Ryan Air opens new route from Birmingham

Ryanair opens a new flight route from Birmingham UK to Stockholm-Skavsta Airport on July 2.

Berns Hotel expands

Berns Hotel
will open additional 17 rooms in the end of May 2009. Berns is an entertainment mecha in a classic building from 1860s. The hotel is one of Stockholms well known boutique Hotels and the cellar hosts a trendy night club.

The new rooms will be contemporary with a homey feel to it. Berns Hotel will have 82 rooms in total.

Sky view - new attraction in Stockholm

Stockholms new attraction, The Stockholm Skyview, will be inaugurated on December 5. Ride 85 meters up on the spheric Ericsson Globe Arena in two glass gondolas.

The ride will take some 20 minutes and cost about SEK 100.

Haga Palace the official residence of Crownprincess Victoria

On April 23, 2009, the Swedish government decided to cede its rights to use the palace back to the royal household, to be used by Crown Princess Victoria and her fiancee Daniel Westling as their official residence after thier wedding in 2010. The Haga Palace is located in the Hagaparken a part of the the National City Park.

It was built in 1802 - 1804, commissioned by King Gustav IV Adolf and designed by the city architect Christoffer Gjörwell.

The current King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf and his sisters were born in Haga Palace. After the death of their father, Prince Gustav Adolf, in a plane crash in 1947, the royal family moved to the Royal Palace in Stockholm. In 1966 King Gustaf VI Adolf transferred the right of disposal for Haga Palace to the Swedish Government to accommodate guests of the Swedish Government.

To see and do in the Hagapark
Gustav III Pavillion - One of the finest examples of late 18th-century Swedish Gustavian style
The Butterfly House - Hundreds of exotic butterflies in this lush, tropical environment, Also Stockholms oldest wintergarden.
Coppertents etcetera
Map of Hagaparken (PDF)

New vintage design shop.

Herr Judit, Hornsgatan 65 on Södermalm, is considered the best secondhand store for men. herr judit now opens a second secondhand store  on Södermalm. the former Firestation (Brandstation) on Krukmakargatan 22 sells furniture and accessories, not clothes. .

Favourable exchange rates make Stockholm more affordable than ever!

The way the Swedish krona has plummeted vis-à-vis the Euro and the Dollar over the last year, might not make Sweden's Central Bank very happy, but it has huge benefit for visitors: the already quite affordable capital of Scandinavia has developed into the bargain of the century for anyone with Euros or US Dollars in their pockets.

Stockholm is no longer expensive . And since June of last summer, the exchange rate of the Swedish krona has taken quite a hit, de facto lowering prices a further 15-30% for visitors from mainland Europe and the US. What this means for anyone planning a corporate meetings or incentive trip, is obvious: you simply get a whole lot more bang for your buck (or Euro...).

What hasn't changed, of course, is Stockholm itself. It's still one of the most stylish, clean, safe and beautiful places anywhere, with superb hotels and restaurants, history and culture everywhere you look and not to be forgotten: an archipelago of some 30 000 islands and skerries, literally at you doorstep.


Stockholm- One of top seven intelligent communities

Intelligent Community Forum, ICF, named the City of Stockholm as one of the Top Seven Intelligent Communities of 2009 at a 21 January ceremony during PTC'09, the annual conference of the Pacific Telecommunications Council in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.

Two of the worlds best restaurants are in Stockholm

The international restaurant trade magazine Restaurant Magazine lists the top 50 restaurants in the world. Among them are two swedish restaurants - both of them in Stockholm: Oaxen Skärgårdskrog in the Stockholm Archipelago and Mathias Dahlgren restaurant. The newcommer Mathias Dahlgren restaurant, with 2 guide michelin stars, is ranked as number 50 and Oaxen Skärgårdskrog is ranked as nr 32.

 Mathias Dahlgren restaurant is also the best restaurant according to the Swedish White Guide. White guide lists Frantzén/Lindeberg as the restaurant with best food and bes service is found at Operakällaren. Proviant in Stockholm was recognized for being the restaurant near your heart.

