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Västerås is a city that is full of life all year round. It’s home to Sweden’s first action water park, some unique places to stay, including on a Viking ship or underwater, and an amazing archipelago.

Mälaren - foto Pia Nordlander

Photo: Pia Nordlander

Västerås has a unique range of attractions and cool things to do, with world-class shopping and events, as well as an interesting history.

Here is just a selection of some of the things you can do in Västerås:

  1. Lake Mälaren offers both relaxation and wild adventure. Paddle a canoe along the shore and stop at your own little island, experience the breathtaking speed of a RIB ride or take a trip on the Elbafärjan ferry. During the winter, the ice is cleared of snow, making it perfect for both walking and skating as soon as the lake is declared safe.
  2. Västerås Cathedral has been awarded three stars in the Michelin Guide, meaning it’s well worth a visit. Its six late-15th-century altarpieces and the sarcophagus of Erik XIV are just some of the reasons why.
  3. Vallby Open Air Museum has over forty buildings that show how people lived and worked in Västmanland through the ages. Around the houses and farms, you can see which crops were grown and which animals were commonly bred. The open air museum is a haven for young and old alike
  4. Kokpunkten is Sweden’s first action water park. A unique experience with in-house designed attractions spread over eight floors of the iconic old steam power plant
  5. Västerås offers a vibrant experience of entertainment and shopping on a large scale, but with small town charm. The city has a rich selection of really great restaurants
  6. Västerås has several unique kinds of accommodation. You can stay underwater at the Utter Inn, or at Ooops Hotel which looks like a house sinking into the water, or in a Viking boat out by Frösåkers Brygga where you can be a Viking for a day.

Find out more about what you can do in Västerås here:
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Here you will find information about how to get from the airport to Västerås city centre.

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