Västerås on the map

Västerås is the sixth largest city in Sweden and is situated in the Mälardalen region, 100 km north-west of Stockholm and 400 km north east of Gothenburg.

Västerås is the second largest city on Lake Mälaren, which is Sweden’s third largest lake. It is easy to get here by train, plane, car and bus and with its incredible 380 km of cycle paths, it is also known as the city of cycling! Look under the heading Travel for more information on how to get to or around Västerås.