This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Södertälje. To help you make friends with Södertälje before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Södertälje, Sweden, is an intriguing port city with an exciting blend of nature and industry. The city lies at a juncture where it meets the European highways and railways at Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea. It is primarily known as an urban, industrial city. However, access to nature is just around the corner. The people in this city are multi-cultural, with about 40 percent of the inhabitants hailing from different countries around the world. The hostels in Södertälje are popular and usually filled with international tourists, so a memorable holiday here is guaranteed.
Södertälje has the best of multiple worlds combined into one. It has a city built with real stones from the Middle Ages, as well as a spectacular, hilly countryside lying between Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea. Along with lakes in the vicinity, the city has some stunning beaches. Södertälje proudly preserves its natural habitat with 23 reserves, including the Lina, Talbyskogen and Öbacken-Bränninge reserves which are open for travelers to explore. Visit one of these reserves and vividly experience nature as you hike, walk, climb or paddle through trails here. You can also drop by at Badparken, the local park that lies near the train station.
In addition to its natural habitat, the city also offers some exciting activities. Visit the Tom Tits Experiment, an informal museum where you and your kids can examine and play with the exhibits. This museum is a pioneer in creating a hands-on learning experience for all ages. There are four floors to enjoy all year long as well as an outdoor exhibition from May until September. Torekällberget is an 1800’s-themed open air museum located on a hill above Södertälje. It has old-style Swedish homes and farms with animals such as goats, cows, rabbits, ducks, pigs and ponies. There is a town center with a pottery shop, store, and even a bakery where you can try a genuine Södertälje pretzel. Children can enjoy a pony ride, play with other animals and get a taste of what life was like back in the day in this city.
The many hostels in Södertälje cater to both budget travelers and financially well-off tourists. Most of the hostels are located in the city’s center with easy access to the lake, beaches, shopping zones and other attractions. The hostels’ rooms tend to be very spacious and have a relaxed aura to them, with basic amenities available right at your fingertips. Make arrangements for your stay here as soon as possible and have a serene time in Södertälje, Sweden.
Written by local enthusiast for Södertälje hostelsAaron Barboza