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Stockholm advice thread 2015:

 

I decided to follow Danish Vikings example to start a new fresh thread for a new year.

The other thread is getting old and it can be hard to find desired info which also could be outdated in some cases.

 

This is an extremely long post but it is almost everything you need to know is included in this post.

 

Berthing locations:

 

Vessel call list: http://www.portsofstockholm.com/vessel-calls/

 

 

Central Stockholm:

 

  • Stadsgårdskajen (S160 & S167)
  • Strömmen-berthing at buoy
  • Skeppsbron S106 (Old Town/Gamla Stan)
  • Frihamnen
  • Värtahamnen

 

 

Maps links:

 

S167:

https://www.google.se/maps/place/Masthamnen,+116+41+Stockholm/@59.3155246,18.1035695,253m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m7!1m4!3m3!1s0x465f7803dd95943f:0x819a13a4398baeb6!2s%C3%96stra+Tegelviksslingan,+Stockholm!3b1!3m1!1s0x465f78069d6bbbbb:0xcfcf042dcd17f178

 

 

S160: https://www.google.se/maps/place/Stockholm+Tegelvikshamnen/@59.3175585,18.0872264,506m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x465f77ff5215e22f:0xb953836c47f940ec

 

Strömmen buoy/Räntmästartrappen:

https://www.google.se/maps/place/Stockholm+Slussen+kajen/@59.3213335,18.075315,255m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x465f77fccfb0f271:0x94cd8ffc9c79fd35

 

Skeppsbron:

https://www.google.se/maps/@59.3231226,18.075547,254m/data=!3m1!1e3

 

Frihamnen:

https://www.google.se/maps/place/Frihamnspiren/@59.3447906,18.130436,2021m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x465f82c8bd19fccd:0x303efb9cad343466

 

Värtahamnen:

https://www.google.se/maps/place/V%C3%A4rtahamnen,+115+41+Stockholm/@59.3514555,18.1097899,2005m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x465f9d338c00ff1d:0x2068d0c68fe45d2e

 

Nynäshamn:

Not sure where the tenders will drop you off, links goes

to location of Nynäshamns station.

https://www.google.se/maps/place/Nyn%C3%A4shamn+station/@58.9038005,17.9550144,524m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x465f5e9d044dee71:0x80ba3200174b72ca

 

 

Getting around.

 

Stockholm have an extensive network of public transport consisting of buses,

trams, subway, commuter trains and harbour ferries.

 

Taxis:

As for taxis only use one of the reputable companies:

Taxi Stockholm, Taxi kurir and Taxi 020.

Make sure the taxis have yellow license plates as well as a yellow sticker

in the rear side windows. The Sticker has valuable price info

and always check the price info on the sticker before going

into a taxi.

 

Sticker will look like this:

Prisinformation_500.gif

 

Car service:

Freys Hyrverk http://www.freys.se/

 

 

To/From airport.

Arlanda Express or Flygbussarna.

https://www.arlandaexpress.com/

http://flygbussarna.se/en

 

 

Transport from berths to Vasa:

 

From Stadsgården S167

 

Hop on Hop off boats that goes directly to Vasa.

Boats departs from the same quay as the cruise ship berths at.

Follow the painted markings on the ground.

 

 

Any bus that stops at Londonviadukten to Slussen.

Londonviadukten: https://www.google.se/maps/place/Londonviadukten,+116+30+Stockholm/@59.3146467,18.0980446,130m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x465f7803cd379b8f:0x2b75ba94485b14a3

Slussen: https://www.google.se/maps/@59.3213596,18.0729154,262m/data=!3m1!1e3

Maps of bus stops at Slussen:

http://sl.se/ficktid/karta/vinter/Slussen_term.pdf

http://sl.se/ficktid/karta/vinter/S%C3%B6dermalmstorg_term.pdf

 

 

From Slussen either switch to bus #76 towards Ropsten, get off at

Djurgårdsbron and follow the signs to Vasa.

Djurgårdsbron stop: https://www.google.se/maps/@59.3316103,18.0924021,130m/data=!3m1!1e3

 

 

Or walk across Slussen bridge to Räntmästartrappen and go with Djurgårdsfärjan

to Allmänna gränd on Djurgården island and walk from there to Vasa.

Directions from Allmänna gränd to Vasa: http://kartor.eniro.se/m/ZjFDM

 

 

From Stadsgården S160

Walk to slussen and either go with bus #76 or Djurgårdsfärjan.

 

 

From Strömmen. The ship will be berth at a buoy and you will be tendering

to shore and the drop-off point is at the Slussen quay at Räntmästartrappen

next to Djurgårdsfärjan's berthing location.

 

 

Either go with bus #76 or Djurgårdsfärjan.

