If you're arriving to Sweden via Denmark or Norway, there are ferry services operating from both countries. From Denmark, you could also make good use of the Oresund Bridge, the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe, which connects the Danish capital Copenhagen to the university city Malmö in Sweden. This makes a fantastic journey across the Oresund Strait, but will entail a cost of 98 Euros if your vehicle is over six metres, and 49 Euros if it is under this length. If you choose this route, then Malmö is really worth wandering around for an afternoon to check out its contemporary cafés, interesting shops, and to gaze at the mishmash of architecture and locals.
The Southern tip of Sweden is one of the most fertile agricultural areas in Europe and really is wonderful to behold from the viewpoint of a motorhome. Tour the rolling hills with white villas dotting the horizon and endless sandy beaches on the way to the town of Ystad, the fishing village of Molle, or the summer cities of Torekov and Båstad.
Wild camping in Sweden is permitted virtually everywhere, save for beaches and fields. Along public roads you may stay for 24 hours in lay-bys and designated parking areas, or until the next weekday at weekends or on public holidays. Hiking, swimming, cycling and skiing are permitted practically everywhere which has been cultivated, and during the summer season, when the climate can get quite mild, make perfect outdoor activities to be enjoyed alongside friendly locals and city Swedes on holiday.
One of the most memorable spectacles to be enjoyed in Sweden during the summer is heading north to Swedish Lapland from May through to July, and enjoying the midnight sun. On a night when the sky is clear and cloud free, find a comfortable spot and enjoy the surreal dreamlike landscape which only occurs during these parts of Arctic Europe. Just be sure to bring a face mask with you for when you finally go to sleep.
Sweden is one of those rare countries which are just as beautiful and has as much as to offer in the winter months as in the summer months. Why not go skiing in one of the more than 200 ski resorts? Spot wildlife such as moose, wolves, and if you're lucky (or unlucky) a bear! Join one of the 30,000 tourists who flock to the village of Jokkmokk every February to enjoy the annual market and celebration of everything related to the culture and traditions of the indigenous Sami people, who have lived and carved a living in these harsh climates for over a thousand years. Or if the south of this already northern country offers just enough winter for you, enjoy the very best Christmas markets which Europe has to offer in the capital Stockholm or Malmö.
Whatever time of year you decide to visit, with motorhome hire in Sweden you're sure to enjoy this fascinating and beautiful country in the very best way possible.
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