jcs17
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Visiting Stockholm

Mon Jan 31, 2005 10:32 am

I'm going to be in Stockholm in March for vacation. Besides the ordinary touristy things for me to do (Grand Castle, Old Town, Elitserien playoffs! etc.), does anyone have anything "off the beaten path" that they would recommend? What about the night life--any really good neighborhoods/parts of town that you would recommend?

I'm thinking of staying around Upplands Vasby. Would that be too much of a pain in the ass to get back and forth between the city and the hotel? Is there a train or subway that goes up there?

Also, I'll be in Helsinki for a day or so visiting a friend. Any good attractions there that you might recommend?

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RE: Visiting Stockholm

Mon Jan 31, 2005 9:31 pm

Hi!

Upplands Väsby is a suburb between Stockholm and ARN. There is a commuter train that will take you to the three down-town stations (Karlberg, Stockholm Central and Stockholm Södra) in 25-30 min. All commuter traffic (trains, busses, trams and subway) is operated by SL. http://www.sl.se/english/

If you want nightlife I'd recommend you to take the train to Stockholm Södra. That's on Södermalm and there are some really nice pubs in that area. If you want to party with the princesses and the brats, then Stureplan is the place you should go to.

If you want to do something "off the beaten path" I would recommend you to take a boat and see the archipelago. It might be a bit could, but it's nice even in the winter/spring. Take the boat to Sandhamn, eat at "Seglarrestaurangen" or "Sandhamns Värdshus" (I'd prefer the latter one) and then take the boat back. It's a nice day-tour.

There are of course many other things to do. What are you interested in?

How are you going to Helsinki? A cruise with Silja Line (not Viking Line) is recommended. Then you'll also see the archipelago. The boat leaves Stockholm at around 5 pm I think and arrives in Helsinki around 9 am the next day.

If you are interested in something special, I'd gladly give you some links or further info. Just post in this thread or mail me!

/SK A340

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RE: Visiting Stockholm

Mon Jan 31, 2005 9:44 pm

i do not recommend Upplands Väsby.
Its a hassle to get home at night from Downtown.

there are places south of downtown better located than Upplands Väsby.
And if you are going to see the playoffs you are going to see Djurgården! The pride of Stockholm.

They are playing at the globe arena
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RE: Visiting Stockholm

Mon Jan 31, 2005 9:47 pm


Heya

just got back from Gothenburg yesterday. I was there for a weekend and found it to be a little surreal. I spent 48 hours in a city, and when I left I felt totally uninspired. I can;t say it was good and I can;t say it was bad.

I just didn;t get it. The people look identical, they wear very similar clothes, everything is expensive and the strangest part was that you never see any emotion in people. They kind of came accross as drones, or you could say they were straight out of Village of the damned.

But when i spoke to people they were friendly enough and I can;t say anything bad about them.

Just kind of strange to see a society visually void of any human emotion.

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Visiting Stockholm

Tue Feb 01, 2005 12:01 am


No No NO.......if you REALLY wanna splash out downtown Sthlm, you go to Stureplan, its where the hottest clubs n discos are, belive me! Spy Bar-Sturecompany etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.!!

The square is jampacked w georgius girls n guys  Big thumbs up

Take it from me Big grin

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RE: Visiting Stockholm

Tue Feb 01, 2005 12:06 am

There is also a club in Stockholm called Tip Top.
That club is great. You meet a lot of nice chicks there.  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Visiting Stockholm

Tue Feb 01, 2005 12:08 am

Solnabo is correct, Stureplan is the best, especially if you have spare cash. The women there are just stunning! You should try out Köket and Laroy. The place that Solnabo mentioned, Spy Bar, is not as good as everybody thinks. The people there are also a bit older.
 
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RE: Visiting Stockholm

Tue Feb 01, 2005 12:10 am

The place that OYRJA mentioned, Tip Top, is also supposed to be pretty good, and so is a place called Patricia...  Wink/being sarcastic
 
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RE: Visiting Stockholm

Tue Feb 01, 2005 12:21 am

Tip Top And Patricia (on Sundays) are gay places......dont I know?!?!!??

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm...........

Micke  Big grin
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RE: Visiting Stockholm

Tue Feb 01, 2005 12:24 am

God damnit Micke!!!!

Don't ruin all the fun now!  Big grin
 
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RE: Visiting Stockholm

Tue Feb 01, 2005 12:26 am


Sorry, Clogdreng Big grin  Big grin LMAO
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RE: Visiting Stockholm

Tue Feb 01, 2005 1:27 am

Just curious SK A340, why don't you recommend Viking Line?

I've been told the atmosphere isn't as fun on Silja Line, but is more luxurious than Viking Line.
 
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RE: Visiting Stockholm

Tue Feb 01, 2005 1:59 am

Well, I just got around to booking my hotel, and I found a great deal on a hotel in Solna (next to Solna Centrum) for the first two nights I am in Stockholm, before going to Helsinki, and then when I return I'm going to stay at hotel right near the Sankt Eriksgatan tube station. By the way, what time does the tube close in Stockholm?

As for my trip to Finland for a day, since I'm kind of limited by time I booked a Visit Europe AirPass, so I'll be flying over on SK and KF.