 

 

From Skeppsbron S106 (Old Town/Gamla Stan)

Skeppsbron is the quay that goes along the eastern side of Gamla Stan.

Your ship will berth at the lower end of Skeppsbron.

As for Strömmen berths, bus #76 or Djurgårdsfärjan.

 

 

From Frihamnen

Bus #76 towards Norra Hammarbyhamnenm, get off at Djurgårdsbron and

follow the signs to Vasa.

 

 

Or go with Sjövägen harbour boat buses to Allmänna gränd.

 

 

From Frihamnen

Bus #76 towards Norra Hammarbyhamnen, get off at Djurgårdsbron and

follow the signs to Vasa

 

 

From Nynäshamn.

Not sure where the tenders will drop you off,

Commuter train #35 from Nynäshamns station to Stockhom central.

Switch to bus #69 towards Blockhusudden or bus #69K towards Kaknästornet.

Get off at Djurgårdsbron and follow the signs to Vasa.

 

 

You can also walk to Sergelstorg/Hamngatan and go with tram #7 towards Waldermarsudde.

Get off at Djurgårdsbron or Nordiska museet / Vasamuseet and follow signs to Vasa.

 

 

Centralstation: https://www.google.se/maps/place/Stockholm+Centralstation/@59.3301126,18.0602666,356m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x465f9d607ae53315:0xf0c2b42fbbc0ce32

 

 

Bus stops around Central station and Sergels torg: http://sl.se/ficktid/karta/vinter/City_term.pdf

 

 

Bus 69/69K departs from Mäster Samuelsgatan. https://www.google.se/maps/dir/Stockholm+Centralstation,+111+20+Stockholm/59.3321789,18.0597979/@59.3314935,18.0578828,18z/data=!4m8!4m7!1m5!1m1!1s0x465f9d607ae53315:0xf0c2b42fbbc0ce32!2m2!1d18.058298!2d59.330297!1m0

 

 

Directions from Centralen to tram #7 stop:

https://www.google.se/maps/dir/Stockholm+Centralstation,+111+20+Stockholm/Stockholm+Sergels+Torg+Sp%C3%A5rv/@59.3316445,18.0595342,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m14!4m13!1m5!1m1!1s0x465f9d607ae53315:0xf0c2b42fbbc0ce32!2m2!1d18.058298!2d59.330297!1m5!1m1!1s0x465f9d5e7fed3215:0x1ec39dfb21d985ba!2m2!1d18.066125!2d59.33266!3e2

 

 

Transport from Vasa to Old Town/Royal Palace:

 

Bus #76 from Djurgårdsbron towards Norra Hammarbyhamnen.

Get off at Slottsbacken (Royal Palace).

 

Slottsbacken stop:

https://www.google.se/maps/place/Slottsbacken/@59.3262205,18.0727621,17z/data=!4m7!1m4!3m3!1s0x465f9d58798908db:0xc54228cb4a5679a7!2sSlottsbacken,+Stockholm!3b1!3m1!1s0x465f9d580ddc5e99:0x28ae90c60a10e94f

 

 

Djurgårdsfärjan from Allmänna Gränd to Räntmästartrappen.

 

 

Transport from Vasa to City Hall:

 

Bus 69 or 69K from Djurgårdsbron towards Karolinska institutet, get off at Stockholm centralstation and walk from there to City Hall.

Or Tram #7 from Nordiska museet/Vasamuseet or Strandvägen towards Sergelstorg

get off at Kungsträdgården (Hamngatan) and switch to bus #62 from Kungsträdgården (Kungsträdgårdsgatan) towards Fredhäll. Get off at Stadshuset.

 

 

Kungsträdgården (Hamngatan);

https://www.google.se/maps/place/Slottsbacken/@59.3262205,18.0727621,17z/data=!4m7!1m4!3m3!1s0x465f9d58798908db:0xc54228cb4a5679a7!2sSlottsbacken,+Stockholm!3b1!3m1!1s0x465f9d580ddc5e99:0x28ae90c60a10e94f

Kungsträdgården (Kungsträdgårdsgatan):

https://www.google.se/maps/@59.3321853,18.0721569,130m/data=!3m1!1e3

 

 

Stadshuset stop:

https://www.google.se/maps/place/Stadshuset/@59.327451,18.054346,505m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m6!1m3!3m2!1s0x465f77df9092cde9:0xaeafc90d911394c0!2sStockholms+stadshus!3m1!1s0x465f77df8ee1f6dd:0x5bf432c579bd8af6

 

 

Transport from Vasa to Ice bar

 

Bus 69 or 69K from Djurgårdsbron towards Karolinska institutet, get off at Stockholm centralstation or at Kungsgatan stop on Vasavägen and walk from there.

