Välkommen till Stockholm!
The city of Stockholm, located on the east coast of Sweden, spreads across 14 Islands connected by over 57 bridges. It is the second most visited city in Scandinavia and one of the cleanest metropolises in the world.
- Arlanda: The main International Airport about 37 kilometers north of Stockholm.
- Bromma Airport: A domestic and minor international airport located 8KM west.
- Skavsta Airport: An international airport near Nyköping, approximately 100 kilometers southwest of Stockholm and mostly used by low- budget airlines.
Taxis are available but are considered expensive. In Stockholm, taxis are not hailed, but ordered and the prices are fixed. From Arlanda to the city central Station, a Taxi cost around 500SEK (about 220INS) one-way.
Arlanda Express – An airport shuttle that takes 20 minutes from the Airport to the central station. It cost around 540SEK (about 240INS) for a ticket + return.
Flygbussarna – Depending on where you stay in Stockholm this might be the best and easiest form of travel from and to the airport. This bus takes between 35 -50 minutes but has three different routes around the city. It cost 198SEK for a ticket + return. It is the cheapest option and very easy.
Other Travel and phone Apps:
Storstockholms Lokaltrafik AB commonly referred to as SL runs all of Stockholm Public Transportation System. Tickets can be purchased at the SL service center located at the central station or at Pressbyrån a convenient store chain spread throughout the city. Info on rates can be found here http://sl.se/en/fares–tickets/
The are two apps that are very beneficial to have while on your stay in Stockholm. These are SL Linjekartor Stockholm and Res i STHLM: One for the metro map and one for a trip planner which you can plan any journey with all forms of transport.
- Grand Hotel: Situated in Central Stockholm with fantastic panorama views of the Royal Castle and water, Grand Hotel is the first choice if you are looking for a stylish stay in Stockholm. The Cadier Bar and The Veranda are well worth a visit.
- Nobis Hotel: Housed in 2 stylish 19th-century buildings on Norrmalmstorg Square, Nobis Hotel is situated in the middle of Stockholm’s main shopping district. The hotel has its own state-of-the-art fitness center, sauna and steam room, as well as offering guests the choice of two in-house restaurants. The Royal Palace is 700 meters just from Nobis Hotel, while historic district of Gamla Stan is 900 meters away.
- Freys Hotel – This stylish hotel would be a smart choice for those looking to relax during their visit to Stockholm, as the hotel offers the use of a sauna and solarium to all guests. The hotel has a beautiful terrace, with guests able to enjoy a drink at the bar, which offers up to 300 Belgian beers. Freys Hotel is just a short walk from Stockholm Central Station and only 1km from The Royal Palace.
Things to do and Wifi:
- Gamla Stan, the Old Town, is one of the largest and best-preserved medieval city centers in Europe and is one of the foremost attractions in Stockholm, giving you the opportunity to take a historic tour through its maze of winding medieval alleyways, small squares, ancient churches and Royal Palace.
- Skansen – The world’s first open-air museum, Skansen gives visitors an insight into how Swedes lived once upon a time. There are around 150 traditional houses inhabited by staff in period costume – there is even a Nordic Zoo, home to elk, reindeer, wolverines and other native wildlife.
- The Royal Palace – The Royal Palace is houses over 600 rooms, and is one of the largest palaces in Europe. The Palace is open to the public and offers no less than five museums.
- Under the bridges of Stockholm Tour – This two-hour boat tour takes in 15 of Stockholm’s bridges and the locks that connect Lake Mälaren with the Baltic Sea.
Meatballs for the People – Dedicated to the most Swedish of dishes, Meatballs for the People is more deli than restaurant, but it’s tipped as the best place in Sweden to try the national dish – moose meatballs with dill and fennel seeds, served with mashed potato, cream sauce and lingonberry jam is a bestseller.
Lilla Ego – An unpretentious bistro, which focuses on food rather than frills, at which the specials are scrawled on torn-off bits of paper stuck on the walls. However, the food has been hailed as ‘exquisite’, with the focus being very much on simple and seasonal dishes. http://www.lillaego.com/
Cafes with wifi
Mood Galleria (Café Egoiste) – The Mood Galleria is a space designed to offer great facilities to those looking to get some work done; it’s got great wifi, power outlets at all tables and the biggest cinnamon buns in the city.
Espresso House – Espresso House is Stockholm freelancer’s go-to place. This cafe hosts fuss-free wifi (no need to type in passwords etc), in a casual environment – it’s also worth noting that coffees and lunches are not too over-priced. http://www.espressohouse.com/hitta-oss/sverige/stockholm/birger-jarlsgatan/
Coffice – As its name would suggest, this cafe was created solely to provide a place for people to work. You can also join the Work Club, and get access to printer, book meeting rooms and other office facilities. http://coffice.coop/en/