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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 05, 2017
Local buses  (4 Answers)

Can I us a credit card to buy return ticket on buses



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 11, 2016
First time in Stockholm - what area to stay in  (1 Answer)

Hi. I am planning a one week trip to Stockholm and would like your help in choosing an area to stay in. I plan to rent an apartment. I would like for it to be near good transportation and/or to be within walking distance of major tourist destinations/attractions such as museums, historical sites, interesting neighborhoods, architecture, that kind of thing. It appears there is lots to see and do so I am assuming I can keep busy for a week - is this correct?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 19, 2016
Stockholm during November  (6 Answers)

Hi, I am planning to come Stockholm during mid of Nov to mid Dec. I am confused whether to take family or not, mainly because of weather. I have 3yr old son. Kindly suggest is it good to bring family that time. Will we be able to roam around for sight seeing...? Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 06, 2016
Price of taxi for 7 people from Atlanda to Stockholm centre?  (8 Answers)

We are 7 people landing to Arlanda tomorrow aroun 19 o´clock, and I started to check out the prices for getting to the centre. Looks like the taxi might even be the cheapest choise for so many people. And wouldn´t hurt that I think it would take us to hotel, not 1,5km away from hotel like bus and train. But the price I found was 520kr for trip. It didn´t say if there is extra price for bigger taxi. My swedish isn´t so good, so can any of you locals tell if it is much more expensive to take a big taxi?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 06, 2016
Suggestions for best julbord in Stockholm  (5 Answers)

I would appreciate any tips on the best 'julbord' (authentic Christmas smorgasbord) in Stockholm for December 2016.
Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 26, 2016
Night life in Stockholm in September  (2 Answers)

My and my friend are visiting Stockholm for one night on Thursday sept 22, I was told to stay in Ostermalm for the night life, I already booked a hotel in Normalm HTL Kungsgatan but I still can cancel for free if you guys think I should stay in Ostermalm. any recommendations of hotels to stay? how is the weather in sept ? any cool lounges to have an early drinks and meet pretty girls, the best club for Thursday night and any cool bars, also would like to try some local Swedish restaurants, I appreciate all input.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 21, 2016
Sightseeing in Stockholm  (2 Answers)

We, two mid age adults, shall be putting up in Hotel Ibis Styles Jarva, Solan, Stockholm for 3 days in early next month. Please advice nearest point to catch the Hop on Hop off Bus from there for Sightseeing. Also the most convenient way to reach there too. Apart from booking the 2 day Stockholm Pass is it advisable to also buy the local transport card?
Regards,


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 21, 2016
Sightseeing from Hotel Ibis Styles Jarva, Stockholm  (1 Answer)

We (Two Adults) shall be putting up in Hotel Ibis Styles Jarva, Solan, Stockholm for 3 days in early next month. Please advice nearest point to catch the Hop on Hop off Bus for sightseeing. Also cheapest way to get there. We may go for the 2 day Stockholm pass.
Any idea whether a local transport card will help in addition?

Regards,


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 19, 2016
Festive accommodation  (1 Answer)

Hope to be in Stockholm in December. Would appreciate any advice on which hotels in Stockholm traditionally put on a festive show in the run-up to Christmas. Places that have Christmas packages, Christmas trees on the premises, fairy-tale decorations, proximity to Christmas markets, nice views etc.
Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 14, 2016
Ferry options in December Stockholm to St Petersburg via Tallinn  (4 Answers)

Hi, in the process of planning a trip to St Petersburg flying into Stockholm, spending a few days around Christmas and then heading to Tallinn for a few days before arriving in St Petersburg.
Would appreciate advice on ferry options from Stockholm to Tallinn, specifically around Christmas... Better ferry companies, will they run at that time?
Same for Tallinn to St Petersburg, or would train be better.
Thanks!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 10, 2016
Air port to city center  (3 Answers)

Looks like the train is most economical and efficient from Arlanda. Any thoughts?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 07, 2016
Stockholm City Hall  (7 Answers)