Ice bar is located at Vasaplan 4.

 

 

Ice bar at Vasaplan 4:

https://www.google.se/maps/place/Icebar/@59.3322291,18.056837,504m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m7!1m4!3m3!1s0x465f9d60e5c4c319:0x1a4bbe94188be077!2sVasaplan+4,+111+20+Stockholm!3b1!3m1!1s0x0000000000000000:0x2fb52fcb5bc7a52b

 

 

 

Bus tickets, Important!!

Buses, trams, Sjövägen, commuter trains (and to some extent subway) requires

tickets or travel cards to be bought BEFORE you board the transport.

The only exception is the vintage tram that goes to Skansen during summers.

 

 

Tickets can be bought on various locations in Stockholm, including

cruise ship terminals, tourist offices, 7-eleven shops, Pressbyrån shops and

many other places. Many locations are listed at sl.se but I have found

that their map with the locations are 100% trustable.

 

 

Use travel planner at http://sl.se/en/ to find connections.

Time table/info links for transports:

 

 

62: http://sl.se/ficktid/vinter/H62.pdf

69: http://sl.se/ficktid/vinter/H69.pdf

69K http://sl.se/ficktid/vinter/H69.pdf

76: http://sl.se/ficktid/vinter/H76.pdf

Tram 7: http://sl.se/ficktid/vinter/H7.pdf

Sjövägen: http://www.sjovagen.nu/web/page.aspx?refid=32

Nynäshamn commuter train: http://sl.se/ficktid/vinter/H35.pdf

http://sl.se/sv/reseinfo/

 

 

Current time tables for bus, tram and commuter train are valid to 2015-06-18.

 

 

For Djurgårdsfärjan you can buy tickets in advance or at the ferry berthing locations

during boarding/queuing. There are both manned tickets booths as well

as ticket machines at both Räntmästartrappan and at Allmänna gränd.

 

 

http://www.waxholmsbolaget.se/visitor/djurgarden-ferry/maps-ferry-terminals/

http://www.waxholmsbolaget.se/resa/djurgardsfarjan/tidtabeller/

http://www.waxholmsbolaget.se/visitor/djurgarden-ferry/timetable/

 

 

Time tables are valid to end of April.

 

 

Things to see:

 

 

Top priorities:

 

 

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

 

 

Gamla Stan (with Royal Palace):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamla_stan

http://www.stockholmgamlastan.se/lang_en/index.php

http://www.visitstockholm.com/en/Search/?areas=8

 

 

Other things to see/do in central Stockholm:

 

Nordiska museet (located next door to Vasa).

http://www.nordiskamuseet.se/en

 

 

Skansen (large open air museum)

http://www.skansen.se/en/kategori/english

 

Abba Museum (tickets need to be pre-booked)

http://www.abbathemuseum.com/

 

Ice bar (tickets need to be pre-booked)

http://www.icebarstockholm.se/

 

City Hall only visitable by going on the guided tours offered by the city hall and

you might need buy tickets for tours in advance. Tickets are only sold for

one day at the time at the city hall.

http://international.stockholm.se/the-city-hall/

 

Historiska museet

http://www.historiskamuseet.se/misc/menyer-och-funktioner/menyer/globala-menyn/inenglish/

 

Armoury

http://livrustkammaren.se/en

 

Royal Treasury

http://www.kungahuset.se/royalcourt.4.367010ad11497db6cba800054503.html

 

Tre Kronor museum (about the old castle which was destroyed in a fire in 1697)

http://www.kungahuset.se/royalcourt/visittheroyalpalaces/theroyalpalace/thetrekronormuseum.4.396160511584257f2180005379.html

 

Hallwylska museet.

http://hallwylskamuseet.se/en

 

Östermalmshallen food market.

http://www.ostermalmshallen.se/en/

 

Boat sightseeing.

http://www.stromma.se/en/Stockholm/Sightseeing/Sightseeing-by-boat/

https://www.redsightseeing.com/hop-on-hop-off-boat-stockholm/

 

Changing of the guard at the Royal Palace.

http://www.forsvarsmakten.se/en/about/the-royal-guards/about-the-royal-guards/

http://www.forsvarsmakten.se/siteassets/2-var-verksamhet/hogvakten/20150128-vaktparad-med-musik-jan-dec.pdf

A date with a horse symbol indicates that there will be a parade this day.

