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Most people flying from South Africa to Sweden hop onto a flight to Stockholm, but there are also 1-stop flights to Gothenburg:
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1 December 2013 : Ethiopian Airlines commences flights from Johannesburg to Stockholm, via Addis Ababa and Munich.
Fly from Johannesburg to Stockholm (JNB-ARN) with Ethiopian Airlines (via Addis Ababa), Emirates (via Dubai), Turkish Airlines (via Istanbul), Swiss (via Zurich), SAA/Lufthansa (via Munich), Lufthansa (via Frankfurt), BA (via London), KLM (via Amsterdam), Air France (via Paris) or Virgin Atlantic (via London Heathrow).
Fly from Johannesburg to Gothenburg (JNB-GOT) with Ethiopian/Lufthansa (via Addis Ababa & Frankfurt), Lufthansa (via Frankfurt), Turkish Airlines (via Istanbul), KLM (via Amsterdam), Air France (via Paris), Virgin Atlantic (via London), BA (Via London) or SAA/SAS (via London).
Fly from Cape Town to Stockholm (CPT-ARN) with Emirates (via Dubai), Turkish Airlines (via Istanbul), Edelweiss/Swiss (via Zurich), SAA/Lufthansa (via Munich), Lufthansa (via Munich), BA (via London), KLM (via Amsterdam) or Virgin Atlantic (via London Heathrow).
Fly from Cape Town to Gothenburg (CPT-GOT) with Turkish Airlines (via Istanbul), Lufthansa (via Munich), KLM (via Amsterdam), BA (via London) or Virgin (via London).
Fly from Durban to Stockholm with Emirates (via Dubai).
Sweden is part of the Schengen Area, so you need to apply for a Schengen Visa. For the latest up to date requirements, visit the Embassy of the Kingdom of Sweden or contact them at 012-426-6400 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Their physical address in South Africa is iParioli Complex, 1166 Park Street, Hatfield, Pretoria. Note that the embassy is closed on Swedish public holidays.
Keep these contact details handy in case you lose your passport, or something happens in Sweden requiring embassy assistance.
Physical address: 4th Floor, Fleminggaten 20, SE-112 26, Stockholm
Email : email@example.com
Phone number : +46-8-24-39-50
The currency used in Sweden is the Swedish krona.
Swedish is the official language and is widely spoken, as is English.
Places of interest in Sweden include:
Gotland, an island between Sweden and Latvia, delivers historical richness beyond compare with over 100 medieval churches and many prehistoric landmarks of note including burial mounds and the ruins of fortresses. This island is chock-a-block with villages as well as the national park of Gotska Sandön.
Stockholm’s pretty earthy coloured buildings contrast nicely with the blue water and sky. It has old world charm with its cobblestone chops and boutiques as well as edgy architecture and world-class restaurants. It’s also a great place to party and to shop for the latest fashions. Even better, Stockholmers tend to be generally nice people and can be counted on to make your stay a comfortable one.
Skåne has the mildest weather in Sweden but that’s not the only reason that tourists love it. The countryside is uniformly lovely and its flat terrain makes it ideal to explore by bicycle. There’s plenty to see—castles, picturesque coastline, and ancient cities are just some of the attractions you’ll see in your travels.
Uppsala is rich in Sweden’s ancient history as it’s considered to be the country’s birthplace. The area offers runes, pre-Viking burial mounds, and old mines aplenty. If you’re a cross-country ski fan you’ll want to head to Mora where the world’s biggest race ends up the first Sunday in March. It’s 90 km long so you’d better be fit to participate.
Summer and autumn is the best time to travel to Sweden, though the southern portion of the country is temperate year-round. Adventure travelers will want to avoid Sweden in June and July as it can get buggy. Travel in winter can be rewarding, especially for those addicted to skiing, dogsledding, and snowmobiling. Just bring the proper clothing.
You may either want to time your visit to Sweden to coincide with a public holiday and join in the fun, or avoid the date so as to avoid additional travel costs (and possible crowds):
6 January (Epiphany)
1 May (International Workers’ Day)
6 June (National Day of Sweden)
Floating Public Holidays:
All Saints’ Day
Author : Bronwyn Kienapple