There’s nowhere else in the world quite like Stockholm. Sweden’s capital is a city of contrasts – one minute, you’re strolling the streets of a cosmopolitan neighborhood, and virtually the next, you can be hiking through a secluded, centuries-old forest.
In Stockholm, the old seamlessly blends with the new. Here you’ll find a wide selection of classic and contemporary hotels, cultural sites and museums, shops, restaurants, cafes and bars. But what truly sets us apart is how close you always are to swathes of unspoiled nature. And how remarkably easy it is to explore – even if you’re only here for a short while.
From the moment the plane touches down, navigating your way around is hassle-free. Five airports serve the region: Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) is our main international airport but we also have Bromma (BMA), Västerås (VST), Skavsta (NYO) and Linköping (LPI). Our airports have convenient links to the city – hop on one of the regular airport buses (Flygbussarna), and you’ll be ferried straight to the center. Read more about the various airport transfers here.
Several major ferry lines serve the countries around the Baltic Sea. Regular services run from Finland, Poland and the Baltic states, with large passenger and car ferries docking at their own terminals not far from central Stockholm.
High-speed trains are a sustainable alternative for conscious travelers and those who prefer to take in the scenery. Stockholm Central Station is our main transport hub and is also connected to Cityterminalen, the main hub for regional and international bus travelers.
Once in Stockholm, it couldn’t be easier to get from place to place. If you have some time on your hands, explore our city on foot. Otherwise our safe, punctual and efficient public transport system - which includes trains, trams, buses and boats - makes it a breeze to get from one side of the city to the other.
Need to ask for directions? Not a problem. Swedes start studying English in school before age 10 and never turn down an opportunity to practice. You won’t have an issue communicating with the locals wherever you go in the city.
You won’t experience any payment faux pas either. There’s no need to make sure you’ve got cash to pay for the taxi or for that on-the-go coffee. Stockholm is a virtually cash-free city, and many restaurants, shops and hotels don’t accept coins or banknotes. You only need your bank card to cash in on our city’s many delights.
Ready to start planning your event? Find out more about traveling to and around Stockholm.