Some days there will also be mounted guards:

https://www.beridnahogvakten.se/beridna-vaktparaden

 

 

Great free views of Stockholm:

 

 

Skinnarviksberget:

http://www.visitstockholm.com/en/See--do/Attractions/skinnarviksberget/

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/fd/Kungsholmen_panorama_Skinnarviksberget_2011.jpg/1920px-Kungsholmen_panorama_Skinnarviksberget_2011.jpg

https://www.google.se/maps/search/Skinnarviksberget/@59.3197144,18.052153,261m/data=!3m1!1e3

 

 

 

 

Monteliusvägen:

http://www.visitstockholm.com/en/see--do/attractions/monteliusvagen/

https://www.google.se/maps/dir/59.3200372,18.0573754/59.3203449,18.0634641/@59.3224777,18.064016,16z/data=!4m9!4m8!1m5!3m4!1m2!1d18.0588918!2d59.3206305!3s0x465f77e6b9a38d0d:0xa3e6f61e0c3d03f8!1m0!3e2

 

 

Katarinavägen/Fjällgatan

http://www.visitstockholm.com/en/See--do/Attractions/fjallgatan/

https://www.google.se/maps/place/Katarinav%C3%A4gen,+Stockholm/@59.318529,18.078864,3a,75y,7.14h,95.64t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sPFAzxD8wXnIzuSSy-C_s1A!2e0!4m2!3m1!1s0x465f77fc87ea72b1:0x7d41a55ff9ffff64

https://www.google.se/maps/@59.317217,18.088424,3a,44.1y,341.38h,94.92t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1sJYGLh8rfJHXOKmjkf5ZGRQ!2e0

https://www.google.se/maps/dir/59.3171157,18.0894754/59.3186713,18.0781994/@59.3221384,18.0783119,15z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e2

 

 

Stroll around trendy Södermalm.

http://www.visitstockholm.com/en/Search/?areas=1

http://www.visitstockholm.com/en/See--do/Guides/District-guide-Sodermalm/

http://www.juststockholm.com/city-areas/sodermalm/

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/Europe/Sweden/Stockholms_Laen/Stockholm-173634/Things_To_Do-Stockholm-Soedermalm-BR-1.html

http://www.walkinstockholm.se/walkinstockholm/extern/sodermalm.htm

http://wikitravel.org/en/Stockholm/S%C3%B6dermalm

http://www.likealocalguide.com/stockholm/neighbourhood/sodermalm/

http://www.visitsweden.com/sweden/regions--cities/stockholm/shopping-in-stockholm/sodermalm/

 

 

Stroll around Djurgården island:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djurg%C3%A5rden

http://www.visitstockholm.com/en/Search/?areas=7

http://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Stockholm/Djurg%C3%A5rden

http://www.kungahuset.se/royalcourt/visittheroyalpalaces/theroyaldjurgarden.4.396160511584257f218000743.html

 

 

 

 

Stockholm subway art:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2240465/Photos-capture-Stockholms-beautiful-subway-makeover-artists.html

http://www.visualnews.com/2011/02/the-stockholm-subway-takes-art-underground/

http://listor.se/lokalt/stockholms-finaste-tunnelbanestationer/

 

 

 

 

Excursions to places outside central Stockholm:

 

 

Drottningsholm Palace

http://www.kungahuset.se/royalcourt/visittheroyalpalaces/drottningholmpalace.4.396160511584257f218000368.html

http://www.stromma.se/en/Stockholm/The-Archipelago/Day-trips/Drottningholm-Palace/

 

 

Vaxholm

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaxholm

http://www.svetur.se/sv/vaxholm/sevardheter/

http://www.tripadvisor.se/Attractions-g679660-Activities-Vaxholm.html

http://www.upplevvaxholm.se/index.php/uppleva-i-vaxholm

http://www.stromma.se/en/Stockholm/The-Archipelago/Day-trips/Vaxholm/

http://www.waxholmsbolaget.com/visitor/resa/resmal/vaxholm/

 

 

Vaxholm fortress

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaxholm_Fortress

http://www.vaxholmsfastning.se/english/

 

 

Sigtuna

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigtuna

http://destinationsigtuna.se/en/

http://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Tourism-g315923-Sigtuna-Vacations.html

 

 

Gamla Uppsala

http://www.raa.se/upplev-kulturarvet/gamla-uppsala-museum/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamla_Uppsala

 

 

Brunch/lunch/Dinner cruises

http://www.stromma.se/en/Stockholm/Dining-Cruises/

http://www.blidosundsbolaget.se/matkryssningar/

 

 

 

DIY boat excursions.

http://www.waxholmsbolaget.com/visitor/archipelago-traffic/destinations-and-day-trips/

http://www.blidosundsbolaget.se/

 

 

Where to stay:

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?p=45662746#post45662746

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?p=45663630#post45663630

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?p=44572690#post44572690

http://boards.cruisecritic.com/showthread.php?p=45367003&post45367003

 

 

 

Where to eat:

Breakfest: Almost every hotel have a breakfeast buffet included in the price.

