Stockholm Travel Guide

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Stockholm Highlights

  • Pro
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    Maline says…

     Beautiful, green, many shops, clubs, museums, multicultural... 

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    Marpessa says…

     Expensive, the amount of tourists in Gamla Stan (I'm one of them!) 

  • In a nutshell
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     It's not as cold as you think, immaculate streets, bring an umbrella, everyone is not blonde (a lot of them though) and I never met anyone named 'Helga'. 

Stockholm Things to Do

  • Gamla Stan - The Old Town

    The old town of Stockholm, in the neighborhood you can find medieval, narrow streets and seventeenth-century houses These houses are mainly red, dark yellow and orange tones The key point in the district is the square Stortorget. Here are all walk to narrow streets literally down Nearby are several restaurants and cafes. If you just walk around,...

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  • Vasa Museum

    Although I am not that much interested in museums, I visited the famous Vasa Museum and I was very impressed. It is probably Scanadinavia's most visited museum. It houses the preserved warship Vasa that sank in 1628 and was risen in 1961. The museum has a kind of mysterious atmosphere as the wooden ship needs low light and moist conditions for...

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  • Kungliga Slottet - Royal Palace

    The Royal Palace (Kungliga Slottet) is the official residence of the Swedish King Carl XVI Gustav. It has more than 600 rooms and is therefore the biggest palace in the world, which is still used by a head of state. The Royal Palace was built in Italian Baroque style between 1697 and 1754 on the site of the former medieval castle "Tre...

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Stockholm Hotels

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Stockholm Restaurants

  • Kungshallen

    Kungshallen includes many different kind of restaurants and it takes time and check them out. You have food in Kungshallen from all over the world, and I would say that is the most difficult thing to choose and decide what your stomache will get. I tried some Lebanese saugages and they were great. Really delicious and the meat was lamb. Perfectly...

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  • Koh Phangan

    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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  • Wayne's Coffee

    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

  • Tunnelbana (Underground)

    The metro of Stockholm is called Tunnelbana (T-Bana) and consists of seven lines, which are grouped into three colours (green, red and blue). It was opened in 1950 and has at present approximately 100 stations, many of which are located in Stockholm's suburbs. The metro network is divided into three zones, which are the basis for the price system....

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  • Public Transportation

    This was the cheapest way to get into the city last year, in fact, included in your SL Access card – if you have one. This is how you go: 1) Get SL (Stockholm Local Transport) Access card. For this you have to go to the City (between Terminals 4 and 5, as far as I remember) and find Pressbyrån (a newsstand that also sells all sorts of useful...

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  • Boats

    If you want to get from Djurgården to Skeppsholmen, be sure to take the "Djurgården 4" from the ferry dock. Like the other ferries, cost is SEK 30, SEK 20 for children and Seniors. SL 1 day, 3 day, 7 day and longer time cards/passes are valid. SL single (1 hour) cards, Stockholm Card, and Stockholm a la Carte are NOT valid.

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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

  • 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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  • 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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  • Wildlife

    To reach Skansen, the walk up & down plus the views over the city are nice.. Unfortunately, the gulls in the vicinity are over-protective of their nests.. a keeper was walking out & he was attacked viciously. We could hardly believe it! No nest was in sight, and the keeper wasn't being provocative at all. Guess what happened next? The bird...

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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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  • Haga Park

    visit procedures beautiful and wonderful park Here you can visit as a tourist Swedish prince and family housing, check out the butterfly house, coffee in one of every cafe, also visit the Echo Temple and Gustav III's Pavilion, Copper Tents (see the figure). I love procedures beautiful park that is located in Stockholm.

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  • Gamla Stan (The Old Town)

    In the middle of Stockholm's most touristy section lies an oft-forgotten little boy, nicknamed "Olle." Created by Swedish sculptor Liss Eriksson, his formal name is Pojke som tittar på månen ("Boy Looking at the Moon"), or Järnpojken ("Iron Boy") for short. Since 1967, the 15-cm high iron boy has been sitting and watching the moon in...

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Stockholm Sports & Outdoors

  • Outdoor Activities

    Sweden Bike is a bike rental shop in the centre of Stockholm. We rented a pair of bikes there, as well as a baby carrier for our infant son, to go on a biking trip to Drottningholm. Erik, the enthusiastic owner, was happy to help us set up the baby carrier and give us advice for our journey. He had an excellent knowledge of the biking trails in...

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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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  • 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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Stockholm Favorites

  • Gamla Stan (The Old Town)

    The old town "Gamla Stan" is the oldest part of Stockholm dating back approximately 750 years. This part of the town is dominated by narrow cobbled streets and many churches like the 13th century St. Nicolas Church (Storkyrkan), the German Church (Tyska kyrkan) and the Finnish Church (Finska kyrka). In the north eastern corner of the old town the...

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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

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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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