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Stockholm is sometimes called the capital of Scandinavia. Built on 14 islands in lake Malaren, it marks the beginning of an archipelago of 24,000 islands stretching all the way to the Baltic Sea. The city is more than 700 years old, and yet, is a beacon of modernity. Talk about contrasts. The birthplace of functional (funkis) furniture meets renaissance majesty.

About Sweden

The historic heart of the city is the old town, Gamla Stan, which was blessedly spared during World War II thanks to the Sweden’s supposed neutrality. The sometimes narrow and winding streets are lined with red, yellow and bronze-painted buildings housing restaurants and souvenir shops in addition to the city’s lucky residents. You can dine on meatballs and lingonberries at the Den Gyldene Freden restaurant located on Osterl ånggatan. In business since 1722, the Guinness book of Records lists it as the oldest existing restaurant with an unaltered interior. After eating, you can visit the Stockholm cathedral and the Royal Palace, both in the Old Town.

The Nobel Peace Prize, given away in Oslo, Norway, gets most of the press. But the rest of the Nobel Prizes are bestowed upon in Stockholm, home to the awards’ founder, The Nobel Museum in Gamla Stan illustrates a century of creativity. Explore the work and ideas of more than 700 creative minds presented through short films, original artifacts and computers.

Most of Sweden isn’t like Stockholm – it’s rural and remote, with desolate beauty. When not working, locals want to enjoy the outdoors. And they head to Djurgarden, an island in central Stockholm. Home to historical buildings and monuments, museum, the amusement park Gröna Lund and extensive stretches of forest and meadows. The Skansen, an open air museum, shows the way of life in different parts of Sweden.

After visiting this museum, you may get the idea to travel further a field. Use your Eurail Sweden Pass and easily travel by the SJ High-speed train to Gothenburg on the west coast or travel north to experience the midnight sun in Kiruna. If you’ll be in Sweden during winter, book a night at the world famous Ice Hotel in Jukkasjarui for a truly unique hotel stay.

Cosmopolitan Stockholm is just the beginning of your journey. See the Northern Lights shine across the sky. Travel north to Lapland to see the Sami people herd reindeer. Confuse day for night and night for day. This is beauty worth losing sleep over.

After enjoying a fika (coffee break) with a cinnamon bun, you can relax at the Strandvägen waterfront or on the rooftop of the Kulturhuset.

Go to Drottninggatan, a pedestrian street in the city centre where you will find fashionable shops, design and souvenir shops and department stores.

Stockholm Visitors Board
Vasagatan 14, 103 25 Stockholm
Tel: +46 (0)8-508 28 508

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Stockholm city guide

Customer reviews

  • Value for money
    Feedback of trip. | Zhi Hong l. | 2015/10/18
    "Actually, it was the first time I take the Europe trains. It was much comfortable than China. However, During this trip. The free wifi is not consistent. When I use the internet to watch movie, it always break. So maybe you can improve your internet stability. Others are well enough. Thanks. "

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    Everything was nice | Paul g. | 2015/09/22
    "These is absolutely nothing no mention. Train arrived on time, we got our seats and had an amazing trip trough Sweden until we arrived nearly on time in sweden. Train was clean, employees friendly, nice nice! "

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    Oslo to Stockholm | Karen l. | 2015/08/13
    "Oslo train station is very easy to navigate as well as Stockholms. The business class coach was very comfortable and had plenty of room. If you are traveling with large pieces of luggage make sure to get there early so you can get on first and get your luggage stored. The trains are definitely the way to travel through Europe. "

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    Smooth Sailing Across Sweden | Sharad Chandra m. | 2015/08/10
    "My friend and I recently journeyed from Stockholm to Gothenburg, going right across the country from east to west. The train, departing Stockholm Central at 08:22, was extremely comfortable and smooth, with the friendly and courteous attendants making the 4-hour journey most enjoyable! Our coach (no. 1) was spotless and pleasant-smelling. Apart from the people, weather and scenery, this is one more aspect of Sweden that we simply loved! I haven't stopped talking about my experience ever since I returned home. "

  • Comfort and Covienience  | . | 2015/07/10
    "The experience was marvellous and very comfortable. I didn't realise until we reached Malmo that the journey was about to end,Further we continued the journey in Norway and the experience was much the same "

  • Value for money
    Exciting  | Manuel d. | 2015/07/09
    "We received our tickets three days before the journey but all the trip was perfect "

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    OSLO S - STOCKHOLM CENTRAL | Cheuk Yi Cheryl h. | 2015/07/03
    "Comfort and easy to go between ! "

  • Convenience
    Oslo-Stockholm Trip | Janet N. a. | 2015/05/26
    "We travelled as a group of six - everything went off without a hitch. The train was timely and comfortable. It was both convenient and easy to book online (from Canada). Tickets arrived quickly. Questions answered. Excellent customer service. Will do this again when circumstances permit. "

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    The south of Sweden by train | Guillermo j. | 2015/05/22
    "The most interesting part of the trip is travelling across Scania and see its marvelous rapefields in bloom in May. Also, the Øresund bridge is quite impressive. "

  • Great  | . | 2015/05/04
    "I think I enjoyed myself here, there's wifi and it was a long trip so that was nice. The seats were okay. All in all, I would take this train again. "

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