Food is expensive in Stockholm - a main course seems to cost around 180 SEK onwards but a cheap lunch is one of the many types of hot dogs you can buy about a tenth of the price. The corner shop Pressbyrån which seems to be everywhere all seem to sell hot dogs with a choice of types. I recommend the cheese one (ost). Absolutely delicious.
If you want something more substantial I recommend Jerusalem Kebab shop on Gamla Stan quite near the Gamla Stan T station. Three skewers of chicken shish with rice and a big mixed salad are delicious and good value at 70 SEK. You can eat in the shop or if the weather is good they will bring your food out to you in the little square nearby.
It is worth investing in The Stockholm Card if you spending a few days in the city. As well as making significant savings they are convenient to use. The card gives you free admission to 80 museums and attractions including the Historical Canal Boat Sighting Tour. You can get discounts for other attractions and the card includes using public tranport. They are convenient to use as well as saving money for many attractions.
You can find out more information about The Stockholm Card on the website and you can able to purchase on in advance (I got mine at the airport when I arrived).
You can purchase 1, 2, 3 or 5 day cards. I purchased a 3 day card and it costs 650 SEK (May 2011)
When preparing a trip to Stockholm there are a few sites in the net that I found very helpful:
- VT Stockholm Guide
- Stockholm Official Visitors Guide
- Stockholm weatherforecast
In my other tips I have included specific links, so do have a look there as well!
Stockholm has many internet cafes with different price levels. I can recommend "Sidewalk Express", because they are located at various places in the town and they are relatively cheap. You purchase a credit number at a machine. Then you can log on at any PC as often as you like until the credit is exceeded.
In 2004 "Sidewalk Express" charged 19 SEK per hour at its 4 locations in the city centre (Central Station, City Terminalen, Drottninggatan 33, Sergelsgatan 8-12) and 29 SEK per hour at Arlanda Airport.
Favorite thing: There aren't many accessible public toilets in the city/tourist areas. And none of them are free! Most come with a charge of 5-10 KR which in my opinion is daylight robbery. If you have a small bladder, one way to get around this problem is to buy the Stockholm card. It allows free admission to museums and of course, the free toilets within the museums. Altenatively, you could just limit yourself to drinking just one glass of water a day (definitely no tea, coffee or alcohol).
Stockholm is amazing beautiful city, I cant even count how many times I visited here, for business & pleasure. Even in the winter when the weather is bad this city have its own magic.
Fondest memory: oh... don't even dream that I can put it here...
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Using the Stockholm card is a value-for-money way to discover Stockholm.
1 day (24 hours)
Adults SEK 220,00
Children 7-17 years old SEK 60,00
2 days (48 hours)
Adults SEK 380,00
Children 7-17 years old SEK 120,00
3 days (72 hours)
Adults SEK 540,00
Children 7-17 years old SEK 180,00
Children's cards can be bought only in combination with an adult card (max 2 children's cards per adult card).
The Stockholm card is valid from the first time you start using it.
The card includes:
* Free entrance to around 70 museums, sights and attractions.
* Free transport by bus, underground and commuter train (SL, Stockholm Transport) Airport buses and Arlanda Commuter Train NOT included.
* Free street parking using all local authority meters in Stockholm City.
* One hour's free boat sightseeing on selected tours.
* Discount on selected bus sightseeing tours.
* Favourable bonus offers for a number of attractions.
* A 96-page guidebook with maps.
You can buy the card at:
Tourist offices at Sverigehuset (Stockholm Information Service) and Kaknästornet (Kaknäs Tower)
Hotellcentralen (The Hotel Centre), Centralstationen (Stockholm Central railway station)
Silja Line terminal
SL's information centres:
T-centralen (underground station)
Tekniska Högskolan/Östra Station
The Stockholm card is also sold by most tourist offices, at camping sites and at youth hostels in Stockholm County.
