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Transportation and Accommodations

Getting There

Stockholm is easily accessible by plane, with the Stockholm Arlanda Airport being a decent size. From the airport, there is an airport train or airport bus that can be used to reach the city center. Taxis are also an option, but be cautious as some will overcharge you. To avoid this, ask what the fare is going to be before getting into the taxi. A trip from the airport to the city center should be around 500 Swedish Krona.

Getting Around

The city is quite large, but many places are accessible on foot. For places you cannot easily access, consider renting bikes to enable you to see more of the city. There is also a public transportation system if you need it, but keep in mind it is more expensive than in many other European cities.


Find somewhere to stay in the Old Town to ensure you are centrally located

Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel

Hotel located in the Old Town area and by the train station providing all necessities

Things to do and see

Gamla Stan

Area also known as the Old Town, which is great to stroll through and is home to the Royal Palace and Stockholm Cathedral


Stockholm’s City Hall which you can climb to the top. Tickets are sold for every 40 minutes and sometimes the time slot sells out.


Park near Old Town and Palace

Boat Trip

Stockholm is made up of a lot of different islands. There are archipelagos ½ day or full day trips (Stromma has several options), canal trips, and hop on hop off boat tours.


Island in Central Stockholm that is nice to bike around. Sjocafeet offers bike rentals for X hours or for a full day

Vasa Museum

This is a museum with a large ship that sailed before it was ready and sunk right off the coast/harbor of Stockholm. It is the most popular museum in Stockholm and is located in Djurgarden near the ABBA museum, Skansen, and Nordic History museum

Nordic History Museum

This museum was focused on Swedish history, and would only recommend going if you are a big history buff.


This is the largest outdoor museum, but seemed more like a zoo

Drottninggatan Street

Major pedestrian street


Exclusive district in the city to walk around


One of the many islands

Saluhall Market

Market hall open everyday except Sunday

Monteliusvagen View

View in Sodermalm


Stockholm parliament building

Royal Palace

Located in Old Town and holds the crown jewels

Drottningholm Palace

Palace located outside of Stockholm. Take a ferry for one hour to reach the palace. The boat is typically packed tightly so arrive early to get a comfortable spot. The ferry runs every hour so if you want to just take it easy consider staying two hours. Make sure to pay attention to the different loading and unloading zones depending on what time you are leaving. The zones switch since the ferries are two different sizes.

Nobel Prize Museum

Museum with interesting facts about Nobel prizes, but overall underwhelming because there are a lot of random artifacts related to the people who have won Nobel prizes.

Food and Drink Recommendations

Griffin’s Steakhouse

Delicious but expensive steakhouse

Icebar Stockholm

Find good gloves! They let you pick out gloves to wear before you go in and you will be glad you picked a warmer pair once you go inside. Otherwise, you will quickly learn how fast your hands get cold.

Brod and Salt

Little bakery that has delicious cinnamon roll cakes called kanelbulle


This is the casual eating of the cinnamon rolls and coffee as an afternoon snack with friends

Rolfs Kök

Modern Nordic dishes

Other Notes


Overall, Stockholm is a very large city. We only had one full day here so that limited what we could do and see. If we had been there longer, we would’ve done some type of archipelagos cruise, visited the Drottningholm Palace, and found some more viewpoints. It also seemed like outside of Stockholm there were some nature activities that could be done. Since it is such a large city, I would recommend spending at least 2 full days here to avoid getting overwhelmed with what to do in just one day


As it is a Scandinavian country, the country is more expensive for tourists to visit.


Transportation and Accommodations

Things to do and see

Food and Drinks

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