Cool atmosphere at Story Hotel

Visited the new Story Hotel, and that was a pleasant surprize. Central location, nice rooms and affordable prices is the concept behind the new Story Hotel, situated on Riddargatan 6 in Stockholms fashionable are Östermalm. To keep the prices low they only have an online booking and check in service. You pay with your credit card and get a five digit code to use upon arrival at the hotel. Comfortable beds, nice rooms and breakfast is included in the price. The hotel also offer a restaurant and a bar.

Plans for a viking museum in Stockholm

A unique interactive Viking centre is planned to be built in conjunction with the The Museum of National Antiquities in Stockholm. The working name is Stockholm Viking Center of 7 000 square meters.  According to the museum, it will be an interactive and a digital museum in many ways. Shoot with a bow and arrow and do other activities in viking style for instance.

Taxi welcome service at central station

The centralstation in Stockholm will offer a new service, named Taxi Welcome Service,  from April 1 2009. The new service is a way to give a better quality service and and give the customer several options. This can be ecofuel car, seat for children or an extra large taxi. The service costs 16 SEK and will be included in the taxifare.

9 Guide Michelin restaurants in Stockholm

The Guide Michelin Main Cities of Europe 2009 have been released, giving Stockholm 2 restaurants with two stars and two new star restaurants. Here is the entire list:
- Mathias Dahlgren matsalen (two stars, had one before)
- Edsbacka krog (two stars)
- Mathias Dahlgren Matbaren (New star restaurant)
- Frantzén/Lindeberg (new star restaurant)
- Esperanto
- Fredsgatan 12
- Lux Stockholm
- Leijontornet
- Operakällaren

Victory Hotel on Condé Nast Travellers top list

The Travel Magazine Condé Nast Travellers readers have voted on the worlds best hotels. The gold list contains of 700 hotels, resorts and cruise lines all over the world. Victory Hotel in Gamla Stan is the only swedish hotel on the list

Art week for contemporary art in Stockholm

The contemporary art scene in Stockholm have developed during the past few years. Leading art halls in Stockholm will now promote the city as a Contemporary Art metropolis during a week in september. Stockholm has several international renowned art galleries as well as prestigious art halls.

International journalists, critics, curators and collectors will be invited to participate in a guest program that takes place on September 16 - 18 2009. The collaboration includes the following art halls and galleries:

Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Bonniers Konsthall, Iaspis, Index, Magasin 3, Milliken Gallery, Moderna Museet, Galerie Nordenhake andTensta Konsthall.

Exhibitions during the festival
Gunnel Wåhlstrand at Andréhn-Schiptjenko

Livsformer at Bonniers Konsthall

Smadar Dreyfus at Magasin 3

Dalí Dalí with Francesco Vezzoli atModerna Museet

Johan Thurfjell at Galerie Nordenhake

Arlanda the best cargo airport and best tax free shop

When the cargo trade chose their favorite airport - they chose Stockholm Arlanda Airport. The Air Cargo Worlds yearly ranking list puts Arlanda Airport in the first place.  "Stockholm's Arlanda airport made a significant jump from 105 to 116.9 overall to top the Index in the below 500,000 tonnes category". Air Cargo Excellence Survey is done by Air Cargo World.

Stockholm-Arlanda has the best newly opened airport shop in the world, according to an international jury. Stockholm-Arlanda won in keen competition with London Heathrow and the airport in Macau. The Nuance Group, which operates several duty- and tax-free shops at Stockholm-Arlanda, accepted the honour in London at the DFNI Global Awards, which is comparable to the Oscar gala of the travel retail trade.

Carl Larsson exhibition

Photo: Painting of Carl Larsson by Carl Larsson
Carl Larsson is one of Sweden's most well-known artists and a cherished national symbol. An exhibition at Waldemarsudde, comprises about 100 works including a wide selection of paintings, water colors and drawings from Larsson's time in Grez France as well as from his home in Sundborn.

The exhibition takes place until May 31, 2009

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