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VÄLKOMNA TILL STOCKHOLM! Your insiders guide to the city
Transport in Stockholm SL (Storstockholms Lokaltrafik) The citys public transport network Metro = Tunnelbana Bus = Buss Commuter Train = Pendeltåg Tramways = Spårvagn Ferry= Färja SL cards Can be purchased for various time intervals at various locations – At Pressbyrån and 7-11, SL Center, ticket vending machines, SMS tickets – 30- / 90-day passes: best option, and the most convenient for long-term – Your student union membership makes you eligible for SLs student discount (1540 SEK v 2300 SEK for 90 days)
Transport in Stockholm The metro runs 24/7 on Fridays and Saturdays; however, services come to a halt around 01:00 on weekdays and Sundays. There are night buses that run all night (with reduced frequency at each stop) – Always be sure to check SL.se to see which night bus you should take and what route transfers (if any) will have to be made Avoid potential penalty fees during random pass checks by having your student ID on you at all times!
Travelling outside Stockholm SJ is Swedens national rail service and a good way of reaching other destinations in the country (as well as our lovely neighbours, Denmark and Norway). They have special prices for students! – You can find more information and book tickets at www.sj.se – Veolia: A slightly more afforadable alternative (for selected destinations), also with student prices. – Tradera: Cheap, last-minute auctions on SJ tickets. Charter buses are also available, should you want to travel with a larger group or just prefer to avoid trains: – www.bus4you.se – www.svenskabuss.se – www.swebus.se
Feel like working out? On campus youll find a great gym, Frescatihallen, with excellent weight training facilities and fun group workout classes in English. All students get to work out at discounted prices! Buy your card at Frescatihallen. Check out the various offers and membership plans at www.ssif.su.se/en
10 musts while in Sweden 1.Have fika at least once a day 2.Try the Swedish most popular pastries like : kanelbullar, lussekatter, semlor and prinsesstårta 3.Go to IKEA and eat their most famous menu: mashed potatoes with meat balls 4.Eat lingonberry jam with almost every meal (!) 5.Try a glass (or several!) of glögg 6.Visit Lapland to see the Northern Lights 7.Catch a ferry to the Stockholm Archipelago 8.Iceskate on a frozen lake 9.Take off your shoes while entering private residences 10.…..whatever you do, do it outdoors!!
The famous fika We know that Swedes have a certain reputation as heavy drinkers. But we probably drink more coffee than we drink vodka! To have a fika is one of the most Swedish thing you can do. Here are some classic Swedish cafés to try out: Vetekatten, Kungsgatan 55 Sturekatten, Riddargatan 4 Tössebageriet, Karlavägen 77 Blå porten, Djurgårdsvägen 64 Café Ektorpet, Prins Eugens väg 3 Lundbergs konditori, Sjöbjörnsvägen 2
And dont forget to try a SEMLA! Swedes love to eat semlor. The traditional way is to eat them is on Fettsidagen (4th of March), but you will find them in cafés already in January. They are made of a wheat bun filled with almond paste and whipped cream, and they are delicious!
Utekvällar i Stockholm UTEKVÄLLAR I STOCKHOLM A quick guide to Stockholm nightlife
Skål! There is certainly no shortage of alcohol here in Sweden; however, it can be expensive and it is probably not as easily accessible as it is in your home countries. All beverages with an alcohol content over 3.5% are only sold at Systembolaget – You must be at least 20 years old to make a purchase at Systemet (so bring photo ID!) – Hours of operation: Monday – Friday: open until 19.00 (average) Saturdays: open until 15.00 Sundays: CLOSED …so, if you need to buy drinks for a party or any other special occasion, we advise that you plan your trip accordingly! And, of course, drink responsibly!
General tips and advice Double-check a particular clubs or bars age limit before you go. Some places only admit 23+ Most clubs are open 22.00 - 03.00 Bars often close at 01.00 Femställen: Meaning five places Förfesta responsibly! Because the cost of drinks at a club/bar can be considerably pricy, many in Stockholm arrange förfester (preparties) at home to get a bit of a buzz going before hitting the city. But dont overdo it. (Bouncers will deny admission to the visibly intoxicated! Especially guys!)
Plan your night out www.luger.se - For concerts and tours www.alltomstockholm.se – find out everything about nightlife, restaurants and culture in Stockholm www.dn.se/pa-stan - Current happenings in the city www.gaylesbian.visitstockholm.com – city guide directed towards LGBT people www.gratisistockholm.se - Free fun in Stockholm! www.yourlivingcity.com - English-language resource www.groupon.se - Special offers and discounts And, of course, read our newsletter regularly – well always keep it up-to-date with information on whats going on in Stockholm!
Campus Pubs Faculty Associations have on-campus houses where they host events and pubnights. Law House Private parties and dinners. Yellow Villa Calm and cozy pubnights on Wednesdays. Green Villa Pubnights every Thursday. Game nights on Tuesdays. Good selection of bottled beers. Café Bojan Tuesdays Pubs hosted by the teacher students association – open for all. Thursdays theme parties and pubs Business House Office only. Find them on facebook or through www.sus.su.se/en/clubs-councils.
Södermalm is the hub of Stockholms alternative scene and the home of the citys indie/bohemian/hipster subculture. – SoFo = South Of Folkungagatan Where to go: – Debaser – indie music (Hornstulls Strand and Medborgarplatsen) – Patricia – on a boat, gay-friendly Sundays (Södermälarstrand) – Mosebacke/Södra teatern – terraces, world music, hip-hop (Götgatan) – Legendary dives: Söderkällaren, Kvarnen & Carmen (Medborgarplatsen) – Ugglan Boule&Bar – boule, sports, relaxed atmosphere (Närkesgatan) – Marie Laveau– restaurants, bars and nightclubs (Mariatorget) – Trädgården – hipster place (Skanstull) during winter season it is called Under Bron
Östermalm is the posh part of the town, here you find the highest heels, champagne and the most extravagant parties. It is somewhat more expensive than the rest of Stockholm. Where to go: – Strandvägen (numerous seaside boat restaurants, e.g. Strandbryggan) – Sturecompagniet – restaurant, bars and clubs (Stureplan) – Sturehof – restaurant and bar (Stureplan) – Riche – hipsters and celebrity spotting (T-Östermalmstorg) – Spy Bar – for the young and the beautiful (Stureplan) – Berns – still the place to go ever since Strindbergs days (Berzelii park) – Café Opera – Student Wednesdays (Kungsträdgården)
As these neighbourhoods are more residential, their nightlife is a bit calmer, consisting primarily of bars and more intimate, personal establishments. Especially popular with a slightly more mature crowd. Where to go: – Orangeriet – sofisticated with a nice view (Norr Mälarstrand) – Mälarpaviljongen (Norr Mälarstrand) – F12 – outdoor club where all the club kids hang out during summer (Norr Mälarstrand) – Tranan – classic bistro restaurant and bar (Odenplan) – Anchor Bar – Classic rock bar (Sveavägen) – Monks – Huge selection of beers (Sveavägen) – Dovas – a classic dive with cheap bear (Fridhemsplan)
Relatively fewer places as this is an area mostly directed towards business, tourism and shopping. Mainly consists of small bars and pubs. Where to go: – Victorias (Kungsträdgården) – Wirströms Irish Pub (Gamla stan) – Stampen – classic old jazz bar + Brazilian club Favela Viking (Gamla stan) – KGB – commie-decor, subculture clubs (T-Hötorget) – Sjätte tunnan – medieval restaurant serving mead (Gamla Stan) – Torget (Gamla stan)