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Metro
Stockholm has an extensive network of ...
Driving Tips
With strict speed limits and scattered ...
Taxi
Taxis can easily be hailed on the ...
Buses
Buses are operated daily from 6am till ...
From the Airport
Arlanda Airport, Stockholm’s main ...
Limousines
There are a few very good limousine ...
City in a Day
Begin the day with a breakfast at any of the pavement café’s in the Old Town and then grab a bus ...
Early Music Festival
The  historic Old Town of Stockholm comes alive to the sound of music at the annual Early Music ...
Stockholm Tango Festival
Organized by the Swedish-Argentine Tango Society, the Stockholm Tango Festival started 7 years ago. ...
Swedish National Day
This is the day Gustav Vasa was crowned King of Sweden in 1523, and a new constitution was adopted ...
When To Go
You can visit Sweden any time throughout the year. The northern region has a cool temperate climate ...

Stockholm, Sweden

 

Stockholm today
Stockholm is one of the most stunning capitals in the world. With a huge number of waterways spread out around the city, it is one of the most beautiful places to visit. With over 60% of the city consisting of waterways and parks, it is also among the cleanest of cities in the world.
The Old Town or Gamla Stan is at the center of the city and is a very well preserved historical area that complements this oasis superbly. It is littered with several hotels, bars, restaurants and shops, all doing great business all year round!
The modern areas of the city are prime evidence of Swede

Stockholm back then
Dating back to the 13th century, Stockholm is one of the oldest civilizations in the country that started off as a mining colony and as a naval base set up by Birger Jarl to protect Sweden from a sea invasion.
The strategic location of the city made it an important centre of trade, and in developing relations with the adjoining areas and kingdoms, made Stockholm one of the most important places in Sweden.
The 16th century was marked with bloodshed and massive executions at the hands of the Kalmar Union but also resulted in the collapse of the Union. The 16th and 17th century saw

Berns Hotel
Put together marble, cherrywood and modern design, and what you come up with is Berns Hotel. Exclusi
Clarion Hotel
Put together music, art, design, light, space, and vibrancy, and what you come up with is the Clario
Grand Hotel Intercontinental, Stockholm
This hotel occupies a prime location on the city waterfront. From the rooftop you can see the 14 isl
Nordic Sea Hotel
The Nordic Sea Hotel is located bang in the center of the city and literally next to Arlanda Airport
Victory Hotel
With an excellent location in the picturesque Old Town, Gamla Stan, the Victory Hotel is in close pr
Hilton Stockholm Slussen
Located just a five minute drive away from the Central station, the Hilton Stockholm Slussen is loca

Tjallamalla
It is almost blasphemous to not know Tjallamalla in Stockholm! The store houses up and coming desig
NK ( Nordiska Kompaniet)
One of the best places to find menswear, you can find anything from Armani, Prada, or Gucci to the l
J Lindeberg
Classic chic and quirky add-ons define J Lindeberg, which is widely considered a Swedish fashion sig
WESC
Underground artists were this label’s first customers. From then on, in a little under a decade, t
Acne
Acne is the high fashion world’s answer to Levi’s, and what better place to pick up a pair than
Gallerian
Located in Kunådgården, this modern two-story shopping is one of the best places to shop for the l

Early Music Festival
The  historic Old Town of Stockholm comes alive to the sound of music at the annual Early Music Fes
Stockholm Art Fair
Come and discover the latest art trends in Scandinavia at this leading venue. A great opportunuty t
Christmas Fair
For that good ole Christmassy feeling head straight to the seasonal market in the main square in Sto
Vasaloppet Ski race
The Vasaloppet is a long distance, cross-country ski race held anually in early March.
Coveri
Walpurgis Night
Walpurgis Night is when spring is welcomed with bonfire, group singing and fireworks. Festivities go
Stockholm International Film Festival
This is held during mid-late November at  various venues across the city. It offers new filmmakers

Sushi-Ya
On of the most popular restaurant on the street, Sushi-Ya is easy on the stomach and wallet with its
Bakfickan
Sharing its kitchen with the uber chic Operakallaren is the trendy Backfickan or “The Hip Pocket
Prinsen
A favorite with artists located as it is close to the Stureplan, Prinsen is like an art-gallery cum
Restaurangen
Contemporary cuisine is at its best in Restaurangen. Flavors of the world meet at this urban chic re
Ki-Mama
Not to get lost among the many sushi bars that have popped up all around the city, the one at Ki-Mam
Kleins
Young, fun and trendy are just some of the ways of describing Kleins. The place is small with few ta

Fast Facts
Location
Södermanland  province, eastern coast of Sweden. Stockholm is situated at the point where the vast Lake Malaren flows into the Baltic Sea.
    Dialing code
    Country: 46
    City: 8

    Emergency numbers
     112
This number covers the following emergency services:  police, ambulance, fire, rescue corps, dentist, doctor, mountain rescue corps, information on poison.
  Fire department
In all cases, except for emergencies, look in the green pages in the local telephone catalogue (Fire department=Brandstation).
Hospitals and emergency rooms
In all cases, except for emergencies, look in the blue pages in the local telephone catalogue (Hospital=Sjukhus, Emergency room=Akutintag).
Police
In all cases, except for emergencies, look in the red pages in the local telephone catalogue (Police=Polis).

Stockholm Tourist Centre: +46 8 508 285 08

Population
Stockholm: 769,942
Greater Stockholm: 1,885,734 (largest city in the Nordic countries)

Languages
Swedish, but English is widely spoken. Five Samish dialects are still spoken.

  Electricity
   220-230V AC, frequency is 50/60 Hz, two-pin plugs are standard
  Hotels usually feature 110/130 volt sockets in bathrooms for shavers only. It is a    good idea to bring an adapter from home.

Time zone
GMT/U

 
What to do with Children in Tow
Stockholm is one of the most kid-friendly places around! Take the kids to Junibacken, Galärparken for a ride on the story train and be ...
Health and Safety
Being one of the safest cities in the European continent, it is definitely a great place for tourists and travelers due to the low crime ...

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