Stockholm Travel Guide

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Stockholm Things to Do

  • Gamla Stan - The Old Town

    The old part of Stockholm is known as Gamla Stan.It is a maze of winding streets,with all sorts of different architecture.The best way to experience the area is just to take a wander and see what you can find.

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  • Vasa Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I think this massive warship had 15 minutes of fame sailing in Stockholm's harbour in 1628 before it capsized. When you see it in person, you'll understand why, its very top heavy. Its also massive at 69 metres long and very ornate with its beautiful carvings. The museum is set out over about 4 levels to enable you to see the ship. It has good...

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  • Stadshuset - City Hall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The interior of Stadshuset can be visited with guided tours only. It was not on your group's schedule but I really wished to see it, so I went by myself in the last morning. Although Stadshuset is a busy tourist hotspot with bus and cruise groups in addition to the individuals' tours, and tours move rather fast, you get to see all the important...

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Stockholm Hotels

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Stockholm Restaurants

  • Kungshallen

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    I took my girlfriend there last night and the place looked very nice, but the chicken dish I ordered tasted like it was made 2 days ago!! I almost broke my plate when I was trying to cut it in eatable pieces. When the bill came and I mentioned the waiter about it, all he said was: ´I don´t make the food here´ and did not offer to compensate it in...

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  • Grand Hotel

    4 out of 5 stars

    Very rarely do I say this, but this restaurant is simply exquisite. It was recommended by the concierge at Nobis Hotel when he realised I was a bit of a foodie. Matbaren is part of the Grand Hôtel and does two seatings, the first at 6pm and the second at 9pm. The dishes are innovative and mix local concepts with international flavours, and the menu...

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  • Wayne's Coffee

    3 out of 5 stars

    Its a large cafe and my favorite in Stockholm. There are small newspaper shop and other interesting shops around. Its on Götgatan, one of the busiest shopping street. BB connection is good and free. There are many mothers with babies (not many fathers, I don't know why) reflecting the recent baby-boom in Sweden. Don't fall or pour hot coffee over...

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Stockholm Nightlife

  • Södermalm

    Hello, Debaser Slussen has 18 years limit Sun-Thu, and have really good events and a busy dance floor. Music interested, indie/rock people. You find Debaser concert halls both at Slussen and Medborgarplatsen. I'd opt for the Slussen Debaser, just like it better. Good bar/lounge outdoors and nice concerts/clubs indoors. Be there early. Looooong...

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  • General Pubs and Clubs

    The Bishops arms is one of those pubs by Stockholm's central that is always "on". There's usually people (locals and tourists) coming and going and they have affordable beers. The decor looks like an old English library/work room, with books and old train pictures and some spitting pots (!) hanging on the roof. Come as you are.

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  • Stureplan

    The square in the center of Stockholm hosts many different places to go at night. You may see lines in front of clubs(not all of them), many stylish people also. Well I can't say it is cheap..For a detailed dress code in Stockholm try this: http://www.askyourtravel.com/Answers.aspx?qid=66&city=Stockholm very helpful site....

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Stockholm Transportation

  • Public Transportation

    Stockholm has an excellent public transport system, including the subway (T-Bana), buses, trams, and even boats. UPDATED Fares as of June 2014: SL has a complicated fare system involving "units" or "coupons." Travel within 1 zone (see a T-Bana Zone map to view the zones) requires the use of 2 "units," while travel among 2 and 3 zones costs 3 and...

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  • Tunnelbana (Underground)

    Stockholm's underground railway is known as the T Bana,and runs over three lines.The trains are quick,clean and efficient,and not too overcrowded like some systems.The pricing works on a banding system,and can be a little difficult to work out.If you intend to make a few journeys it is better to purchase a multi journey ticket,which are also valid...

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  • Arlanda Express

    This is the fastest and easiest way to get downtown from the airport. The signs in the airport to the train are very good and you can buy tickets using your credit card from automated machines in the airport. The trains typically run every 15 minutes typically, are spotless and even have a nursing room on board. As they reach speeds of almost 200...

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Stockholm Shopping

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  • Souvenirs

    It is the Royal gifts shop where one can buy any souvenir items on the Swedish Royal family like postcards, writing pads, envelopes, pictures and other gift items that is somehow related to the Royal family. i took this picture with a crown on my head from this shop.

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  • Drottninggatan

    "Drottninggatan (Queen Street)" is a major pedestrian street in Stockholm & the city's most most visited street for shopping, because there is no cars alowed on this street & there are many shops along it such as H&M and Åhlens Department Store. On this street, near Gamla Stan, you can buy souvenirs and post cards on the Royal family, Stockholm...

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  • Gamla Stan (The Old Town)

    The entire area of Gamla Stan or the old town being very touristy, is impliedly full of gift shops for you to be able to carry home nice souvenirs. Like always I was more attracted to the dolls although one finds a variety of other souvenirs too. I got a timy one for my daughter. Some pictures of swedish dolls here.

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Stockholm Local Customs

  • Museums

    Drottningholms Slottsteater One of Europe's best preserved baroque theatres. A unique attraction with its original scenery, 200-year old stage machinery and interior decoration virtually untouched by the passage of time. Opera and ballet performances. A must see for me one day! At Drottningholm Palace Getting there: subway Brommaplan + bus...

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  • Language

    One of the things Swedes really don't like is someone coming to Sweden speaking any other language than Swedish or English. The way we see it is that we have made an effort to learn the international language and so should everybody else do too.

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  • People

    If wandering around Stockholm museums and sightseeing points, you will probably come across the name Bellman. He was an 18th century poet and trubadour whose songs and melodies are much loved today, Bellman was a poor man who wandered around the inns of Stockholm and described what he saw in lyrics, and drinking culture played a huge part in it all...

