Three reasons to go

  • Västerås is a small city and can be navigated on foot so you can view most of the attractions in half a day.
  • The city is yet to establish itself as a tourist hotspot so if you don't like crowds, Västerås is a great option.
  • There are elements of Västerås which are quintessentially Swedish given its history, but there's also a modern element too.

How to get there


Take the train from Stockholm Central. You'll arrive in approximately one hour 45 minutes.


Rent a car and drive north-west out of Stockholm. You'll arrive in approximately 85 minutes (108km).


Situated in central Sweden on the edge of Lake Mälaren.

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