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Stockholm - Facts


Here are some different facts about Stockholm and good things to know before your visit.


Population
nearly 1.4 million in Greater Stockholm. Otherwise, approximately 850 000.

Where is the capital of Sweden situated?
Stockholm is located on the East Coast and is situated on the islands in Lake Mälaren near the Baltic Sea.

Stockholm - the Capital of Sweden.

Founded
Stockholm is mentioned as early as the 1200s. And said to have received its city papers on May 1, 1436 and after that Stockholm becomes the capital of Sweden.
But not until 1634, the entire government moved to Stockholm from other parts of Sweden.


Currency Swedish krona (SEK)

Language
Swedish


Public holidays and other enjoyable occasion in Sweden
Below we present public holidays and other enjoyable occasions that are celebrated in Sweden.

Jan Jan 1: New Year´s Day
  Jan 6: Twelfthday/ Epiphany
  Jan 13: 20th day, St. Knut's Day
April April 30: Valborg´s Eve, The King´s birthday
  Easter (different each year)
  Ascension Day (40 days after Easter, always on a Monday)
May Pentecost (every year in May or June, 50 days after Easter)
  May 1: (Since 1889 an international day for demonstration by workers and since 1939 the only "public holiday" in Sweden without any connection to the church.)
  Mother´s Day (last Sunday in May)
June June 6: Swedish National Day and the Swedish Flag Day.
  Midsummer (Midsummer Day, John the Baptist Day, is celebrated the Saturday between June 20-26th. The day before is Midsummer Eve, celebrating the summer solstice)
Nov Nov 1: All Saint´s Day
  Nov 6: Gustav Adolf´s Day
  Fathers Day: second Sunday in November
  Nov 10: Mårten´s Eve
Dec Dec 10: The Nobel Day
  Dec 13: Lucia
  Dec 24: Christmas Eve
  Dec 25: Christmas Day
  Dec 26: Boxing Day
  Dec 31: New Year´s Eve


Airports
Arlanda Airport - the airport is about 40 kilometer from Stockholm.
Bromma Airport - the airport is about 10 km from Stockholm city center.
Skavsta Airport - (Nyköping) about 110 km from Stockholm.

Västerås Airport - (Västerås) about 100 km from Stockholm.


Transfer med Arlanda Express Airport transfer

There are different ways to get from the Stockholm airports to the city centre. From Arlanda you go quick and easy with the Arlanda Express to Stockholm Central. From all airports you can go by both buses and private transfers.

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Emergency
Call 112 when you need acute help and when it is danger for life, property or environment. Emergency number 112 is for you that need help immediately by the police, rescueteam or ambulance.

114 14 is the number you shall call when you have got an errand to the Police that isn´t acute. From abroad you can call +46 77 114 14 00.

Emergency care
If you do not nead an ambulance you can contact healthcare/hospitals in Stockholm city centre:
CityAkuten Närakuten Barn - Astrid Lindgrens child hospital, Tel: 08-32 01 00
Närakuten Sabbatsberg - Dalagatan 9, Tel: 08-672 39 90
Söderjouren Närakut - Capio Citykliniken, Ringvägen 113 , Tel: 08-123 398 00

You can also phone The Stockholm Health Care Guide on telefon 08-320 100


More information about health care when visiting Stockholm »


Tourist information
If you want to now what is going on in Stockholm during your visit or want a map or just want to ask something, visit the tourist information.

Stockholm Visitors Board   Stockholm Info
Stockholm Visitor Center
(Kulturhuset Stadsteatern)
Sergels Torg 3
103 27 Stockholm
  Stockholm Central Station and
Gallerian, Hamngatan 37.
and at
Västerlånggatan, Gamla Stan

Only open by season: 1 May - 15 sep




Smoking
Smoking is prohibited in most public places, buses, trams, cinemas, shops, restaurants and bars. Be sure to check out how it is where you are


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Brunchkryssning i Stockholms skärgård
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