Sweden: Backpacking

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Sweden Backpacking

For budget travelers who like being on the move, backpacking is the ideal way to see Sweden. Sweden offers backpackers a decent choice of accommodation, amenities and facilities in a variety of locations, from hostels and campsites to cabins and lodges, whether you are in the more sparsely populated northern and southern extremes of the country, the big cities like Stockholm and Gothenberg. Travel is not a problem for anyone wishing to backpack around Sweden: trains offered by Sweden’s national rail service, SJ, are fast and efficient, but expensive, while the buses operating in Sweden are usually fast, efficient and cheaper than travelling by train. Backpackers heading for Sweden will also be spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation, too: Camping in the Swedish countryside is free, so if you are going to stay at a private campsite, the standards are usually quite high. Hostels, or Vandrarhem, also offer backpackers another comfortable option as they are usually equipped with kitchens, showers, are clean, and warm during the colder months. Other accommodation for backpackers in Sweden come in the form of bed and breakfasts, farm stays, and couch surfing participants. There are over 3,000 couch surfers in Sweden who will offer you their couch for a couple of nights, in return for your couch when they come to stay with you.