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Welcome to Uppsala

Welcome to Uppsala

Uppsala is a dream destination. The city is close to Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, yet offers both picturesque countryside and the vibrancy of a big city. You can experience both history and modern living on a visit to Uppsala.

Uppsala is close to Stockholm and Stockholm Arlanda airport

You will find Uppsala just 38 minutes from Stockholm and 18 minutes from Stockholm Arlanda Airport - one of Sweden’s four biggest cities, yet retaining a sense of small-town charm and personality. The journey by train is very quick, but you can also take the bus or come by car. You can find out more about how to get to Uppsala here.

There are many places and sights to visit here 

Enjoy a picturesque stroll along the banks of the Fyrisån river. Relax in one of the city’s cafés or marvel at the 13th-century cathedral. You can also explore Gamla Uppsala with its traces of the Vikings and their ancestors, the oldest university in the Nordic region, dating from 1477, the home and garden of world-renowned 18th-century botanist Carl Linnaeus, and much more.

Uppsala offers shopping, nature and culture

Lively shopping area with a mix of arcades, shops, restaurants and bars. Outside the city centre you will find a wide range of recreation areas, forests and lakes ideal for bathing, picnics, hiking, cycling or fishing. Uppsala also offers a wealth of events, from large-scale concerts and sports events to smaller shows and exhibitions. These include Sweden’s biggest ‘culture night’ event and more than twenty major national and international competitions every year.

Visit Uppsala in any season

In spring we celebrate Easter – a real family occasion in Uppsala. A whole host of activities take place for children during the holidays, including an Easter Egg hunt at Uppsala Castle. Our Walpurgis Night celebrations at the end of April include shooting the rapids on the Fyrisån river, May bonfires and choral singing. A real festival for everyone!

Uppsala is a fantastic city in summer. You can go swimming, hiking, shopping or visit one of our gardens. Don’t miss the celebrations on Midsummer Eve; Disagården in Gamla Uppsala is an excellent spot for this.

We mark the arrival of autumn with Sweden’s biggest ‘culture night’ event on the first Saturday of September every year: a full day and night devoted to music, theatre, poetry and much, much more.

Uppsala is delightful to visit in winter; you can go skiing, skating or jig-fishing. A winter festival and light festival take place, to bring cheer amidst the darkness. In November and December it’s all about Christmas. Visit Christmas markets, eat your fill at one of our Christmas buffets and watch the Lucia service and procession in the cathedral, a memorable experience.

Read our inspiring magazine about Uppsala

In our magazine of Uppsala you can find tips of good restaurants, cafes, accommodations and places to visit. 
Donwnload the magazine of Uppsala here (pdf, 2.6 MB)

Get answers to your questions at Uppsala Tourist Center

The staff at the tourist information office will be happy to help with booking accommodation, answering questions about the easiest way to travel from Stockholm or Gävle to Uppsala, for example, which attractions are open and which restaurants have the best reviews. You can also buy souvenirs from Uppsala and Sweden. You can read more about Uppsala Tourist Center here

Looking forward to seeing you!

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