Uppsala being the fourth largest city in Sweden is called the university city of Sweden. The all-around young crowd is the striking and the best feature about the city. It is mainly because it’s one of the oldest two universities based out in the city. The city is well near and connected from Stockholm and the nearest airport being twenty minutes away named Arlanda International Airport.
Though the national language is Swedish, but English is widely spoken all-round the country, and same is the case of Uppsala, even the youngsters are even have good command and fluency in English. So don’t be surprised on your arrival if you heard English on the streets of Uppsala. In destinations, such as Cathedral and the Castle you will find signboards in English; apart other languages on the signboards are German and Russian.
Uppsala is well connected and equipped with all modern facilities and is connected well through train, bus and air as mode of arrival. For the people who prefer road Uppsala, it is located on one of the major highway, the E4. If you are planning to travel by air, Uppsala hasn’t got a airport of its own, but share the same airport , which is 35km away from the city and is in Stockholm city.
The best way to travel Uppsala is through bike. Upon visit you will notice a lot of cyclists here, through which it also carries a nick name the “Bike Town”. The second best option is Bus. City boasts an excellent bus system; you will never be 100 meter away from the nearest bus stop. If you plan to hire a Taxi then 4 major companies are there namely Uppsala Taxi, Taxi Kurir, Taxi Direkt and Taxi 020.
One of the major attractions is Uppsala University, it was established in 1477. Uppsala Cathedral is another attraction that you must see. It has a museum, which is open from 10 am till 5pm on April and Aug and will be open at 3pm on sept and march. Uppsala Castle is one of the biggest landmarks and is stocked with large hills and paintings, as well as older remounts dating to 16th century. It was built by the Vasta dynasty. Other highlights of the city include Bror Hjorth’s House, Carl Linnaeus Garden. Night life is a big plus in the city, and Go swimming at Fyrishov it’s a must go. There are many eating junctions in the city depends on the budget you have and hotels including all rate cards are available with ease
Have a nice Stay!