Clarion Hotel Arlanda Airport
Arlanda, 190 45
Phone: (46) 8 444 18 00
Fax: (46) 8 444 18 99
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.
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.
Located in the small town of Taby, this farmhouse offers the ideal picnic venue away from the hustle of the city. The locals are quite friendly and co-operative, and most farmers allow tourists to explore their property. The town has picturesque old buildings and a beautiful view of the countryside. With Lake Ronninge around the corner, you have a variety of outdoor activities to choose from. You can take a walk around the farm, or play with the farm animals. The area also has exercise trails if you want to go jogging, and the lake is ideal for swimming.
This sports center is always bustling with activity. It has squash and badminton courts and is also the only place where you could play racquetball. The gym is well-equipped with the latest machines. If you're not in a mood to exercise, head to the solarium for a nice tan or the restaurant for a snack. There's also a shop, where you can shop for sports gear, equipment and accessories.
This golf club is situated just northwest of the city and west of Gamla Uppsala. In addition to a beautifully manicured course, it also offers spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and a modest pub and restaurant and pro shop.
This ice skating arena, formerly the home of Uppsala's regional hockey team, is now open to the public since the action has been moved to the spanking new ice at the Uppsala Arena. The old facility hosts regular skating nights, ice shows and other events on a regular basis.
This modern playground has disabled access. It is a place where all children can move around, handle the playing equipment and participate in the games. Among other things, you will find a raised sandbox, an adventure fortress for games and exercise, indications for the visually impaired and a stable swing that older kids can use, too. The park has animals for the children to meet, including rabbits, hens and sheep.
Gamla Uppsala is the core of the old prehistoric settlement that became the modern city. Once the seat of Norse worship in the Viking age, nothing remains of the glorious temples and legendary sites of sacrifice and worship of bygone days but burial mounds and rune stones, but the museums and themed attractions of the village provide some fascinating insight into the history of one of Sweden's richest points of history and heritage.
IMAX, the largest film format in the world, can be experienced at Cosmonova in the Museum of Natural History, located on the northern outskirts of central Stockholm. At Cosmonova you can fly a jet plane, cross vast oceans, or travel through the universe, without leaving your seat. Cosmonova also serves as Sweden's largest planetarium. This is a major tourist attraction so you might want to book tickets ahead of time. Films are generally in Swedish with English headphones available.
Located near the southern shore of Brunnsviken, this park offers plenty of open spaces and natural beauty. Its star attraction is a statue of August Strindberg, and the museum of sculptor Carl Eldh. You can take a walk in the park or just relax in the pleasant surrounding.
At the School Museum, an old classroom is recreated with authentic interiors and all kinds of teaching aids, such as old maps showing countries that do not exist anymore. If you want your children to experience a day in the life of a student from way back, this is the place to go. They get to write with steel nibs, study old pictures and see skeletons used for science lessons. Bring your own old-fashioned packed lunch to eat at your desk.