Åmål (pronounced Or – More – L), is situated in Vastra Gotaland County in Sweden. The small, picturesque town has just under 10,000 local residents and nestles on the shores of Lake Vanern, the third largest lake in Europe. A compact and well-constructed harbour sits at the edge of the township and its narrow entrance leads out into the vast, open lake. The township has everything anglers require to have a safe and enjoyable time on and off the water during the 2018 world championship.
PHONE NUMBER (24HRS)
Ph: 1177 or 112
Ambulance transfers will be to Trollhattan Hospital
1 Hour by Ambulance
This is the only emergency centre in Amal – doctors
Balderklinken AB – Södra Långgatan 3B, 662 30 Åmål
Phone: 0532-14 000
Mon to Fri 8am – 10pm
Sat and Sun 9am – 3pm
PHARMACY – APOTEK
Three minutes walk from the event hotel
Mellanbrogatan 3, 662 31 Åmål, Sweden
Phone: 77 140 54 05
Mon to Fri 9am – 6pm
Sat 10am – 2pm
The ATM works with international cards. It is easy to use. You can choose different languages for operation.
Located across the bridge and on the opposite side of Kungsgatan St (Main Street) from the Event Hotel (Amals Stadshotell). It is in the next block 2 minutes walk away and is open 24 hours a day.
Some people will have their phone plans from home organised for international use with their usual phone number. Often this can be very expensive if not organised or used effectively. Another way is to get a new Sim Card for use while you are in Sweden. They are available in the same street as the Event Hotel, just a couple of minutes to the right out of the hotel main entrance. Turn right and head over the bridge, once over the bridge cross the road and continue to the next block where you will see the AUDIO VIDEO STORE.
AUDIO VIDEO STORE
It’s a quick and simple process with English speaking sales staff to advise and assist you. You will have a new phone number for the time you are in Sweden. Data transfer is of very high quality.
Sim Cards are 100kr (12.15 USD or 15.75 AUD) with 1Gb data included.
You will then need to buy more data with 100kr, 200kr or 300kr options/
(Remember to keep your current sim card, and place it back into your phone once you leave Sweden)
Open Mon to Sat 10:00 -6:00pm
There are numerous restaurants which are often bars as well and are all within a couple of minutes walking distance of the Official Event Hotel, including Thai, Italian and much more. They are generally open very late at night especially over the weekend. Just a few are mentioned below, but there are many more to choose from including the Event Hotel itself.
ÅMÅLS THAI KOK
One minute from Hotel. Left out the front door and left at first street. Alcohol available.
Tue to Thur 11 – 9:30pm
CAFÉ XO AB
One minute from Hotel. Right out the front door and right at first street. Alcohol available.
Mon to Wed 11-3:00pm
Three minutes-walk. Cross the road in front of the hotel. Cross the bridge and immediately turn left along the edge of the stream. The restaurant is near the end of the block. Tapas Bar and a la carte menu with alcohol available.
Tue to Fri 4 – 10:00pm
17 Kungsgatan. Less than 5 minutes-walk, straight out the Event Hotel front door and turn left just a block and a half away. Mixed menu from A la Cart to pizza. Alcohol available.
Mon to Thus 12:00-10:00pm
Sun 12 -10pm
4 Kungagatan St
Turn right from the Event Hotel main entrance, cross the bridge and walk a couple of blocks and you will reach the restaurant and one or two others in just a few minutes.
Mon to Sun 12:00-10:00pm
4 Mellanbrogatan St
Good coffee and cake house with sandwiches and salads.
Mon to Fri 10:00-6:00pm
Located on the wharf right near the event site.
There are three supermarkets in Amal which are all close to the Event Hotel. Ingang is conveniently located to the left of the hotel on the same side of the road within 50m of the hotel’s main entrance. Two larger stores are a little further away (but less than 5 minutes-walk) and are open longer hours. To reach ICA Supermarket and Coop Konsum walk across the bridge, take the first street on the left (at Intersport Amal) in Mellanbrogatan St. The supermarkets are in the next block and are located opposite each other.
Mon to Fri 8am – 8pm
Sat 9am – 6pm
Sun 10am – 6pm
ICA SUPERMARKET and KOOP KONSUM
8am – 10pm
Open 7 days a week
You will need transport to get to the tackle supply store unless you like a long walk.
MARIN & FRITID
They stock a large range of lures, rods, reels and accessories.
Mon to Fri 9:00-6:00pm
Sat 9:00- 2:00