The information in this article may be outdated, for current information please see our Sweden Country Guide.

Attitudes to GA aviation in Sweden are very welcoming, in fact the right to roam rule in all the Nordic countries including Estonia means that you could probably land in the car park of a supermarket to go shopping providing you didn't cause any annoyance. However, the normal courtesies  of flying should be observed. If landing on private land'  get the permission of the landowner. The standard fee for errant balloonists is set at one bottle of champagne. In all other areas you can land to camp and forage- fishing is not allowed without a licence - you can light fires and stay a few days although there are some special regulations in very sensitive environmental areas. You must not land within city limits without the permission of the police or within 150m of a house. So enjoy your flying, the Swedish countryside is vast  but pack the mosquito spray.

For many years it has been possible to buy a weekly season card, details here (see page 8)  Which allows the holder an unlimited number of landings at Swedavia owned airfields for a period of seven days including the day of arrival. The quoted price in 2013 was around £60.00 and also includes parking. However Helipaddy has heard that a number of airfields are now withdrawing from the scheme. A link to an extremely useful VFR guide to flying in Sweden is here.