Solna Travel Guide

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    The entrance to Filmstaden
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Solna Things to Do

  • Ulriksdal Royal Palace

    Sorry, no photos yet but Ulriksdal is a very famous palace. It was finished in 1640 as Jacobsdal for Jacob de la Gardie, one of the most important men in Sweden after the king at the time. During de la Gardie's time, Queen Kristina's coronation procedure set off from here and the carriage used is one famous sight here today. The widowed queen...

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  • Filmstaden

    This is where I spent lots of time waiting for, or lunching with my mum when I was little as she worked for the national touring theatre which had its head quarters here at the time. They moved in when the historic film studios from 1920 closed. Today, a couple of building companies have bought the whole lot, but promise to keep it open to the...

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  • Solna Church

    I have no photo of the church, but I will try to get one soon as it is one of the nicest ones in the County Stockholm and moreover, it is one of the oldest and one of three "round churches". These are normally mainly found in Denmark - notably on Bornholm - but here for some reason a few have also been built (see Bromma Church amongst my Stockholm...

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  • Butterfly House

    Those of you who enjoy park landscapes and gardens should definately go to the royal Haga Castle and Park. Here you will amongst other things find the Butterfly House ("Fjärilshuset") in the former royal hothouses. The butterflies are the main draw, although there are also exotic birds and a Japanese garden. Expensive entrance for its size but that...

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  • Haga Royal Palace

    This is where the present king was born. The castle's proportions are a bit odd and the artistic Gustav III would not have liked it but since his own masterpiece was never finished, a new and smaller castle was built here in the 19th century as the Gustav III's Pavilion was deemed too small for the following royal families with all their children....

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  • Eco Temple

    The Eco temple was where Gustav III liked to have his dinners as he loved eating out. This huge gazebo originally had frescoes in the ceiling (discovered during a later renovation) but they are now in the Copper Tent exhibitions. Today, the temple is a popular place to get married in.

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  • Haga Copper Tents

    Also in gorgeous Haga Park are these Copper tents. Originally built to cover up the royal horse guards' stables and living quarters as you entered the royal grounds, they are today used as a cafe, restaurant and have a small but interesting exhibition on Haga Park and its history. The exhibition is not in English but the guides often take you...

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  • Gustav III Pavilion

    As the king was waiting for his huge palace to be built nearby, this is where he stayed when at Haga. He took his friends here to relax, but it is said that the queen was never allowed in.

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  • Norra Begravningsplatsen

    This is Sweden's Pere-Lachaise and where you find more famous Swede's graves than anywhere else (not Garbo's though - she is at Skogskyrkogården). August Strindberg, Vilhelm Moberg and lots of other writers as well as businessmen like Krueger and the whole Ekman acting family. The cemetary is huge so you'd better check the site below to find your...

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Solna Hotels

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  • Radisson SAS Royal Park Hotel

    I attended a conference in this hotel. It lays in Haga Park, a former Royal Park and looks over a...

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  • Scandic Jarva Krog

    Uppsalavagen E4/E18, Solna, S-17067, Sweden

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Solna Vandrarhem

    Enkopingsvagen 16, Solna, 170 68, Sweden

    Satisfaction: Poor

    Good for: Business

Solna Restaurants

  • Children unwanted

    Been there 3 times, excellent food, enjoyed very much with my family. The 4th time we sat down and the owner came to the table, which I met him the previous time. He kindly requested me that my son, 2 years old, should not pour salt and pepper and food residues on the ground as the last time. I was in a big time shock and barely controlled myself....

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  • No children allowed

    We sat down, and my son 2 years old started to play with the toothpick holder, suddenly this very unfriendly staff member came and warned me that my son should not play with it. So I logically wondered if he was caring about my son or the dining table, and suprisingly it was the dining table. I asked him agian, with the possibility of he might be...

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  • The best Thai on Klå Fann Thai

    Klå Fann Thai is consider to be one of the best Thai restaurants in the Stockholm area, and I must agree. The food are good and according to my VT friends from Thailand the food tastes as real Thai food is supposed to, and they even got a menu in Thai when asking after one.Klå Fann Thai is located on a really anonymous location. The...

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  • Fast food at Näckrosgrillen

    Näckrosgrillen is a typical Swedish fast food restaurant with a bit of 70's feeling. You will not find so many such places any longer.When ordering something with french fries, you will get them served in a woven basket.

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  • Fast food at Solna Grill

    Solna Grill is a typical Swedish fast food place, easy and simple.Just be aware of the very uneven floor inside the restaurant.

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  • Not much taste at Ekens Krog

    Ekens Krog is more like a pub than a restaurant. The food I have eaten here were quite tasteless, it looks nice on the plate, but no spice, no taste and not any extra touch.It's though a cosy place, probably a lot better as a pub than as a restaurant.

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Solna Transportation

  • Use public transport

    Stockholm must have the best public transport in the world. I've used bus 70 and the pendeltag, both drive often. HOWEVER, the train (pendeltag) broke down twice during my long weekend. I've been told it is being used too much. There were alternatives (bus, metro) but they took me much longer. Also, during rush hour there will be no seat available.

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  • No subway at night to Vreten

    If you are planning to take the subway to or from the Solna Strand area or Lilla Alby in Sundbyberg, it's good to know that the service is limited at the Vreten subway station.On weekdays the last stop in both directions is around 22.30. An weekends the station is open for traffic from 08.40 and the last train is around 17.10.

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  • The Subway

    The best way from Stockholm to Solna is the Subway, Tunnelbanan. Trains leaving in both directions at least every 10 minute during daytime.There are 6 subway stations in Solna:Blue line to AkallaSolna Centrum Västra skogenNäckrosenBlue line to HjulstaVretenHuvudstaVästra skogenRed line to Mörby CentrumBergshamraMore photos from Solna Subway...

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Solna Shopping

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  • Shopping galore

    The centre of Solna includes a huge shopping mall which has all major Swedish high street brands and a lot more. The design of it makes it feel quite airy and I have to say I don't mind going here even though I don't like huge crowds when I go shopping. There are also some nice cafes for when your feet ache. Great for a rainy and dull winters day...

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  • Indoors at Solna Centrum

    Solna Centrum was from the beginning just an normal town centre. But in 1989 they put a glass roof over the streets and then created a big indoor shopping galleria.In Solna Centrum you can shop in about 100 stores and get something to eat at 15 restaurants. Everything from clothes, shoes to PC equipments and hamburgers.

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Solna Off The Beaten Path

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    by vec Updated Nov 23, 2003

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    According to the story, Huvudsta Gård was the place for the planning of the murder of the Swedish king Gustav III in 1792.

    Huvudsta Gård is located near the water of Ulvsundasjön. Nearest subway is Västra Skogen.

    One of the Huvudsta Gård buildings
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Solna Sports & Outdoors

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    by Sjalen Updated Jul 29, 2006

    Along with Nya Ullevi in Gothenburg, this arena from 1937 is where Sweden play its international games and it is also home to Solna club AIK in yellow and black (ladies play at nearby Skytteholm). Sometimes when other Swedish top clubs need to use a bigger arena than their own, they too play here. In football history, it is mostly famous for the World Championships in 1958 when Pele made his breakthrough.

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