Stockholm Information Centre
Sverigehuset, Hamngatan 27, Stockholm
tel: (08) 789 2490
Swedish Tourist Office
tel: (08) 725 5500
SL Centre (public transport information)
open: Mon-Sat 6.30am-11.15pm, Sun 7pm-11.15pm
Ambulance, fire, police
Norrlandgatan 21, Stockholm
tel: (08) 411 0540
Lost card hotline (08) 146 878
Lost card hotline 020 791 324
Lost card hotline 020 793 146
11th floor, Sergels Torg 12, 111 57 Stockholm
tel: (08) 613 2900
Tegelbacken 4, 103 23 Stockholm
tel: (08) 453 3000
Jakobs Torg 1, 111 86 Stockholm
tel: (08) 406 7500
Skarpögatan 9, 115 93 Stockholm
bus: 69; tunnelbana: Karlaplan
tel: (08) 670 15 00
Skarpögatan 4, 115 93 Stockholm
bus: 69; tunnelbana: Karlaplan
tel: (08) 665 6340
Skarpögatan 6-8, 115 93 Stockholm
bus: 69; tunnelbana: Karlaplan
tel: (08) 671 3000
Dag Hammarskjölds Väg 31, 115 89 Stockholm
Gotlandsgatan 59, Stockholm
open: M0n-Wed 10am-6pm, Thu 10am-7pm, Fri 10am-6pm
Västmannagatan 61B, Stockholm
open: Mon-Fri 8.30am-6.30pm, Sat 9.30am-3pm
Stora Nygatan 31, Stockholm, Sweden
tel: (08) 24 88 00
Krukamakargata 33, Stockholm 11851 Sweden
bus: 4; tunnelbana: Zinkendamm
tel: (08) 669 0999
T-Hötorget, mittenuppgången , 111 57 Stockholm
tel: (08) 200 293
Some general information...
Weekdays 10am - 6pm, Sat 10am - 4pm, Sun closed.
Department stoores usually open 7 days a week. Old Town stores open 7 days a week, often late in the evenings during the summer, wintertime ordinary opening hours.
Generally open Mon - Fri 9.30am - 3pm, in the city centre it may vary, some are open until 6pm.
Post offices are usually open Mon - Fri 9.30am - 6pm, Sat 9.30am - 1pm. It may vary in the city centre.
Call SL information at 08-600 10 00 for schedule and travel information.
Taxi Stockholm, 08-15 00 00
Taxi 020, 020-93 93 93
There are a large number of so called 'free taxis'. If using one of these, agree on the price in advance!
Available for non EU citizens. You are entitled of a refund of 15 - 18% when you leave EU territory.
Tip and service charges are included in the all prices at hotels and restaurants and for taxis. If you want to show your appreciation you can naturally leave a small tip (up to 10%).
there are several sites about Sthlm, this is one of the 'official' ones..
CURRENCY EXCHANGE OFFICES. Forex Central Station, City-terminalen, NK Department Store, Sweden House, Vasagatan 14, Götgatan 94, Arlanda Airport and Arlanda Expres. Open daily.
Fondest memory: The Gardens and Summer houses in Summer. All the beautiful & colourful flowers even on the balconies of the Flats.
TIPPING IN STOCKHOLM. Tip and Service charges are included in all prices at hotels and restaurants and for taxis. If you want to show your appreciation for good service you can naturally leave a small tip (7-10%)
Fondest memory: Mid Summer - In summer when the sun going down for just a few hours.
Favorite thing: INTERNET CAFES: At the library called STADSBIBLIOTEKET, on Sveavägen, I think you might be able to surf for free. Same thing at café ZENIT on Sveavägen 20 (near Hötorget). That's a pretty nice café by the way. Surf away!
Before I start to describe what you can see in this town I'd like to show you two weather tables, so you can chose when is best to stay here. I were in Stockholm in September (the first week) and I've no cold, but there was a boring cold wind.
Temperature in Stockolm
Annual Avarage Temperature
Maximum High (2000)
Maximum Low (2000)
Favorite thing: since Sweden is now still useing their own currency, the first thing you arrive is changing money. I was introduced by this company, you can find it easily anywhere, at airport or citycentre.
BANKS. Banks are generally open Monday - Friday 9:30am-3pm. In the city center it may vary, some are open until 6pm.
Fondest memory: Going out on the Ferry's, to the different Islands.