Stockholm or as it is also called “island city” annually attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists. The city is recognized as the cultural capital of Europe: the most striking events in the field of fashion, art and culture are held here. In one of the town halls, in the Golden Hall, dinner parties are organized to mark the presentation of the Nobel Prizes. Open-air museums, churches that served as the burial place of monks, courtyards of the town halls where the most grandiose celebrations are held - all this can be seen in Stockholm. This city is full of a wide variety of colors and shades. Here you will find entertainment for every taste. Having rented a car, fully enjoy this elegant and fascinating city.
Stockholm-Arlanda Airport ( Stockholm Airport then the Arlanda ) - download scheme
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IATA code: ARN
Location: 42 km from Stockholm
Official website: www.swedavia.com/arlanda
Information: +386 420 61 981
The following car rental companies are represented at Stockholm Arlanda Airport: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, National and Sixt. Depending on the company, the rental car rental desks are located at the entrance to the parking zone or terminal No. 2. Short-term and long-term parking is also available near the airport.
Vadstena, Slottsvagen, 30
Having rented a car, go see one of the main attractions of Stockholm - Wadsten Abbey. This is a Catholic monastery, which is visited by tourists from all over the world, regardless of their religious beliefs. The facility is located in a great location, on a small green island that surrounds Lake Vettern. During the tour you will be shown a small collection of works of art from the Middle Ages, various sculptural compositions on the territory of the abbey, as well as offered to stay overnight in the guest house. Taking the opportunity, you can spend time in complete solitude, indulge in thought and find peace of mind.
Galarvarvsvagen 14 www.vasamuseet.se
The main pride of the museum is the only surviving 17th century sailing ship in the world. In addition, there are 9 exhibitions that are somehow related to it. Interestingly, the ship is not a decoration, but a real warship, which was to become the foreman of the Swedish fleet. However, he sank as soon as he was launched. Only at the end of the 20th century the ship was able to be raised to land and made it an outstanding museum exhibit.
Globentorget 2 www.globearenas.se
Globen Arena is one of the largest spherical structures in the world. It serves as a platform where the main sports competitions are held, world-famous artists perform. You can explore the Globene Arena from the inside, dine in a cozy restaurant or sit on one of the capsules, ride the famous SkyView funicular. Video and photography while riding are allowed. Having rented a car, be sure to visit this extraordinary place.
Borshuset, Stortorget, Gamla stan www.nobelmuseum.se
The Nobel Museum, which was built to mark the 100th anniversary of the famous award, deserves special attention. The creators tried pretty hard so that visitors had the opportunity not only to get acquainted with the prize winners, their works, but also to look into their thoughts, to trace the chain of how this or that invention originated. The museum will be interesting to everyone and everyone to look into the world of incredible discoveries, which were of great historical importance.
Slottsbacken, 3 http://livrustkammaren.se./sv
Livrustkammarin is the oldest museum in Sweden, which presents unique exhibits: carriages, weapons, outfits, jewelry, knightly armor, children's toys. Each of the things is related to the monarchy. By the way, part of the collection is still used at the coronation and weddings of the royal family. Visiting Livrustkammarin will be interesting not only for adults, but also for children, where they will be introduced to the history of the royal dynasty in a playful form in a specially equipped Play & Learn room.
Gamla Stan was once considered a separate town near Stockholm. Today - this is only part of the capital, where some of the oldest streets, medieval buildings are located. When traveling in a rental car in Stockholm, be sure to stay in this historically significant part of the city. Inspect the building of the Noble Assembly, the smallest monument in Sweden - the monument to the Iron Boy. Wander along the street of Morten Trotzig, which is considered the narrowest, and fully imbued with the atmosphere of this historic area.
Djurgardsslatten 49-51 www.skansen.se
Skansen is truly a colorful place in Sweden, which is also called the “open-air museum”. More than 150 exhibits are presented here: old estates and houses of the 18th-19th centuries. Stylized workshops and shops add special charm. Ignoring the travelers, bakers, glassblowers, potters, and masters of tanning manufacture do their usual things. In addition, a delicious aroma of buns and pretzels soars in the air, which can be purchased at a local bakery and set off to observe the work of a bookbinder or shoemaker. As they say, actors who make up for the inhabitants of medieval Sweden add fuel to the fire. It seems that you really magically transported a couple of centuries ago. After sightseeing of the ethnographic museum, you can go on an excursion to the zoo,
647 31 Mariefred http://www.kungahuset.se/gripsholm
If you are a lover of traveling on a rental car for long distances, if you like to enjoy the long road, then go to the small town of Mariefred to Lake Mälaren. Gripsholm Castle is located in this picturesque place of incredible beauty. It is especially beautiful here in the warm season, when nature wakes up. Directly in the castle you can see a unique collection of art and furniture, dating back to the 16th century. Walking through the territory around the castle, it will be possible to see the oldest orchard and the “Deer Pasture” reserve.
Continuing a fascinating journey through the surroundings of Stockholm, head 35 kilometers northeast of the Swedish capital. The purpose of the trip is the Vaxholm Fortress Museum, built by decree of King Gustav I Was in the middle of the 16th century. She performed a defensive function, and later served as a city prison. A night trip with torches, demonstrative military-historical performances, lectures on the development of military defense will make your trip fascinating. Interestingly, on the territory of the fortress is also a celebration of Children's Day.
