Uppsala – a must visit city for bike enthusiasts and strollers

One very good reason for visiting Uppsala while on vacation in Stockholm, Sweden, is that it is so easy and enjoyable to get from A to B in this popular destination. Whether you decide take a gentle stroll, hop on a bike like the university students or try the local bus service, you can be sure of a memorable day. This ancient city is very compact and has many unique sights. No traffic jams or overcrowded Metro trains. Getting around here is a sheer delight.

Walking in the city

Uppsala is a brilliant city to walk in, there is rarely anything that is more than a fifteen-minute walk away. A day trip from Stockholm will allow you to see most of the major sights. What is more, large parts of the central area are either pedestrian streets or have light traffic. Your ramble through Uppsala will be a delightful experience. But remember to wear comfortable shoes. Parts of the city, especially the historical area, have cobblestones.

Bike-riding in the city

For the young and the young at heart, a bicycle is the obvious choice: there are bike lanes everywhere. On two wheels, you can quickly reach your destination and travel when and where you will. In Sweden, where even the Prime Minister cycles to work, the cyclist is king. Tempted? You can always hire a bike, (along with a cycle helmet), for example, at SkiTotal.

Riding the city buses

The city has an efficient, well-developed, modern bus system that will get you anywhere you want to go. The cheapest and most convenient option, if you are traveling a bit more, is to buy a card that can be used for multiple trips. However you can pay by debit card for single trips on the bus. Information about the ticket options can be found at the local traffic website UL.se, the UL app or from the UL information area at the Travel Center.

Whether you want to visit the ancient Viking site of Gamla Uppsala (Old Uppsala) or the modern flatpack paradise of IKEA, you will be able to rapidly find out about the right bus. Everyone speaks English and will be very happy to help you get off at the right stop.

Bike Map

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