The Rough Guide to Sweden

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Practical travel guide to Sweden with a free eBook featuring points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in Sweden. The Rough Guide to Sweden also includes details on how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in Sweden, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip.

The Rough Guide to Sweden covers: Stockholm; day-trips from Stockholm; Gothenburg; the Southwest; the Southeast; the Bothnian Coast; Central Sweden; Swedish Lapland.

Inside this travel guide you'll find:


Experiences for every kind of trip to Sweden, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Bohuslän Coast to family activities in child-friendly places, like Orsa Rovdjurspark or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like Icehotel, Jukkasjärvi.


Essential pre-departure information including Sweden entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more.


Carefully planned routes covering the best of Sweden give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip.


Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options.


Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for a sauna and a splash, dog sledding, hiking, river-rafting or wild lake swimming.


Rough Guides' rundown of Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Gotland's best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to Sweden, even in a short time.


Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in Sweden, matching different needs.


Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into Sweden, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.


Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Abisko Canyon and the spectacular Lund Domkyrkan.


Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Vadstena, Dalarna and many more locations in Sweden, reduce need to go online.


With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.


Free eBook download with every purchase of a printed book allows you to access all of the content from your phone or tablet, for on-the-road exploration.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781789195453
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 2/29/2020
Pages: 392
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm


This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences

  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 

Format: 129 x 198mm

Price: £14.99-£26.99 | $13.99-$34.99

Extent: 616–1208 page


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4.0 out of 5, 7 global ratings

Amazon Customer

Desperately needs some fact checking

Reviewed on August 07, 2019
Paperback | Verified

So the Sydney Opera House was designed by the Scottish Ralph Erskine (p 112)? Oh dear. That’s quite a surprise to those of us who thought Jorn Utzon was its architect.

Amazon Customer

Four Stars

Reviewed on June 23, 2018
Paperback | Verified

Solid guide to Sweden, but not quite up to the standard of Eyewitness travel guides.

Amazon Customer

Up to date and full of info

Reviewed on February 03, 2018
Paperback | Verified

I have not yet gone to Sweden, so will be using it more soon. However, I am using it as background research. Very useful.

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