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Uppsala

Uppsala – this is Sweden’s fourth largest city, and a major university town just north of Stockholm (easily reached by train in just 35 minutes from Stockholm).  Visitors can see the three Bronze Age royal burial mounds in Old Uppsala, along with Scandinavia’s largest cathedral, the university museum (Museum Gustavianum), and local shops and eateries. […]

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Stockholm Jazz Festival

Stockholm Jazz Festival (Stockholm) – held annually every October, this jazz festival includes over 110 concerts during the course of seven days.  The concerts are held in a number of locations, including Stockholm Concert Hall, Fasching (jazz club) and Kulturhuset.  The line-up includes Dianne Reeves, Cassandra Wilson, Snarky Puppy, and many more.  See the event […]

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Stockholm International Horse Show

Stockholm International Horse Show (Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm) – held during the last week of November annually, this event has a larger audience than even the Swedish hockey games.  The equestrian sport in Sweden is the second most popular sport (after football). It is also the third biggest sport among females.  About 150 000 people […]

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Stockholm International Film Festival

Stockholm International Film Festival (Festival Centre at Kulturhuset, Sergels torg, Stockholm)– this 12-day event (held every November) showcases Swedish and international film productions (including new films from Hollywood).  The festival is also recognized for its ability to promote and offer a venue for young and up-and-coming filmmakers.  As many as a third of the films […]

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SkyView Stockholm

SkyView Stockholm (Globentorget 2, Stockholm) — SkyView takes you to the top of the Ericsson Globe, a spherical Stockholm landmark in the south of the city.  You are transported up the 130 meters in a glass gondola attached to rails on the superstructure of the building.  From that apex, you get a fantastic view encompassing […]

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Skiiing in the Stockholm area

Skiiing in the Stockholm area – since Scandinavia is known for its winters, some visitors wonder about the skiing in Sweden (since other European destinations, especially Switzerland and its Alps, get more press about its skiing).  Within the Stockholm area, there is a variety of ski slopes where such enthusiasts can go to:   Hammarbybacken […]

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Royal Opera

Royal Opera (Gustav Adolfs torg, Stockholm) — the Royal Opera, Kungliga Operan, has been the Swedish national venue for opera and ballet since January 18, 1773. You can visit Kungliga Operan as a member of the audience at one of the performances or take a guided tour. On the tour, you will have the opportunity […]

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LIGHTS

LIGHTS (Tele2 Arena, Rökerigatan 8, Stockholm) — The popular Summerburst festival, dedicated to electronic music, gets a twin festival in November, LIGHTS. On the last Saturday of Novemeber, Stockholm’s brand new Tele2 Arena turns into Scandinavia’s biggest and most luminous night club with the arrival of the LIGHTS festival – Sweden’s new indoor festival for […]

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Kungsängen Golf Club

Kungsängen Golf Club (Garpebodavägen 1, Kungsängen) – this course, located 30 minutes northwest of Stockholm (via route E18), has previously hosted the Scandinavian Masters tournament, and has two 18-hole courses (the King’s Court, and the Queen’s Court).  The varied courses present obstacles including water, woods and more.  Interested golfers can contact the course’s management at:  […]

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IF Stockholm Open

IF Stockholm Open (Stockholm, Sweden) – held at the Kungliga Tennishallen arena in Stockholm, this tens tournament is part of the ATP Tour, and attracts various world-class players, such as David Ferrer, Fernando Verdasco, Grigor Dimitrov, Kevin Anderson, Jeremy Chardy, and many others.  See the event website for ticket and other info:  www.stockholmopen.se