Most Swedish hoteliers will let children under 13 stay in a room with their parents free, although some do not. Sometimes this requires a little negotiation at the reception desk. Babysitting services are also available through most hotel desks or by applying at the Tourist Information Office in the town where you're staying. Many hotels have children's game rooms and playgrounds.

Swedes like kids but don't offer a lot of special amenities for them. For example, a kiddies' menu in a restaurant is a rarity. You can, however, order a half-portion, and most waiters will oblige.

At attractions -- even if it isn't specifically posted -- inquire whether a kids' discount is available. European Community citizens under 18 are admitted free to all state-run museums.

Recommended family travel Internet sites include Family Travel Forum (, a comprehensive site that offers customized trip planning; Family Travel Network (, an award-winning site that offers travel features, deals, and tips; Traveling Internationally with Your Kids (, a comprehensive site offering sound advice for long-distance and international travel with children; and Family Travel Files (, which offers an online magazine and a directory of off-the-beaten-path tours and tour operators for families.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.