Stockholm Journals

A quick visit to Stockholm

A November 2003 trip to Stockholm by justinef

Quote: Taking advantage of a very cheap flight offer, we took a very quick trip to Stockholm at a time of year when it seems to be constantly nighttime.

A quick visit to Stockholm

Overview

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Staying at the boutique Berger Jarl Hotel and drinking vodka from ice at ice tables at the Ice Bar were highlights.

Quick Tips:

Be warned if you are flying there with a budget airline from Stanstead - the airport is nowhere near Stockholm - it took an hour and a half on the bus to get there. Two of our group were vegetarians which made dining pretty difficult as seafood naturally dominates most menus.

Best Way To Get Around:

The underground system is very good. It's clean, efficient, and runs late, so unlike London's Tube.

Hotel Birger Jarl

Hotel | "Birger Jarl"

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This was a very stylish hotel at a reasonable cost. One person in our group moaned that the rooms were rather small, but it was rather churlish, as everything as the room still had everything you needed and was well-designed to fit the compact space. The bed was still a generous size, with huge square pillows; it was quite possibly the most comfortable bed I've ever slept in.

Continental breakfast was included in the price and offered a huge choice of fruit, cereal, cheeses, and cooked meats. However, the dining room was fairly small and very crowded at peak times, meaning you often had to share tables with other guests.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on August 9, 2005

Hotel Birger Jarl
TULEGATAN 8 19016
Stockholm, Sweden 10432
46-8-6741800

Absolut IceBar Stockholm

Attraction | "Icebar"

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It may be an overpriced tourist gimmick, but it was still great fun. To protect you from the cold, you are dressed in a stylish silver poncho, huge gloves, and boots, all worn over your own outdoor clothes. Then you enter the room made entirely from ice. The bar is ice, the floor is ice, the tables are ice, and your drink is served in a cup made of ice that slowly melts as you drink. One free drink is included with the admission price, and they have a good selection of vodka cocktails. Everyone there seemed to be having a great time, and all pretensions have to be left behind when you are dressed in a silver poncho. We only stayed for one drink, as we hadn't booked in advance, and felt strangely...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 9, 2005

Absolut IceBar Stockholm
Vasaplan 4-7, Nordic Sea Hotel
Stockholm, Sweden
08/217177

Zombie

Attraction

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We had been warned that alcohol was expensive in Sweden, but this place was recommended by our guidebook as being reasonable in price and good for alternative music. It took us a while to get there, as it was over the other side of the city from our hotel. It was rather dark and dingy on the inside, but that is what the men in our group like in a pub. The DJ played some good tunes and kept checking that we were enjoying his choices, clearly an Anglophile keen to impress these English visitors. The only downside was that the toilet was hard to find - I walked into a cupboard, then the Men's room rather than the Lady's.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 9, 2005

Zombie
Ringvägen 153
Stockholm, Sweden