Me and my girlfriend are visiting Stockholm in late August for 7 days, for holidays.
I have a couple of questions regarding the city's safety and I would be really grateful if you could help me out :
a) How safe is the Stockholm T-Bana (Stockholm Metro) ? Is it safe even at night, e.g. 11.00 pm ?
b) Are there any areas in Stockholm that we should avoid, when we look for a place to stay?
c) What do you think of the Riksby district? From what I've seen it's a bit far from the city center, but we have found a rather cheap apartment for rent there, close to a Metro station - but I don't know much about that district, so I could really use any info regarding its safety of if its distance from the center wouldn't be much of a hassle to us.
I would really like to thank you in advance for your assistance!
Need advice urgently
Booked flat HALF a YEAR ago - deposit etc.
Cocoon rental agency
11227 Stockholm - Sweden
Tel: +46 709 849 345
Got airtickets etc.
Received e-mail 20 minutes ago - sort of a cancellation - one week before departure
Is this thinkable??
I guess I am now the guest of the royal house, am I not? They must stand for the honour of their country, mustn't they?
What is the distance from and transportation possibilities from Freeport (port) to downtown Stockholm?
Is it true that one better had a repellent going on an archipelago cruise, or any cruise at all?
Don't see much activity about my questions; or are they too difficult :) ?
I need somewhere, not too far from the station (2km, preferably walking distance).
I had located Weiner Konditoriet but I am concerned that with their remodelling to Weiner Cafeet that they are dropping stuff like massive seafood sandwhich-cum-gateaux creations.
I have mailed them but no response. Does anyone know if
a) Weiner are just having makeover, the stuff is the same and I will be able to call them a few days before and order 3 or 4 of these
b) somewhere else. We get in at 06:30 and leave 08:21
I have an SL Access Card from my previous Stockholm visit – a pretty old one, from January 2011.
How do I arrange sort of Pay-as-you-go? I do not know when I will need to take a bus, but having to run and find a ticket booth somewhere doesn’t look very encouraging.
Is there any wiser way?
Thanks in advance!
Does it make sense to make a day trip to Fjäderholmarna?
They say there is a beach - anyone been there? What else is there to see? I mean, I read the discription - but has anyone been there and can say that's really worth it?
Or is is better to take their archipelago cruise?
Has anyone taken lunch / brunch cruises?
I am planning some sort of a cruise, - don't know which - maybe two, it's good to spare yur feet
When in Stockholm, what is the cheapest food to be found? I am a student, visiting for 8 days and I don't have a lot of dough to drop on meals!
Hi, what's going on in normally quiet Stockholm?
Which areas should one avoid? Any transport disturbances? Other sensible advice?
I was going to try swiming in skärgården - any problem with it?
Need advice on easy-going sightseeing June 16 – 23 – that is, without much going actually :), have a bit of a problem walking long distances.
Staying in Regeringsgatan, close to Hötorget. I normally take SL access card for the whole period, it covers most transport means.
So far, I am planning
• Drottningholm by boat (at least one way, does it make sense to return by bus+train ?)
• Tram 7 to Skansen the day before Midsommar
• Cruise to Haga (it’s the shortest cruise), maybe an archipelago cruise with lunch another day?
• How do I get to a public beach, if there is any?
I got this as nearest – is it really fit for swimming? Any place to change, WC etc?
Is it already warm enough to bathe? Surely some compatriots are famous for walrus-bathing, but I do not go to such extremes :)
Looked up Drottningholm Palace and found out this:
Closed 4–11 June, due to the Royal wedding.
Take a note if you are heading there
By the way, since I am planning a trip later in June, has anyone tried the boat + entrance fare?
Then, I didn't really get what they mean by "Departs from: Stadshusbron"?
Does one exactly jump the bridge?!
Hi, can anyone tell me from Central Station if I do not take the Arlanda Express, taxi, and Flybussarana? Have any other transport....to Arlanda Airport..?
I have 1 day free in Stockholm any suggestions as what is a must see
Hi ,I would also like to visit the Vasa Museum is this going to be open? and if so how easy is travel from Cruise ship terminal to here?. I would also like to visit the Dome would this be possible in the 8 hours we have in this wonderful city? thanks in advance for help :)
I am visiting Stockholm in May and would like to visit Ice Bar, have I read correctly, is that the month they rebuild bar?
I am planning to be in stockholm, and finally ending up in st Petersburg
I saw we could take an overnight ferry to Helsinki and from there a train to st Petersburg. Is this a good route to see Helsinki .or shall I spend the time in stockholm or else where in Sweden before going to st Petersburg?
