Our hotel was on a half-way from Stockholm to airport Arlanda. These were 12 kilometers on motorway E4. When we went on our evening excursion to the city, we flew by these 12 kilometers very quickly. I have missed a turn to the city centre. We continued driving, expecting to see the following index. However in 5-10 minutes we understood, that the city appeared behind us.
We were very surprised by such small sizes of Stockholm. After huge Moscow this city seemed to us simply tiny!
On our little cycle round the Djurgarden we came across this vintage car show. Lots of Swedes proudly displaying their collectors cars and motorbikes... all shiny and gleaming! This event takes place on the first Sunday in June at the Sodra Djurgarden. It includes a parade, a race and a classic car exhibition.
My favourite among the public transportation in Stockholm is the Tvärbanan tram line, running from Alvik to Sickla Udde, passing by Liljeholmen, Gullmarsplan and the Globe Arena.
With this tram line you will get some good view over Stockholm, especially from the bridges near Alvik. From there the view is stunning.
The travel pass for subway and busses are also valid on the tram line. Daytime it's a train in each direction every 10 minute. Just remember that you have to press a button when you want to leave on the next station, else the driver might not stop.
A cool way to explore Stockholm. It´s a little more expensiv but much more fun. You can rent a Segway in the shopping mall Gallerian.
2 h. 370 SEK about 37 EURO
7 h. 800 SEK about 80 EURO
For a week. 2900 SEK about 290 EURO
For more prices look at the website.
Take the ferry to Djurgården. From Slussen to Djurgården where Gröna Lund, Aquaria Water Museum, Skansen, Junibacken and much more lies, it takes about 7 minutes with the ferry and it´s a good photo opportunity.
It costs 30 Swedish crowns it´s about 3 EURO
A great way to see Stockholm, you can ride the bike almost everywere with out any problem. You can hire a bike in one place and return it in an other place so you dont have to return it at the place where you borrowed it.
A three day card costs 125 swedish crowns.
You can buy the card at SL-CENTER (in the subway/metro building) at this locations
T-Centralen, lower hall
or in the
Stockholm Tourist Centre
Hamngatan 27, Entré Kungsträdgården
I did a ton of walking around Stockholm as I think this is the best way to get around to really see alot. However, it is nice to rent a bike for a couple of hours or even for a day because you can cover alot more ground than by foot. There is a very convenient bicycle rental place just at the entrance to the Royal Garden (Djurgarden). It is located on the right just as you cross the bridge called Djurgardsbron when you go into the Royal Garden. They also rent roller blades, canoes, and kayaks. Bikes are a great way to explore the extensive Royal Garden with all of its attractions.
Price of a bicycle for a whole day was about 250 Swedish Krone, but you can also rent by the hour.
It´s wery safe to drive in Stockholm and Sweden.
Here is some good companys where you can rent a car.
But the best (acording to me) is avis car rental. www.avis.se
The Swedish national stadium is situated outside Stockholm, in Solna. Easiest to get there from the city is to take the metro, blue line, against Akalla. Get off at Solna centrum, and you’ll exit the metro right outside the stadium’s south stands.
By car: From the south, just follow “Essinge-leden” against Solna. DON’T go into Stockholm, as you will have trouble to find out again…
Drive against Solna centrum, and you’ll see the stadium after a while. There aren’t too many parking-places around the stadium, but you should be able to find something, just follow the P-signs. Be sure to pay for the parking though, in the machines, as it seems like the community tries to fix the budget every year by ticketing football-spectator’s cars…
Situated in the south parts of Stockholm, just beside the famous ice hockey- and concert-stadium Globen. Easiest is to go there with the metro, green line. Go against Farsta, and get off at Gullmarsplan. Then you’re almost there, easy to find by foot.
By car…? Well, try to… eh… Take the metro! If not, there is at least a parking-garage close to Globen, so parking should be no problem.
For the best view inside the stadium, try go get a ticket for one of the long sides. From the away-section you won’t see anything at all, so stay out of there!
The connection between Stockholm Central Station and Arlanda airport can be made in two different ways:
The quick way, using Arlanda Express (over 200 SEK one way)that takes about 20 minutes to complete the journey.
The cheaper way, using the commuter train to Märsta (last stop), and the the Bus to terminal 5 in Arlanda. This journey will take one hour in whole, and the buses are synchronized with the train, and the bus stop is just outside the train station. Both the train and the bus are included in the daily or 3 day tickets (see my subway link for additional info on this tickets)
For something different, you could take a horse and carriage ride through Stockholm's old town, the "Gamla Stan". The ride is guided and lasts for about 45 minutes.
Price: 90 Swedish Krone. They also have "family tickets": 2 adults and 2 children : 200 Swedish Krone
Bicycles are a common way of transportation in Stockholm & all around Sweden [well, all around northern Europe in fact] & a lot of people practice it. There are bicycle routes all around the city & all the roads, street lights & road crossings are adapted for cycling! Take care when crossing the road because even if there's no cars or people, there might be a bike coming - and there might be a mess... ;)
Taking a bike around the city & using it for sightseeing is also a great idea! You can stop everywhere you want, choose your tempo & still be on time. Be sure it's warm enough though, because the weather could give you some trouble...
In 2007, Stockholm introduced a bike rental system similar to that in for instance Copenhagen, where you can lease a bike for a day. A day in this case means three hours, otherwise you have to rent another one, but you can still see a lot in that time and if you get a season card (see below) it is easy to just change bike. You need to buy a card to be able to use them as there is an electonic locker system. This card can be bought at SL public transport centres OR by the company in the link below. A day card is SEK 25 and you can also buy a season card which can be useful if you plan to cycle a lot (currently SEK 200 so it's still a bargain). The bike centres are open 6.00-18.00 from April to October. Find bikes at:
Klarabergsgatan 50 (close to the Central station)
Birger Jarlsgatan 12 9
S:t Göransgatan 143
Odenplan mot S:t Eriksgatan 15
Odenplan mot Sveavägen 15
S:t Eriksplan 6C 12
Torsgatan / Vasaparken 6
Renstiernas gata 18
Ringvägen 54 9
Ringvägen 111 (and several other Ringvägen addresses)
Götgatan 71 9
Valhallavägen / Grev Turegatan by the Stadion
Valhallavägen at Tekniska Högskolan
There are more addresses but these are the ones easiest to find for tourists. There is also the traditional bike rental place in Stora Nygatan in the Old Town as shown in the picture.
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