Stockholm Tourist Traps

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  • 1. Nightlife

    It will be you and other tourist if there are any in there at the same time as you. It is a small bar and they give you coats and gloves to wear. I cant remember but I think it was like $30 to get in...

  • 2. Gamla Stan (The Old Town)

    In Old town is everything more expensive then the rest of the city because all the tourist go there. Check prices in a few stores, there are a lot of shops along Västerlånggatan. Go to Drottninggatan...

  • 3. Shopping

    Yes, it is here that you will find that viking replica jewellery or lovely Sami handicraft too, but DO make sure that's what you buy and not the tons of so called Swedish souvenirs found here in the...

  • 4. Customs and Immigration

    CUSTOMS As with immigration, Swedish Customs formalities are usually painless and baggage is rarely opened, but it's sensible to observe the duty free limits and other rules. Duty free Visitors from...

  • 5. Taxis

    Taxies are very expensive in Stockholm, you might also be cheated, so try to avoid them In the city centre you don't really need anything, further distance use the Subway when possible, it is very...

  • 6. The Stockholm Card

    The Stockholm card is in my opinion a tourist trap, as it is relatively expensive in comparison to the value. In 2004 it was available for 24 h (260 SEK), 48 h...

  • 7. Changing of the Guard at the Royal Palace - Sloppy

    The changing of the guard occurs inside the courtyard at the Royal Palace.- May to August: 12:15, Sundays and holidays 13:15- April, September, and October:...

  • 8. Boat Tours

    A boat tour can be a pleasant experience, but there are some aspects that you must take in consideration before buying the tickets:The route passes mostly by...

  • 9. Souvenir hell :)

    The two main streets of the Old Town have a souvenir shop or a restaurant/bar on every door. This makes it almost impossible to walk on those streets due to the...

  • 10. The Royal Museum - A dump

    I am not a 100% sure if this is actually the Royal museum but it is located in Gamla Stan and the entry is from the courtyard where the changing of the guards...

  • 11. Limited Opening Times in Winter

    Lots of attractions and museums in Stockholm have shorter opening times, are just open on weekends or are closed completely during the winter months. If you...

  • 12. Money exchange

    While going to Sweden we knew, that this country, being a member of EU, nevertheless has kept national currency - the Swedish crone. It is difficult to judge an...

  • 13. Main Season - Off Season

    Not exactly a tourist trap, but: Though Stockholm is extremely beautiful in autumn, some (not all) sights close or run on a limited time table in off-season....

  • 14. Skavsta airport breakfast is crap

    OK I know airport food is not to be trusted, especially if served by a cafeteria and not a name-brand fast food place (not my usual motto, but at foreign...

  • 15. Nordiska museet

    Again, the Nordiska museet isn't a tourist trap at all. It's free. But there's not that much there.The collection of old clothing was only so-so, and the...

  • 16. ostasiatiska museet

    Calling the Museum of East Asian Antiquties a 'tourist trap' is much too harsh. Especially considering entrance is free.At the time I visited, there was a great...

  • 17. Fjäderholmarna

    These are the set of archipelago islands closest to the city centre and consequently, there are boat trips to them and they are touted as "the place where...

  • 18. Birka Viking Site - UN World Heritage Site

    Birka is a former Viking town that has been excavated and studied by archaeologists. Situated on an island about 2 hours boat ride from stockholm, it is now...

  • 19. The elevator at Slussen: Katarinahissen

    It´s not the biggest trap ever, but it´s something that annoyed me a little bit! We were enjoying the nice view on the bridge and then we wanted to take the...

  • 20. Ice-gallery (Osterlanggatan 41, Stockholm)

    I expected a short walk inside a frozen corridor, but what I found was a small room with an Ice-TV and a bar, few sculptures and place to sit on raindeer skin....

  • 21. Tourist bus tour

    I've been lately in the open bus tour in Dublin, witch was the first of the kind I went and actually had a great time so we tried this one too! I'm afraid to...

  • 22. Entry Fees for churches

    It seems to be the popular thing to do in Europe: charge admission to churches. You may or may not agree with this policy, but whatever your opinion, if you...

  • 23. The "Mountain Railway" at Skansen Museum

    There are several entrances to the Skansen Open Air Museum, one of Stockholm's most popular attraction. If you go to the entrance where you have this little...

  • 24. Changing of the Guards

    We've all been there I suppose in some country at some point. It's an event, it's free, and it's a bit of local character.But in reality, you get stuck at the...

  • 25. The place where Olof Palme was murdered

    On Feb 28, 1986 the Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme was murdered at the crossing of Sveavägen and Tunnelgatan.The only thing showing this location is a...

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