 

 

Lunch/dinner:

http://www.visitstockholm.com/en/Eat--drink/

There is a permant food wagon located at Södermalmstorg called

Strömmingsvagnen which serves various kinds of Herring.

Especially fried herring with mashed potatoes is a Swedish speciality.

 

 

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurants-g189852-Stockholm.html

http://www.restaurangguiden.com/en/search/restaurant/stockholm/?listId=filtrRestaurang

 

 

Important dates 2015:

 

 

April 30th Valborgsmässoafton and also the kings birthday. Semi-holiday

some stores and etc. might close early. At the evening Swedes celebrate

the arrival of the spring with choir song and large bone fires.

 

 

May 1st Labour day and public holiday. Public transport uses Sunday schedule.

Some museums/sights/stores might not be open or might have limited opening hours.

 

 

May 14th Feast of the Ascension. Public holiday Public transport uses Sunday schedule.

Some museums/sights/stores might not be open or might have limited opening hours.

 

 

May 30th Annual Stockholm Marathon. Large parts of central Stockholm are closes

for road traffic and trams. Limited accessibility, use subway or harbour ferries to get around.

Route map: http://www.stockholmmarathon.se/start/content_popup.cfm?Sec_ID=435

 

 

June 6th Swedish national day. Public holiday Public transport uses Sunday schedule.

Some museums/sights/stores might not be open or might have limited opening hours.

 

 

June 10th Annual event, Day of the archipelago passenger boats.

Lots of old/classic archipelago passengers boats will gather in central Stockholm at

the late afternoon and then do a joint trip to Vaxholm and back.

 

 

June 13th Royal wedding for prince Carl Philip and his fiancé.

Parts of the Royal Palace and or the Drottningholm Palace might be unavailable

for tourists a couple of days around the wedding.

 

 

June 19-21st Midsummer weekend. Major public holiday many stores and sights

are closed or have very limited opening hours. Vasa and Skansen are both open as usual.

Large celebrations at Skansen during all three days.

Public transport uses Saturday schedule for midsummers eve and

Sunday schedule for the other two days.

 

 

No more important dates until December

 

 

December 1-24 a living Christmas/Advent calendar in Old Town.

A new ”window” is opened every evening somewhere in the Old Town.

 

 

December 10th Nobel day. City hall and the Stockholm Concert hall

is likely to be inaccessible for tourist for a few days around this day.

 

 

December 13th Lucia day,

 

 

December 24-26th Christmas. Most stores and all museums/etc are closed.

 

 

Post as pdf: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B0iRCjlrrTG1cllkM1ByVzh0cEE/view?usp=sharing

 

If you still have questions or concerns, please ask.

Edited by Desdichado62

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Sorry for the poor formatting but I had copied everything from my word processor and my editing time expired. :(

 

@moderators, I know you don't normally edit posts but if you would be so kind could you change all SIZE=3 to SIZE=2?

Edited by Desdichado62

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One thing i forgot to mention was the weather/climate.

 

Stockholm like the rest of the Baltic sea region have a very unpredictable weather.

Forecasts longer then 5-10 days ahead are in general very unreliable.

 

You can find monthly average temperatures for Sweden for every since 2014 at SMHI:

 

May: http://www.smhi.se/klimatdata/meteorologi/kartor/monYrTable.php?par=tmp&month=5

 

June: http://www.smhi.se/klimatdata/meteorologi/kartor/monYrTable.php?par=tmp&month=6

 

July: http://www.smhi.se/klimatdata/meteorologi/kartor/monYrTable.php?par=tmp&month=7

 

August: http://www.smhi.se/klimatdata/meteorologi/kartor/monYrTable.php?par=tmp&month=8

 

September: http://www.smhi.se/klimatdata/meteorologi/kartor/monYrTable.php?par=tmp&month=9

 

More averages can be found at: http://www.smhi.se/klimatdata/meteorologi/temperatur

 

Stockholm climate at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm#Climate

 

Just remember that there are no certain regarding the weather and there can be quite large differences from one year to another.

In some years (like last year) it's even warmer temperatures on Christmas eve then on Midsummers eve.

 

Weather forecasts for Stockholm:

http://www.smhi.se/vadret#ort=2673730,Stockholm,Stockholm,Sverige,59.32/18.06

http://vader.svt.se/vader/stockholm

 

Here is also a website about the Stockholm archipelago: http://www.visitskargarden.se/en/

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Hi Desdichado62,

Thank you for so detailed info!

You are a real expert! I still have one question. What can you suggest for a girl of 5 ? Yes, we plan to visit Junibacken and Vasa. I guess we will spend quite a time in the first of these two museums. Do you have any other suggestions for a family with a kid of 5? I don’t want to miss something important. Thanks!

