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texas
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Hi,
Mary Lou and I will be at the same hotel-- see y'all there we also would like to walk toi the shuttle Lynn Crandall

Then at the end of the cruise on7/28 we will be going to the Radisson Blu Arlandia hotel at the airport.. do you know where we dock then? Should we pre-book a taxi with TaxiStockholm or is there easy transport to the airport and we can walk or shuttle to the hotel from there.

Thank you! There will be 4 of us..are the taxis big enough for 4 with bags or do we need two taxis?

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stockholm
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Originally posted by zooiet
We were disappointed to learn that Kungsträdgården metro station will be closed for repairs during our visit as we had planned to view the art there.

Can anyone offer information on Rådhuset and T-Centralen stations? We have seen photos of the art there and would very much like to see them.

However are they easily accessible? Will we need to buy metro tickets to see the art?

Thank you for all of your help!
Hi, Yes, you need tickets for seeing the art. T-centralen is the big centralstation. Station Rådhuset is closed for the moment just as Kungsträdgården. Ask about the art in almost all travelcentras for the metro. I like Stadion and University stations a lot. (12 min from the T-centralen.) check out the website www.sl.se /chris58
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Hi

Many thanks for a great thread, I've enjoyed reading through it and getting lots of info, but not quite what I'm looking for.

We're doing a B2B on Vision of the Seas from Stockholm in a couple of weeks and would like to visit the Hard Rock Cafe. The ship will dock at Frihammen but I'm not sure of the best way to get to the HRC, its located at Sveavagen 75 (sorry if its spelled wrong). Could you recommend the easiest way to get there and back, with approximate costs if possible.

Thanks for any info you can provide

Pam
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Originally posted by PamUK
Hi

Many thanks for a great thread, I've enjoyed reading through it and getting lots of info, but not quite what I'm looking for.

We're doing a B2B on Vision of the Seas from Stockholm in a couple of weeks and would like to visit the Hard Rock Cafe. The ship will dock at Frihammen but I'm not sure of the best way to get to the HRC, its located at Sveavagen 75 (sorry if its spelled wrong). Could you recommend the easiest way to get there and back, with approximate costs if possible.

Thanks for any info you can provide

Pam
Hi! Check out the webside www.sl.se (Buses, underground in Stockholm.) They have an english version. You will go from Frihamnen and the closest station to HRC is Underground Radmansgatan (exit library ). There you will also get info about the cost. Closest Underground to Frihamnen is Gardet. Approx 20min fast walk from the ship. Awfully expensive to buy tickets cash. But in most tiny small stores close to lots of stations PRESSBYRÅN you can prebuy tickets. Hope I could help you a little. Have a good trip. /Chris58
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Originally posted by chris58
You will go from Frihamnen and the closest station to HRC is Underground Radmansgatan (exit library ). There you will also get info about the cost. Closest Underground to Frihamnen is Gardet. Approx 20min fast walk from the ship.
You'll have to change from the red to green line att subway station "T-Centralen" but the tracks on that station are laid out for just cases like this. Just walk to the opposite side of the platform to get to the correct train.
Singapore
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Joined Oct 2011
Hi

I will be arriving in Stockholm Arlanda from Singapore on 30 June 2012 at 8am and my Vision of the Seas (RCI) will be departing at 5pm. Was informed that the pier terminal is call Frihamnen Pier...would like to know is there any nearby sightseeing or shopping nearby the area?
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Saturnz, Frihamnen port is in a port area with mainly business buildings around. Very little of interest for sightseeing and shopping. But there is a bus stop near where the ship will be docked where you could catch bus 76 to go to more interesting places. Here is a link to a map where you can see the dock and the main attractoins: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=...51315,0.117073

But are you sure you want to arrive the same day? I live in Stockholm and most of the time when I cruise it invoves long flights. I always plan to arrive at least one day before. The reason is that so often there are delays and missed connections. I would just hate to arrive when the ship has left. In fact my next cruise is from Singapore and I am just now looking at booking a hotel for two nights pre-cruise. I would never feel safe arriving the same day and it is nice to have some time to relax and get into the new time zone before the cruise starts.

Of course I realise you can may have limited time to travel. And if you have a direct flight from Singapore to Stockholm the risc is more limited.
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Originally posted by north-bound
Saturnz, Frihamnen port is in a port area with mainly business buildings around. Very little of interest for sightseeing and shopping. But there is a bus stop near where the ship will be docked where you could catch bus 76 to go to more interesting places. Here is a link to a map where you can see the dock and the main attractoins: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=...51315,0.117073

But are you sure you want to arrive the same day? I live in Stockholm and most of the time when I cruise it invoves long flights. I always plan to arrive at least one day before. The reason is that so often there are delays and missed connections. I would just hate to arrive when the ship has left. In fact my next cruise is from Singapore and I am just now looking at booking a hotel for two nights pre-cruise. I would never feel safe arriving the same day and it is nice to have some time to relax and get into the new time zone before the cruise starts.

