Presentation of the destination
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden, spread out over 14 islands and connected by 57 bridges it is the most heavily populated city in Sweden and the whole of Scandinavia with a total of 881,235 people. Located on the coast of south-east Sweden where the Baltic Sea meets Lake Mälaren (the third largest lake in Sweden) Stockholm is known for its beauty, architecture, buildings, clean, open water and its many green spaces. In fact Stockholm is one of the cleanest capitals in the world and is made up of 30% waterways and 30% green spaces. The city has a vast history having been inhabited since 1000 AD, and so, obviously has an abundance of places to see and things to do. Stockholm has a similar climate to that of Eastern US with average highs of 20-22°c in the summer and between 1 and -4°c in the winter.
Points of interests / things to see
Rosendals Garden history goes back as far as the late 17th century, although from the 17th and 18th century it was more like an English style park than what it is today. Rosendals is an organic garden which is open to the public. You can visit the Orchard where there are over 100 apple trees, the wine garden, and the wonderful rose garden where you can find over 100 varieties of old rare roses. The yield from the vegetable plots and greenhouses is either sold in the Plant Shop, the Garden Shop, or used as ingredients in the Café. Address Stiftelesen Rosendals Trädgård Rosendalsterrassen 12 SE – 115 21 Stockholm Website www.rosendalstradgard.se Email Address Info@rosendalstradgard.se Telephone +46 (0)8 545 81270 Opening Hours: January – CLOSED February and March – Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 – 16:00 April – Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 – 16:00 May to September – Monday to Friday 11:00 – 17:00 and Saturday to Sunday 11:00 – 18:00 October – Tuesday to Friday 11:00 – 16:00 and Saturday to Sunday 11:00-17:00 November and December – Tuesday to Sunday 11:00 – 16:00 *CLOSED JUNE 22nd to 24th* Entrance Fee Free
Skyview is one of the most impressive and unique attractions in all of Sweden, let alone just in Stockholm. Skyview is a set of two glass globes (both with a 16 person capacity) which carry you to the top of the Ericsson Globe along rail tracks. Once at the top you’re 130 metres above sea level and have incredible views of Stockholm. If you wish you can also combine your trip on the gondolas with a tour of the Ericsson Globe. Although there may be some tickets available on the day, they are released in a first come first served fashion and so it is better to reserve in advance than be disappointed on the day of your visit. Address Ericsson Globe Globentorget 2 Stockholm 121 77 Website www.globearenas.se Email Address email@example.com Telephone +46 (0)771 811 000 Opening Hours Open daily from 09:00 check online or call for free slots on gondola tours. Entrance Fee Adults: SEK 145 Children (under 12s): SEK 100 Seniors (over 65s): SEK 100 Private Gondola: SEK 1,950 – SEK 1,500 (seniors)
Skansen is the world’s oldest and first open air museum, it first opened its doors in 1891. At the museum you can walk through five different centuries of Swedish history and interact with actors wearing traditional dress. Originally the founder, Artur Hazelius, wanted to bring rural culture to life, with a focus on farming and Sami culture. Nowadays, the venues show life from the 16th to 20th centuries, from the Skåne farmstead in the south to the Sami camp in the north. There are domestic and wild animals at Skansen, such as bears wolves and lynx. Additionally they hold traditional celebrations at Skansen to mark certain occasions. Address Skansen Djurgårdsslätten 49-51 115 21 Stockholm Website www.skansen.se Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone +46 (0)8 442 80 00 Opening Hours Park and Zoo The hours vary at Skansen depending on the time of year, it opens from 10:00 daily and can close any time between 15:00 and Midnight. Check the website for more details when you are planning your trip. Historical Buildings Opening hours for the historical buildings also vary at Skansen. Check the website for more details. Entrance Fee (2014) Admission also varies at Skansen depending on the day or time of year. Adults SEK100 – SEK170 Groups SEK80 – SEK150 Children SEK60 On Christmas Eve admission is free for everybody.
The Vasamuseet is a maritime museum in Stockholm which displays the only almost-intact 17th century ship ever salvaged – The Vasa. The museum was opened in 1990 and is the most visited museum in Scandinavia. The boat is housed inside the museum building and throughout the exhibition you can learn about how the ship was built, sunk, and then finally recovered. There is also a film about the recovery of the ship which is shown in alternating languages. As well as the Vasa there are several exhibits relating to the ship and 17th century life in Sweden. You can also visit four other ships which are docked in the harbour outside the museum; Sankt Erik, Finngrundet, Spica, and Bernhard Ingelsson. A new exhibition opened in December 2013 showing events that took place globally throughout the 17th century. Address Galärvarvsvägen 14 Djurgården Stockholm Website www.vasmuseet.se Email Address email@example.com Telephone +46 (0)8 519 548 00 Opening Hours September 1 – May 31 10:00-17:00 daily 10:00-20:00 Wednesdays June 1 – August 31 08:30 – 18:00 daily December 31 10:00 – 15:00 CLOSED December 23-25 and January 1 Entrance Fee Adults – SEK130/SEK100 Wednesday 17:00-20:00 Students – SEK100 Under 18s – FREE
If museums are your thing you’d be mad to turn down the chance to visit the Nobelmuseet (Nobel Museum). The museum is dedicated to the Nobel Prize, the Nobel laureates, and, of course, the life of Nobel Prize founder, Alfred Nobel. Now you can visit many different exhibitions, films, plays, and debates related to science in the museum. Past exhibitions have included Marie Curie, Nelson Mandela and Winston Churchill. The museum is housed in the former stock exchange building in Gamla Stan, alongside the Nobel Library and the Swedish Academy. Address Nobelmuseet Stortorget 2 103 16 Stockholm Website www.nobelmusuem.se Email Address Info@nobelmuseum.se Telephone +46 (0)8 534 818 00 Opening Hours September 1 – May 31 – 11:00-20:00 Tuesdays 11:00-17:00 Wednesday to Sunday CLOSED: Mondays June 1 – August 31 – 10:00-20:00 Daily CLOSED: January 1, December 24, December 25, December 31, June 20 Entrance Fee Adults – SEK100 Seniors – SEK70 Students – SEK70 Children - FREE
The town was originally set up in the 13th century, although most of the buildings in Gamla Stan originate from the 1700s and the 1800s. As the oldest part of Stockholm Gamla Stan (or the Old Town in English) is a popular hit amongst tourists. However, even being full to the brim of tourists could not detract from its beauty. It’s a great place to walk around, there’s enough to see that you could easily spend a few days wandering around the cobbled streets and lantern lit alleys. Gamla Stan is a place with such a magical effect that you almost feel as though you have been transported to another era. Definitely something not to miss if taking in a city’s feel, people watching, and architecture are your thing.
