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  • My Stockholm Card (August 2003)
    My Stockholm Card (August 2003)
    by spidermiss
  • Services and Information
    by tini58de
  • Services and Information
    by yuming
  • Cheap Lunch

    by CoweyB Written May 27, 2012

    Favorite thing: 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.

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    The Stockholm Card

    by spidermiss Updated May 21, 2011

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    My Stockholm Card (August 2003)

    Favorite thing: 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)

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    Helpful links

    by tini58de Written May 7, 2006

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    Favorite thing: 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

    - www.stockholm.se

    - Stockholm weatherforecast

    In my other tips I have included specific links, so do have a look there as well!

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    Internet cafes

    by HORSCHECK Updated Jan 16, 2005

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    Sidewalk Express ticket

    Favorite thing: 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.

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  • Public Toilets

    by fsol Written Jul 10, 2004

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    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).

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    Just few good links

    by Gili_S Updated Apr 5, 2004

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    Favorite thing: 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...
    instead have a look at this few good links:

    Stockholm Official

    Stockholm Map

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    Stockholmskortet Using the...

    by Roeffie Updated Aug 15, 2003

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    Stockholms Kortet

    Favorite thing: Stockholmskortet

    Using the Stockholm card is a value-for-money way to discover Stockholm.

    Prices:
    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)
    Sergels torg
    Slussen
    Tekniska Högskolan/Östra Station
    Fridhemsplan
    Gullmarsplan
    Hötorget
    Central station

    The Stockholm card is also sold by most tourist offices, at camping sites and at youth hostels in Stockholm County.

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    Information Centres and Useful Numbers

    by Marionbcn Written Mar 11, 2003

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    My lovely friend with swedish Flag in Gamla Stan

    Favorite thing: Stockholm Information Centre
    Sverigehuset, Hamngatan 27, Stockholm
    tel: (08) 789 2490
    website: www.stockholmtown.com

    Swedish Tourist Office
    tel: (08) 725 5500
    website: www.visitsweden.com

    SL Centre (public transport information)
    Centralstationen
    open: Mon-Sat 6.30am-11.15pm, Sun 7pm-11.15pm

    Ambulance, fire, police
    tel: 112

    Credit Cards

    American Express
    Norrlandgatan 21, Stockholm
    t-bana: Östermalmstorg
    tel: (08) 411 0540
    website: www.americanexpress.com

    Diners Club
    Lost card hotline (08) 146 878
    website: www.dinersclub.com

    Mastercard
    Lost card hotline 020 791 324
    website: www.mastercard.com

    Visa International
    Lost card hotline 020 793 146
    website: www.visa.com

    Embassies

    Australia
    11th floor, Sergels Torg 12, 111 57 Stockholm
    tel: (08) 613 2900
    website: www.austemb.se

    Canada
    Tegelbacken 4, 103 23 Stockholm
    tel: (08) 453 3000
    website: www.canadaemb.se

    Denmark
    Jakobs Torg 1, 111 86 Stockholm
    tel: (08) 406 7500
    website: www.danemb.se

    Germany
    Skarpögatan 9, 115 93 Stockholm
    bus: 69; tunnelbana: Karlaplan
    tel: (08) 670 15 00
    website: www.german-embassy.se

    Norway
    Skarpögatan 4, 115 93 Stockholm
    bus: 69; tunnelbana: Karlaplan
    tel: (08) 665 6340

    United Kingdom
    Skarpögatan 6-8, 115 93 Stockholm
    bus: 69; tunnelbana: Karlaplan
    tel: (08) 671 3000
    website: www.britishembassy.com

    USA
    Dag Hammarskjölds Väg 31, 115 89 Stockholm
    website: www.usis.usemb.se

    Laundry

    Elittvätten
    Gotlandsgatan 59, Stockholm
    open: M0n-Wed 10am-6pm, Thu 10am-7pm, Fri 10am-6pm

    Tvättomaten
    Västmannagatan 61B, Stockholm
    open: Mon-Fri 8.30am-6.30pm, Sat 9.30am-3pm

    Internet Cafés

    ICE
    Stora Nygatan 31, Stockholm, Sweden
    tel: (08) 24 88 00
    website: www.ice.se

    ITCafe Stockholm
    Krukamakargata 33, Stockholm 11851 Sweden
    bus: 4; tunnelbana: Zinkendamm
    tel: (08) 669 0999
    website: www.itcafe.nu

    M@trix
    T-Hötorget, mittenuppgången , 111 57 Stockholm
    tel: (08) 200 293
    website: www.matrix-se.com

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    Some general information......

    by Znaky Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Some general information...



    SHOPPING HOURS.

    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.

    BANKS.

    Generally open Mon - Fri 9.30am - 3pm, in the city centre it may vary, some are open until 6pm.


    POST OFFICES.

    Post offices are usually open Mon - Fri 9.30am - 6pm, Sat 9.30am - 1pm. It may vary in the city centre.


    PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.

    Call SL information at 08-600 10 00 for schedule and travel information.


    TAXIS.

    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!


    TAX FREE.
    Available for non EU citizens. You are entitled of a refund of 15 - 18% when you leave EU territory.


    TIPPING.
    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%).


    INTERNET:
    there are several sites about Sthlm, this is one of the 'official' ones..
    CLICK HERE!!

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    CURRENCY EXCHANGE OFFICES. ...

    by CharleneP Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: 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.

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    TIPPING IN STOCKHOLM. Tip and...

    by CharleneP Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: 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.

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    INTERNET CAFES: At the library...

    by Fiffi Written Aug 25, 2002

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    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!

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    Before I start to describe...

    by mulivieri Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: 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


    7.0 °C




    Maximum High (2000)


    27.3 °C




    Maximum Low (2000)


    -13.0 °C












    JAN


    FEB


    MAR


    APR


    MAY


    JUN


    JUL


    AUG


    SEP


    OCT


    NOV


    DEC




    -2.1 °C


    -2.2 °C


    0.2 °C


    4.3 °C


    10.3 °C


    14.3 °C


    16.9 °C


    15.0 °C


    11.2 °C


    6.4 °C


    1.8 °C


    -1.0 °C


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    exchange at Forex

    by yuming Written Sep 24, 2003

    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.

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    BANKS. Banks are generally...

    by CharleneP Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: 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.

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