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Stockholm: Three meals to remember, with photos!

Stockholm: Three meals to remember, with photos!

Last week I spent several days in Stockholm visiting museums and palaces, walking on rooftops and boating about the photogenic harbor. But more than any of these activities, eating just might have been the most memorable experience. We’ve written before about yummy cheap eats in Stockholm, including delicious “dagens lunches”, lunch specials offered around the » Read more

Stockholm: 5 budget tips to keep things cheap

Stockholm: 5 budget tips to keep things cheap

Stockholm is not exactly famous for attracting budget travelers. Packed with top-class hotels, four-star restaurants and high-end shopping, the Swedish capital offers a luxurious retreat, often at prices that would make a Cheapo cry (for help). However, as discussed is our Stockholm budget tips article, it is possible to visit Stockholm without blowing your budget. » Read more

Stockholm Cheap Eats: Dagens lunch

Stockholm Cheap Eats: Dagens lunch

Eating at restaurants in Stockholm can be hard to do on a budget. Erik did an excellent job of pointing out some great Swedish breakfast joints. After breakfast, it is time for lunch. Restaurants throughout Sweden offer a dagens lunch, the lunch of the day. The idea of a dagens lunch is simple: it’s an inexpensive » Read more

Stockholm Day Trips: Viking history at Birka Island

Stockholm Day Trips: Viking history at Birka Island

The Viking stereotype is prevalent the world over when discussing Sweden. The Swedes even play it up a bit: Just look at the Swedish fans anytime the country competes in an international soccer game. (If their failed attempts to qualify for this year’s World Cup are any indication, you might have to wait a while…) They » Read more

Stockholm: What’s a typical Swedish breakfast?

Stockholm: What’s a typical Swedish breakfast?

Going out for breakfast in Sweden is an uncommon event (like it is in most European countries), but that does not mean you can’t enjoy a great breakfast in Stockholm! The traditional Swedish breakfast is delicious, easy to make and relatively inexpensive. Read on to learn how breakfast can be a Cheapo-friendly experience even in » Read more

Stockholm: The best restaurants for outdoor summer seating

Stockholm: The best restaurants for outdoor summer seating

Swedes love the sun. It’s a horrible generalization and one that I have yet to find untrue. (I’m pretty sure it has to do with the many months of winter darkness.) So when summer rolls around, Swedes celebrate, and it is one of the reasons that the Midsummer celebrations in Sweden are so fun. It’s » Read more

Stockholm: Celebrating the sunny Swedish Midsummer

Stockholm: Celebrating the sunny Swedish Midsummer

On December 22, 2010 in Stockholm, the sun came up at 8:44 in the morning and went down at 2:49 in the afternoon. That’s not a whole lot of daylight. At all. Today (June 25, 2010) in Stockholm, the sun came up at 3:32 in the morning and will go down at 10:09 p.m. That » Read more

Stockholm: Avoid this popular tourist scam in Gamla Stan

Stockholm: Avoid this popular tourist scam in Gamla Stan

Some cities in Europe are known for the various tourist scams that relieve you of your money or your wallet. Or both. Stockholm, for the most part, is a very safe city, but even the Swedish capital has a scam to watch out for. Wandering through Gamla Stan is a wonderful way to get to » Read more

Stockholm: When (and when not) to tip in Sweden

Stockholm: When (and when not) to tip in Sweden

Traveling from the US to Europe, it’s easy to fall into the same tipping habits you use back home, like handing over 20 percent without even really thinking about it. The tipping culture throughout Europe varies quite a bit, and Sweden is no different. However, knowing how the tipping culture works can save you some money » Read more

10 free museums in Stockholm

10 free museums in Stockholm

A few years ago, the government decreed that all museums in Stockholm would offer free entry. Unfortunately for tourists and museum-lovers alike, this did not prove to be economically feasible and the experiment was brought to an end. Luckily, Stockholm’s museums continue to draw crowds, even if those crowds now have to pay to get » Read more

Stockholm Airport Transportation: Cheap ways to get in from Arlanda

Stockholm Airport Transportation: Cheap ways to get in from Arlanda

I have spent too much time wandering around airports trying to figure out the cheapest way to get into my latest European destination. It’s frustrating and really no way to start a trip after having been crammed on an airplane for several hours. Some airports are easier than others, though, and offer a few different » Read more

