Stockholm Travel Guide

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Stockholm Things to Do

  • Gamla Stan - The Old Town

    Gamla Stan, the Old Town, is one of the largest and best preserved medieval city centers in Europe, and one of the foremost attractions in Stockholm. This is where Stockholm was founded in 1252. All of Gamla Stan and the adjacent island of Riddarholmen are like a living pedestrian-friendly museum full of sights, attractions, restaurants, cafés,...

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  • Vasa Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    One of the most interesting museums to visit in Stockholm, Vasa Museet contains an intact 17th century warship, Vasa, which was discovered underwater around 1960. The ship sank in 1628 and was somehow preserved in the silt at the bottom of the water near Stockholm. The museum building was designed to resemble a ship and it opened its doors in 1990...

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  • Skansen

    Till skillnad mot många andra friluftsmuseer så finns det mycket aktiviteter på Skansen. Runt hörnet finns alltid något ytterligare att se och uppleva. Denna typ av friluftsmuseer skapades på 1800-talet när det var populärt att samla byggnader på ett särskild plats istället för att vårda dem där de stod från början.

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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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  • Lisa Elmquist Restaurant

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Located within the food market Östermalms Saluhall, Lisa Elmqvist is a casual seafood restaurant. It is named after the founder who was the daughter of a fisherman. The restaurant has a bar counter as well as tables and serves great oysters and fish. It is best for lunch or a very early dinner, for it is open only during the hours of the market...

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Stockholm Nightlife

  • 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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  • 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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  • Irish Pubs

    Irish Pubs are perfect places to enjoy a pint of beer and to meet other travellers or nice VT members in a cosy atmosphere. The Dubliner is one of the biggest Irish Pubs in Stockholm and offers both a bar and a restaurant with pub food. Most major sporting events are shown live on big TV screens. Directions: The Dubliner is located at two places...

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Stockholm Transportation

  • 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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  • 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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  • Boats

    I would like to say thank you to the people at Green City Ferries for a cheap and very different way of seeing the sights around Lake Mälaren. They use the world's first super charged electric ferry, E/S Movitz. I was really surprised at how silent she is! No emissions whatsoever and it was the perfect way to spend a relaxing hour or so on the...

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Stockholm Shopping

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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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  • 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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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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  • Holidays

    Do what the locals do and enjoy a cruise. The most popular ones are to Finland, where Helsinki, Turku (Åbo in Swedish) and the Åland Islands are the most popular destinations but Tallinn and now Riga as well as the island of Gotland are other destinations. Åland is popular for three reasons: the islands wanted to be Swedish but that was stopped by...

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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

  • 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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  • 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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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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  • 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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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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  • 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)

    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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  • History

    If you ever take the subway and get off at the Rådhuset station, you will see some "boxes" sticking out of the walls (see my picture). These boxes, as I learnt, are a representation of an old volume measurement unit called parm. A parm unit was used to measure hay and would be the equivalent of 3 3/4 ells in length by 4 3/4 ells in width on each...

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  • Shopping

    There are times when a long time traveller or expat feels the need for some home comforts. The Americans amongst you the go to Gray's in the Old Town at the crossing of Storkyrkobrinken and Västerlånggatan, whilst the Brits can go to the British store in Söderhallarna at Medborgarplatsen.

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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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