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Stockholm is a city of contrasts. Trends in music, design, fashion, and technology are born here. And innovations that spread worldwide are also invented here. Trendy bars and world-class restaurants are shoulder-to-shoulder with historical cafes and cosy neighbourhood pubs. Stockholm is simultaneously urban and close to nature, and water is an ever-present feature in this city where lake and sea meet. The atmosphere is open, tolerant and welcoming, and diversity and innovation are highly encouraged. Stockholm is a city for everyone.

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Nobel Prize Museum
Stortorget 2, Stockholm

Be inspired by ideas that changed the world. The Nobel Prize Museum contains all essential information about the most prestigious prize in the world, Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Laureates. Guided tours, films, and diverse objects take you from the idea to the Nobel Banquet. Plus, a bistro serving lunch, Nobel ice cream and much more.

Stockholm Must-Sees Tour

Discover Stockholm's top attractions on a Stockholm Must-Sees Walking Tour. Stroll along the cobbled streets of the charming Gamla Stan (Old Town), then stop by the Kungliga Slottet (the Royal Palace), and Storkyrkan (Coronation Church) with an expert local guide. Later, enjoy a ferry ride to the Djurgården island to tour the Vasa Museum, one of Scandinavia's most-visited attractions, which houses an ancient warship that sank in 1628 and has been laboriously restored.

Lux Dag för Dag
Primusgatan 116, Stockholm

Reputed gourmet restaurant Lux on the island of Lilla Essingen re-opened in 2013 with a more simplistic and affordable concept. Close to nature, Scandinavian flavors and local produce is however still the main focus. Cozy atmosphere and secluded location with Lake Mälaren nearby.

Ulla Winbladh
Rosendalsvägen 8, Stockholm

”Ulla, my Ulla.” This is the opening of a famous Swedish ballad by the eighteenth-century troubadour Bellman. The ballad is about his lover, Ulla Winbladh. The restaurant of the same name, with so much tradition behind it, is centrally located on the beautiful shady island of Djurgården. Traditional Swedish home fare is served here year-round.

Drottninggatan, Stockholm

Commonly known as the shopping street in Stockholm, Drottninggatan is definitely a good place to start your shopping spree. The street runs all the way from Gamla Stan to Odenplan, so make sure you bring a lot of time.

Biblioteksgatan, Stockholm

Stockholm's most affluent shopping district is found in the pedestrianized downtown district named Bibliotekstan. In the blocks surrounding Biblioteksgatan, between the squares Stureplan and Norrmalmstorg, you will find the best of Swedish and international fashion and design.

Stockholm Arlanda Airport, Stockholm

Stockholm has four airports. Stockholm Arlanda Airport is the biggest international airport and Bromma is closest to the city. Skavsta and Västerås are located about 80 minutes south and west of Stockholm, respectively. Arlanda Airport, www.swedavia.com/arlanda Bromma Airport, www.swedavia.com/bromma Skavsta Airport, www.skavsta.se Västerås Airport, www.stockholmvasteras.se The fastest way to travel between Stockholm and Arlanda is via the Arlanda Express. The train takes 20 minutes. Two bus companies, Swebus and Flygbussarna, serve all four airports. The bus from Arlanda takes 45 minutes. From Bromma, the bus takes about 20 minutes; from Skavsta and Västerås, it takes about 80 minutes. You can also get to Stockholm Arlanda Airport via public transportation (SL) or using the Stockholm Card with the purchase of a supplementary ticket. Arlanda Express, www.arlandaexpress.com Flygbussarna, www.flygbussarna.se Swebus, www.swebus.se SL, www.sl.se

Public Transportation

Stockholm is often praised for its comfortable, efficient and safe transportation. Stockholm Public Transport, SL, is responsible for buses, underground trains, commuter trains, trams and certain ferry lines in Greater Stockholm. The underground is the easiest way to get around town. The city is divided into three zones, and zone tickets are good for several trips within the hour. Tickets can be purchased at SL Centers, underground platform barriers, newsagent kiosks or via SMS. It's not possible to pay cash for tickets on board buses in Stockholm. Most bus stops have ticket machines that take both coins and cards. Prepaid cards are the best alternative for those only making a few trips. It's also possible to buy 1, 3, or 7-day cards, which allow free travel in all zones during the validity period. A trip on the number 69 bus or number 7 tram is a superb way to discover Stockholm. The lines go out to Djurgården and major attractions like Skansen and the Vasa Museum. Stockholmers are always heedful of their beautiful surroundings, and this has led to many inner-city buses running on eco-friendly fuels such as ethanol. The Stockholm underground is also known as the world's longest art gallery as so many of its stations are adorned with the works of different artists.

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