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Uppsala, only 38 minutes from Stockholm and 18 minutes from Arlanda airport, is one of Sweden's four major cities, and close to everything. You get the selection and pulse of a city and can simultaneously enjoy small-town intimacy and serenity. Stroll along scenic Årummet, relax in one of the city's cafés, or let yourself be enchanted by the Cathedral, which is just one of the city’s exciting attractions.

The City

Uppsala is a small city that features the amenities and pulse of a large city combined with the peace and intimacy of a town. You can stroll along the pedestrianized streets lined by an array of shops, or browse around the little boutiques of the old town. Relax with a glass of wine at a lounge bar or with a coffee alongside the River Fyris. Savour some delicious sandwiches and sumptuous bakery goods at trendy and stylishly-decorated cafés. Experience the bustling trade at Saluhallen and the tranquillity of the Botanical Garden, or enjoy the view from the Uppsala Konsert & Kongress and feel the presence of the city’s enthralling history through the Museum Gustavianum, Uppsala Castle and Gamla Uppsala. Enjoy the culture and international atmosphere of the ‘Culture Night’, the Uppsala International Guitar Festival, or another of the many other events taking place. Uppsala can be reached by train from Stockholm in just 40 minutes, while it takes just 18 minutes from Arlanda Airport. Uppsala: Close to everything since 1286.

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Uppsala is a beautiful city with many things to see. Whether your interests are art, nature or history, Uppsala has a huge selection of definite "must-sees" to offer you.

Do & See

Uppsala is a city that is full of life and there are many things to experience here. Move easily between beautiful natural surroundings, busy shopping streets, fascinating sights and exciting cultural treasures. The city offers loads of activities and organizes many entertaining events.


There is a thriving food culture in Uppsala, and you will find trendy new bistros alongside classic, familiar restaurants. Organic and locally produced, eccentric crossovers, finger food in its various forms, or old-fashioned Swedish home cooking--there is something for all tastes and moods.


Uppsala’s cafés are well-frequented at all times and are where students meet to study, where business owners have their meetings, and where the people of Uppsala come for a moment of relaxation or for a get-together--there is something for all tastes and moods. Why not savour a sandwich made with stone-baked bread, enjoy a cup of fair-trade coffee, sink into a comfy sofa in opulent surroundings, or simply just people-watch while sitting outside?

Bars & Nightlife

Uppsala’s nightlife has something for all ages and tastes. Unwind after work at a relaxing lounge bar, or why not try new beers and innovative drinks at one of the many bars this University town has to offer. You might also enjoy one of the stimulating and good-value dishes on offer at a tavern, dancing to the sounds of talented DJs or listening to a live band in historic surroundings. The choice is yours.


Uppsala is a lively shopping city. There is a nice mix of modern malls, specialty shops, cafés and restaurants. Shop, have a coffee or just enjoy the pulse of the city and the beautiful Uppsala surroundings. You can take a walk among the charming shops in the cobblestone cultural district around the Fyris River and St. Erik's Square, or along the popular pedestrian street where most of the city's fashionable malls and chain stores are located. If you continue under the railroad tracks, you will find small shops and the old Godsmagasinet, a former goods warehouse that now serves as a popular design and art gallery.

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