I'll be sure to visit Stureplan  Smile (although not Tip Top or Patricia!), but I'll also give Sodermalm a try. Is Thursday night also considered a party/get drunk night, as it is here in the States?

I'm really looking forward to seeing the Elitserien playoffs, hopefully I'll be able to see a couple of games. I hope to make it to a Djurgarden game if they are playing at home (in the golf ball) while I'm in Stockholm. I also want to either see Sodertalje, Linkopings, or HV71. I have to check the train schedules though out to those cities to make sure I can get a return train to Stockholm the same night. I won't know who I'm seeing though until the first round of the playoffs are completed.  Smile
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RE: Visiting Stockholm

Tue Feb 01, 2005 2:15 am

I live about 2 miles from Väsby. It's pretty close to the airport, if the wind blows from north you'll both see and hear the airplanes approaching ARN. However, if intened to watch some hockey in Globen (Globe Arena) which is located at the southern part of town some 45 minutes away from Väsby. The link SK A340 gave you can be pretty useful unless you have enough money to spend on taxi which is pretty expensive (ex ARN-Väsby 8 mi/14 km - 250-300 SEK) or rent a car. But then you have the fuel prices...

I'd recommend the day (not the night one) boat over to Helsinki. Don't be suprised over the amout of alcohol it's just a part of the trip!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy


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RE: Visiting Stockholm

Tue Feb 01, 2005 2:26 am

You beat me!

The subway closes at 1 am and opens at 4 am.
It's pretty easy to get to Södertälje and Linköping. Jönköping is bit harder though. Timetables can be found here FF.html>


Cragley, that's how we are in the winter. Sweden is better to visit in the summer when we are more "dressed off".  Smile
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RE: Visiting Stockholm

Tue Feb 01, 2005 2:29 am

and I found a great deal on a hotel in Solna

Dude, thats like the ghetto of Stockholm. Try finding a place in Rinkeby instead.
 
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RE: Visiting Stockholm

Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:06 am

I don't expect to be spending too much time in Solna, I'll probably be in the city most of the time anyway. Besides, it's Sweden, it's not South Boston or the Bronx.  Big grin I think I'll survive...hopefully. And besides, I've already booked the hotel room and there's a $25 cancellation fee.

I've heard about the cruises between Stockholm and Helsinki and how fun they are, but I really don't have the time.



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RE: Visiting Stockholm

Tue Feb 01, 2005 3:53 am

Josh,

What are you going to fly to Stockholm? Or are you flying via Germany or some other place?

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RE: Visiting Stockholm

Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:43 am


Fritzi:

Not another word or I ll hunt U down w my clogs! How DARE you compare Rinkeby w Solna?? U got some nerve, huh *LOL*

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RE: Visiting Stockholm

Tue Feb 01, 2005 5:16 am

I actually live in Upplands Väsby. Kinda boring town, much Finnish and other foreign people here.

Have you decided which hotel will you stay on? If you give me that information, I can give you a itinerary to get to Stockholm City.

/Christian

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RE: Visiting Stockholm

Tue Feb 01, 2005 6:04 am

Joge, I am flying EWR-CPH-ARN-EWR on SAS. Then flying from ARN-HEL-ARN on SAS and Air Botnia...err...Blue1.

Christian, I was going to stay in Upplands Vasby, but got a hotel in Solna instead.



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RE: Visiting Stockholm

Tue Feb 01, 2005 8:18 am

Lets see if you can get kicked out of a club there too
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RE: Visiting Stockholm

Tue Feb 01, 2005 4:55 pm


Skystar:

According to my experiences Silja are as much fun as Viking, but, as you say, Silja has nicer (but not that nice compared to cruise ships) boats. That is if you are going to Helsinki. If you are going to Turkku it's almost the same (except for the size, Silja Europa is HUGE compared to all the other boats.)

"and I found a great deal on a hotel in Solna

Dude, that's like the ghetto of Stockholm. Try finding a place in Rinkeby instead."


Everything is relative, but I would consider Rinkeby the Ghetto and Solna quite OK (I live in Solna). I know it's not the South Boston or the Bronx, but I wouldn't walk alone at night in Rinkeby or the southern suburbs.

/SK A340

 
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RE: Visiting Stockholm

Wed Feb 02, 2005 2:22 am

SK A340,

Everything is relative, but I would consider Rinkeby the Ghetto and Solna quite OK (I live in Solna).

Chill, I was only messing with Solnabo...

Besides, Im sure most Swedes know that Rinkeby is crap and full of "new swedes" that are destroying our country...
 
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RE: Visiting Stockholm

Wed Feb 02, 2005 12:24 pm

I was in Stockholm last summer. A great city for walking, in the summer anyway. I recommend the Vasa museum which is built around a 17th-ish century Swedish war ship that sank in Stockholm harbour, and was raised with little rot or corrosion.

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
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RE: Visiting Stockholm

Wed Feb 02, 2005 6:25 pm


Fritzi:

I knew that.

Regarding the Vasa museum:

An American once asked me why we want the tourists to see the ship. It sank on its maiden voyage, which makes it a huge failure. I didn't have a good answer...  Big grin

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