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REVEALED: These are the most expensive streets in Sweden

If you want to live in one of these places, you'd better be prepared to cough up.

REVEALED: These are the most expensive streets in Sweden
Homes on Lidingö island, which is one of the most expensive places to live in Sweden. Photo: Fredrik Sandberg/TT

Ulrikagatan in the posh Östermalm area of Stockholm is the most expensive based on price per square metre (115,000 kronor per sqm). The priciest properties based on average purchase price are found at Brötvägen in the Bromma suburb north of the Swedish capital – 15 million kronor ($1.56m).

Compare that to the most expensive properties in the Blekinge region in south-eastern Sweden, where a home at Kungsgatan in Karlshamn can be found for an average of 3 million kronor.

For those familiar with the areas of Stockholm, it will probably come as little surprise that the ten most expensive apartments based on price per square metre are all located in Östermalm.

And if you look at the average purchase price, all the most expensive addresses can be found in the Stockholm region, with five in Bromma – a popular area among families with children – and two on Lidingö island, and Danderyd and Mälarhöjden making up the top ten.

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To get the figures, property agents Fastighetsbyrån went through Svensk Mäklarstatistik’s statistics of property sales in Sweden in the past two years (May 2017 to April 2019). But they did not include streets that had fewer than five sales in the same period, which means the most expensive homes may not be part of the statistics – because they are usually on streets with a low turnover.

Scroll down for a special property vocabulary guide, but first the top-ten lists:

The ten most expensive streets based on kronor per square metre

1. Ulrikagatan, Östermalm, Stockholm (115,467)

2. Kaptensgatan, Östermalm, Stockholm (115,000)

3. Östermalmstorg, Östermalm, Stockholm (114,654)

4. Floragatan, Östermalm, Stockholm (114,111)

5. Storgatan, Östermalm, Stockholm (113,920)

6. Grevturegatan, Östermalm, Stockholm (111,565)

7. Styrmansgatan, Östermalm, Stockholm (111,157)

8. Linnégatan, Östermalm, Stockholm (110,931)

9. Nybrogatan, Östermalm, Stockholm (110,615)

10. Karlavägen, Östermalm, Stockholm (110,574)

The ten most expensive streets based on average price

1. Brötvägen, Bromma, Stockholm (15,441,667)

2. Hagstigen, Lidingö, Stockholm (15,080,000)

3. Drakskeppsvägen, Täby, Stockholm (14,400,000)

4. Nyängsvägen, Bromma, Stockholm (13,866,667)

5. Thaliavägen, Bromma, Stockholm (13,680,000)

6. Grävlingsvägen, Bromma, Stockholm (13,480,000)

7. Frejavägen, Danderyd, Stockholm (13,440,000)

8. Igelkottsvägen, Bromma, Stockholm (12,358,000)

9. Karpvägen, Lidingö, Stockholm (11,990,000)

10. Pettersbergsvägen, Mälarhöjden, Stockholm (11,662,500)

Property vocabulary

property – fastighet

house – hus

apartment – lägenhet

detached house – villa

terraced house – radhus

semi-detached house – parhus

We're aiming to help our readers improve their Swedish by translating vocabulary from some of our news stories. This article instead includes a special edition of Swedish words associated with property. Did you find it useful? Do you have any suggestions? Let us know.

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Seven gorgeous Swedish holiday homes for less than a million kronor

Fancy owning a beautiful red wooden cottage in Sweden for the same price as a shed in London or New York? It's the best time in years for foreigners to buy property in the Nordic nation, thanks to the weak krona.

Seven gorgeous Swedish holiday homes for less than a million kronor

With its chilly winter climate, famously expensive restaurants and unfamiliar language, Sweden might not seem like the obvious place to move to or buy a holiday home in. But if you’re paying in foreign currency, now may be the time to buy.

Swedish properties offer owners the chance to enjoy some of Scandinavia’s most pristine lakes and deep green forests alongside historic towns and villages. Plus Sweden has longer days and more sunlight than much of Europe during the summer months, when temperatures can regularly climb to 25 degrees in the south.

In general, Swedes look for holiday homes closer to the coast and nearer to major cities, so prices are much lower inland near smaller towns. Central Skåne is a good bet for warmer weather and easy access from the rest of Europe, but if you want really cheap prices you should head further north.

Here is an entirely impartial selection of properties costing less than a million kronor (at the time of publication: €90,084, $96,691, £79,023).

Andåsen 152, Härjedalens municipality

This red wooden summer house in Härjedalen, northern Sweden complete with its own sauna is a steal at just 450,000 kronor (€40,380). Although the property ad states that it only has two rooms, you’ll actually have access to two wooden cottages.

The first has one bedroom, as well as an open plan kitchen/living area with a woodburner and an open fireplace, and the second has a large reception room with windows in three directions as well as your very own woodburning sauna.

If that wasn’t enough, you’ll also have access to a guest cottage with space for up to four people to sleep.

