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In the United States, contact the Scandinavian Tourist Board, 655 Third Ave., 18th Floor, New York, NY 10017 (tel. 212/885-9700; www.goscandinavia.com or www.visitsweden.com), at least 3 months in advance for maps, sightseeing information, ferry schedules, and other advice and tips.

In the United Kingdom, contact the Swedish Travel & Tourism Council, 11 Montague Place, London W1H 2AL (tel. 020/7108-6168).

You also can try the website www.visitsweden.com.

Maps -- Many tourist offices supply maps of their districts free, and you also can contact one of the Swedish automobile clubs. Bookstores throughout Sweden also sell detailed maps of the country and of such major cities as Gothenburg and Stockholm. If you plan to tour Sweden, consider the best Road Atlas published: Vägatlas over Sverige, published by Mötormännens Riksförbund. It's detailed and very reliable and is available at most bookstores.

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.