Moderna Museet (Museum of Modern Art) hosts one of the best collections of 20th and 21st century art in the world. The museum opened in 1958 and the building was designed by Spaniard Rafael Moneo. The museum hosts a permanent collection which includes pieces by Dalí and Matisse, as well as a temporary collection which changed regularly. You can book several types of private tours at the museum; including family days and baby tours. However, you can also come along to one of the public guided tours, the price of which is included in the admission fee. Address Exercisplan 4 111 49 Stockholm Website www.modernamuseet.se Email Address You can email the museum directly through the website. Telephone +46 (0)8 52 023 500 Opening Hours Monday CLOSED Tuesday 10:00 – 20:00 Wednesday – Thursday 10:00 – 18:00 Friday 10:00 – 20:00 Saturday – Sunday 10:00 – 18:00 Entrance Fee Adults SEK120 Reduced SEK100 Under 18s FREE
Kungliga Slottet The Royal Palace is the King’s official residence and the setting for many of the monarchy’s official receptions. The palace dates back to the 13th century, when it started life as a fortress although it was transformed into a palace from the late 16th century. It is one of Europe’s largest palaces with more than 600 rooms and seven floors. You can visit the royal apartments and three museums; The Treasury, The Kroner Museum, and Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities. Address Slottsbacken 1 Gamla Stan The Western Vault Website www.kungahuset.se/royalcourt/royalpalaces/theroyalpalace Email Address You can email direct through the website. Telephone +46 (0)8 402 613 0 Opening Hours September 15 – May 14 Tuesday to Sunday 10:00-16:00 May 15 – September 14 Daily 10:00-16:00 CLOSED: Good Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day.
Fotografiska, the Swedish museum of photography, first opened its doors in 2010 and is the centre for contemporary photography in Sweden. It is housed at Stadsgården, a former industrial building in an Art Nouveau style. The museum boasts four major exhibitions a year, and around 15-20 minor exhibitions. Previous exhibitions have included Annie Leibovitz, Anders Petersen, and Gus Van Sant. Aside from the exhibitions the museum also houses an academy, a bistro, a café, conference rooms, a museum shop, a gallery and event spaces. Address Fotografiska Stadsgårdshamnen 22 116 45 Stockholm Website www.fotografiska.eu Email firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone +46 (0)8 509 005 00 Opening Hours Sunday – Wednesday 09:00 – 21:00 Thursday – Saturday 09:00- 23:00 CLOSED: Midsummer’s Eve and Christmas Eve. Entrance Fee Adults SEK120 Students/Seniors SEK90 Under 12s FREE
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How to get there ?
How to Get ThereAirport There are four airports which serve Stockholm. For international and domestic flights you can use: Stockholm – Arlanda AirportThe largest and busiest of the airports, this airport has a train line link with the city and is located 37km north of Stockholm. Website: http://www.swedavia.se/arlanda/ Or, Stockholm – Bromma Airport This is the closest airport to the city located just 7km west of Stockholm. There are bus links with the city. Website: http://www.swedavia.se/bromma/ For international flights only there are: Stockholm – Skarvsta Airport Located 100km southwest of Stockholm. There are bus links with the city. Website: http://www.skavsta.se/en/ Or, Stockholm – Västerås Airport Located about 100km west of Stockholm. There are bus links with the city. Website: http://vst.nu/ Roads Stockholm is easy to reach by road at the junction of the E4, E8 and E2. There is a motorway ring road for easy access into the city. The city carries congestion charges. Trains Stockholm Central has connections to many Swedish cities as well as to Oslo and Copenhagen. Ferries There are regular ferries to Helsinki, Turku, Tallinn, Riga, the Åland Islands and St Petersburg from Stockholm.Getting Around There is extensive public transport in Stockholm, made up of a metro, two urban rail systems, one suburban rail system, three light rail systems, a tramway, an inner city boat line, and a large number of bus lines. There is a common ticket system amongst all the transport methods. You can buy either a single ticket or a travel card. A single ticket is valid for one hour, and a travel card is valid from anywhere between one day and one year. Between April and October you can also hire Stockholm City Bikes by purchasing a bike card.
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