Hej newcomer! Let me introduce myself. My name is Israel and I am from Terrassa a city some 30 km away from Barcelona. I am interested in traveling and languages and currently speak Spanish, Catalan, English, Swedish, German and Hungarian and have studied many others over the years. For the past 9 years I have blogged extensively about Sweden and Stockholm in Spanish in this blog appropriately entitled SweetSweden. Throughout this website you’ll find over 800+ articles written by me covering a lot of subjects regarding moving and living in Sweden, Swedish lifestyle & language and traveling to Sweden as a tourist.
There are thousands of useful tips, experiences and reviews of things I have either seen and experienced live or want to see in the near future. You’ll find also a lot of information on what to see and do for free when visiting Stockholm, or what to see and do in Stockholm in 3 days, Gothenburg and the West Coast and Swedish Lapland and other Swedish regions like Småland, Värmland or Skåne that will help you plan your city break or holidays in detail. I have gathered all this information over 15 years of trips to Sweden (back in old 2002) as well as many other trips that I have helped others (journalists, relatives, friends and readers) prepare.
As stated before currently the majority of the content is only available in Spanish so bear with me while I take my time to rewrite my most successful articles in English so that you too can enjoy your visit in Sweden. Meanwhile enjoy reading my blog about Sweden and tourism in Sweden with the help of Google Translate.
As of today … Interested in getting the most out of your travel to Stockholm? Read my articles in English below to find how to fully enjoy your visit.
- Visit Stockholm in 3 Days: What To See & Do, Itinerary and Maps
- 24 Free Things to Do When Visiting Stockholm on a Budget
- Get Your Stockholm Pass Now, Buy it Online With These Tips
- The Cheapest Way to Travel between Arlanda Airport and Stockholm
- A Guide to Public Transport And Getting Around in Stockholm
- 16 Excursions and Day Boat Trips in Stockholm and The Archipelago
Interested in visiting other places in Sweden? Read below:
- The 15 Most Beautiful Places in Sweden
- The 10 Most Visited Tourist Attractions in Sweden
- Visit Gothenburg in 3 Days: What To See & Do, Itinerary and Maps
- A One-Month Long Holidays In Sweden By Car
Watch out – don’t let the staffs
at the Tourist Info counter of Central Railway station sell you a wrong Travel card.
Our first time visit Stockholm on our own.
Upon arrival in the late afternoon we went across the road trying to buy a Stockholm Pass, as it was just opposite to our hotel. The staff of the Tourist Info counter told us that Stockholm Pass no longer exists, the replacement should be iVenture Card, and it is the same thing, and a discount on purchasing together with a SL card for transport will be offered. The staff was very friendly and we were so tired to go through the details. Without hesitation we bought a 3-day card at SEK895. Next day to the Pier to get on board Stromma to Drottningholm Palace, as our hotel receptionist showed me the way to the Pier, within 5-10 min walk. To my surprise the Stromma boat attendent doesn’t know what iVenture Card was and same as the Palace Staff. The Stromma attendent was vey kind to allow me on board before sorting out what it was though, this helped me regain the trust. No other passengers in the boat ever heard of this card, I felt something wrong.
So upon my journey to the Palace done, I went back to the Tourist Info counter hoping for a refund as I had not activate and use it yet. The staff was very hostile and blamed me not going through all the details before purchasing it, claiming that it was not refundable. She said it’s customers’ own responsibility for what they purchased.
I felt being cheated in a way but indeed I should have gone through all the details for that.
If anyone who wishes to visit the Drottningholm Palace, DO get the Stockholm Card. I guess the price is more or less the same. In fact the purpose of getting a card is just to avoid any queue up at the ticketing office of the attractions.
Tomorrow I’ll try to use this card again, as shown on their brochures, which I found through it only now. I keep my fingers crossed.
Thank you for your comment. I am so sorry to hear that you have been treated so poorly and sold what they wanted you to buy instead of what was appropriate for you. That’s why I recommend buying it online.
I have never heard about the iVenture Card and will from now own add a warning in my post to prevent others to be cheated when they want to buy the Stockholm Pass.
I hope you can enjoy your trip and have the chance to visit the places you desire.
your blog is great and helped us a lot. Could you tell me what is the best/cheapest way to get to Stockholm from Skavsta airport? Thanks a lot,
Hi Sonja, hvala! Yours were kind words!
From Skavsta there are not many options. The best one is Flygbussarna buses at around 18€ / person / way. They are synced with flights to this airport so no way to miss them.
There is a way to get from Skavsta to Nyköping by public transportation (bus 515 – it takes 12 minutes. Not sure about the price) and from there by regular SJ train (it takes between 1h 5 min and 1h 20 min non-stop and price goes from 115 to 155 SEK or 11 to 15€) to Stockholm but as you can see I don’t think it’s worth the hassle to just save a couple of euros. Unless you want to visit Nyköping (you’ll need Google Translate as the article is just available in Spanish right now)