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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

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Ice skating in Vasaparken

Ice skating in Vasaparken (Stockholm) – this is a large and popular ice-skating rink that is maintained several times a week and open between 8 am – 9 pm weekdays, and 10 am – 9 pm on weekends.  Because this is a mechanically-frozen ice rink, it will stay frozen even during warmer-than-usual days in the […]

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Ice skating in Kungsträdgården

Ice skating in Kungsträdgården (Stockholm) – this is a popular ice-skating rink in the middle of the city — a must for many winter tourists visiting Stockholm.  Renting skates is cheap and you can get them sharpened if needed.  Opening hours vary, but the rink normally opens before lunch and closes sometime between 6.30 and […]

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Ice Guide

Ice Guide (Stockholm) — Want to skate on the natural ice around Stockholm? This activity is only for the brave, beware!  “Ice Guide” is a reputable company that arranges such outings (most appropriate during the winter months, of course).  If you want to lessen the risk of injuries and missing fingertips, it is highly recommended […]

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Hellasgården

Hellasgården (Nacka) – outdoorsmen and other physically-active tourists will want to visit the Hellasgården recreation area (located just 20 minutes outside of Stockholm).  During the warmer months, there are bike and walking paths, jogging trails, and a sandy beach with dock.   That, as well as mini golf, soccer, boules, beach volleyball, fishing, tennis, canoeing, indoor […]

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Gröna Lund’s Amusement Park

Gröna Lund’s Amusement Park (Lilla Allmänna Gänd 9, Stockholm) — Gröna Lund features 32 attractions, including seven roller coasters and the world’s highest Free Fall Tilt, all of which lead to laughter, butterflies in the stomach and excitement for the whole family.  Admission:  SEK 100 (general).  Free admission for seniors and those under 7 years […]