Jess

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Hey jess, what does she like? I don't really know much about what a 5 year old likes.

If she likes animals, Skansen could perhaps be worth visiting?

 

It's quite big but if you focus on the animals it's not that big.

Skansen also offers activities for kids: http://www.skansen.se/sv/kategori/barn

 

Or maybe Swedish Museum of Natural History?

http://www.nrm.se/english.16_en.html

 

There is also a toy museum close to Stadsgården: http://www.leksaksmuseet.se/html/english.htm

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Tegelviksgatan+22,+116+41+Stockholm,+Sverige/@59.3133438,18.0995098,16z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x465f780490ff50d5:0xa008f1f9df40eae5

closest bus stop is Danvikstull or Spårvägsmuseet.

 

Get there by going with Djugårdsfärjan to Slussen and from there bus #53 towards

Henriksdalsberget or 71 towards Jarlaberg get off at Danvikstull.

 

Blue bus 2 or bus #66 towards Sofia get off at Spårvägsmuseet

 

 

Junibacken is spot on. Where does your ship dock?

 

You can find some advice here;

http://www.suitcasesandstrollers.com/articles/view/europe-with-kids-stockholm-with-kids?l=all

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Very good information. Is Stockholm an easy DIY port if need to get there from Nynäshamn?

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Lita24, it is.

 

Sure you have to go with commuter train which will take maybe 1 houror so and then change to bus once you get to Stockholm C but in the end it

is not that much difference then berthing in Frihamnen or at the Strömmen buoy.

 

Also see my response below to Sam.

 

Thanks D, I just figured that my time I add up the train, bus and ferry rides I could as well

get the Stockholm card and see more than the Vasa museum. But I think that I will take your advice and stick to my original

plan of getting the 24 hour card for 115 Sek. Sam.

 

Basically if you could squeeze in one more thing to see like the Royal Palace that would add another 150SEK to your costs (ice bar excluded)

which would be only around 30SEK (about $3.5USD) short of the Stockholm card value.

 

If your ship leaves at 7pm you probably need to leave Stockholm by 5-5.20 something? Depending on when you have to be at the ship.

 

My recommendation would be to start with Vasa, then head to the ice bar (remember to book a time in advance) then you could Royal Palace followed by the old town.

 

This would mean that you can leave whenever you feel/need to.

From old town you could either walk to the central station or go by bus #53 towards Roslagstull or by any of the northbound subway trains that passes the station.

 

http://sl.se/sv/#/Travel/SearchTravelById/Gamla%20stan%20%28Stockholm%29/T-Centralen%20%28Stockholm%29/9193/9001/2015-03-05%252016_20/depart/sv/null/null/2,8,1,4,96,/null/null/null/null/null/true/null/0/0/null

 

Also be aware that you will be leaving Stockholm during rush hour so be prepared for that since it will mean that will be very crowded.

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Is it possible to purchase ferry tickets using a credit card, or must one have cash? Thanks.

 

You mean for Djugårdsfärjan? They accept both cash and card. Their ticket machines only accept cards though.

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I would like to purchase ferry tickets at Slussen and go to Skansen on the Djurgarden ferry. I want to use my credit card to do this if possible. Also approximately how far is it from the place the ferry docks to walk to the Skansen entrance? How far to walk to the Vasa Museum? Thank you for your help.

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Hello,

 

We disembarking the Serenade of the Seas on June 28th and are planning to take a taxi to our hotel - Central Hotel Stockholm.

 

Should getting a taxi from the cruise port be easy? Is there usually a long line?

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I would like to purchase ferry tickets at Slussen and go to Skansen on the Djurgarden ferry. I want to use my credit card to do this if possible. Also approximately how far is it from the place the ferry docks to walk to the Skansen entrance? How far to walk to the Vasa Museum? Thank you for your help.

 

It is about 400m from the terminal at Allmänna Gränd to the Skansen entrance:

https://www.google.se/maps/dir/59.32412,18.0946903/59.3242694,18.1009236/@59.3243215,18.099329,260m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!4m1!3e2

 

About 780m to Vasa from Allmänna gränd: http://kartor.eniro.se/m/ZjFDM

 

And about 800m between Skansen and Vasa:

https://www.google.se/maps/dir/59.3243267,18.1010855/Djurg%C3%A5rdsv%C3%A4gen+36,+115+21+Stockholm/@59.3246442,18.0998864,1003m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m9!4m8!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x465f9d546926ff3b:0xaace51e54aa63d7b!2m2!1d18.0919758!2d59.3278373!3e2

 

Hello,

 

We disembarking the Serenade of the Seas on June 28th and are planning to take a taxi to our hotel - Central Hotel Stockholm.

 

Should getting a taxi from the cruise port be easy? Is there usually a long line?

