Sweden, Stockholm - Fika, coffee and cinnamon bun

Our route

Stockholm

Sweden, Stockholm - map

 

Travel tips

✈️ ARRIVAL

  • we came by ferry from Helsinki (2 hours, 30 euros)
  • we took the Polferries ferry from Nynäshamn to Gdańsk – I don’t recommend it especially, because the tickets are horribly expensive and the service is extremely rude, but maybe we just happened to be lucky (although I guess they always crowd passengers on the car deck first, and then make us wait in the exhaust fumes until all trucks they will calmly roll out)
  • access to Nynhafen is very simple – by train/suburban train on a normal public transport ticket (you can use the 24h one), train every 30 minutes;
  • in turn, in Gdańsk the ferry reaches Nowy Port (near Westerplatte) and the buses are not connected in any way, there is one every hour – I recommend Uber, but you get stuck in traffic, because everyone wants to get off the same ferry ?

? TRANSPORTATION

  • it is worth having the SL app – for communication, checking times and connections,
  • 24h ticket – for buses, trams, metro and boats/ferries between the islands (those from SL stops)

? ATTRACTIONS

  • old town – Gamla Stan, very interesting to origin, beautiful architecture
  • changing of the guard in front of the palace – daily at 12:15 (more impressive on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays)
  • Vasa Museum – an amazing XVI century warship that lay at the bottom of the port for 333 years (the most convenient way to get there is by boat – ferry, as part of public transport – line 83), it’s worth seeing a movie in the cinema hall, it’s also worth checking out a guided tour (included in the ticket price, English – lasts 25 minutes, which is as long as the ship managed to sail after launching ?
  • Nobel Museum – very interesting but tiny, worth it – guided tour at 11:15 (included in ticket price, in English)
  • next to a tiny museum of the “Wooden Horse” – the symbol of Sweden – made in a shop, the horses are beautiful but very expensive
  • I definitely recommend visiting the Town Hall – at 10:00 there is a guided tour (included in the price of the ticket, in English) – you can see where the Nobel Banquet takes place and see the wonderful Golden Hall
  • I recommend small SL ferries – especially if you buy a 24-hour ticket – you can sail them as much as you want ? great way to see the city from a different perspective

‼️ DO NOT RECOMMEND

  • luggage storage at the train station – in code lockers, is insanely expensive
Sweden, Stockholm - Old Town (Gamla Stan)

Travel essentials

 

TIPS:

  • tap water is ok to drink
  • use SL app for public transport
  • we get 24h ticket for public transport – 165 SEK
  • SL ticket works also on the public ferry boats
  • luggage lockers at the train station are SUPER expensive

Our itinerary

Day 1 – 05.09.2022

  • arrived in Stockholm at 10:00 via Ferry
  • took a Walking Tour of Gamla Stan (Old Town)
  • visited the Vasa Museum – amazing!!!
  • enjoyed a traditional Shrimp Sandwich (räksmörgås) for lunch
  • explored the city by public ferries
  • visited the Grand Hotel
  • took an evening stroll through the Gamla Stan

Day 2 – 06.09.2022

  • took a guided tour of Stockholm City Hall
  • took a guided tour of the Nobel Prize Museum
  • visited the Wooden Horse Museum – traditional symbol of Sweden
  • enjoyed traditional Fika – coffee and cinnamon bun
  • took a train to Nynashamn
  • boarded a Ferry at 18:00 to Gdansk, Poland
Sweden, Stockholm - Dala Wooden Horse

Favourites

Some prices

At the time of our travel:

10 kr (Swedish Krona SEK) = 0,94 euro = 4,43 zł (PLN)

  • 24h ticket for public transport – 165 SEK
  • lunch for 2 at Bistro Ralf de Mare – 343 SEK
  • Vasa museum tickets for 2 – 380 SEK
  • Dinner for 2 – 372 SEK
  • luggage storage for 5 hrs at the train station – 299 SEK
  • coffee and cake – 86 SEK
  • coffee and cake for for 2 – 149 SEK
  • City Hall tickets for 2 – 260 SEK
  • Nobel Prize museum tickets for 2 – 260 SEK
  • train tickets for 2 from Stockholm to Nynahammn – 78 SEK
  • ice-creams for 2 – 72 SEK

Our favourite local food

Sweden, Stockholm - Swedish "räksmörgås", shrimp sandwich
Sweden, Stockholm - Cinnamon Bun
Sweden, Stockholm - Fika, coffee and cinnamon bun
Sweden, Stockholm - Fika, coffee and cinnamon bun
Sweden, Stockholm - Fika, coffee and cinnamon bun
Sweden, Nynäshamn - Ice-creams
Sweden, Stockholm - Cinnamon bun
Sweden, Stockholm - Cinnamon bun
Sweden, Stockholm - Fried chicken
Sweden, Stockholm - Swedish "räksmörgås", shrimp sandwich
Sweden, Stockholm - Cinnamon Bun
Sweden, Stockholm - Fika, coffee and cinnamon bun
Sweden, Stockholm - Fika, coffee and cinnamon bun
Sweden, Stockholm - Fika, coffee and cinnamon bun
Sweden, Nynäshamn - Ice-creams
Sweden, Stockholm - Cinnamon bun
Sweden, Stockholm - Cinnamon bun
Sweden, Stockholm - Fried chicken
 

What to do

  • wander around streets of Gamla Stan
  • learn more about a real treasure at Vasa Museum
  • enjoy the The Royal Guards Ceremony at the Royal Palace of Stockholm
  • take a guided tour at the City Hall
  • hangout in outdoor cafés for traditional Swedish Fika
  • check out Stortorget, the oldest square in Gamla Stan
  • take a guided tour at the Nobel Prize Museum
  • eat as many Kanelbullar (Cinnamon buns) as possible
  • take a boat tour to see Stockholm from another perspective
  • eat Räksmörgås: Swedish prawn sandwich