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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 […]

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Filmstaden’s Culture

Filmstaden’s Culture (Greta Garbos väg 3, Solna) – located at a northwest suburb of Stockholm, this is the epicenter of Sweden’s film industry, with famed Swedish actresses like Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman, and well-regarded filmmaker Ingmar Bergman having worked here.  Visitors can take an outdoor 30-minute tour with an audio guide, which will take […]

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Fågelbro Golf & Country Club

Fågelbro Golf & Country Club (Fågelbrovägen 11-15, Värmdö) – located 30 minutes east of Stockholm (via Route 222), this course is for those who want to spend time at the nearby archipelago, and play some golf at the same time.  This is considered one of Sweden’s finest clubs, and like Bro Hof Slott, has hosted […]

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Ericsson Globe Arena

Ericsson Globe Arena (Globentorget 2, Stockholm) – this arena holds a variety of events.  In particular, it holds the Djurgårdens IF and AIK IF professional ice hockey games there.  In addition, various pop and rock concerts are also held there.  See its website for upcoming events and ticket info:  www.globearenas.se

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Sturegallerian

Sturegallerian (Stureplan, Stockholm) – this is an exclusive urban shopping center located in the heart of Stureplan square.  A variety of fashion boutiques, eateries, and cafés can be found here, as well as the historic Sturebad spa, which opened in 1885.

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NK / Nordiska Kompaniet

  NK / Nordiska Kompaniet (Hamngatan 18-20, Stockholm) — Steeped in tradition, NK is Stockholm’s most luxurious department store, established 1902. Swedish and international fashion, cosmetics, jewelry, crystal, ceramics, design, fine foods and much more.