Stockholm

Euroventure city guide

Stockholm

Euroventure city guide

Everything you need to know about Stockholm

Take in the breathtaking scenery, or sample the mouthwatering cuisine in the Venice of the North!

Stockholm may have a historical core, but do not underestimate the city’s dynamic nature, with world class design and transport. The birth place of ABBA is an all round city with lots to see and do.

Quick facts

  • Location: Sweden
  • Language: Swedish
  • Nearest airport: Stockholm Arlanda Airport
  • Main train/bus station(s): Stockholm Central Station
  • Best time to visit? Stockholm is great to visit all year round, however in Winter you will need to wrap up as temperatures reach freezing and the days are shorter.
  • Budget level? £££
  • Best for: City Break, Architecture, Museums, Theatre

 

Top Attractions

Gamla Stan

Stockholm’s Old Town sits on a picturesque island, with stunning architecture and winding cobbled streets to explore. Among the attractions in the pedestrianised old town are the Royal Palace and the Swedish Parliament. Stortorget is the central square in Amsterdam from which you can wander to Köpmangatan, the oldest street in Stockholm. From here, try to find Mårten Trotzigs gränd. At just 90cm wide, this is the narrowest street in the Old Town.

Sodermalm

Sodermalm, otherwise known as the south side, is one of the coolest neighbourhoods in  Stockholm. Sofo is one of the best known areas of this district, renowned for its creative spaces and coffee shops. Skanstull is one of the biggest areas of Sodermalm and is the place to go for a spot of shopping. Hornstull is perhaps the best up-and-coming area of the region. Here, you’ll find a huge outdoor flea market and a dedicated street food scene.

Ostermalm

One of Stockholm’s more affluent boroughs; in Ostermalm you will find many parks to wander, expensive apartments and high end shops.

Djurgarden

A quiet island, idea for walks and picnics. You can also visit Skansen from Djurgarden

Best places to go out

When in Stockholm it is essential to enjoy the Swedish tradition of Fika, which is essentially late-afternoon coffee and cake! There are plenty of cafes around Stockholm to enjoy Fika.

Stockholm nightlife can be expensive to enjoy, particularly in the city centre, however there are cheaper options to explore! Sodermalm and Ostermalm are key spots to head to on an evening; in Sodermalm you will find a more indie vibe, whereas in Ostermalm the clubs are more high-end and entry requirements are much stricter. A few of Stockholm’s most popular clubs include White Room, Laroy, East, Corner Club and Le Rouge.

Getting There

Many European cities fly into Stockholm Arlanda airport; from here there is an express rail, the Arlanda Express, every 15 minutes into the city centre. If you are arriving into Stockholm by train, services run internationally from Oslo, Copenhagen and Narvik. Stockholm is also well connected to many other Swedish cities including Gothenburg and Malmo.

Getting around:

The best way to get around Stockholm is by using the Subway or bus services. On both of these modes of transport you can buy a SL Access card for 20SEK and load your fares onto this.

Routes

A Selection of Trips and Tours that include Stockholm

Around Europe in 80 Days

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Northern Loop: 5 Weeks

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Group Tour

Scandinavian: 2 Weeks

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Northern Loop: 4 Weeks

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Scandinavian: 1 Week

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