Scandic Kungens Kurva

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Ekgardsvagen 2, Stockholm, Stockholm, 14175, Sweden
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world biggest IKEA

by yuming

the heron city leisure and entertainment complex in Kungens Kurva gathers under its roof a world of enjoyment. cinemas, restaurants, shops , gyms, flight simulators and bowling alleys. right next door is the world biggest IKEA.
T-bana: sk?rholmen, then buss 710,707,173,740,737
for two stops, you will see it.


by jacob_m

Most people know what IKEA is, a department store selling furniture, now with stores in most countries in the world, however I don't think many people know IKEA is Swedish.
IK are the initials of the founder, Ingvar Kamprad and EA is the house and village where he lived, Elmtaryd, Agunnaryd (in southern Sweden), so now you know that.
If visiting Sweden it could be fun to visit IKEA in its homecountry, in Stockholm there are two IKEA.
IKEA Kungens kurva, in southern Stockholm, was the third IKEA to open and was inaugurated in 1965. The architecture is really fun and was inspired by the Guggenheim-museum in New York.
There is also a new IKEA in northern Stockholm, in Barkarby, which opened in 1993.
If anybody wonders where the first IKEA opened I can tell you it was in the small town of Älmhult (a small town in southern Sweden in the middle of nowhere). This is the town close to where Ingvar Kamprad lived, the department store is still in use and this is also where the headquarter is located. Furniture of course, to low prices.
Have lunch in the restaurant and try the Swedish national dish (at least the unofficial), "Köttbullar" (meaning meatballs).


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visit IKEA store :)

by aquilaqb

Yes i know must be a stupid tourist destination...
But we used to have an IKEA store here in Quebec city but it close some years ago (nothing stays open for long here!!!)...

Anyway, I thought it might be fun to get a catalog writen in swedish! Looking at the site I have been able to understand some swedish (some words are close to german which helps me somewhat). Enaugh to figure out that there is two stores in Stockholm and that there seems to be free busses that takes you to their store?

Can some one here provide more info? What is the closest store from the city center? I will be staying on nybrogatan... If there is indeed busses where can I take one? Any hints or tips will be appreciated. Thanks in advance


RE: visit IKEA store :)

by SKYE24

Sorry, I can't help answer your questions, but I've been told before that that's one of the best places to get a coffee since it's cheaper there!

RE: visit IKEA store :)

by daniel940

You are right, there is free busses to IKEA. I have to recommend you to go to IKEA in "Kungens Kurva" and not in Barkaby, the first one is much bigger. The busses departures close from where you will be staying, they departure every hour monday-friday. the first bus is going 10 am and the last 7 pm. The busses departures from the crossing Regeringsgatan and Jakobsgatan (close to NK)
Hope you will have a nice stay here in Stockholm.

RE: RE: visit IKEA store :)

by Sjalen

Matz LOL...

The "oh so very Swedish" meatballs John? :))) There's a book recently out on how un-Swedish all ultra Swedish things really are - great fun to read.

I second the idea of going to the bigger Kungens Kurva store which is also in an old round design rather than the modern blue and yellow "boxes" of later years found all over the world (IKEA was originally white with red letters until launched internationally btw).

If you are a real fan, you should have a look at my Älmhult page since that's where the first store opened. Or the "Mothership" as an American tourist was once overheard calling it :)))

Ikea's flagship store? And other Swedish global brands :) ...

by Durfun


Was wondering if there is a main Ikea store, also the 1st, to shop retail?
Any location known to stock the brand new lines, product launches, etc?

Also any Saab, Volvo museums? Ericsson HQ/flagship store?

Thank you very much.


Re: Ikea's flagship store? And other Swedish global brands :) ...

by Jamesr3939

Volvo has a museum in Gothenburg at the factory. In fact, we are going there in August to do a factory pick-up of a new XC90.

Re: Ikea's flagship store? And other Swedish global brands :) ...

by Sjalen

Hi again :)))

IKEA was founded in a little municipality called Älmhult which is along the main railway line Stockholm to Malmö. However, the high speed X2000 rarely stops there, mostly only the Öresund trains to Kalmar that I mentioned in the other thread. If you decide on the Kalmar to Gothenburg alternative, you can break that in Alvesta and catch a train for the 20 minute journey from there - the store cannot be missed as it is along the railway. IKEA still has its Swedish head office there and this is where catalogues are made each year even if it is now a Dutch foundation with its head office outside Copenhagen for tax reasons. Ingvar Kamprad who founded IKEA (the IK stands for his name) was born and grew up in villages to the north of Älmhult and IKEA very much relies on the atmosphere and values found here...its "soul". You can also see Linnaeus' birthplace in the area (see my pages on Älmhult, Stenbrohult and Råshult).

Having said all this, the biggest IKEA store there is in Sweden (the biggest full stop I think) is the one at Kungens Kurva south of Stockholm for obvious reasons. You can catch a special bus to it from outside Åhléns department store in the city centre.

