Västerås is a city located on the shores of Lake Mälaren in Sweden. Situated in the Västmanland province, this city is only 62 miles (100 km) from Stockholm. Whether visitors choose guided tours or exploring on their own, there is a variety of attractions, such as old castles, museums and gardens, to discover.
- Västerås Castle
- KAZ Galleri
- Turbine House
- Visit the Sky Bar, the highest cocktail bar in Sweden
- Tour the Västerås Art Museum
- Smell the flowers in the Botanical Garden
Summers in Västerås are a good time to visit, when the temperature is around 72°F (22°C) and pleasantly warm. Spring and autumn are a great time to visit as well, with temperatures that are cool but comfortable and just right for exploring the city. Winters grow cold, and the temperature drops to between 23°F and 34°F (-5°C and 1°C).
Getting There & Around
To reach the city, many visitors fly into the Stockholm-Västerås Airport, also known as Västerås Airport (Hässlö Flygplats). The airport is located in the city and offers various forms of ground transportation.
With over 186 miles (300 km) of cycle paths, the city is very bicycle friendly. Rental bikes, as well as local transportation, are available for travellers wanting to explore the city and exercise at the same time. Walking is also a great way to get around, and buses and taxis can be obtained throughout the city.
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