Swedes are famous for their outdoorsy culture, and no wonder. This is a nation of expansive forests, hidden lakes and remote archipelagos, topped off with vibrant cosmopolitan cities. Whether you’re trekking in the wild north or sipping coffee in Stockholm, let Luggage Mule ship your luggage to Sweden for a hassle-free journey and a generous 30kg allowance.
Customs: Meat products not originating from EU member states are forbidden, as is the transport of pets including dogs, cats and birds. Check the Swedish Customs website for full details.
Price: One way shipping from £44.99!
Shipping times: 6 working days!
Flights: Flights to Sweden from the UK usually take about two hours. Major gateways include Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö.
Currency: Swedish krona (kr, SEK)
Power: 230V, 50Hz
Visas: Holders of British Citizen or EU passports do not need a visa to travel to Sweden. Other nationalities may need a Schengen visa. To check the visa requirements of your country visit Schengen Visa Information website.
Time difference: Central European Time, GMT+2.
Packing for Sweden
Sweden’s climate is varied. Summers can be hot, particularly in the south, so don’t forget suncream, sunhats and and long-sleeve clothing. It’s also worth brining some insect repellent if you’re heading into the wild in the summer months. Swimming gear is a must too – there are masses of lakes for wild swimming, and several outdoor bathing spots in the centre of Stockholm.
Temperatures plunge in the winter, and can go as low as -30°C in the north, where snow can set in as early as October. If you’re visiting in winter, bring multiple layers, a scarf, gloves, a warm coat and sturdy boots.
Finally, you might want to bring some watersports gear – surfing, windsurfing and kite-surfing are popular activities on the east coast.
Ship your bike to Sweden
Some of Sweden’s best cycling can be found on the shorter west coast. For a long tour, try the 250-mile Cykelspåret, which runs south from Gothenburg to Lanskrona. Mountain bike enthusiasts will want to visit Åre Bike Park in Åreskutan, and serious competitors can sign up for The CykelVasan, a race from Sälen to Mora that follows roughly the same route as the Vasaloppet cross-country ski race. Wherever you’re headed, Luggage Mule can ship your bike to Sweden at reasonable rates, so all you have to do is turn up, saddle up and explore.
Ship your skis to Sweden
Sweden’s mountains are unlikely to trouble the mighty Alps, the country has a relaxed, family-friendly skiing culture that can be a welcome change from some of western Europe’s more hectic resorts. Åre is Northern Europe´s largest alpine sport resort, offering over 100 pistes that range from nursery slopes to challenging black runs. Other resorts include Sälen in the south, Vemdalen in the centre of the country, and Tärnaby in the northwest. Luggage Mule’s ski shipping service covers all Sweden’s winter sport resorts, so you can send your gear ahead and hit the slopes as soon as you arrive.
Ship your golf clubs to Sweden
Luggage Mule offers golf club shipping all over Sweden. The country is an underappreciated golf destination, offering a mix of well-kept courses and superb scenery. As you’d expect, it is particularly good for links courses, with excellent coastal options in the southwest and around the Stockholm archipelago. Some of the top resorts include Bro Hof Castle near Stockholm, Barsebäck GCC in the south and Halmstad GC on the west coast.
What to ship home from Sweden
Popular cultural souvenirs from Sweden include Sami handicrafts and the cute hand-painted horse statues known as Dala horses. Sweden also has a strong fashion and design heritage, so consider picking up homeware from brands such as Lagerhaus and DesignTorget, or clothing from the likes of Lindex, Acne Studios and the Sandqvist store. All three have flagship outlets in Stockholm. With a generous 30kg allowance, our Sweden luggage shipping service gives you plenty of room to fill up on souvenirs before your flight home.