summer, and you’ll find bikes for rent everywhere you go.

The Blue Train (blå tåget) in Sweden

Riding the Blue Train in Sweden

The Blue Train is a cool, retro alternative to Sweden’s usual high-speed trains, with a laid-back piano bar and a fancy restaurant onboard. Here’s what you can expect!

Interrailing in Sweden

Interrailing around Sweden

Forget bumpy bus rides and overpriced domestic flights: if you want to see Sweden comfortably, cheaply and with a can…

Views along the way from Kiruna to Narvik

Getting from Kiruna to Narvik

The trip from Kiruna to Narvik, just across the Norwegian border, is one of northern Sweden’s most beautiful journeys. The route…

Gothenburg to Copenhagen

Gothenburg to Copenhagen

Although it’s a bit of a slog and involves an international border crossing, the 315km journey from Gothenburg to Copenhagen…

Overland travel to Sweden

Overland travel to Sweden

Sweden’s close relationship with its Nordic neighbours means that border checks are generally pretty relaxed – if they exist at all….