Guidebook Updates for Sweden

When we learn of critical changes to the information in our guidebooks on Sweden, we post them here. (Of course, it's still smart to reconfirm critical transportation and sightseeing details locally.) Armed with a Rick Steves guidebook and these late-breaking updates, you're set for a great trip!

Across Sweden

For books printed before July 2021, the following may apply:

  • NSB railways and Nettbuss bus services have a new name: Vy and Vy Buss.


  • In summer Kalmar Castle now stays open later on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (now open late June–mid-Sept Fri–Mon 10:00–18:00, Tue–Thu until 20:00, off-season daily 10:00–16:00, Nov–Dec open Sat–Sun only).


  • The Stockholm Pass has been replaced by the "Go City Pass," which has similar but not identical offerings (most notably it doesn't cover the Royal Palace or have a transit-covering option). Purchase the pass on the Go City app, then present the pass on your phone at each sight it covers.
  • Visit Stockholm, the downtown city-run information office, has closed.
  • The most efficient way to buy tickets for public transit (subway, tram, and bus) is now via the SL-Stockholm app, where it's easiest to pay with a credit card linked to your mobile wallet. Single-ride tickets can also be purchased by tapping a contactless credit card at subway turnstiles and bus/tram scanners, but drivers no longer sell tickets on board, and most T-bana stations no longer have ticket machines.
  • The Nobel Museum now stays open late (until 21:00) on Fridays, but otherwise now closes at 19:00.
  • The Royal Armory, National Museum, Museum of Modern Art, and Swedish History Museum — all of which used to be free to enter — now each charge 150 SEK (about $14).
  • Restaurang Volt in Östermalm has closed.

For books printed before July 2021, the following may also apply:

  • Kaknäs Tower has closed to the public.
  • To reach Thielska Galleriet from Odenplan, take bus #67 (not #69).
  • Stockholm no longer has a City Bikes program.
  • Sushi Yama Express at Nybrogatan 18 has closed.


  • Buses to Gamla Uppsala now leave from stops on Dronninggatan or Vaksalagatan (near Uppsala's Stora Torget).

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