Travellers with Disabilities

Sweden is one of the easiest countries in which to travel around in a wheelchair. People with disabilities will find transport services, ranging from trains to taxis, with adapted facilities – contact the operator in advance for the best service.

Public toilets and some hotel rooms have facilities for those with disabilities. Some street crossings have ramps for wheelchairs and audio signals for visually impaired people, and some grocery stores are wheelchair-accessible.

For further information about Sweden, contact De Handikappades Riksförbund, the national association for the disabled.

Also, contact the travel officer at your national support organisation; they may be able to put you in touch with tour companies that specialise in travelling with disabilities.

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