Stockholm Travel Guide

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Stockholm Things to Do

  • Gamla Stan - The Old Town

    Most historical houses on Gamla Stan display wrought-iron anchor plates on their facades. First of all these fulfill a technical purpose, concerning structural reinforcement: withstanding the tractive forces of the beams and connecting them to the wall or gable. The visible part on the facade was often designed in a decorative shape. However, even...

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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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  • Koh Phangan

    4 out of 5 stars

    This restaurant serve well-cooked thai food in a very cool atmosphere. The restaurant is entirely decorated like a thai beach-front place with dim lighting, huts and birds singing from speakers. The atmosphere makes this place well worth a visit even though the menu is rather pricy. You can't book in advance and the lines can be long during the...

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  • Zum Franziskaner

    3 out of 5 stars

    The food is nothing special, but it is quite expensive. When you enter this restaurant, you are forced to used the coat hanger ... and when you leave you have to pay for this service .. especially if you are a foreigner. To sum it up iti is unfriendly, hostile, a typical tourist trap ... avoid it if you can, there are so many nice places in town!

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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

    The purpose of this message is to prevent other visitors from taking the wrong train at Arlanda subway station and, consequently, from the hassle I had experienced on board of an express train in the morning of Friday, September 27, 2013, in Stockholm. After landing at Arlanda from Chicago I stopped at the information center of the airport to...

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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)

    This shop´s name is Stadsmissionen and they sell secondhand things and I do always pay avisit to it, when I am in the Old Town, in Stockholm. It is a must. Because many tourists walk around in this area so many things get sold very quickly and then put other things for sales on the shelves. So, it comes in and goes out very quickly. But usually all...

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Stockholm Local Customs

  • 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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  • 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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  • Festivals

    Santa Lucia is the queen of light,and her feast day is celebrated on 13 december.Young girls dress in long white robes with a crown of candles and sing there way through institutions such as hospitals,old folks homes and some hotels.

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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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Södermalm

    One of the nicest and well hidden streets in Södermalm is Åsögatan. This is the street where you can find typical Swedish red, wooden houses in the middle of the city. To get there, take the green line of the underground (T-bana) to Medborgarplatsen. From the station head south along Söderleden, and after a few corners, turn left (east) into...

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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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  • 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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  • Södermalm

    Again, perhaps because me and my father were both born here and his father and grandfather lived and worked here too, but Söder is my favourite part of town. Something to do with the hills too I suppose, with all the great views of Stockholm. That and the remaining old houses which are either stone apartment houses in yellow, or little wooden...

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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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