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Private Tour: Stockholm City Walking Tour Including the Vasa Museum
"Meet your expert guide near Stortorget the main square in Stockholm’s picture-book Gamla Stan (Stockholm Old Town) and set off on your private walking tour. The old quarter of Sweden's capital is steeped in history. As you stroll listen avidly as your guide shares interesting facts about the people that once lived here and shaped its fortunes including Birger Jarl hailed as the man who founded the city in around 1250.

 Explore the quaint streets and see the top Gamla Stan attractions including the imposing Coronation Church and the statue of St George and the Dragon. Stop to pose for pictures outside Stockhol the official residence of Sweden’s royal family.
From SEK430.00
Stockholm Shore Excursion: Private Stockholm City Walking Tour Including the Vasa Museum
"While you’re in port in Stockholm seize the opportunity to see some of the city’s finest sights with a personal guide on a private walking tour. Meet your expert guide near Stortorget the main square in Stockholm’s picture-book Gamla Stan (Old Town). This charming district is steeped in history and your guide reveals interesting facts about the people who once lived here including Birger Jarl hailed as the man who founded the city in around 1250.

 Explore the quaint streets and see the top Gamla Stan attractions including the imposing Coronation Church and the statue of St George and the Dragon. You'll also stop to pose for pictures outside the official residence of Sweden’s royal family.
From SEK430.00
Stockholm Pass
"Explore the beautiful city of Stockholm with unlimited travel on hop-on hop-off buses and boats with 22 bus stops and 8 stops by boat (the boat runs during the summer only) it is the perfect way to see as much as you can during your visit. In addition to that gain free entry to more than 60 different attractions in this gorgeous Scandinavian city. For additional benefits check out the Itinerary section below.""""Make the most of your time in the Swedish capital with the Stockholm Pass
From SEK595.00

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Stockholm via Public Transit

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 4 "units" respectively. A "coupon" will cost you SEK 22 purchased on the spot, or SEK 18 if it's pre-paid. Alternatively, if you purchase fare in cash at the gate (or by text message), it costs SEK 36 for travel within 1 zone, valid for an hour after first use. You also can purchase a pre-paid "slip" of 16 "units," costing SEK 200, which will give you eight 1-zone rides, 5 1/3 2-Zone rides, and four 3-Zone rides. Also remember that you can't purchase tickets on buses -- you must buy them beforehand. SL is now encouraging users to purchase an "SL Access Card" on which you can load the various tickets and passes as you like. There is a one-time cost of SEK 20 for this card. Got all that? :-)

Fortunately for tourists, there are a number of passes you can purchase. Many times, if you purchase a hotel package, a "Stockholm Card" or "Stockholm Pass" will be included with your room. These cards offer use of public transit (except for the ferries to Djurgården and Skeppsholmen), as well as admission to many museums. The Stockholm Card may also be purchased at the tourist office, or online.

The best deal for most tourists is probably still to purchase a 24 hour travelcard, which costs SEK 115 and includes the Djurgården and Skeppsholmen ferries. For longer stays, you can also buy tickets for 72 hours (SEK 230), 7 days (SEK 300, can only be added to an SL Access Card). Check the website for details if you wish to purchase a longer-duration pass. You can purchase these at several T-Bana stations, including T-Centrallen, as well as news stands that display the "SL" logo.

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Jun 29, 2014

Arlanda airport to Stockholm - train + bus, cheap

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 stuff). This is a real headache! Or maybe I was just tired after the flight and a bit slow, anyway, it took me about an hour to find the establishment
2) Take bus # 583 to train station Märsta. If you arrive in Terminal 5, you go out and to the left to bus stop 15 (see photo). I guess they go every 20 minutes, but better see the timetable. It says it’s only 20 minutes from the airport to the train station, nut for me it seemed like an hour.
3) Change to train at Märsta. If it’s raining, you are in trouble – crossing the bus parking to the station with your luggage in one hand, your umbrella in another hand and your SL card apparently in your teeth. The timetable promises you are at Stockholm Central Station in about 40 minutes.
4) Change to bus / metro to your hotel / rented flat on the same SL card.

This is real cheap, but not so quick, nice or easy. They say they are coming up with a direct train from Arlanda to Stockholm this year, let’s hope for that.

P.S. Most important - to find your way back, and it's not that easy with many exits at the Central Station!

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Mar 04, 2014

Explore Stockholm by bus

Stockholm's bus network consists of blue and red buses, which cover routes between the metro stations and to the city suburbs. Tickets can't be bought from the driver, but have to be bought in advance from kiosks (Presbyran) or be loaded on the electronic SL access card.

A useful bus service for tourists is no. 69 which stops near the TV-Tower Kaknastornet and also leads along the popular Djurgarden district.


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Dec 07, 2013

Trams - usefull (not in rush hours)

Trams and light rail lines are few, but espacially tram heritage route 7 is very usefull. It starts from T-Centralen (it's end stop so you donät need to worry about directions) and goes to Djurgården, where are nice attractions like Gröna Lund, Vasa and Nordic Museum and Abba museet. It's included to travel card and Stockholm card, you meet some of Stockholms nice views from the tram and get just wihout walking to "game area".

The only cons is that, even trams operate with large schedule, there are so much tourists in the city, that the trams are very occupied in rush hours and the aircondition is lousy, reserve some wipers and water with you, so you survive the trip.

Trails are mainteined by SL but operated by Swedish Tramway Society.

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May 15, 2013
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Underground Metro

If you don't plan to get a Stockholm card which is expensive and I didn't liked it because I am not that fond of visiting museums, ask the ticket guy in subway station for a day pass, 104 Swedish Krone for 24 hours and 20 Krone extra for the card itself. Remember to have Swedish Krone with you because they don't accept any other currency and your credit card will not work there.

