Our trips to Stockholm
Since we have been to Stockholm quite a few times now, we have accumulated some facts, links and other resources which may be of use-interest to the fellow traveller. It is also a good excuse to show you some more pictures.
This page includes some practical details from our latest trips, links to our photos, blogs and maps, and some other choice information. More detail can be found in the specific VT tips listed at the bottom of our main Stockholm page.
"16 Visits / 51 nights"
July/August 1998 - 5 nights (city break)
August 1999 - 3 nights (at the end of our "Baltic Oddessy" holiday)
December 2000 - 6 nights (Christmas break)
November 2001 - 5 nights (city break/business trip for Dave)
July 2002 - 1 night (start of our "Baltic Triangle" holiday)
August 2002 - 2 nights (return from main part of "Baltic Triangle" trip)
October 2002 - 3 nights (city break/business trip for Dave)
July 2004 - 3 nights (start of our third trans-Baltic trip)
December 2004 - 3 nights (spur-of-the-moment post Christmas trip)
July 2005 - 2 nights (end of Hamburg-Oslo-Stockholm trip)
January 2006 - 3 nights (end of Helsinki-Stockholm New Year trip)
March 2006 - 3 nights (city break)
October 2006 - 3 nights (city break)
December 2006 - 3 nights (start of Stockholm-Tallinn New Year trip)
June 2007 - 3 nights (city break)
March 2008 - 3 nights (end of Helsinki - Stockholm mini Baltic trip)
... I guess we must like Stockholm!
"Costs (March 2008)"
Return flight London City - Arlanda (SAS): GBP 94.40
Hotel Scandic Park (inc. breakfast): SEK 940/night (approx. GBP 75)
Public transport 3-day SL card: SEK 200 (approx. GBP 16)
Evening meal at Kvarnen (2 courses + beer): SEK 250 (approx. GBP 18)
Beer (40cl Spendrups) SEK 41 (approx. GBP 3)
Spending money: SEK 400 /night (= approx GBP 30)
Stockholm is not as expensive as many people believe. You can have a good long weekend (3 nights) for a total of around GBP 400 including return travel, 3- or 4-star hotel, meals at decent restaurants, drinks, public transport, museums and other spending money.
Check here for more of our photos from in and around Stockholm (and better quality too):
You can look at our main photo album website here:
Check here for our blogs relating to Stockholm:
Our main blog page is here: deptfordlads.blogspot.com
We have created interactive maps of some of our VT tips, places, and routes we have travelled around Stockholm using Google Earth.
If you have Google Earth then all you need to do is load* the following file: http://www.highrise.dircon.co.uk/deptlads/stockholm/Stockholm.kmz
If you don't have Google Earth then you can still see the routes and placemarks on Google Maps in any web browser using the following link: Stockholm
*click on the link to download the file, then open it in Google Earth; or just copy and paste the url into the "File > Open : Filename" dialogue box in Google Earth.
Best hotel: Hilton Slussen
Best restaurant: Kvarnen
Best bar: Mandus
Best sight: Vasamuseet
Best T-bana station: Kungsträdgården (eastern exit)
Best way to arrive: through the archipelago in the early morning on a ferry from Helsinki
Best vantage point: Mariaberget
Best snack: Västerbottenpaj (warm, from Melanders Fisk)
Best department store: NK
Largest Christmas Tree (in the world): Skeppsbron
All this and dragons too!
This is the statue of St George and the Dragon in Gamla Stan, and a very spiky dragon it is! You can see the original wooden version of this sculpture in Storkyrkan.