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need to know

Getting there

* Aer Lingus (0818 365 000; aerlingus.com), flies to Copenhagen (your gateway to over-the-bridge Malmo) from €118 return.

Staying there

* For a "budget" base in a pretty pricey city, the STF Hotel & Hostel (svenskaturist foreningen.se) offers dorm rates of €47 and private rooms from €56pps. Both prices include breakfast and there are surcharges for linen and towels.

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