Clarion Hotel Arlanda Airport
Arlanda, 190 45
Phone: (46) 8 444 18 00
Fax: (46) 8 444 18 99
The Tyresö Palace served as an accommodation for Marquis Claes Lagergren in the early 1700s. Guided tours are available that will take you through most parts of this palace. The original features in the rooms have been well-maintained. You will find a restaurant and a conference hall in the west wing.
Rosersberg Palace, built by the Oxenstierna family in the 1630s, was named after the founder's mother's family name, Tre Rosor. In the 1740s it was acquired by Baron Erland Broman, and in 1757, the palace became a royal residence. Built in the Renaissance style, the palace was redesigned according to Baroque standards by Tessin, in the seventeenth century. Some of the interiors have traces of the neo-classical and empire styles. To reach the palace, take the commuter train to Rosersberg and then walk the rest of the way (2km), or catch a boat from Stadshuskajen. Open to pre-booked tours only; see website for details. Palace Park is open year-round.
This modest little information center can give you the goods on everything going on in Sigtuna. Opening and closing times, dinner reservations, and arrangements for tours and boat trips can be made here, and the staff is invariably English-speaking in addition to being knowledgeable.
Skokloster Castle was uninhabited for many years and was never quite completed. The construction took place during the period of 1654-1677 under the direction of architects Caspar Vogel and Nicodemus Tessin Sr. Commander Carl Gustaf Wrangel, who had acquired an interest in palatial construction when he was overseeing the renovations of two Renaissance palaces on the island of Rügen, commissioned Skokloster. In the banqueting hall, one of the halls that remained unfinished, tools from the construction work are on display. The palace was purchased by the state in 1967, and with its adjoining gardens it is an interesting example of the Baroque style that was prevalent during the mid-seventeenth century. Guided tours are available every hour, and tickets cost SEK60, with discounts available for children, students and senior citizens. There is a souvenir shop, a palace café and a craft workshop for children.
This is one of the many nature preserves that gird the shores of Lake Mälaren. It contains extensive hiking trails as well as a few choice coves and inlets that are great for swimming, boating and fishing.
This park is situated on the northern end of a peninsula, just across the sound from Uppsala. Though it is a peninsula, it is most conveniently reached from Uppsala by water, as the nearest road connection is some distance south, a good deal closer to Stockholm. Apart from activities like hiking and camping, the park has large dunes and open spaces that are used for activities like ATV'ing.
Lake Mälaren is as much a part of Swedish cultural history as their language or their cuisine. Not truly a lake in the sense that it drains into the Baltic, it was in fact separated by a strip of land as recently as the 19th Century, but with the digging of the Södertälje canal, Mälaren once again became an inlet of the sea. The Lake has an almost uncountable number of small inlets and harbors, and its many twists and turns hide tons of peninsulas and islands. It offers both easy access by water to its many secrets and demands a high level of familiarity in order to find them, and thus has long been the summer retreat and wilderness vacation spot of Swedes of all social classes and professions. Today, it is still a great jumping off point for those in search of green and growing spaces that are not too far away from civilization.
This little nature preserve is sandwiched between a wooded hillock and the banks of the Fyris. It is not large, but does contain some of the finest options for camping, hiking and picnicking.
A quaint little community church located in the center of Enebyberg, the Enebykyrkan follows the principles of ecumenicalism, which is an idea that is related to unity and universality. Playing an important part in bringing the community together, through spirituality and religion, the church organizes various events that focus on uniting the community. See the website or call to know more.
Uppsala's Stadsskogen, or City Forest, is a remainder of the wild and deep woods that once blanketed Sweden (and still occupy much of the northern half of the country). The cool dim depths of the forest belie its relatively small size, and it is easy to pass a day wandering its paths and exploring its gentle slopes and meadows.
Kungsängen began as an autonomous community and has since grown into an integral part of the city. Once almost strictly an industrial and commercial zone, it still hosts more than its fair share of factories and shopping centers, but is a vibrant residential quarter as well.
Uppsala's castle was never a true fortress in the military sense, but long served as a residential palace for the royal family of Sweden. It is in some ways the analog of Versaille in France or Greenwich in England, though neither as grand nor as steeped in tumultuous history as either of those. It is open nearly every day for tours, and though a tour of the galleries and halls costs a modest fee, the grounds and gardens can be visited free of charge.