Of course I realise you can may have limited time to travel. And if you have a direct flight from Singapore to Stockholm the risc is more limited.
Hi north-bound, thank you for your advise. How much does it cost and how long is the bus ride if i take bus no.76 from the bus stop?
Can you also guide me on how do i travel to Frimhamnen from Arlanda Airport? Expensive to take cab? Do they except Swedish Krona only?

Hmm..yeah..i think i will be arriving on the same day...will be taking Finnair from Singapore and transit at Helsinki, transit time there is 1.5 hours and flight duration from Helsinki to Stockholm is about an hour, therefore will arrive at 8am. I guess there is still sufficient time right since the departure time is at 5pm, what do you think?
Las Vegas
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We have seen enough castle, palaces and churches. However, we would like to see the Gardens at Drottningholm Palace. Are the grounds/gardens open to the public without paying for the Palace tour?
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Joined Apr 2008
I literally just finished reading the entire 44 pages, woooh my head is spinning. Hope I can remember all my questions:
We will dock S167 Stadsgarden on May 20th Norwegian Sun.
Is it true for 2012 bus 76 doesnt run on Sundays? Are there any alternative bus number we can take other than the HOHO boat?

If we take the taxi instead to Vasa do you have an idea of approximate cost? I want to get an idea before emailing the taxi Al recommended on the thread.

Can you also confirm that changing of the guard on Sundays is at 1:30pm and last but not the least Do you know of a catholic church close to Gamla Stan? We would like to attend a regular mass if possible.

Hope I get an answer from our Stocholm experts since it has been a while since the last thread.

Thank you all!.
Finland
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Originally posted by feb08paris
Do you know of a catholic church close to Gamla Stan? We would like to attend a regular mass if possible.
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Folkungagatan 46
http://translate.google.com/translat...omkyrkan.se%2F

Kungträdgårdsgatan 12
http://translate.google.com/translat...se%2Findex.php
Malaysia
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Hello. just want to ask if there is any FREE shuttle from the port to the city? If no, what is the cheapest way to get into the city?
Thanks
Tallahassee
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Hi -
We'll be arriving in Stockholm on a Thursday and are scheduled to dock at Frihamnen. We plan on taking a taxi to the Vasa Museum, then the ferry to Gamla Stan. My question is: Is there a ticket kiosk or tourist place on Gamla Stan than I can purchase a bus ticket for bus #76 to get back to Frihamnen?

Thanks for any help.
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Originally posted by TallyLass
Hi -
Is there a ticket kiosk or tourist place on Gamla Stan than I can purchase a bus ticket for bus #76 to get back to Frihamnen?
Pressbyrån at Gamla stan subway station, Munkbrogatan 8
Pressbyrån, Västerlånggatan 19
Hjärtpunkten, Järntorget 83
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Originally posted by Ultima Thule
Pressbyrån at Gamla stan subway station, Munkbrogatan 8
Pressbyrån, Västerlånggatan 19
Hjärtpunkten, Järntorget 83
Thank you so much for this information. I feel much more confident now about getting back to the ship!
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Originally posted by Ultima Thule
Pressbyrån at Gamla stan subway station, Munkbrogatan 8
Pressbyrån, Västerlånggatan 19
Hjärtpunkten, Järntorget 83
I also believe they sell them at 7-11. There is one right in the middle of the old town.

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I know you have probably answered all of this before but I need to ask in order to feel confident that we are on the right track for our part day in Stockholm.
We are on the Emerald Princess arriving on Tuesday June 12 from 7am to 2pm only! We are docking at S167.
My plan is to purchase a combo HOHO and Vasa ticket at the booth at the dock and hop on one of the boats going directly to the Vasa so we can be there as early as possible (hopefully 8:30am when they open). Spend approximately 1 hour touring the Vasa Museum. After that I would like to take the HOHO over to the Royal Palace stop and walk over to City Hall and catch the 10am tour. After the tour decide if we want to go up the tower at 11:15am. This will take us till about noon at which time we would walk over to the Stockholm Cathedral for a quick tour. Then wander around Old Town and catch the HOHO back to the ship for 1:30 all aboard time.
Is there anything we should consider eliminating or adding? Is is possible to cover all of this in our short time frame?
I had considered purchasing the Stockholm Card rather than the HOHO pass but wasn't sure if the bus was as efficient as the HOHO boats.
Thank you for any information you can provide to make our day in Stockholm an amazing one!