What to pack for Stockholm

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    Map of Stockholm

    by HORSCHECK Updated Dec 7, 2013

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    Miscellaneous: A free city map of Stockholm from one of the Tourist Information Offices is very useful for a stay in the Swedish capital. It includes city maps and an overview of the metro (T-bana), as well as some general information for tourists.

    Stockholm's Tourist Information Centres can be found in the main hall of the Central Station, in the shopping centre Gallerian and in the old town at Västerlänggatan 52.

    Website: http://www.stockholminfo.se/

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    Better not to wear high-heels!

    by sim1 Written Oct 24, 2013

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    Luggage and bags: I always forget myself, and each time I visit I regret it when I am wearing high heels.
    Stockholm is beautiful and it is a great city to explore on foot. One of its charms are the old cobble-stoned streets. And that is where the problem lies when you walk around in high heels. Instead of enjoying your walk you will be tip-toeing all the time not to get stuck between the cobbled stones, which quite ruins the experience. So do not like me, be sensible and pack some shoes that are more practical!
    Stockholm is fantastic to walk around in, and I always walk much and much more than expected. So be prepared and enjoy!

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    Pack only what you can carry

    by celbee Written Dec 26, 2009

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    Luggage and bags: Porters are unheard of in Stockholm hotels so pack the lightest luggage possible.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Always expect cold weather so bring warm comfy jackets and learn to layer clothes.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Bring ALL your medicines because if you run out of these, you'll have to make an appointment to see a doctor and have another consultation and prescription. This will take WEEKS.

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    by DAO Updated Sep 5, 2009

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear:
    If you come here to Party – be prepared. You need some VT underwear. Boxers are the preferred option. They are available to buy on link at the bottom of the page. They only ship in the USA, so you need to prepare early so you have them if you live outside of America. They are very comfortable, thanks for asking. Yes, that was in the middle of the street. Did I mention the beer is strong here?

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    Bring with you fever/cold medicine

    by jessiecakes Written Jan 18, 2007

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Take flu/fever medicine with you...I learned this the hard way! Even if you do find someplace that is open on a Saturday in July (Apoteket) it's hard to know which medicine you will need, and how much/when to take it, if you don't speak Swedish. Of course almost everyone in Stockholm speaks English, so that is quite helpful.

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    by 12LEO Written Jul 10, 2006

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: When I was there i had a nasty headache and didn't bring anything with me from usa. I ended up using a powder they used for such things..didn't help, Going over again this summer, plan to bring excedrin.and always bring your own prescribed medications..next to impossible to get them filled there,


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    Weekend in Stockholm

    by sue_stone Written Aug 30, 2005

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    Luggage and bags: Don't pack too much...there is plenty of shopping to be done, so save some room in your suitcase for those new purchases! (and better pack your other half's credit card too!!)

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: When we were there in summer, it was sunny and warm - just needed a light jumper/jacket in the evening.

    Winter is another story...it gets pretty cold, so pack accordingly and leave the strappy sandals at home!

    If you plan on having a drink at the Icebar (see my Nightlife tip) you may want to wear covered shoes and something a little warm...although they do give you a big warm jacket & gloves to wear, it is still cold in there.

    Photo Equipment: The usual requirements apply....carry plenty of film/CF cards etc and always spare batteries! There is nothing worse than having a full digital card or flat battery at the perfect photographic moment!!

    I am so paranoid about battery problems that I always carry 2 spare sets...

    Miscellaneous: * Sunglasses for those walks by the water

    * Guide books - we found an intriguing one called "A Hedonist's Guide to Stockholm" which has some funky places to visit, plus we had the Lonely Planet and an Everyman Guide

    * Your credit card - it is quite an expensive city to visit...

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    3-pin plugs

    by cucumbre Updated Nov 2, 2004

    Miscellaneous: Get a converter for equipment using 3-pin plugs. It's different between S'pore and Europe. You may need to charge batteries for your mobile phone and camera. However, you do not need a converter for 2-pin plugs.

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    Packing List

    by Sjalen Updated Sep 28, 2004

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    Luggage and bags: Good walking shoes that are also suitable on boats and grassy islands for your wonderful daytrips!

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Warm clothes in winter (and for chilly evenings) of course. Shoes with good soles for slippery winter streets...

    Miscellaneous: There's nothing that cannot be found here, although it might sometimes be cheaper to bring things from home.

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    What's on

    by HORSCHECK Updated Jun 20, 2004

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    Miscellaneous: The official tourist and event guide "What's on" is available for free at the Tourist Information and many other places (e.g. hotels, shops, airport) in Stockholm. It provides all kind of information on concerts, exhibitions, festivals and any other cultural events. Furthermore many tips on what to do and what to see are listed. Finally it includes some general information, such as a City, Metro and a Local Railway map. "What's on" is published monthly.

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    Take this list of important numbers

    by wadekorzan Written Jun 12, 2004

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    Miscellaneous: Lost or stolen credit cards:*
    Visa/Mastercard: 08 24 30 00
    American Express: 08 729 0095
    Diner's Club: 08 655 8585

    Dentists:* 08 654 1117

    Police, ambulance, or fire brigade*: 112

    Car Rental:*
    Avis: 020 78 8200
    Europe Car: 020 7811 80
    Hertz: 020 211 211

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    Take your research!

    by wadekorzan Written Jun 7, 2004

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    Miscellaneous: One of the most important things to take with you is the research you have done on the place you are going to visit. Guidebooks are great and there are alot to choose from.

    I found a website that is really great as well, and I would recommend checking it out before your visit to Stockholm and Sweden. The site is www.visitsweden.com

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    by CandS Written Sep 19, 2003

    Luggage and bags: Take a comfortable backpack with not too much weight...

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good walking shoes are a must...you will probably walk almost everywhere you go...

    Photo Equipment: Make sure you take a lot of film for the many photos you will want to take. A zoom lens also comes in handy for getting to those 'hard to reach' places...

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    by Gili_S Updated May 13, 2003

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Stockholm can be very cold also during the summer, so, just be a ware of that

    Miscellaneous: Alcohol & tobacco products recommended to bring with you as much as you aloud to as those items are extremely expensive in Sweden

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    by CharleneP Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: -

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Jackets, Jackets and JACKETS!! :-))
    Summer times : Shorts, Jeans and T-Shirts (take along your drymac), the weather can change very easy, 3 seasons in one day is nothing new!
    Winter times : Indoors not so cold, but to go outside, bring along your thermal vests and long johns, rain coats and windbreaker.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: You will find most (if not more) of the Toiletries in Sweden, just remember EVERYTHING is in swedish. So bring you dictionary with. :-)

    Photo Equipment: -

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Will know after August 2002, go camping!

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