The beauty that you do not expect!
When it comes to Stockholm, or more generally, Scandinavia, it is very easy to refer to the cold northern countries. Nothing could be more wrong. Who has been there knows very well: Stockholm is anything but. An international capital that has nothing to envy to emblazoned names like Berlin, London or Paris, just to name a few.
Who has been there, knows perfectly well that the Swedish capital is a young and youthful city, full of life and locals; a city that innovates and has been able to innovate; a city with an interesting gastronomic offer. But above all, a city of great charm and tradition, and rich in history.
Large commercial port, it is built on 14 islets connected by bridges. It is rich in museums (of course, the one dedicated to ABBAs), ancient churches, and grand palaces. It’s welcoming, as only the Swedes know how to be.
So, what are you waiting for to come and visit these parts?
HOW TO GET TO STOCKHOLM
Bromma, is the closest airport to the city, about 7 km away. From here, domestic flights with Sweden are almost exclusively guaranteed. To arrive from Europe, the ideal are the two international airports of Arlanda, and Skavsta.
Arlanda International Airport is the capital’s main airport, as well as the busiest in all of Sweden. It is one of the three hubs of the Scandinavian Airlines System. It is located about 40 km north of Stockholm and has four terminals, 2 of which (Terminal 2 and 5) are intended for international flights.
From Arlanda, with Airport Express you can reach the center in just 20 minutes. Alternatively, you can use the buses.
From Skavsta, on the other hand, you can reach your destination with the comfortable Flygbussarna egological buses. There is a stop at each airport terminal. The journey takes approximately 80 minutes.
CAR AND TRAIN
From Oslo, you have to travel over 500 kilometers. From Copenhagen more than 600. Already from Berlin, distances exceed 1000 kilometers. There is no doubt that the plane is the most comfortable way to reach Sweden from Europe. By car, you have to cross all of Germany and / or Denmark, take the ferry, boarding your own vehicle (you can also cross the bridge that connects Copenhagen with Malmö).
Even the train, due to the times and distances, is an impractical alternative. You have to allow at least 24 hours, if not more, to get to your destination.
In Stockholm there are several port areas which vary according to the destination / origin. Stadsgården, Skeppsbron and Frihamnen are the reference ports for international cruise ships, operating mainly in the summer. In Värtahamnen, Frihamnen and Stadsgården, on the other hand, ferries pass to the Baltic Sea, of which the Swedish capital is one of the main ports.
Almost every day there are ferry connections (finlandsbåtar) with Helsinki, Mariehamn and Turku in Finland, Riga in Latvia and Tallinn in Estonia.
Arriving on a cruise (kryssning) can be an excellent solution to save money, considering that sometimes you can book for less than 100kr per person !!
HOW TO REACH THE PORTS
The Tallink company mainly operates in Värtahamnen, offering connections with Estonia (Tallin and Mariehamn). The port can be reached by metro (red line), getting off at the Gärdet stop. In just over 5 minutes on foot you will arrive at your destination.
In Frihamnen there are connections with Riga, Latvia. The bus lines 1, 76, 91 pass through here.
The Stadsgårdsterminalen Terminal is located in Saltsjön, in the eastern part of the city. It offers connections with Helsinki, Turku, Tallin with the Viking Line shipping company. You arrive by bus.