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Stockholm Warnings and Dangers

  • Safety

    Stockholm's public transport terminus appears to be the chosen hang out for the city's homeless, mainly because the subterranean platforms for the tube, retain warmth, even during winter. Upon arrival there, I was approached immediately by a scary-looking youth in a hoodie, whose eyes betrayed a heavy heroin habit. However, he turned out to be...

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  • Taxis

    The latest taxi related issue in Stockholm is credit card theft. When you pay with a card, make sure it is your card they hand you back. They sometimes swap it for a similar looking card. This has happened to many people when returning to hotel after a fun evening (and maybe a bit tipsy). As usual, it's also very important that the driver does not...

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  • High Prices

    Better start saving well before your trip. It is not as bad as Norway but not much better. Calculate a budget that is 1/3 higher that what you are used to in other cites of Western Europe and you'll be fine. There is a lot of tasty food to try, there are plenty of interesting things to see - it would be a pity to be limited to dry rolls (I'm...

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Stockholm Tourist Traps

  • 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 with 1-2 drinks. I would still go again even though it was a trap. http://www.nordicseahotel.se/en/ its in the nordic sea hotel, go in the main...

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  • 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 or Södermalm.

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  • 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 form of tacky t-shirts, trolls and viking figurines with horned helmets. The vikings never HAD horns on their helmets!!! :))) Leave Västerlånggatan and...

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Stockholm What to Pack

  • Weather-Related

    If you are planning to use the public transport from airport to the city you have to have convenient rollon luggage, I originally through of taking the train but found it maybe cheaper to get a cab. Stockholm is cold.. most of the time. My sister who lives there says so, she always suggest no matter the season always bring a Jacket / sweater. Even...

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  • Winter

    Sturdy shoes with a lot of grip - while the pavements are gritted and cleared, sometimes they can be very icy. Hat, scarf and gloves are essential - try Stadium for cheap sports gloves, hats, scarves otherwise there are lots of designer places with very expensive ones! hand creams, moisturisers quick lenses - light is not good before 9am and after...

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  • Map of Stockholm

    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...

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Stockholm Off The Beaten Path

  • Skärgården (Stockholm Archipelago)

    Sometimes I just crave for instant nature. One of my favorite bus-trips goes from Slussen to Björkviks brygga. The bus takes you there in about an hour. At Björkvik there are nice bare cliffs or lovely sandy beaches for sunbathing, outdoor loo, large woods to hike and a beautiful sea to swim in. The place is crowded in the summertime, but very...

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  • Gamla Stan (The Old Town)

    The parliament of Sweden, named Riksdag, has its own island between Gamla Stan and the city. The parliament building was erected in the early 19th century in neorenaissance style. The models were surely taken from the Italian renaissance architectre, given the general appearance of the buildings (and, for the experts, the use of the Serliana...

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  • Sigtuna

    Sigtuna is said to be Sweden's oldest inhabitat town. As there is enough to see and do, it makes a perfect day trip from the busy Swedish capital. I must admit that I went to Sigtuna from Uppsala, but it can also easily be reached from Stockholm. Sigtuna's history dates back to the 10th century, when the first settlement was founded at the lake...

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Stockholm Sports & Outdoors

  • Outdoor Activities

    I'm not that much of an outdoor person myself but my girlfriend is, so she forced me into joining her onto an outdoor excursion when we were in stockholm. I was a bit reluctant but ended up really liking it! We went on a hiking tour with a guide. The pace was really nice. Not too much to keep up but at the end up the day we did feel like we had...

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  • Winter Sports

    From mid November to end of February, you can skate in Kungsträdgården in the city centre and it is open most days. There are also skating rinks elsewhere in the city when proper winter comes and some of the football grounds are watered and freeze, but then you have to know where to go (or check the official tourist site which might give you tips)....

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  • Globen

    Saw Djurgårdens play MODO in Oct 04, during NHL strike when most Swedish players came back home to play. Impressive venue. 13k spectators on a Tuesday night! Peter Forsberg was expected to play for MODO, but called off. Had to make do with Tommy Salo, Sedin twins etc! Book tickets in advance through internet suppliers, and collect on arrival.

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Stockholm Favorites

  • Gamla Stan (The Old Town)

    There were some lovely views over Gamla Stan and the harbour from the Sodermalm area. These pictures were taken from the Katarina hissen elevator. You pay to go up the elevator and can take views from the viewing platform at the top.

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  • Services and Information

    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...

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  • City Views

    Stockholm has many vantage points to enjoy panoramic views of the city. The historic street "Fjallgatan" and the green park "Skinnarviksparken" at the north shore of Sodermalm offer great views of Djurgarden, Gamla Stan, Riddarholmen and Kungsholmen. Near the metro stop Slussen you find the lift Katarinahissen, which has a viewing platform at 38...

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Top 10 Former Olympic Cities: Stockholm

Rated 5 out of 5 stars

In addition to being geographically spread between fourteen islands, Stockholm is also unique in that this year marks the hundred year anniversary of the 1912 Summer Olympics, the first to be held in Stockholm and Sweden. The visit should start in Gamla Stan, the city's old town, where a short stroll will take you past the Royal Palace and Stockholm Cathedral. The Stockholm Stadion, located in Lidingövägen, is the oldest Olympic arena in the world that is still in regular use, making it a great stop for anyone visiting the city today. From the Stadion, it's a short trip to the island of Djurgården, where Scandinavia's most visited museum, the Vasamuseet, is located. The museum holds the Vasa, a three hundred and eighty four year old warship, preserved and showcased with over 95% of its original details. The Skansen Open-Air Museum is also located on the island of Djurgården.

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