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Make a holiday rental, home, or cottage in Central Sweden your home away from home

Anyone looking for a holiday somewhere packed with natural beauty, amazing historic buildings and friendly locals need look no further than Central Sweden. This is a fantastic place to visit at any time of the year with its vast expanse of beautiful scenery and fascinating culture. Here visitors will find numerous different places to stay including self catering accommodation, hotels, B&Bs, cottages, cabins and campsites.

Things to do on holiday to Central Sweden

The Central Sweden coastline is ideal for visitors to enjoy a boat tour from Stockholm and other ports around Lake Mälaren during spring, summer and autumn. The long summer days offer great opportunities to sunbathe, hiking, cycling, swim in the sea or enjoy a picnic at one of the idyllic islands or on the Swedish mainland. Many of the castles and manor houses in the region offer special cultural events, in particular music, during the summer season.

Dalarna has a famous open-air theatre Dalhalla, which is set in an old limestone quarry and holds music and opera events in summer. There are many sporting activities available in Central Sweden with fishing popular throughout, including city angling in Stockholm and Gothenburg. Whilst winter sports are mainly undertaken in the north, there are some resorts in the central regions as well as many water sports too.

There is a good mix of places to eat in Central Sweden with numerous restaurants, bars, inns and cafes. Stockholm offers many fine dining restaurants but there are also smaller more affordable eateries in and around the region. The main cities and towns in Central Sweden have large stores, while the Dalarna region is Sweden ´s leading centre for traditional crafts.

Places to visit on holiday to Central Sweden

Throughoutthe year Central Sweden offers so many interesting places for holidaymakers to visit including museums, galleries and zoos. The island of Björkö in Lake Mälaren, an archaeological Viking settlement of Birka, features a museum and is on Unesco’s World Heritage List. The Furuvik amusement park near the town of Gävle features a zoo, circus and a large number of rides and attractions for children.

The area around Stockholm, Uppsala and Lake Mälaren and the Bergslagen region in particular have many historic places of interest such as the Gripsholm castle near the town of Mariefred. Visitors interested in the Swedish Royal Family can take a tour which takes in visits to see their official, permanent and summer residences.

Weather in Central Sweden

The winter days in Central Sweden are short and cold with the average high temperature in January as low as -1C, with only six hours of daylight. However, to some people’s surprise the summer can be as warm as Southern England, with the average high in July 22C and as much as 19 hours of daylight. Around April and October the temperatures can be quite fresh at an average of 9-10C.

Travel to Costa Central Sweden

Stockholm-Arlanda Airport has flights to and from most of Europe through the national carrier SAS. Along with Ryanair, SAS fly directly to Stockholm and Gothenburg from the UK and British Airways flies direct to Stockholm. Direct services between the United States and Sweden are operated by SAS in cooperation with United Airlines. Taxis, car hire firms, trains, buses and coaches can all be found at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport.

Eurolines offers scheduled coach services to Europe, including 27 destinations in Sweden. Ferry services carry visitors from Denmark to Gothenburg and from Eastern Europe to Stockholm.

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                                                                                                    Recent Reviews

                                                                                                    Great house and great surrounding.

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    We enjoyed a wonderful week in a great house. The walks in the woods and along the seaside as well as the tours by motorboat were unforgettable! In autumn, the touristic season is over. Many restaurants in Nyköbing (especially those by the harbor) are closed. We also enjoyed Stendörren Nature Reservate. We hope to come back soon... Thanks for everything. It was great!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 23-Oct-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                    Exceptional host

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    Christoph's place is perfect to unwind. The houses are surrounding by beautiful forest and nearby lake/marina. Cristoph and Maria were the perfect host, attending to every need we could have. Unfortunately the weather was windy and on/off raining but he always made his best to entertain us, even getting up super early (in a storm!!!) to bring us to a place where we could see salmon jumpings...I missed all of the jumps but the person travelling with me managed to see 5 in one hour! Christoph gave us some bikes so we could get around and took time to teach us to fish as we were complete beginners. Also on a more than usual rainy day he managed to find a movie to set in the cinema barn (awesome setting!!) in the language my fellow traveller was speaking as she doesn't speaks english, swedish, danish nor german, but he still managed to accomodate her by finding one in her language. I will definitely recommend this place to everyone! Although we didn't have a car Christoph was more than accommodating by picking us up from the train station then bring us to do some food shopping for the length of our stay and then dropping us back at the station when it was due to leave. You can trust him with tips he gives you regarding where to go or places to see as thanks to him we have seen beautifull places, such as a trip into the forest to arrive at an elevated place where to have an amazing view of the lake. It was our first time in Sweden for the both of us but Christoph and his family 's kindness made it an exceptional trip and I definitely want to come back, with a bit of luck the weather will be better this time to make a full use of the lake and use the boat. Amazing place!
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016

                                                                                                    A good week in Dalaro

                                                                                                    5 of 5
                                                                                                    The house was spacious and generally well equipped. A bit more crockery, especially bowls, would have been useful. The toilet in the shower room was uncomfortably close to the washing machine. However, these were minor things and the house was large, airy and comfortable. As we were there with our son and family, the layout of the house meant that we had our own separate sleeping areas- a big bonus. We were blessed with lovely weather and the garden was a tranquil place to sit and contemplate things. Lots of birds, butterflies and the odd deer. The enclosed verandah was good for breakfast. The position of the house was very good. A short walk took you to a small beach which our 3 year old grandson thoroughly enjoyed. We went into Stockholm twice , so having the bus stop just around the corner was very convenient. The bus connected with the train in Handen and the journey into Stockholm was very easy. Dalaro itself was very pretty and the man in the tourist office was very helpful. The owners were very welcoming. All in all, an excellent base for a holiday.
                                                                                                    • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2016
                                                                                                    • Date of Stay: Sep 2016