Useful information for visiting Stockholm, Sweden
I have listed below some useful information that you should know BEFORE getting to Stockholm and even before planning your trip – especially the airport information section.
Getting to Stockholm by plane
– Stockholm has four airports! BUT, all these airports are a ways away from the city and require rail or bus to reach. So make sure to check which airport you are arriving at to see how long it takes to get from the airport into the city and equate this into your travel time – quick facts below:
- Arlanda Airport – 20 minutes by Arlanda Express Train or Regular Train (half the price) to the Central Station in Stockholm (trains depart every 15 minutes). You can also take the bus which goes to the Central Station but takes about 40 minutes.
- Bromma Airport – smaller local airport in the city for domestic flights. Reach by bus or taxi.
- Skavsta Airport – Used by Ryanair and Wizzair and located outside the city. Take a bus to the City Terminal/Central Station, the ride is about an hour and a half.
- Vasteras Airport – Also serves Ryanair (from Stansted) and is also outside the city and reached by bus (ride is about an hour and a half).
- All bus tickets can be bought within the airports.
The Stockholm Card
– You can purchase a Stockholm Card at the tourist office (located on Hamngatan street, just past the Kungstrad garden park). Why buy the card? Pay one price for the card and use it for museums and public transportation (including boat rides). You can purchase a card for one to five days of use.
What to wear and bring to Stockholm?
– Bring shoes for rainy weather. In any given month, Stockholm has 2 or more weeks of rain. So also pack an umbrella!
– Bring a scarf and tights – even if your visit is during the summer, Stockholm can be chilly, especially in the evenings. Average high in the summer is 70F and low is 56F
What to eat while in Stockholm?
– Stockholm has a lot of choices for restaurants and cuisines from all over. Typical foods include Swedish meatballs, pickled herring, and a variety of fish.
– If you are a vegetarian (as I am) finding options in Stockholm can be a little hard (I don’t eat fish so…). I recommend, as a vegetarian, going to Indian or Persian restaurants where you will be able to get a variety.