Planning your trip

Expert advice on planning a trip to Sweden

Need advice on travel insurance for a trip to Sweden? Planning to learn Swedish? Or maybe you’re just wondering how expensive the beer is in Stockholm. This is the part of the Routes North website where we get you up to speed on how things work, so your trip to Sweden goes without a hitch. If you’re wondering about something that’s not covered here, head over to our Sweden forum and post a question there, or read our Sweden FAQs.


Sweden wolves guided tour

How to do Sweden on a budget

When you arrive in Scandinavia, you’ll notice that seemingly small purchases add up quickly, putting a strain on your wallet….

Sauna etiquette in Sweden

Sauna etiquette in Sweden

Like fika, sweating away life’s problems in a baking-hot sauna is an essential part of the Swedish experience. And the…

Detailed guide to the cost of living in Sweden

Cost of living in Sweden

Sweden has a reputation for being expensive. In many ways it’s deserved, but even with the relatively high cost of…

The best time to visit Sweden

The best time to visit Sweden

Sweden is blessed with four very distinct seasons, with temperatures hopping from ice cold to pleasantly balmy. But when’s the best time of…

Swedish midsummer

Midsummer in Sweden: 2020 guide

Dancing, feasting, drinking and a seemingly endless supply of sunlight: there’s a lot to like about Midsummer in Sweden. With…

Renting a car in Sweden

Sweden is a great country to drive in, with some of the safest roads in the world. The whole experience…