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1. Posted by 0402374c (Budding Member 7 posts) 9y

Hi, myself plus 2 friends are going to stockholm on wed the 27th of march to the sunday the 1st of april. I was wondering if anybody had been or could share some advice to fill our itenary up. Budget is about £250 for the 4 days. Any tips that the locals would know would help aswell. I have been warned that it may be very pricey if you do not know where you are going....so a point in the right direction would be great!

Thanks, i eagerly await!

2. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

Yes it is quite expensive. (the whole of Scandinavia is)

But what are you looking for exactly? (tickets, hostel, tips to do, where to eat?)

I would for sure, visit the Vasamuseum, and visit the old town.

Most likely you have seen this thread already, but in case you haven't found it yet: http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=35485

3. Posted by 0402374c (Budding Member 7 posts) 9y

Well i found a cheap hostel, City BackPackers Hostel, Stockholm, Upplandsgatan 2a, 11123, Sweden. It has quite good reviews and has a decent price range for me. So what about what's worth seeing during the day, wheres a good friendly atmosphere at night socially?

4. Posted by mico82 (Full Member 54 posts) 9y

hey, i spent 3 nights at stockholm and loved it. beautiful city. gamla stan (old town) is lovely and i would definitely spend a good few hours there... lotsa nice cafes & restaurants so i'd grab some dinner there too. it's lovely at night time.

i spent most of my time just walking about and seeing the sights. if museums are your thing then yeah, the vasamuseum appears to be the must see attraction - although i didn't go. i walked past it though. that area (djurgarden) is nice for walks and has a few attractions there (theme park, couple of museums, zoo and skansen which is an outdoor museum of how sweden was many years ago).

stockholm is expensive... i spent roughly £100 for 3 nights and that was just on coffee and food ! no transport, sightseeing things ie- museums. and i don't drink and eat that much !!

enjoy stockholm... i went start of feb and it was snowing so bring your thermals !! ;)

mico82

5. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 9y

I would double-check on Skansen, as you are going in March. I went there just outside of the season (early september), and it was not a very lively place at that time. I am not sure it will be in late March.

6. Posted by Ahila (Inactive 1529 posts) 9y

Quoting Herr Bert

I would double-check on Skansen, as you are going in March. I went there just outside of the season (early september), and it was not a very lively place at that time. I am not sure it will be in late March.

The first time I went to Skansen, it was in mid March and though it was quite cold, it was quite nice as you had almost the entire place to yourself.

A famous museum in Stockholm, maybe the most visited, is Millesgarden, the home and studio of Carl Milles, the famous Swedish sculptor. It is an interesting place to see the inflated ego of humans. A staircase leads from the stone courtyard upto the house, styled by Milles based on the palace of Versailles. An interesting pond with the different muses of art on dolphins is sculpted. And, if you do go there, watch out for an interesting little stone sculpture near the entrance of the house where a couple are seated on a stone bench and on the other side of the bench is the sculptor himself sleeping huddled (based on his experience in Paris in his early career days trying to make a living). While I found Millesgarden interesting, I prefered Prins Eugens Waldermarsudde's home and museum for its more human and less grandiose touch. Waldermarsudde has a nice indoor cafe serving great food, especially divine walnut bread, that you might want to try. ;)

[ Edit: Edited on Mar 3, 2007, at 6:06 AM by Ahila ]

7. Posted by stinet (Budding Member 37 posts) 9y

Im of to Stockholm TODAY! Im so excited. First time, so thanks for all the pointers.