As previously said, Volvo has a small museum in Gothenburg where the head office and main factory is. Nearby, SAAB has a museum near its factory in Trollhättan which is less than an hour north of Gothenburg:

Ericsson started life as L.M Ericsson and has its head offices at Kista a suburb of Stockholm - Sweden's Silicon Valley. The first ever factory in the 1880s was a tiny one at Drottninggatan 15 in the middle of the city centre but not as upmarket an address as today! The most well-known address it has ever had is however at underground stop Telefonplan in a southern suburb, where their old custom built factory is now a culture and design centre and the building I think is listed these days:

How are the shops open in summer?

by Turska

We will arrive to Stockholm (by boat ) at 18.15 at saturday in June.We will drive to Norköping for night. Is there any shops open that time? Do you have gas-station-shops like we Finns? I´m just wondering where can we buy breakfast-rolls,butter,cheese..And we will drive to Lübeck next day,so we would need two mornings breakfast-staff in weekend. Sice we have a"car-fridge" to carry with us, we would rather make our own breakfast than spend money at cafes.
Do we need to buy something from here allready, or are there any place to buy from?

Re: How are the shops open in summer?

by Crazywoman

The big grocery stores are normally open until somewhere between 8 and 10 in the evening. There will probably be gas stations open all night on the distance you are travelling and you can also get bread, milk etc there.

Re: How are the shops open in summer?

by Turska

O.k.Thank you! I haven´t been outside Stockholm in Sweden since I was 18,so I don´t have any idea about these things, In Finland we do have shops at many gas-stations,and there is also those what we call"car-markets",witch are very big supermarkets ouside the town.

Re: How are the shops open in summer?

by Sjalen

Same here yes - we have hypermarkets outside the city centres ("stormarknad") and we have petrol stations open well into the night selling simple food stuffs as well as quick meals. If you go E4 down to Norrköping, your first major such cluster of hypermarkets is at Skärholmen - look for signs to "Kungens Kurva" where there is a big ICA Kvantum amongst other things.

Re: How are the shops open in summer?

by Turska

O.k.And ICA is still open so late? Or should we just go to gas-staion.ICA would be nice (been to them sometimes) so we could have evrything we need,but the boat really is at Stockholm 18.15. I don´t remeber how long it takes to get out of the boat (of course it depends also about where your car is in).
In Finland most hypermarkets close at 18 in saturdays,but now with the new law,they can be open as long as they want.But I haven´t seen any being later at saturday.

Re: How are the shops open in summer?

by Sjalen

Yup: (just click on "öppettider")

Re: How are the shops open in summer?

by Turska

Thanks! great! Now we have everything at the same place.I don´t think we are so in hurry to Norrköping, when we have hotel allready booked,and we will only sleep and eat there,and leave to Gränna etc in the morning.
Tack så mycket!! :)

Re: How are the shops open in summer?

by Sjalen

No problem - have fun! Norrköping has some rock carvings in Himmelstalund outside town if you're interested in historical places (since you seem to be going via Alvastra). Also don't miss the famous Rök runestone along the old E4 nearby! It's massive.

Re: How are the shops open in summer?

by Turska

O.k. Must try to go.We must drive to Lübeck that day, so we will only make quick stops on the road.

Travel Tips for Stockholm

Expat stores

by Sjalen

There are times when a long time traveller or expat feels the need for some home comforts. The Americans amongst you the go to Gray's in the Old Town at the crossing of Storkyrkobrinken and Västerlånggatan, whilst the Brits can go to the British store in Söderhallarna at Medborgarplatsen.

Royal Palace

by bottleofdoom

What visit to Europe would be complete without a visit to the Royal Palace. It is located on Gamla Stan, which is the "old town" where Stockholm originated. You can take the T-bana to the Gamla Stan stop. It was too late for us to go in, but it was very grand looking from the outside.

Museum in Stockholm... part 2

by sim1

Armemuseum (Royal Army Museum)
The history of the Swedish Army
Riddargatan 13,
Tel: 08-788 95 60
Getting there: subway Östmalmstorg (Sibyllegatan exit) or take bus 47 for Djurgården and get off at Nybroplan..
Opening hours: All year: Wed-Sun 11-16, Tue 11-20
Free admission!

Aquaria Water Museum (Aquaria Vattenmuseum)
Living rainforest, tropic and nordic water environments.
Falkenbergsgatan 2, Djurgården
Tel 08-660 49 40
Getting there: Bus 44, 47, Djurgård ferry
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10 -16:30
Free entrance with Stockholm Card
Admission fee: Adults: 70 SEK, Pensioners: 60 SEK, 6-15 years: 35 SEK

Astrid Lindgrens world of stories (Junibacken)
A house full of mischief, mirth and magic. The story train offers a fantastic journey through Astrid Lindgrens world of stories.
Getting there: Bus 44 from Karlaplan, 47 from Norrmalmstorg.
Opening hours: Sep – May Tue – Sun 10 -17, Jun + Aug: Daily 10 – 17, Jul: Daily 9 - 19
Free entrance with Stockholm Card
Entrance fee: adult 110 SEK, Seniors 95 SEK, 3 – 15 years 95 SEK, 0 – 2 years free

August Stringberg Museum (Strindbergsmuseet)
August Strindbergs last home and library. Paintings books and photos.
Drottninggatan 85
Getting there: subway Rådmansgatan, Bus 52, 59
Tel: 08-411 53 54
Opening Hours: Tue-Sun 12-16; March-Oct: Tue 12-19, Wed-Sun 12-16., Mon: closed
The museum is closed 1/1, 14/4, 6/6, 23-24/6, 23-24/12 and 31/12

Admission free Guided tours SEK 20,-.


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Address: Ekgardsvagen 2, Stockholm, Stockholm, 14175, Sweden