Flights to Vasteras
Vasteras is on the shores of Lake Malaren in central Sweden, about 100 kilometres from Stockholm. It is one of the oldest cities in all of Northern Europe, having been settled more than 1000 years ago. It’s more of an industrial town today but tourism is gaining ground as more people find the sights of Vasteras of interest.
The Stockholm-Vasteras Airport (airport code: VST) serves all flights to Vasteras, though the traffic is very limited. If you get a flight to Vienna instead, they offer a local flight to Vasteras with Austrian Airlines. You can get several one-stop flights to the Vienna International Airport (code: VIE) from Johannesburg. South African Airways and Swiss Air both go through Zurich, and Lufthansa offers a route with a stop-over in Munich.
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The Tourist Attractions of Vasteras:
ArosFortet is an indoor adventure game for small groups of 3 to 4 people. It involves moving through rooms and solving puzzles. Motion sensors and laser lights control the action and you have to move quickly to solve the problems. It’s a unique and exciting way to spend an afternoon in Vasteras, and great for the whole family.
Museum of Art
The Museum of Art opened in Vasteras in 1972, but has only been at its current location since 2010. Most of the art on display is Swedish, and includes both historic pieces as well as many unique contemporary works. Travelling and temporary exhibitions keep the museum fresh and hence it always has something new to see.
Anundshog is the largest burial mound in Sweden, and you can see a number of large runestones that were erected between the Bronze and Iron Ages. There are 2 large “stone ship” patterns of stone markers near the mound itself.
Some parts of Vasteras Cathedral were built in the 13th century but over the years, many areas have been rebuilt and restored. There was a major renovation starting in 1958 for example. The architectural style is brick gothic, and there is one tall spire and a bell tower, making this one of Vasteras’ major landmarks.
Though not a castle in the medieval sense, Engso Castle resembles a large mansion home more than anything. Inside has been furnished in the 1700s period style and the castle is particularly famous for being haunted. The grounds are well-groomed and there is an old church next door for some added scenery. If you don’t speak Swedish, you should really take the English-language tour as many of the placards with information are in Swedish only.
When it’s time to unwind, the park and beaches at Logarangen is a popular spot with tourists and locals alike. There are also swimming pools and a few water slides there to enjoy for a day out from Vasteras.
When Should You Visit?:
Vasteras is most pleasant during the summers, and it never gets too hot. From June until August, it will be around 20C (68F) and very sunny. If you come to Vasteras between December and the end of February, you’ll find temperatures around freezing, or just below. Overall, any time between May until October is very nice for travelling.