Stockholm Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. 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...

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  • 2. 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...

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  • 3. 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...

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  • 4. 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...

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  • 5. Driving

    Sweden has a zero tolerance attitude towards breaking traffic rules. My driver was pulled over at 9 am in the morning for alcohol testing and there is police presence all over the country. A speeding...

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  • 6. Alcohol

    Sweden has a very strict traffic legislation, entitling the police to administer a breathalyser test even if there is no reason to suspect that you are under the influence of drink. If your blood...

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  • 7. City of bridges...

    Look at a map of Stockholm & you'll see that the city is a complex of islands, connected by about 40 bridges, some of which are very long & raise far from the...

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  • 8. STOCKHOLM CARD

    When we are in cities, I am always interested in what their cards offer.I always do my homework too!The Stockholm card was one I didn't buy, as for me, it...

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  • 9. LAUNDRY

    Where to do the laundry in Stockholm?On asking at the Tourist Information centre, we were sent to the one and only Laundromat in Stockholm.The name is the...

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  • 10. LETTER BOXES & MAIL

    I just want to let you know, if you are used to RED letterboxes, you won't find them in Stockholm.All international mail is carried by air so they must be sent...

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  • 11. AIRPORT ATM MACHINE

    The Airport ATM Machine cost us a lot of time!Why? It chewed up our Debit card.BE AWARE!There are only 2 ATM's at the Airport, one worked like everywhere else...

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  • 12. Pocket thieves

    They are everywhere and they are good at what they do.As in the most cities keep you wallet safe and if you are using the backpack don’t keep your wallet in it...

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  • 13. cycle lanes

    On many streets cyclists share the pavement with pedestrians. The cycle lanes are well marked, but if you're not used to it (like most Brits) you can get caught...

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  • 14. When you go out in Stockholm

    When you go out in Stockholm, you will notice there are often long lines in which you might get stuck for hours (or refused entry!) if you don't look right. A...

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  • 15. Need to be Over 21 for Nightclubs

    If you want to go dancing or to a nightclub, you need to be OVER 21! We found this out the hard way, when we went to Sweden. It doesn't matter if you are from...

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  • 16. Pickpockets

    Like in any other big city with lots of tourists, be careful with your suitcases/bags/purse/wallet. The trick pickpockets are using nowadays is that they...

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  • 17. Keep your public transportation ticket...

    ...throughout the whole trip, as not having a valid ticket can give you a fine of 800-1200 SEK should a controllant catch you. Tickets do not need to be...

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  • 18. Gangs and gang wars

    Beware:Of gangs coming in big groups. Avoid to look suspiscious gangs and so in the eyes. the subways rules say that you are not allowed to carry guns on the...

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  • 19. Wear your seatbellt on the bus...

    According to the Swedish law passengers must where there seatbellts on the busses! So if you take the bus from the airport to Stockholm just do it otherwise the...

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  • 20. Nightlife is not easy

    Be aware that if you want to go to a bar of club the chance is big you have to queu for a while, then you HAVE to leave your jacket and pay for it, at many...

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  • 21. Dangerous sprays and cell phones....

    Well, actually this is more or less a fun warning, which I would like to share with you - and unless you decide to sleep on the af Chapman you don't have to...

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  • 22. Trains

    The train to Nynashamn (gateway to Gotland) starts as 8 carriages. However half way thereit seperates and only the front four carriages continue. The...

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  • 23. Falling snow and icicles

    Stockholm usually gets a fair bit of snow in winter which means that you could be met by all sorts of planks and signs along pavements, warning you of falling...

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  • 24. Beware - Moomins are everywhere!

    It seems you can't go very far in Stockholm without finding one of these characters lurking somewhere, we spotted this one in the window of a children's...

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  • 25. Warning Not Danger

    Stockholm is not what you call a dangerous city. As in any larger city, there are some parts where you're not exactly supposed to hang around at 3 AM, but in...

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