Stockholm, Västerås, Uppsala, Sweden

Route: Stockholm will require a few days to dig through some of its marvels. Nevertheless, don't leave it too early. It is a great base to explore nearby Västerås and Uppsala.

Transportation: Many airlines across Europe fly to Stockholm. If you are traveling within Norwegian's network, then you can take advantage of this airline's cheap tickets. Stockholm area is served by five airports. If you are arriving to Arlanda, one of the busy ones, you can take various types of trains or buses to and from the Arlanda Airport. One of these buses is Swebus. To learn about more aiport transport options, visit's Arlanda airport to Stockholm page.

Getting around the city is very easy with the extensive metro system. If you will be in Stockholm long enough, you can take advantage of the Stockholm Card, and visit many of the city's attractions and travel on the public transportation system for free.

When going outside of Stockholm to nearby towns, you can comfortably travel with train on SJ AB.

Accommmodations: Stockholm provides a wide range of alternatives for staying. However, you may need to adjust your budgetary expectations a little bit. Even the most basic one might mean a good chunk of your money. One thing is gauranteed though, and that is the high standards.

  • Stockholm: Lunda Pensionat: Situated in the vibrant Södermalm area, this pension is close to many of the dining and drinking options around the city. It has bigger rooms with shared bathrooms and smaller rooms with private bathrooms. Smaller ones are designed to easthetically make you feel like you are in a boat's cabin, while functionally it takes advantage of all the available space, in the most Scandinavian way.

Food: From the hole in the wall stand to cozy coffee shops to high end restaurants, food in Stockholm will always please your tastebuds. Following is our favorite:

  • Pelikan: The usual Swedish fare here includes meat balls with gravy, or pork knuckles. If you are an adventerous carnevrous, this restaurant is worth the wait for open tables. As gross as it can be to many, try complementing your dinner with a flight of local schnapps, called akvavit. At the end, this place was able to please Madonna.

For more: See Visit Stockholm and Lonely Planet's Stockholm section.

Sweden holds one of the coolest capitals of Scandinavia, along with a beautiful hinterland, and all the great food that comes with it.

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From: November 2010