Blogger loving Stockholm

We love Stockholm is a blog focusing on the best kept secrets in Stockholm. He writes in english. In april he lists the five best things to do in Stockholm in april. Check it out

Design Passion - Passion for design

The year's top architecture and design event have started. The exhibit, "Design Passion," elucidates innovative Swedish architecture and design. For six weeks, it will occupy a building in central Stockholm - Grev Turegatan 3/Birger Jarlsgatan 18. The 2400 m2 space will display unique, creative design solutions for both private dwellings and public milieus from April 18 through May 31, 2009.

Rica Hotel focus on sleep

Photo: Rica Kungsgatan - Stockholm

A "great stay away experience" is something that is important for the Rica Hotel Group. The Rica Hotel group have, therefore, started a collaboration with a sleep-scientist. The collaboration have resulted in a guide to better sleep, illustrated by the Hollywooddirector and photographer David Ichioka who have been specialised in photographing sleeping people. According to the booklet saying goodnight to your day, breathe softly, use the bed only for resting and sleeping and dim the lights are great habits to prepare you for a good nights sleep. The booklet also lists habits for while you are sleeping and when you wake up and som facts about sleep and sleeping. Great fun and deadly serious at the same time.

There are four Rica Hotels in Stockholm
  • Rica Hotel Gamla Stan
  • Rica Hotel Kungsgatan
  • Rica Hotel Stockholm
  • Rica Talk Hotel, Älvsjö

  • New visitor maps at the Woodland cemetary

    The Woodland cemetary (Skogskyrkogården) have released a new visitors map in 7 languages. The woodland cemetary is one of Stockholms world heritages, situated in a beautiful landscape... The visitors map gives you info on all the sights...

    Read more about Skogskyrkogården on Stockholmtown.

    Stockholm - the preferred destination for italians

    According to the Italian Travel Trade media Guida Viaggi, Italians prefer to travel to Stockholm and London this spring more than other destinations. If you understand italian read the article "Londra e Stoccolma tra le preferite per le vacanze primaverili" here.

    In Stieg Larssons footsteps

    Author Stieg Larsson's three Millennium books about the journalist Mikael Blomkvist and the computer hacker Lisbeth Salander have been translated into more than 40 languages and read by tens of millions the world over. The movie, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, is already an international success. Experience Stockholm from Salander and Blomkvists perspective. Buy the millennium map and see all the sights in Stockholm....

    At Stockholmtown you will find a feature on what to do in stieg Larssons footsteps

    Condé Nast Traveller praises Lydmar Hotel

    The prestigious travellermagazine Condé Nast Traveller lists the new Lydmar Hotel in Stockholm as one of the top hotels this year "Quite simply the finest hotel in Stockholm", they say. "The new Lydmar is a perfect post-designer hotel: confident, relaxed and at ease with itself" Condé Nast Traveller adds. Lydmar is one of the two hotells in Scandinavia mentioned in the Condé Nast Travellers Hot List.

    Crown princess wedding fills hotels in Stockholm

    The hotels in Stockholm are about to be fully booked on the weekend of June 19 2010. The reason is the wedding of the Swedish Crown princess, Victoria, according to Sveriges Radio (swedish national Radio)

    New seafood restaurant at the waterfront

    A city built on 14 islands surrounded by water must have great seafood. In november 2009 a Seafood Grill restaurant named B.A.R (Blasieholmen Aquarium & Restaurant) will open on a float in Nybroviken by Grand Hotel viewing the Strandvägen esplanade and the island of Djurgården. The restaurant, runned by the Michelin Star restaurant LuxStockholm, will serve top class fish and seafood from the fishmarket or from their private aquarium.

    The restaurant  of 500 square metres will be a unique experience in itself with "floating boundaries between dining room and kitchen and floating boundaries in preparation, serving and presentation of the sea food", according to the press release. Well, Im looking forward seeing it!

    RSS 2.0