Flights to Stockholm
Stockholm, the capital of the nearest kingdom to us, is worth a visit any time of year. It is a big city, so you should try to spend several days there. In addition to visiting museums and shopping, you should make time for walks in the city’s excellent parks and, weather permitting, go out on the sea.
From airport to city
Stockholm Arlanda Airport is situated 42 km north of the city centre. A taxi ride to the city costs up to 625 SEK (72 euros), but you can always ask the driver about the fare. The best way of avoiding traffic jams is to take the Arlanda Express – a train that takes you to the city centre in 20 minutes (with return tickets starting from 325 SEK). We advise buying the ticket at the airport’s information counter or a ticket machine, as they cost more when bought on the train. You can buy Flygbussarna bus tickets online or at the airport’s information counter. The length of the bus ride is around 45 minutes and the ticket costs 99 SEK. Swebus also takes you to the city centre for the same price and in the same time. The transfer buses and express trains are both free of charge for children travelling with parents.
Family day at Djurgården
Many attractions for families with children are located on the island of Djurgården, a fantastic recreation and entertainment area in the heart of Stockholm.
What will you find on Djurgården?
- Skansen, the world’s first open air museum, where children can have a lot of fun in the Aquaria Water Museum, and the zoo, where they can see both Nordic and tropical animals.
- The Junibacken children’s museum with the beloved characters from Astrid Lindgren’s books.
- The Gröna Lund amusement park.
- The Vasa Museum, where you can see the only 17th-century ship in the world.
- The Nordic Museum (Nordiska Museet).
How do you get to Djurgården?
The island is a 30-minute walk from Stockholm Central Station.
It is also possible to get there by ferry, which departs from the Slussen/Gamla stan stop in the city centre. In summer, the ferry also departs from the Nybroplan stop. You can also take tram 7 or bus 69 or 44.
What else is there to see and do?
- The Royal Palace and the Old Town.
- The Millesgården Museum.
- The Swedish History Museum.
The selection of eateries in Stockholm is very impressive. You can choose between six Michelin star restaurants, two of which even have two stars. There are also lots of restaurants for people who prefer organic food. You will also find design and gay-friendly cafés in both the Old Town and SoFo (the blocks south of Folkungagatan). Those who are looking for sandwiches or Karlsson’s meatballs will not be disappointed either.
Further information is available here.
Two of our favourites:
- A.R. (Blasieholmens Akvarium och Restaurang) is a Scandinavian restaurant with a clean and clear style, where the main emphasis is on fish and seafood; and
- the trendy café and bakery Xoko, which is located just outside the city centre in the relaxed Vasastan area.