178 02 Drottningholm http://www.kungahuset.se/drottningholm
Since the end of the 20th century, Drottningholm Palace has become the permanent residence of the Royal Family. The territory of the palace consists of the Chinese Pavilion, the French park in the Baroque style, the palace theater and is included in the UNESCO heritage list. The attraction is of historical value: it is one of the few palaces of the XVII century, which has been perfectly preserved to this day. In addition, there is a museum here, which anyone can visit, and after that - take a walk in the picturesque park. The most convenient way to get to the palace is by renting a car.
Stortorget 18 http://www.chokladkoppen.se/
For delicious morning coffee and dessert, head to Chokladkoppen, the favorite café of locals and frequent guests of Stockholm. It is located on the old square of the city, so finding it is not difficult. Among other different goodies, you should try apple pie, cheesecake with white chocolate, hot chocolate. If you want a tight snack, in Chokladkoppen you will be offered lasagna, salads. Small tables, friendly staff and a consistently large number of visitors create a pleasant atmosphere. In advance, exchange the currency for crowns, otherwise the prices in terms of euros will be an order of magnitude higher.
Tjarhovsgatan 19 http://www.greasyspoon.se/
An alternative place for a tasty and healthy breakfast is the Greasy Spoon. The institution is located away from the main roads, which means that nothing will hinder you during the meal. The menu offers dishes from European cuisine, in addition, there is a small assortment for vegetarians. The portions are large and the atmosphere is cozy. The Greasy Spoon is always crowded and always delicious. For breakfast you can order pancakes or toasts, for brunch - scrambled eggs with sausages, salads.
Rosendalsvagen 38 http://www.rosendalstradgard.se/
The highlight of the restaurant is the wonderful natural atmosphere and environmentally friendly products that are used to prepare dishes from Swedish cuisine. In addition, there is a small shop where you can buy vegetables, fruits grown in the greenhouses of Rosendals Tradgardskafe. In the institution you can have a picnic on the grass under a pear or offer lunch at a table in the rose garden with arches. Moods will add tubs with a wide variety of colors. So feel free to leave the rented car and go on a delicious meal at Rosendals Tradgardskafe.
Kungsgatan 57 http://sandys.se/#_=_
Walking around the Old Town, stop for a meal at Sandys Restaurant. The menu here is the most diverse, so you can try everything from a burger, steak to a chocolate cake. Vegetarians will also be able to find something to their liking. At Sandys, you will definitely feel comfortable, and the staff will make sure that the ordered dishes will surely suit your taste. This is just one of the places that you want to return to again and again, traveling around Stockholm.
Rosendalsvagen 14 http://www.helinvoltaire.com/cafe.html
The institution is located on a museum island near Skansen Park. This is a colorful place, which, despite its small size, is distinguished by its spiritual atmosphere. At Gruvan / flickorna Helin och Voltaire you can try soups, homemade cakes, burgers, salads. The terrace offers wonderful views of the lake and the park. In the restaurant you can not only have a tasty lunch, but also celebrate an important event, be it a birthday or a wedding.
+46 8 665 03 00 http://kallhagen.se/ double room - from € 170
In the territory of Stockholm National Park, the cozy Hotel Villa Kallhagen is located. It is located near the pond, which adds a special romance. There are walking paths where it is especially beautiful in the evenings. Around silence and complete peace. The hotel overlooks the Museum of the Northern Countries, which can be reached on foot if desired. If you plan to travel in a rented car, then you can use the free parking.
Hammarby alle 41
+46 8 409 026 00 http://motel-l.se/ double room - from € 103
The hotel is located away from the noisy areas of Stockholm. Motel L is suitable not only for a romantic getaway, but also for couples with children. The rooms are spacious, functional, cleaning is carried out every day. In the mornings, visitors are treated to free coffee. In the evenings, concerts with live music are held in the lobby. There is also a gym at the disposal of tourists. Nearby is a supermarket, pharmacy.
+46 8 506 401 00 http://www.thecollectorshotels.se/en/lady-hamilton/ double room - from € 167
The advantage of the hotel is that it is located in the heart of the Old Town. By the way, the interior of Lady Hamilton Hotel corresponds to the location: every corner is imbued with the spirit of antiquity. Colorful carpets, antique furniture, vintage bottles in the cabinets of the restaurant create a certain charm and cosiness. Despite the specific interior, the rooms are equipped with new fixtures and furniture. The rooms are small, but thanks to a competent approach, everyone will feel comfortable. It offers a fitness center, jacuzzi, laundry.
Stallmastaregarden Wardshuset, Norrtull, 113 47
+46 8 610 13 00 http://www.stallmastaregarden.se/ double room - from € 160
Fans of creative solutions can safely choose the Stallmastaregarden Hotel. Outside, it does not look much like an elite hotel, while on the street there is a small playground where you can have breakfast right on the bay. The interior organically combines old-style and modern. The bar always has a live fire, it is especially pleasant to spend time here on a cool autumn evening. Having rented a car and traveling around Stockholm, be sure to stay at this hotel for a couple of days, and you can leave your car in free parking.
+46 8 602 55 00 http://sthlmsouth.2homehotels.se/ double room - from € 137
If you come to Stockholm for a short stay and are not looking for luxury apartments, opt for 2Home Stockholm South. It is from the category of budget, however, from the rooms on the upper floors offers a wonderful view of the roofs of urban houses. Breakfast is organized in the form of a buffet, everyone can find something to their liking. It offers travelers a fitness center, restaurant, conference room, laundry.
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