Monday, February 09, 2009

Weekend in Stockholm, Sweden

I guess if I had to summarise the weekend in one sentence, it would be “one day in fog, one day in cold”. Stockholm is a beautiful city with relaxed vibe, but very expensive (even compare to London). Although Stockholm is built on the islands, it is very easy and convenient to get around the city using public transport. SL website (has English version) allows you to plan your journey and estimate the fare. There is also a frequent and quite cheap (150SEK one way or 249SEK return) bus service to all Swedish airports; you can find more information on the Flygbussarna website.
We have stayed at Best Western Amani, on the outskirts of Stockholm, but since the transport was really frequent and convenient, it was more then fine. The hotel has a small sauna, but we were not able to use it (because of the Russians).
The city has number of excellent attractions, but most of them are a bit on the expensive side. If you want freebies, try the Stockholm Parliament Guided Tour, hung around the Drottninggatan, Gamla Stan or the Djurgården island.
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