 

I don't know how long/short the queue would be but I would guess that there is a high demand for taxis so pre-booking a taxi is recommended.

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You really have gone above and beyond with this wealth of consolidated info. Yet, I'm not going to risk the temptation to ask you "but what about me?" I am there post cruise for almost three full days in mid-June (wed-Sat) and I think I have my tentative plans with weather-related back ups, but it would be wonderful if you can provide your insight. Especially since I'm traveling alone and tend to lose track of time. Plus I'm shy about asking directions to strangers.

 

We arrive on the Marina on June 17 at Frihamnen at 0800, I believe. I would like to then take the bus#1 (is it #1?) to the Frey Hotel by the bus station to drop off luggage. Then would like to catch a city hall tour and climb the tower. After that, hop on the ferry to Drottingholm and spend at least a few hours. Hopefully even catching a theater performance if I'm so lucky. If so, can I still catch a bus back to hotel area if I stay for a performance? Or must I catch the last ferry back if there is no performances? Then I would plan to wander the area near my hotel, maybe take in the ice bar or the Belgium beer bar in my hotel or stroll through Kungstradgarden.

 

Day 2 I would walk through Gamla Stan, visit the Royal Palace and the Armoury, catch the changing of the guard if possible. Then take the ferry from Nybroplan to the Vasa, Nordic Museum, and Skansen for an early evening. Then take the ferry back to Nybroplan and maybe poke around the Grand Hotel and environs or return to my hotel bar.

 

On my last full day, hop on an early ferry (not covered by Stockholm ticket, right?) out to Vaxholm, Grinda, and finally Sandham. Then taking it easy in local neighbors near my hotel for my last night.

 

Last day, up and catch the public (?) bus or Arlanda Express to make a 1230 flight.

 

If I ordered a 72 hour Stockholm card, would it essentially cover all this local travel? (With just a discount on boat to Drottingham and the Arlanda Express and sites I've listed, will it still be worth it? I'd like to just be able to order it in advance and be able to hop on the bus from the cruise terminal with card in hand without first hunting for an ATM and no bus ticket worries.

 

Anytime you can spend on this response is very much appreciated! Audrey

 

 

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Hey Audrey and it is totally ask if you have questions.

Although an extensive first post, it isn't possible to

 

Yes Blue bus #1 would be the most suitable bus for you to go with to your hotel.

Regarding theatre, the only theatre that I know of that is open during the summer is Parkteatern.

It will start it's summer season on June 4th.Their plays are free to attend and no reservation is needed/possible.

They also have several different locations where they perform and I don't if they will use all of them at all evenings.

Their plays will be in Swedish but perhaps you will enjoy it anyway.

YOu can read more on their website http://kulturhusetstadsteatern.se/parkteatern/English/

or on twitter: https://twitter.com/PARKTEATERN

Buses runs very late in the evening so that shouldn't be a problem and I think the buses runs much longer in the evening the ferries.

Also I don't think these ferries (m/s Emelie) from Ressel Rederi are covered by the Stockholm card.

Time tables for ferries: http://ressel.se/pdf/2015_Tidtabell_Emelie_en.pdf

 

 

As for the boats that goes out into archipelago you are correct that they are not covered by the Stockholm card.

You also have to realize that Sandhamn is very far out (~50km)

https://www.google.com/maps/place/130+39+Sandhamn,+Sverige/@59.3905298,18.6851132,10z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x46f5741069214bbf:0xbfee8fb6ece8997c

and you won't be able to do Vaxholm, Grinda and Sandhamn in one day.

 

But you should be able to manage Vaxholm and Grinda in one day.

Here are time table for Vaxholm->Grinda and Grinda-Stockholm.

http://www.waxholmsbolaget.se/webroot/documents/107/11A%20v%C3%A5r%202015.pdf

http://www.waxholmsbolaget.se/webroot/documents/107/11B%20v%C3%A5r%202015.pdf

 

 

Regarding the departure day, there are public transport to Arlanda.

You basically have two options:

1. commuter train #38 towards, Uppsala C, to Arlanda C. However this means that you have to pay an extra fee since you want to get off at Arlanda.

 

When travelling to or from Arlanda you need an extra ticket for passing the gate at Arlanda C . The passage supplement fee can be paid when you start your journey or at Arlanda C.

 

Option 2. is to go with commuter train #36 to Märsta and change to bus #583 to Arlanda.

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Thanks for this wonderful wealth of info! You are so kind and so helpful.

 

We will be taking the cruise from Frihamnen on June 28 and arriving at ARN on June 27 at 9:30pm. I was debating on staying at the hotel near the airport for the night and just take the taxi to the port in the morning OR stay at a hotel close to the port that night. Since It will be our first time in Stockholm, which option will be better? I am looking at Scandic Ariadne near the port. Is it a good hotel? Do we still have to take a cab from the Ariadne hotel to the port?