Where is the Stockholm City Hall?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 04, 2016
Large group of people visiting a festival  (6 Answers)

There is maybe 10 or even 20 people of us visiting Stockholm beer festival at begining of October. It seems to take place at place called Nacka strand. The closest hotel seems to be Park in Radisson, but many of us would like to stay cheap. Most people would like us to stay together anyway. How can I make sure we wont stay in very hard place to get. Of course Gamla stan would be nice, or nearby, but it wont get any cheaper at there. I might contact hotel and ask for group pricesm if I would just know good location. Not too hard to get to festival.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 09, 2016
Airport > Hotel.  (3 Answers)

Is that the best option:
Airport Coach to City Terminal next to Central Station. Taxi from Central Station to hotel Crystal Plaza Hotel, Birger Jarlsgatan 35, 11145 Stockholm, Sweden. Will touch down at 8h55 on the 10th of July.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 06, 2016
Australian dollars?  (5 Answers)

I will be in Stockholm in July, are there money changers where you can easily change Australian dollar notes for Krona or you have to go to a bank?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 23, 2016
Traveling onwards  (2 Answers)

Ed and I plan on visiting Stockholm this summer and will be continuing on to Copenhagen and then Amsterdam.
I'm looking and getting quite confused about booking rail vs flights.

I've looked at booking my flights between Tallinn and Stockholm on SAS.
I've never flown them before - some input on them would be helpful. Good? Bad? I take it they're a basic no frills carrier such as our Easy Jet or Jet Blue.
Pricing was cheap at around $65.00/pp including 1 checked in bag and 1 small carry on.

I've figured out that flight time between Stockholm and Copenhagen is relatively cheap and much quicker on paper.
By the time you figure in arrival pre-check in time, security, etc., figures out to be about the same as rail.
I'm getting a price of $67.00 one way between the two points on June 20th on Scandinavian Rail with a train travel duration of 04hr 21mins...does this sound correct?
Am I looking in the right place? best website for booking direct? I know to stay away from RailEurope.com.
Same applies for travel between Copenhagen and Amsterdam on June 22nd.

Finally, as I will be taking train between Sweden & Denmark then on to the Netherlands, on to Belgium and finally to France, would an Eurorail pass be more economical and to my benefit?

Thanks in advance,
Homer (and Ed)


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 11, 2016
To get local currency in Stockholm  (6 Answers)

Will it make it easier to withdraw Krona from atms in Stockholm if you have a travel card with euros on it? As I will visit Helsinki before Stockholm, I will have a travel card with euros.Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 30, 2016
Best way to reach Stockholm from Bromma airport  (4 Answers)

Hi, the question is actually in the titel). We are arriving Monday evening and need to get to Östermalm. Maybe somebody knows the most comfortable and cheapest way? Other tips on places to eat that won't empty my wallet completely)) are also welcome. Thank you all!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 06, 2016
Stockholm to Helsinki Ferry  (9 Answers)

We are an active couple in our fifties so we like the shows and some dancing but wouldn't describe ourselves as 'party people'. We would like a niceish cabin without going over the top and a nice dinner setting with good food (obviously!) We have no objection to children but would probably like to dine in a more adult setting.
I have done so much research on the two ferries that do this overnight trip. I think I'm over doing it. In the end i like the Silja Symphony boat better with its promenade but I like the dinner option better on the Viking cruise! :/
What I like about the dinner option on Viking is the Food Garden option with a window view. This looks a bit more up market with round tables and table cloths. Also I like the idea of buffet for starters and dessert and ala carte for mains. The fact drinks are not included is fine. We are not big drinkers so are happy to purchase a couple of wines.
The cabin selections on the Viking are more limited on the upper end. We don't want a suite but like a deluxe type room with sea view. On the Viking the options are the suite which is very expensive and next is the LXB Seaside Premium 12 square metres. Which would be ok.
On the Silja the Deluxe seaside is 14sq and looks a bit more roomy and better appointed. There are limited photos.
Don't even get me started on what dining time to choose! ha ha Some say early and be on deck for sunset and that best island views are 3 hours into cruise. I thought exiting the harbour would be good to see too. A 5 o'clock seating for dinner is as soon as you arrive and seems too rushed for us.
I am presuming you can't request a room mid ship (in case of bad weather as I'm not a great sailor) or any room for that matter. Seems like that is pot luck. Unlike cruise ships where they charge more for same cabins midship and on preferred quiet floors.
So any help/advice/opinion is very much welcomed.
Sylv


