Arriving to Stockholm by plane and cruise ship are both very popular. We arrived by plane at ARN and we struggled finding affordable transportation to get to the city center. The two options that stood out most to us were the Flygbussarna and the Arlanda Express.
There is a significant price difference between the two and about a ten minute time difference. Taking the train is quicker but cost much more so we opted for the Flygbussarna. There are several ways to purchase the bus tickets, you can purchase before your trip on their website, on the bus or ticket machines located shortly after baggage claim. For our return ticket we purchased it directly from our hotel.
We stayed at the Generator Stockholm, which is about a ten minute walk from the Central Train Station. The bus has several stops, ensure that your hotel is on their route.
The Generator Stockholm was a really great hotel, it was clean, spacious, and great location. The hotel doubles as a hostel just be sure to book the correct room. We had a private room and bathroom and loved it. The hotel was located a short walk away from Drottninggatan street, which is a long shopping street filled with restaurants, shops and cafes.
We found Stockholm to be a bit pricy and ate at many of the smaller cafes along Drottninggatan rather than restaurants. We enjoyed many meals at Espresso House, which is a cafe that offers meals and drinks. You can find countless Espresso Houses in Stockholm and much of Northern Europe. Towards the top end of Drottninggatan you will find Indian Street Food, this was a very great indian restaurant at very reasonable prices.
If you continue down Drottninggatan you will begin to reach the water and here you will find the historic sights and also options for tours.
- Gamla Stan
- City Hall
- Rosendals Trädgård