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A woman and a dog is in the forest away from paths. The woman is riding a lightweight electric all-terrain four wheeler.
Access to nature
Photo: Sofia Marcetic/imagebank.sweden.se

Overview

Accessible travel

Many hotels provide specially adapted rooms for those with mobility problems of 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 travelers 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

A guide to accessible cinemas, museums, theatres and libraries in Stockholm can 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.