Stockholm is generally referred to as "Beauty on Water" (photo) or "Venice of the
North" or "City of Islands" which is built upon 14 islands. It is
surrounded by Lake Malaren and by the Baltic Sea.
- Name of airport: Arlanda Airport
- Distance to city: 41 km
- Airport tax: SEK 263
- Transportation between airport and city:
- fare: ~SEK 60
- frequency: every 10 min
Flying hours from Hong Kong on direct flights
- 10 1/3 hours
- Not required for HK passport holders for a stay less than 90 days
- Required for Hong Kong Certificate of Identity( CI ) holders
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- 200 cigarettes / 50 cigars / 100 cigarillos / 250 grammes of other
tobacco products for passengers of 15 or older.
- 1 litres of spirits or 2 litres of liquor and 2 litres of
non-sparkling wine for passengers of 20 or older.
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for more details
- Swedish krona (SEK)
- Approximately 1SEK = HK$1.1605 = US$0.1488
here for restrictions
- Exchange offices:
- All the banks in Stockholm and Forex. Banks are opened from 0930 -
1500. Some offices are open 1 and even 2 hours longer. On Thursday most banks are opened
until 1800. The bank in Arlanda Airport is opened daily from 0700 - 2200. Forex normally
give you the best exchange rates.
- Forex offices:
- The Centralstation, open daily 0700 - 2100
- City Terminalen, open Mon - Fri 0900 - 1900, Sat 1000 - 1500
- Sweden House (Sverigehuset), Hanngton, open Mon - Fri 0900 - 1900,
Sat - Sun 0900 - 1700
- Vasagtan 14, open Mon - Fri 1000 - 1800
- Arlanda Airport Terminal 2, open daily 0600 - 2200
- GMT: + 1
- Difference from Hong Kong: - 7
- The Underground
- Stadshuset (photo) - the Government office and the symbol of Stockholm. It is built in
- Vasa Museum - housing the 17th century royal warship Vasa,
which sank in 1628 and was salvaged in 1961, after 333 years on the ocean floor.
- Skansen - the world's largest and oldest open-air folk museum,
with approx. 140 old, showing Swedish cultural, history and animal life. There are a zoo,
an aquarium, terrarium and a tobacco museum.
- Gamla Stan (The Old Town) - the oldest parts of Stockholm.
Narrow alleys and very special atmosphere, art galleries, plenty of good shopping and
- The Royal Palace, the Stockholm cathedral and Riddarholm
church are in this area.
- Grona Land - amusement park
- Drottningholm Palace - a "Sweden's Versailles".
Residence of Sweden's royal family
- Ulriksdal Palace - 350 years old. The palace theatre
Confidencen, puts on concerts, ballets, operas and plays.
- City Hall - The Gold Room with its mosaics and The Blue Room,
where the Nobel banquet is held each year.
- Cosmonova - new exciting attraction is situated in the
Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet. Planetarium shows and exhibitions in a unique omnitheatre.
Fascinating films is the world's largest film format.
- Medieval Museum - displaying restored sections of the medival
city wall of Stockholm.
- Aquaria Water Museum - follow a river from a tropical rain
forest into the sea with sharks, other fishes and live coral reefs.
- Milles Estate - home of sculptor Carl Milles (1875 - 1955)
- Waldemarsudde - home of Prince Eugen (1865 - 1947), "the
- The National Museum - includes a unique collection of 17th
century Dutch paintings.
- The Modern Museum - contains an internationally famous
collection of 20th century art.
- The Historical Museum - ten thousand years of Swedish history,
in particular the history of the Vikings. Unique findings from Brika, Sweden's first town.
The museum also features Northern Europe's finest collection of wooden sulptures and
- Kaknas Tower - the tallest building in Scandinavia, 155
metres. Panoramic platforms, restaurant and tourist office.
- Sergels Torg
- The Old Town
- Sture Galleria
- Market of Ostermalmstorg
- Market of Hotorget
- July and August are the months of the summer sales in Stockholm.
Incredible bargains everywhere!
Food in Stockholm
- "Lunch of the day"
- available at most restaurants Monday - Friday. Approx. SEK50 will buy
a meal comprising salad, main dish, bread and butter, a drink with your meal and coffee.
- Veteran Steamboats Day
- In the beginning of June, Stockholm's proud white fleet on parade.
- In the mid summer, end of June, the people celebrate the sun with
music and dancing in the light summer night.
- On the second week of August. It is to celebrate the city's pure
water. Hundreds of activities bustling 24 hours a day, including World fire Championships,
swimming races, midnight marathon, shooting the rapids in the city centre, music, art,
dancing and water sports, stc.
- On 10th December, prizes for literature, physics, chemistry, medicine
and economics are presented in the presence of the Swedish King and Queen. The festival
ends with a banquet in the magnificent rooms of the City Hall.
- On 13th December, old, traditional midwinter festival