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7 November, 2019

Great Travel Websites for Newbies

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Summer is over now, but it’s just another excuse to light up the gloomy days with an expedition. As a newbie, it is common to travel a bit – to visit family and friends back home AND we also have family and friends come to visit us. Yay! But even though the actual visits are nice, it can be totally stressful to organize it all. That’s why we created a short guide on how to plan a trip in, from or to Sweden. Have a look at some of the essential travel websites for Newbies.

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Sweden has all sorts of places to discover – starting with rocky cliffs at the south, through mountain trekking at the north and beautiful cities all over the country to end up with. It’s also well-connected with other countries and offers direct flights to many places all over the world.

Top travel websites for Newbies in Sweden . Öckerö
Öckerö, The West Coast, Sweden, 1.5h from Gothenburg. More tips about how to plan your travel in the Western Part of Sweden here.

Top Travel Websites for Newbies in Sweden

We all know that Sweden is not the cheapest country to live in. But budget traveling here is possible, especially when you know some tips and tricks.

Top travel websites for Newbies in Sweden. Malaga
Landing in Malaga, December 2018 🙂 The weather was so different than in Sweden! I booked my tickets via flygresor.se 4 months earlier and the total cost was only 500SEK.

For example, at Momondo* you may not only search the flights but also compare the prices at different days and see when traveling costs less. You may also book a hotel there, rent a car or just simply look for inspiration – Momondo offers great guides for weekend trips, family holidays and city breaks.

Looking for a holiday house to rent? Either for your visitors or for your vacation abroad? Interhome* can help you with that. You find and book vacation homes online. It’s also a great source of holiday tips and top destinations. Their webpage is also in Swedish so amp up your translation tool of choice.

For those who don’t want to do their own dishes or cleaning, a hotel may be the answer 🙂 The Radisson Hotels Chain* has hotels all over Sweden (and other countries too of course) and are currently offering a “best online rate guarantee” which means they will match any lower rate you have found AND give you a 25% discount on your stay.

Another option is Hotel Specials*. They list hotel stays all over and make sure you visit their “deals” page for the latest deals.

Now, not everyone can stay in hotels which is why hostels where invented. At HostelsClub* you can find hostels pretty much everywhere. Just pick the place, if you want a private room or be social in a dorm and go ahead and book. They have some nice blog posts to check out as well.

Top travel websites for Newbies in Sweden. Malaga
The view from my hotel booked via Momondo 🙂

A travel newbie to check out is Flixbus* – it is a new and cost efficient bus company that takes you all over Europe. They say their tickets start at 39 SEK, luggage is included and you can change your ticket up to 15 minutes before the trip starts. Worth checking out in other words:-)

If you don’t like to travel by buss, there is always the road trip option, with music, friends and stops along the way. One car rental site to check out is AutoEurope*. They’ll connect you with the biggest brands in car hire, like Hertz, Avis, Budget och Europcar. Their website is in Swedish.

Top travel websites for Newbies in Sweden. Åndalsnes
I couldn’t see some places without a rented car. Åndalsnes, Norway

Do you know any other websites that make your traveling easier? Share your tips in the comments!

Looking for some cool places to visit in Sweden? Have a look at our previous articles!

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