Are the tourist attraction like the museum and places open in the beginning of May.
how to go from pristina in stockholm, by bus? how much does it cost? thank u
I am looking for real Swedish food.....(restaurant )
Hi all, I have a trip coming up in April where I will be traveling from the U.S. to Copenhagen (2 days) to the Norway in a Nutshell Tour then to Stockholm. I will have 4 days and 3 nights in Stockholm and think it's TOO much. Do you have any suggestions for day trips from Stockholm or things to do along the way?
Cruise ship is coming into Nynashamn in August. What I'm looking for is public transport from the docks into Stockholm. I think it's about an hour and there are excursions that do a lot or a little. Not sure which way I will go with it but would like to know if I have the option of doing it on my own or if I need the excursion just to get to town. The cost for a ride each way via Holland America is about60 US. Also like to know what I don't want to miss in Stockholm. Thanks in advance for the guidance!
I am looking for a place to buy dolls dressed in the native costume of Smaland province. Any suggestions?
Any creative ideas what one can do on a winter Sunday day in Stockholm? The problem is it’s Sunday January 06. Most everything is closed on Sunday in Stockholm, as far as I could see on my previous visits, and what isn’t will certainly be on Epiphany day. Another problem is that I have already been to most tourist attractions like Royal Palace, City Hall, Skansen, the faraway museum site next to Kaknes tower and even the wooden houses in Sodermalm. What’s even worse, I am not particularly keen on spending a fortune on anything. I was contemplating on Centralbadet – I like their interior, and I like swimming; but I don’t like baths, and not the entrance fee either. And by the way, where does one eat on Sunday? Is café Petite France still in life? Their site definitely isn’t.
Still in doubt about the transport means from Arlanda to Stockholm. The train doesn't seem an option - about 40 minutes, and quite a headache about the tickets. I've used Flygbussarna 2 - 3 years ago. It took us over an hour to get to the Cityterminalen (on the site - about 40 minutes, though) Anyone has any experience with Swebuss? The started the line a couple of months ago, I heard.
I'am flying next week to Sweden for the new years anniversary and i would like to make some new friends before i get there , i tied to search for a social websites but what i found was helpless so i wonder if there is anyone who knows any useful way to make friends in Stockholm . thank you
its my first time traveling to Europe i would like to spend the new year's anniversary in Stockholm and i got the Schengen Visa from the Maltese embassy my question is, can i travel directly to Sweden without entering Malta ? cause some people told me if i don't enter Malta they may not allow me to enter Sweden ???
I usually buy a weekly card, but not sure if it makes sense for 5 days. Does anyone know if a single ticket actually exists these days?
Does it make sense to go to Drottningholm in winter? It's open December 31 - January 6. I hope everything is functioning? Especially cafe, because I've got to feed something to my system every three hours.
Read another thread and on a whim booked Un ballo in maschera in Kunliga Operan night January 4. Got a couple of questions: 1) Is it allowed to come with a backpack? It’s really small and light, Travel Blue make, it’s my ‘lady’s bag’. 2) Is it OK to come in jeans? There is no way to wear a skirt in winter. 3) There is a wardrobe for 30 SEK – does one bring coins? Are there normally long queues? Can one leave winter boots there, too – in a plastic bag? 4) There must a WC somewhere? Apparently paid extra – does one bring any small change? 5) Is it allowed to take pictures during the intervals? 6) How early should one come before the performance to have time for everything? 7) I bought the ticket via Internet, do I need to bring and ID with me? Many thanks
Hi, I will be in Stockholm January 03 – 07, booked in Comfort hotel in Kungsbrun 1. The last time I was in Stockholm I took a bus (I guess 353) to Marsta, then changed to the train. That was cheap but VERY long. I understand SL introduce now a direct train from the Central Station to Arlanda since December 7? I am trying to figure out the total cost: SL Access card for 7 days = 300 SEK (I understand it will bring me to Arlanda, and Drottninghom, too? No zones?) That’s better than SL Access for 3 days = 230 SEK + Flygbuss 200 SEK = 430 SEK, I guess But they told me something about a ‘tax’ from the airport to the train – anyone knows what that means? Because there’s no SL card for 5 days, so I’ll have 7 days = 300 SEK + passage 60 x 2 = 420 SEK (the same!) One the one hand, the train is faster, while a Flygbuss may sit in the traffic. On the other hand, I spent about an hour last time in the airport trying to locate a ‘pressbyra’ to fill my Access card, with luggage and winter coat in hand! Would appreciate good advice!