Stockholm: A Cheapo night out on the town

Stockholm: A Cheapo night out on the town

Alcohol is not cheap in Sweden. Especially not in Stockholm. There’s just no way around it. Stockholm is consistently ranked as one of the world’s most expensive cities and a night out can easily add up. It doesn’t have to, though. What to order First, learn the lingo. The Swedish word for beer is “öl,” » Read more

Stockholm: Free tours on International Tourist Guide Day

Stockholm: Free tours on International Tourist Guide Day

Many cities throughout Europe offer free walking tours, though, unfortunately, Stockholm does not. Despite the ease in which Stockholm can be navigated on foot. Despite the natural beauty of a city built on islands. Despite Sweden being the land of the midnight sun. However, on Sunday, February 21st, 2010 at 11:00 AM, Stockholm will be » Read more

Stockholm Cheap Sights: 3 churches in Gamla Stan you must visit

Stockholm Cheap Sights: 3 churches in Gamla Stan you must visit

Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town, is made up of four different islands: Stadsholmen, Riddarholmen, Helgeandsholmen, and Strömsborg. Stadsholmen is known colloquially as “Gamla Stan” although all four are technically a part of the Old Town. Between the different islands, Gamla Stan is home to several historical buildings including the Royal Castle and the Swedish Parliament. » Read more

“City Bikes” program lets you tour Stockholm on two wheels

“City Bikes” program lets you tour Stockholm on two wheels

Stockholm is a beautiful city and one that can easily be toured on foot. If you’re hoping to get around a little faster though, cycling around town will allow you more freedom. Bike lanes are common and well respected by motorists and pedestrians alike. It’s no surprise then that Stockholm City Bikes, a bike sharing program run » Read more

3 Christmas markets in Stockholm

3 Christmas markets in Stockholm

Swedes seem to love Christmas. And the season starts in November. The lights and candles start emerging, trying to ward off the oncoming darkness. Christmas decorations go on sale in shops throughout the country. People start discussing their holiday plans. It is also when many Christmas markets start opening. It’s not hard to find a Christmas » Read more

Stockholm Public Transportation: Bus and Metro explained

Stockholm Public Transportation: Bus and Metro explained

Each day in Stockholm, 700,000 trips are made using public transportation. Considering only about 800,000 people live within Stockholm city limits, that number is pretty impressive. With the efficient and user-friendly SL, Stockholm’s public transportation company, it makes sense that so many Stockholmers take to the metro, buses, and more. The lowdown Stockholm is a » Read more

Stockholm: Ideas for short winter days and empty wallets

Stockholm: Ideas for short winter days and empty wallets

On October 25th, the clocks changed and Sweden fell back one hour. For many people around the world, this just means that it gets darker a little earlier, in Stockholm it means that on Monday the 26th Stockholmers were greeted with a sunset around 4:00 pm. The days are short in Sweden now and only » Read more

Stockholm Cheap Eat: Fried herring on hard bread

Stockholm Cheap Eat: Fried herring on hard bread

Just outside of the Slussen subway station on Södermalmstorg is a small trailer selling fried fish on hard bread. Not convinced yet, Cheapos? Well, it just happens to be one of the best lunch deals in all of Stockholm. Knäckis at Nystekt Strömming Throughout Stockholm, Nystekt Strömming is known as a great place to grab a » Read more

Stockholm cheap souvenir: Woolen mittens

Stockholm cheap souvenir: Woolen mittens

When it comes to fighting off cold weather, the Swedes have it covered (not to mention their ears and toes). After you’ve spent the day marveling at the Stockholm Cathedral or checking out the Royal Palace, get your mitts on a set of lovika mittens! Old fashioned Nomads from northern Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula created clothing to » Read more

Stockholm: Changing of the guard, a royal freebie

Stockholm: Changing of the guard, a royal freebie

While a visit to Stockholm’s Royal Palace (Kungliga Slottet) requires a ticket, the palace’s guards put on a delightful daily floor show that won’t cost you a krona! The palace is located in the epicenter of Stockholm, perched above the charming island of Gamla Stan. The fact that the royal family no longer resides here shouldn’t » Read more

Stockholm: Hötorget Food Court

Beneath the grand Sergel Filmstaden cinema complex at Hötorget is a hidden food court. Entering through the glass doors on the southern end of the building one arrives at the escalators and descends. It’s a hive for foreign exports, with exotic fruits, stores specializing in the goods of particular countries, and religious food stuffs. There » Read more