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A city of 14 islands, Stockholm’s unique layout unfolds into a seamless blend of culture and nature, housing attractions like the Nordic Museum and the Royal Palace. Castles dot Sweden’s south, while Lapland sees the Midnight Sun in summer, swapped for the Northern Lights and Polar Night in winter. A city of 14 islands, Stockholm’s unique layout unfolds into a seamless blend of culture and nature, housing attractions like the Nordic Museum and the Royal Palace. Castles dot Sweden’s south, while Lapland sees the Midnight Sun in summer, swapped for the Northern Lights and Polar Night in winter.    Close

Stories and Tips Sweden

Stockholm: Venice of the North?

Written by Wickedinrock on 07 Oct, 2011

When you arrive in Stockholm it is likely you will land at Arlanda airport the where you can travel into the city by the Arlanda Express. The trains are very regular, every 10 to 15 minutes and are very similar to the Gatwick Express in…Read More


The Train to Linkoping

Written by koshkha on 22 Jun, 2011

When I arrived at Stockholm’s Arlanda airport I was several hours late due to SAS cancelling my flight earlier in the day. Instead of travelling on to Linkoping with my colleagues who knew the way and had done the journey before, I had to figure…Read More


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Stockholm Card

Written by LenR on 11 Feb, 2011

I have been somewhat sceptical about tourist cards in the past but after experiencing the Copenhagen Card, followed by the Stockholm Card, I have become a convert. Clearly they are not for everyone and if your ideal way of visiting a city is spending most…Read More


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Sergels Torg

Written by LenR on 17 Jan, 2011

This central square in Stockholm has been mired in controversy since it was built about 30 years ago. We first visited on a dark overcast day and frankly we found it rather depressing. We visited again when the sun was shining and we saw it…Read More


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City on the water

Written by LenR on 12 Jan, 2011

Stockholm is a city built on 14 islands, so you are never far from the water. Stockholm is a beautiful city but what surprises some visitors is the extent of the water. There's as much here as there is in Amsterdam and Venice. As we…Read More


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Arlanda Airport

Written by LenR on 08 Jan, 2011

Stockholm-Arlanda is Sweden’s largest airport and an important hub for both the Stockholm region and Scandinavia. We arrived here by plane from Copenhagen. It has connections to 167 destinations around the world and good ground transport services to and from other parts of the Stockholm…Read More


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Hop on – Hop off and other ferries

Written by LenR on 08 Jan, 2011

Stockholm is a maritime city, so we found ourselves on ferries on several occasions. Especially during the summer season, ferries offer convenient shortcuts between the major islands. In the city centre, you'll see antique Djurgården pedestrian ferries zigging and zagging through the harbour almost constantly.…Read More


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Bus

Written by LenR on 08 Jan, 2011

Stockholm has an extensive system of buses but we didn’t use them much because we found the T-bana or walking was better for most areas we wanted to go to. The exception was the route from the Stallmastaregarden Hotel to the central city. Buses can…Read More


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Tram

Written by LenR on 08 Jan, 2011

Stockholm in common with many other cities has made small additions to its tram network in recent years. Much of Stockholm's original tram network became obsolete when the T-Bana was expanded in the 1940s and 1950s, and it was largely shut down when Sweden switched…Read More


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Central station/train

Written by LenR on 08 Jan, 2011

Stockholm Central Station is the largest railway station in Sweden and it is where you will arrive if you travel to Stockholm by train. The station was opened in 1871. Today the station is the largest travel centre in the Nordic region with over 250,000…Read More


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