What to pack for Stockholm

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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!

    Miscellaneous: -

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    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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    by blue-viggen Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: travel light,, it always my advice to anyone

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: walking shoes and warm clothes if you visit in winter,,you may like crisp cold air but this is beyond cold

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: bring most of your things with you as toiletries can start to get expensive if you need to buy imported things

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    by l_joo Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Okay now you can pack this arch back but I think it's too heavy, lol. This is another photo I took while we still expecting Stockholm on the highway, the bus driver has so much easy time stop down for a rest telling a those stories about his arch, as usual those ancient kind of history but I just couldn't remember, anyway this arch was so beautiful, it's not only a arch but abondoned building or castle something...so just pack it with you, enjoy my story.

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    by budapest8 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Warm clothes...umbrella....good shoes....

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: the usual

    Photo Equipment: You can buy more than everything here.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: birthday suite for Midsummer.

    Miscellaneous: Plenty of money!!!
    You can't buy liquor in bottles after 6 P.M. Friday until Monday morning.

    No booze!!No smoking!! ....

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    by mirah Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Winter: bring warm clothes or get them here. It's extremely cheap to buy winter clothes here after christmas when there's sales everywhere.

    Summer: bring at least some warm clothes, like jeans, sweater, jacket.
    Daytrip: bring warm sweater, umbrella, sunglasses and bikini. You never know. The layer principle will do. When sun turns up you must be able to take of layer after layer. Even though it is may be somewhat hot in the sun sometimes (and the sun here is cruel for skin and eyes), the shade may be cold.

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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 SheDragon Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: One item of clothing that I forgot to pack on my second trip to Stockholm and missed terribly was a light, waterproof jacket or coat. If you've got one with a hood, even better. Basically, the weather was comfortable, but occasionally got chilly enough that I wished I had a light coat. Also, on cloudy days, the rain comes in little spurts that sometimes you can even walk around. The rain isn't hard enough to call for an umbrella in these little spurts, but a light jacket would have been great.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Before I went to Sweden, I never imagined how different toiletries could be in a different country. Do not expect to find the same shampoo, soap, etc that you use at home. The one thing I had trouble finding was nail polish remover. From what I understand, Swedish nail polish remover is just acetone, which acts a bit different than what we are used to here in the States. Also, Palmolive makes a body wash in Sweden that didn't do much for me. The smell was a bit overpowering for me. Another thing I found surprising was the lack of washcloths. I still have not figured out how women wash without them, but they are much less common in Sweden than they are in the States. As far as medicine is concerned, the only need I had was for a decongestant. I developed a head cold about halfway through my second visit, and ended up using something called Bromahexin. It is similar to Sudafed here in the States. It doesn't appear to have antihistamines, so didn't knock me out, and it did help my cold.

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