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 13, 2016
Refilling my Swedish prepaid mobile phone when I am in Poland  (5 Answers)

How can I top up my Telenor prepaid mobile phone when I am in Poland? I cannot buy a Telenor prepaid voucher anywhere here, only In Sweden, where I will return in a few months from now. I also don't have a Swedish bank account, yet. And the Telenor website rejects valid credit cards, for some incomprehensible reason. I need kontantkort Telenor Rörligt 100 kronor. What are my options?

Tom


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 05, 2016
7 1/2 hour lay over in airport  (1 Answer)

I have a 7 1/2 hour lay over in the Arlanda airport is it possible to get out and do something. Short tour ? Catch a bit to eat,..where locals would go. Anything or just hang out in airport.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 04, 2015
Where to go on New Year night?  (1 Answer)

Is there any Christmas / New Year Tree locals dance around, or fireworks, or anything special for the occasion in the street? (Apart from Skansen, because I'd rather have it free :))


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 04, 2015
Anything open on January 01?  (2 Answers)

I happen to be in Stockholm December 31 – January 01, and it appears that most cafes / food-stores, even the food markets I looked up are closed.
Anyone knows of anything around hotel Central (that’s opposite the Central railway station), that functions?
And, by the way, how about transportation - bus, tram etc.?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 09, 2015
what are the MUST SEE while in the city  (19 Answers)

I had a more broad question before, then I realized I probably needs to narrow it down a bit.
I want to know if I am missing any MUST see from my current list.

• Gamla Stan - The Old Town
• Kungliga Slottet - Royal Palace
• Vasa Museum
• Stadshuset - City Hall
• Skansen Open AIr Museum
• Hötorget Market
• Nobelmuseet - Nobel Museum


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 24, 2015
Bus or Train  (6 Answers)

Traveling from Stockholm to Oslo in spring of this year I see that there is a train and at least two bus services available. Any advice as to which one to take. Please rate by cost, comfort and your recommendation if you have actually taken this route before. I would qualify for a senior fare. Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 20, 2015
Where to eat in the evening?  (2 Answers)

Interested in a special, Swedish, moderately priced restaurant Thursday or Friday. Any suggestions?

PS: What is the traditional time for eating out in the evening?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 05, 2015
Invited to Stockholm for Nobel Prize week, what should I expect?  (4 Answers)

As said in the title, I have been invited to Nobel Prize week held at Stockholm University. However, I've never stepped foot outside of the United States before in my seventeen years of life, so this presents a couple of concerns on my end. Being under eighteen and neither parent having any interest in attending the event with me, what kind of complications will this cause in terms of travel, lodging, and social scenes? Assuming I make it to Stockholm, I will be arriving early to mid December, so how bad is the winter there and what can I expect (side note: I am from Florida; we don't have winter here)? Travel expenses and all other things have been covered by family finances, scholarships, etc., so that is not a concern at this time. I just need to know what to do when over there IF I can get there because frankly I am a little intimidated by the complexity of planning this trip along with no one to help me.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 01, 2015
Weather in late September?  (2 Answers)

How's the weather in Stockholm in late September/early October? Is it better to go in the late spring/early summer?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 28, 2015
Is drone allowed in Sweden by their custom?  (3 Answers)

I am flying from Australia. Can I take a drone for my photography purpose and enter into Sweden?? Is drone allowed in Sweden??


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 06, 2015
The cruise from Stockholm to Helsinki  (13 Answers)

Hello,
I have a plan to cruise with the Viking Line from Stockholm to Helsinki in September .
what do you advise me ?

many Thanks
M



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