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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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                                                                                                      Super Stay in Sweden 5*

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                                                                                                      This property and host are fantastic on all levels. The house is cozy, warm, very clean and very well equipped for any family. The boat and bikes were great - excellent condition and all instructions provided (for the boat). We were so glad we got the weather to enjoy all the facilities on offer. Great location - not too far from amienties and services and yet peaceful and relaxing. Bettina was genuinely friendly and helpful - she welcomed us so warmly even after we made her do a bit of a detour as we got a bit lost! Totally our mistake nothing to do with the property location at all. Bettina provided us with lots of information about the local area and was more than helpful. Thank you very much Bettina, we had a super stay in Sweden and the house and facilities were just perfect! Best wishes for the future from all of us x
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Surpassed all expectations - Heavenly!!

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                                                                                                      Eva was so helpful from the outset and made finding their amazing cottage so easy. Everything was perfect from start to finish, we arrived to brilliant sunshine which showed off the cottage and it's idyllic setting perfectly. The pictures do not do it justice, it's even more beautiful and peaceful in real life and you never tire of the view. The cottage has everything you need and Eva and Bosse made sure we were settled and offered great suggestions of where to head for walks and to see the sunset. There were also a couple of bikes which was a great way to explore a bit more of the island. Also, we're not sure you could have a sauna with a better view - the perfect way to end a day! It really was the most wonderful trip and we can't wait to come back!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 06, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017