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Thanks for this wonderful wealth of info! You are so kind and so helpful.

 

We will be taking the cruise from Frihamnen on June 28 and arriving at ARN on June 27 at 9:30pm. I was debating on staying at the hotel near the airport for the night and just take the taxi to the port in the morning OR stay at a hotel close to the port that night. Since It will be our first time in Stockholm, which option will be better? I am looking at Scandic Ariadne near the port. Is it a good hotel? Do we still have to take a cab from the Ariadne hotel to the port?

 

I think it is a good hotel. It is about a 1.2Km walk from the hotel to Frihamnen.

https://www.google.se/maps/dir/59.3441898,18.1235975/Scandic+Hotel+Ariadne,+S%C3%B6dra+Kajen+37,+115+74+Stockholm,+Sverige/@59.3420803,18.108668,15z/data=!4m9!4m8!1m0!1m5!1m1!1s0x465f9d34b3cba4b5:0x40386da4b7fefcf7!2m2!1d18.113331!2d59.34887!3e2

 

 

Personally I would have chosen a hotel that is closer to the city if there is anything available.

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Wife and I will disembark from our cruise at Frihamnen with luggage, one carry-on and one checked bag each. Will we be able to use public transportation to get to Sheraton Stockholm?

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Wife and I will disembark from our cruise at Frihamnen with luggage, one carry-on and one checked bag each. Will we be able to use public transportation to get to Sheraton Stockholm?

 

Sure it is technically possible but there are two things to consider:

 

1. If you arrive on a weekday it is likely that you will arrive during rush hour and the buses/subways doesn't really have that much space for each passenger.

 

2. You will have to change transport at least once since the bus routes that passes Frihamnen does not pass Tegelbacken where the hotel is located.

 

http://sl.se/#/Travel/SearchTravelByDestinationPosition/Frihamnen%20%28Stockholm%29/Tegelbacken%206,%20Stockholm/59.328886/18.061746/1170/2015-03-09%252008_00/depart/sv/null/null/2,8,1,4,96,/null/null/null/null/null/true/null/0/0/null

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Thank you for your quick response. Is a taxi our only alternative? Must it be pre-booked and about how much would it cost? Our situation: We arrive on Celebrity Silhouette at 9:00 am on Wednesday 27 May, but we will spend that night on the ship and disembark on Thursday May 28, time uncertain. My thoughts were to buy the 3 day travel pass (or maybe the Stockholm card) and spend the 27th sight-seeing using public transportation, returning to the ship that night. I figured that by then we would have enough experience with the buses, etc. that we could decide then whether that was a feasible way of getting to the Sheraton with our luggage on Thursday morning. Of course the problem might be getting a taxi at the last minute if we decided that was the best option. Thus my questions to you. Your thoughts please.

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I ran some scenarios on the SL travel planner link you included. One possibility for us -it looks like Bus 1 goes straight through from Frihamnsgatan to Cityterminalen (på Kungsbron). Does Bus 1 originate at Frihamnsgatan? Of course then we still have to get to the Sheraton from Cityterminalen (på Kungsbron). But that shouldn't be too hard, I hope?

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HoHo boat question...

 

I have read on CC that the HoHo boats have a direct ferry from pier 167/168 to Vasa before 10 am and then they go in a clockwise direction to Gamla Stan, Palace, etc. However these posts were dated in 2012 and 2013. I find no mention of these pre 10 am direct to Vasa trips on the web site for either company.

 

Are these pre 10 am runs no longer offered?

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HoHo boat question...

 

I have read on CC that the HoHo boats have a direct ferry from pier 167/168 to Vasa before 10 am and then they go in a clockwise direction to Gamla Stan, Palace, etc.

However these posts were dated in 2012 and 2013. I find no mention of these pre 10 am direct to Vasa trips on the web site for either company.

 

Are these pre 10 am runs no longer offered?

 

IIRC, there were a few posters last year who had emailed the HoHo boat operators regarding this and were told that

the HoHo boats would meet the ship when it docked.

 

Perhaps you could email them as well if you have concerns;

 

Strömma (Stockholm): http://www.stromma.se/sv/TopTopMenu/Kundservice/

 

Red Sightseeing: http://www.redsightseeing.com/contact/

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Thank you for your useful responses. Looks like we will proceed with my original plan of spending the 27th sight-seeing using public transportation then deciding whether that was a feasible way of getting to the Sheraton with our luggage on Thursday Of course the the question still remains of the problem of getting a taxi at the last minute if we decided that was the best option. Is a taxi our only alternative? Must it be pre-booked and about how much would it cost?

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