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Access to nature
Sweden’s right of public access is called ‘allemansrätten’, which gives everyone the right to enjoy Sweden’s outdoors, including the right to pick mushrooms, herbs and berries. The right also brings responsibilities – to treat flora and fauna and other people’s property with care. It can be summed up in the phrase ‘don’t disturb, don’t destroy’.
Photo credit: Sofia Marcetic/imagebank.sweden.se

Accessible travel

Many hotels provide specially adapted rooms for those who might have mobility limitations or suffering from allergies. Some hotels also have technical aids to enable those with limited mobility to take part in activities like swimming or riding.

Accessibility database

In the Accessibility database you can find information about the physical accessibility of stores and restaurants, within public service as well as outdoor areas and other destinations.

Transportation

Public transport staff is usually available to help disabled travellers to board and disembark if notified in advance. Swedish Railways’ trains have special lifts and seats for passengers using wheelchairs. Special seating areas are provided for passengers suffering from allergies. 

All stations and trains are non-smoking. On night trains, all bedding is made from synthetic materials. Furred animals are not allowed in couchettes or sleeping compartments, apart from guide dogs. Most street crossings have audible indications to advise visually impaired pedestrians when it is safe to cross.

Read more about accessible public transportation in Stockholm.

Travelling in Skåne / Malmö region

Getting to and from Sweden’s main airports

If you have any special needs when you fly to and from Sweden's main airports – for instance, if you have a functional impairment and require assistance you can read how these airports are able to assist you in the best way possible below. 

If you travel with Arlanda Express to and from Arlanda airport you can also read how they can assist you if you have any special needs.

Restaurant guides

There are many restaurants in Sweden with access for disabled people. Information can be found at the Accessibility database online.

Cinemas, museums, theatre

On the page stockholmmuseums.se all of Stockholms museums are listed, and the pictograms lets you know if museums are wheelchair friendly. 

A guide to accessible cinemas, museums, theatres and libraries in Stockholm can also be ordered from Kultur- och Idrottsförvaltningen in Stockholm Tel: + 46 (0)8 508 00 000       

Cultural walking tours for disabled people

”Kulturpromenader för personer med funktionshinder" by Elena Siré och Sten Leijonhufvud. Things worth seeing in Stockholm. The book is written in Swedish and English in the same copy. Order from Elena Siré - tel: + 46 (0)8 85 73 85

Skiing

For more information about skiing for disabled people

Stockholm archipelago

For information on accessible travel in the Stockholm archipelago, please contact Waxholmsbolaget and Strömma.