Most towns in Sweden have centrally located tourist offices (turistbyrå) that provide free street plans and information on accommodation, attractions, activities and transport. Brochures for other areas in Sweden are often available. Ask for the handy booklet that lists addresses and phone numbers for most tourist offices in the country.

Most tourist offices are open long hours daily in summer; from mid-August to mid-June a few close down, while others have shorter opening hours – they may close by 4pm, and not open at all at weekends. Public libraries, hostels and large hotels are good alternative sources of information.

Tourist Offices Abroad

The official website for the Swedish Travel and Tourism Council (www.visitsweden.com) contains loads of excellent information in many languages, and you can request that brochures and information packs be sent to you.

Tourist offices can usually assist with enquiries and provide promotional material by phone, email or post (most don’t have a walk-in service). In countries without a designated tourist office, a good starting point for information is the nearest Swedish embassy.