Aug 22, 2011

Buy your SL tickets at Arlanda airport here:

- Pressbyrån (name of a newspaper shop), Sky City/Arlanda (between terminals 4 and 5 [walkable] and any Pressbyrån in terminal 5)
- 7-Eleven, Arlanda terminal 4
- All the information desks in terminals 2 and 4 and the tourist information center at the arrival hall in terminal 5
- Pressbyrån, Arlanda arrival/international hall

This because you're not allowed to buy tickets from the bus drivers anymore and they won't let you on without a valid ticket, not to mention that you'll get fined if a controller asks to see it and you can't show it.

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Apr 04, 2011

excellent choices

The public transportation system in Stockholm is excellent! There are trams, buses and the metro (tunnelbana), which will easily get you from one place to the other!

We did have a Stockholm map, which we bought at the airport (so it was not the tourist information one) and our map had the buslines in it, which was very helpful! After we lost that map, we just took a picture of a map in one of the tunnelbana stations and thanks to digital photography we were able to use this as our guide!!!

I would highly suggest to buy a day pass (valid 24 hours) or a 3 day pass (valid 72 hours from the time of purchase), so you don't have to worry about buying tickets, getting them stamped etc.

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Apr 04, 2011

Ordinary tickets

About ordinary tickets with bus, metro, shuttle trains, trams, about different zones etc you can read here:
If you want to ask SL about anything, you can call here: tel. 08-600 10 00 ,send a fax to: 08-5559 25 40, go to: and click on: "Fråga oss" and then send a mail. I am sorry to say, I can't find an ordinary mailaddress. You can also write to:
SL Kundtjänst
Box 9000
102 71 Stockholm

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Apr 04, 2011

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Metro and bus

The public transport in Stockholm is one of the best systems in Europe, with over a hundred metrostations and numerous busstops you can get almost everywhere with public transport. I recommend buying a Stockholms Kortet (Stockholm card) which is really worth it's price. With this card you can visit almost all museums for free, and you canuse the public transport system for free as well!

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Apr 04, 2011

Getting from Arlanda airport to central Stockholm

Arlanda airport has transportation options in various price ranges.

The fastest option in the express train called Arlanda Express. This train takes you from the airport to Stockholm central station is just 20 minutes. However, you need to pay SEK 240 / 460 (one-way/return) for the high speed. You can find some special prices for weekend trips. Trains leave about every 15 minutes.

The express bus operated by Flygbussarna is still quite fast, but much more affordable. The trip takes about 45 minutes with some extra stops in northern Stockholm, terminating at the central bus terminal (Cityterminalen) next to the central train station. Buses leave every 15 minutes, tickets cost SEK 119/219 (one-way/return), but you can save some money by booking in advance online. Note that cash payments are not accepted on the buses, you need to pay by credit card instead.

The next option is to catch a local train from Arlanda to central Stockholm. This route takes about 40-50 minutes, and you will need to change trains at Upplands Väsby. Trains leave every 30 minutes. Tickets cost SEK 100 (one-way), or if you already have a regular local transportation ticket or pass, you need to pay a supplement of SEK 60.

The cheapest option is to catch a local bus and train to Stockholm. For that, get on bus 583 at any of the terminals towards Märsta station, and change there to the local train called Pendeltåg to central Stockholm. The journey takes about 60 minutes, buses and trains leave every 15 minutes. A single ticket costs SEK 60 (one-way), but if you buy a 1-, 3- or 7-day pass at the airport, you can already use that for this trip, without paying anything extra.

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Feb 02, 2011

To get to and around the city

Airplane. The international airport is called Arlanda and there are frequent buses to Stockholm City, right outside every terminal. This is the cheapest alternative, and also a very easy one. Nowadays there is also a faster train, but it costs the double.

Get a 'förköpshäfte' to get around town on bus and subway.

Or buy a tourist card for several days that also gets you into museums. Ask at 'Sweden House', or Sverigehuset, opposite NK (a departmentstore everyone knows).

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Jun 04, 2010

Purchase Weekly Pass

Stockholm is a city with fina public transport that consist of Ferries, Subway, buses and trams. If you plan you day well you should be able to commute in all these modes of transport seemlessly with the same ticket.

I purchased the weekly ticket that can be used for everyhting and it worked out well, I do remember that it wasn't cheap for the week, however a lot less expensive if I had to buy individual tickets.

Stockholm central can be crowed specially at peak office travel times.. at other times its fine. If you are travelling out of the city you have to rent a car and its considerabally lot more expensive..

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Mar 10, 2010

Things to Do Near Stockholm

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This place looks almost like home to me, as I lived so close to it, and passed it every day. Once in the evening there was a performance, people read poems, played the guitar and sang songs. It was...
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Strindbergsmuseet - Strindberg Museum

The Swedish author August Strindberg (1849-1912) spent the last four years of his life in a building he called The Blue Tower. The reconstructed apartment, consisting of three rooms, and his library...
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Stadshuset - City Hall

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...
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Kungliga Myntkabinettet - Royal Coin Cabinet

The Royal Coin Cabinet is part of the Museums of National Antiquities of Sweden. It consists of a collection of coins, other means of payment, medals etc. from all around the world. The Royal Coin...
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Boat Tours

There are many companies offering scenic boat trips of Stockholm,and it is interesting to see the city from a different perspective.Trips leave from stromkajen,by the grand hotel,and vary in length...
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The Skeppsholm Church is named after its' locatioin, the islet of Skeppsholmskyrkan in central Stockholm. It was built between 1823-1849 and inaugurated by King Charles XIV John. The Church...
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