Peter Lindqvist Stockholms new head of tourism is Peter Lindqvist

Stockholm Visitors Boards new CEO is Peter Lindqvist, who has been working within the meeting and conference segment for many years. Peter Lindqvist was CEO of Congrex Sweden, one of the world's leading conference organizers, for many years and worked most recently as head of the meeting and conference department of Stockholm Visitors Board. Read more here

Metro library in Stockholm

Borrow a book in the Metro of Stockholm. This will be a reality on three metrostations in Stockholm, but only available for Stockholm County library card holders. The three library metro stations are Bredäng, Högdalen and Östermalms Torg.

Spring is in the air



Photo: Cilla Lundqvist
Spring is surely in the air.  Walked through Humlegården this morning. Red and white tulips, yellow daffodils neatly spread all over the garden. These photos were taken by a colleague of mine in Kungsträdgården just this morning. It is absolutely sooo lovely.

Changing of webbplatform

Unfortunately I am not able to update the blog as freequently as usual. The web-home of my blog is currently undergoing changes in the platform. Please be patient....

Learn swedish?

How to learn swedish in 1 000 difficult lessons is a funny way to learn swedish words such as Skottdagen, röda dagar.

What a great half year, and year


Thank you!!! Half a year ago, August 2, I started this blog and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for reading it. The amount of daily readers is increasing by the day and month, which is great. Please feel free to continue commenting on the things you like, would like more info on...

Nobel for the noble, and others


Photo: Nobelstiftelsen
The cream of the swedish business world, the royal family and the worlds foremost scientists are all in Stockholm today. They will gather at the Koncerthouse for the Nobel Prize ceremony and later on gather for a banquet at the City Hall. Few of us will ever be invited to the Nobel festivities, but if you want to experience some of it you can visit the Nobel Museum (free entrance today) or eat a Nobel Prize dinner at the City Hall cellars (stadshuskällaren) any time of the year. Here are some more ideas.

Presenting Stockholms own Lucia


Photo: Skansen
15 year old Madeleine will be coronated Lucia on December 1 at Skansen.

One step closer to a new link

The county administrative board of Stockholm (Länsstyrelsen) decided thursday to accept the new link "Förbifart Stockholm", next step is for the government to make the final decission. The 21 km link between E18 at Häggvik/Sollentuna, via Lovön, and E4/E20 at Kungens Kurva would make it possible to travel between northern and southern Stockholm without passing the City or Essingeleden. The National Environment Protection Board (Naturvårdsverket) is critical to the link because of the sensitive environment of the island Lovön.

Sterling launches three new routes to Stockholm

Sterling launches three new european routes on October 28: From Brussels,  East Midlands UK and from Dortmund to Stockholm.


Stockholms largest hotels

With the new large hotels in Stockholm the hotel map and the competition between the hotels will be sharpened. This is the top ten list of large hotels in Stockholm

  1. Clarion Hotel Sign (Choice Hotels) with 578 rooms opens February 2008
  2. Nordic Hotels (Nordic Sea and Nordic Light) with 542 rooms
  3. Clarion Hotel Skanstull (Choice Hotels) with 532 rooms
  4. Sheraton Stockholm (Starwood) with 462 rooms
  5. Radisson SAS Royal Viking Hotel (Rezidor) with 459 rooms
  6. First Hotel Amaranten (First Hotels) with 423 rooms
  7. Park Inn Postterminalen (Rezidor) 420 rooms opens 2010
  8. Scandic Sergel Plaza (EQT) with 403 rooms
  9. Grand Hôtel Stockholm (Grand Group) with 376 rooms
  10. Scandic Malmen (EQT) with 327 rooms

Modernised Djurgårdstram in 2010

Djurgårdslinjen (tram) will be modernised and extended. The tram runs between Waldemarsudde at Djurgården to Norrmalmstorg. The route will now be extended from Norrmalmstorg to Centralen and ready in spring 2010.

Budget tourism in Stockholm

BackpackSweden  is an independent travel guide focusing on the budget tourism in Sweden. They aim to guide you through the hotspots of Stockholm and Sweden, valuable accommodation, and cheap alternatives with help from local tourist offices, businesses and expertise. 

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