Stockholm Life and Visitor Travel Tips

(Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden)

Aerial photo of the cityVisitors to the city would be advised to pick up a free copy of 'What's On Stockholm'. This is a handy booklet and does feature maps of the city, although the popular folding 'Stockholm Officiella Turistkarta' does cover a far larger proportion of the city and is available for a relatively small charge, from both hotels and Stockholm's tourist offices, such as the outlet at the Town Hall (Stadshuset).

You will also be able to book guided tours and sightseeing trips here, purchase a variety of maps and postcards, and also buy the Stockholm Card or the SL Tourist Card. Bear in mind that whilst this discount card will offer good savings, it will only do so when used extensively, so do weigh up the benefits and potential savings with the actual price before you purchase.

Picture of the palace from above

Useful Contact Details

Located within the Central Train Station, the Hotellcentralen is an extremely busy and well-placed tourist office, where you can pick up an array of tourist information about Stockholm, 24 hours a day. The Hotellcentralen is also a good place to book accommodation (hotels and hostels), although you will be charged a small fee for this service.

Hotellcentralen (Stockholm Tourist and Hotel Booking Centre / Central Station)
Address: Centralstationen, Stockholm, SE-11120, Sweden, SE
Tel: +46 08 5082 8508

Stockholm Visitors Board
Address: Drottninggatan 33, Stockholm, SE-0325, Sweden, SE
Tel: +46 08 508 28 500
Fax: +46 08 508 28 510

Kaknästornet Turistbyra (Stockholm Tourist information Centre / Kaknäs Tower)
Address: Mörka Kroken, Stockholm, SE-11527, Sweden, SE
Tel: +46 08 789 2435
Fax: +46 08 667 8507

Stadshuset Turistbyra (Stockholm Tourist information Centre / Town Hall)
Address: Hantverkargatan 1, Stockholm, Sweden, SE
Tel: +46 08 508 29000

Picture of the city beachfront

Language and Dialect

Stockholm is an excellent city in which to practice your Swedish, as many of the residents actually speak English extremely well and will be more than happy to help you if you struggle. You will certainly be able to enjoy your holiday in Stockholm without uttering one single word of Swedish. However, those choosing to bring a Swedish phrase book will undoubtedly get more out of their time in Sweden. Many Swedish phrases are quite easy to grasp, such as:

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