The cottages are located by Andåssjön lake, on a small hill surrounded by forest and ten minutes away from a sandy beach with a bathing spot and space for you to put your boat.

Andåsen lies a half an hour drive from Härjedalen-Sveg airport which has direct connections to Stockholm’s Arlanda airport. Why not spend a few days in the Swedish capital before heading out into nature for the summer?

Sandy beaches on Seskarö in northern Sweden. Photo: Simon Eliasson/TT

Seskarö, Haparanda

This one-story three bedroom house on the market for 850,000 kronor (€76,615) is suitable as a summer house or permanent residence. The house lies on the island of Seskarö, 24 kilometres southwest of Haparanda in northern Sweden.

Just a stone’s throw from the beach, this summer house provides easy access to swimming and fishing spots, as well as a number of restaurants on the island.

Although it comes into its element in the summer – there’s a garden with enough space for growing vegetables – this house also has a cosy open fireplace and a sauna to keep you warm during the winter.

Seskarö is around an hour and a half by car from Luleå, which has direct flights to Stockholm.

Hultsfred, Småland

This four-bedroom house in the small town of Hultsfred in Småland could be yours for 795,000 kronor (€71,357). Hultsfred is a popular town during the summer with nearby lakes providing great opportunities for swimming and walking, with Knästorp nature reserve on your doorstep.

The house, located in central Hultsfred, has recently been renovated with a modern kitchen and two bathrooms perfect for a large family. It’s not classified as a summer house, which means you’d be able to live here all year round if you wanted.

It takes around two hours to reach Hultsfred via train from Linköping, which has direct flights to all major Swedish airports, as well as Toulouse and Amsterdam.

Småland is known for its lakes and forests. Photo: August Dellert/imagebank.sweden.se

Yxenhaga, Småland

These red cottages situated in the summer house resort of Yxenhaga in Småland are surrounded by nature, with forests and lakes within walking distance. The cottages are now on sale, with a mix of one bedroom, two bedroom and studio cottages on offer. Prices range from 725,000 kronor (€65,160) for a one bedroom cottage to 1,050,000 kronor (€94,370) if you want to buy a one-bed and studio cottage together.

Despite their location on a summer resort, these cottages are classed as all-year residencies, meaning you can stay in them whenever you like – even full time, if you wanted.

These cottages are very family friendly with playgrounds on the resort site, and there are many activities on offer in the surrounding area, such as canoeing, fishing, swimming, ball games and even a sauna with a view of the water.

Jönköping is the closest town, with the bus from nearby Kinnebro – a fifteen minute cycle ride away – taking around 40 minutes.

The closest major international airport is in Gothenburg, which can be reached in two hours by car or three and a half hours by public transport.

Vittsjö, Skåne

This charming two-bedroom torp cottage, priced at 795,000 kronor (€71,357) and built in 1915, is situated 6.5 kilometres outside the Scanian town of Vittsjö with a view over forests, fields and meadows. It takes around 10 minutes to walk down to Öresjön lake for a swim.

The Skåneleden bike route runs through Vittsjö, making this a great option for cycle enthusiasts. Photo: Apelöga/imagebank.sweden.se

Despite its location out in the countryside, it takes under two hours to get to Vittsjö from Copenhagen Airport via train through Hässleholm, making this a great choice for a summer house if you live in the rest of Europe and would like to be able to get here in under a day.

Slite, Gotland

This little summer house in Slite on the island of Gotland has one room and a kitchenette, as well as a little veranda with a view of the sea. It’s on the market for 950,000 kronor (€85,450), and can be rented out to earn some money when you’re not using it.

Just a stone’s throw away from Gotland’s only archipelago, this is the perfect summer house if you like spending time on the water, with daily boat tours available to book during summer.

There are a number of activities on offer within walking distance, such as a tennis court, sports hall, ice skating rink, mountaine bike routes and walking trails. You can also rent kayaks and bikes in the resort.

The association also offers a floating sauna which can be rented for 50 kronor.

There is a direct bus from Slite to Visby, which takes one hour, and direct flights from Visby airport to Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö and Norrköping airports.

Fårösund, Gotland

A timeshare in this tip-top summer house in Northern Gotland, where you would be able to stay for five weeks a year, is currently on the market for 450,000 kronor (€40,495).

This house has three bedrooms, one bathroom and a guest toilet, as well as a smaller building for guests. It also has ample outside space with two gardens, a sheltered inner courtyard and a patio with sea views.

Fårö island off the coast of northern Gotland. Photo: Simon Paulin/imagebank.sweden.se

The house is by Kronhaga beach in Fårösund, a small town with restaurants, shops, cafes and other amenities. Suitable for relaxation or active holidays, there are walking trails, tennis and padel courts nearby, as well as Fårö island – the home of late Swedish filmmaker Ingmar Bergman – which can be reached by an eight-minute ferry ride.

Fårösund is an hour and a half away from Visby by direct bus, or just under an hour by car.

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