Stockholm

Short Story

Where I stayed:

City Backpackers Hostel: Great place stay for young travelers whether it be in a group or solo. Offer lots of free little amenities that is good for short or long term stay as well as experiencing/learning about the city

Necessities
+ Centrally located/close proximity to…
Transportation
Major tourist attractions
+ Good & Multiple Wi-Fi Hot Spots
+ Safety & Security
+ Cleanliness
– Need to rent bedding linens
– Lockers are not big enough to store large backpacks within room

Nice to haves
+ Arrange guided tours and adventures i.e. bike tour the city
+ Many common areas to congregate and easily meet other travelers
+ Hot sauna and lounge areas

How I got around:

I used both the Underground Tram and Bus. Underground is the easiest way to get around though.
City is divided in 3 zones and tickets are good for several trips within the hour.
Prepaid cards are the best alternative for those making few trips. 1, 3, or 7-day cards, which allow free, travel in all zones during the validity period.

Special Note**69 bus or number 7 Tram is a superb way to discover Stockholm lines go out to Djurgården and major attractions like Skansen and the Vasa Museum
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What I did/What you should do:

Sights you shouldn’t miss out on are on the Free Tour Stockholm tours:
Awesome tours (everyday at 10 A.M. & 4 P.M.) usually 2 hrs. in length.
You should check them out if you’re looking to learn more about the city and different neighborhoods, history and culture. Listed below are the different tours they offer

Free Tour Stockholm tours:
– City Tour: Covers interesting stories and trivia from then and now – it’s a great overall tour and the perfect way to get to know Stockholm
– Old Town Tour:Historical tour
– Söder Tour: see more of Stockholm than the typical tourist areas; this tour covers the more hip, bohemian, neighborhood of Stockholm

All the below are covered in the Old Town Tour by Free Tour Stockholm

– Royal Palace
– Royal Opera House
– Stockholm Cathedral
– City Hall
– Gamla Stan

Vasa Museum: Beautiful museum with amazing surrounding grounds and other museums nearby. Very easy to get to via the bus or tram. I won’t spoil the ending but this massive Swedish ship has some really embarrassing yet proud history to it.

http://www.vasamuseet.se/en/

Vassamusset

IKEA (King of IKEA): So I actually didn’t do this but I really wish I would have – if you have time make sure you check it out because I will next time im back.
IKEA’s free shuttle bus departs from the bus stop Vasagatan 10 (outside Central Station) every hour at the half hour 10:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M., Monday – Friday.

Östermalm Foodhall – See below notes… 

Where I ate/Where I wish I would have eaten:

Bakeries:
Vete-Katten: Cinnamon buns
Tossebageriet: Princess Cake & Cinnamon Buns

Restaurant Fare:
Kryp In: Reindeer/Traditional Swedish Fare with a flare
Tranan: Classic quintessential place to get Swedish Meat balls/well prepared Swedish home cooking
Slingerbulten: I actually ate here after me going on my Free Stockholm Tour – I ordered the Reindeer with lingonberries and smashed potatoes. Spectacular and the pricing is reasonable. Great beer selection as well.
Kott Och Fiskbaren: Came here on my first night in Stockholm after wandering around for a bit it seemed as though a lot of locals were frequenting the place on a Friday night. Ate at the bar – bar attendant went above and beyond to explain everything on special for the night quite extensively – I might add. I ended up ordering a risotto and salmon dish – it was probably one of the best things ive ever eaten. Highly suggest this place to get some good Swedish seafood.
Östermalm Foodhall: this food hall was smaller than I imagined it would be but it’s a great place to stop off have lunch and walk around. Lots of little boutiques and shops around here as well.

Useful Downloads

Map: Stockholm Google Map

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8 thoughts on “Stockholm

    • marycmonahan says:

      Thanks Brian! Stockholm was one of those places I can see myself revisiting quite a bit throughout my lifetime. I plan on publishing every 2 weeks so look out for the next post on Monday mornings.

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    • marycmonahan says:

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