The largest and Capital city of Sweden is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful in the world. The skyline contrasts the vibrant coloured buildings with snow-capped mountains and shimmering lakes. This bustling, modern city has plenty in store for visitors. The inner city is home to a range of cultural attractions including various museums and art galleries. Stockholm boasts a vibrant nightlife for a range of interests from excellent restaurants and trendy coffee houses, to the buzzing bars and fashionable nightclubs. There are also a range of green spaces and peaceful parks where you can enjoy a gentle stroll and the beautiful scenery, such as The Royal National City Park.
A hatchback would be perfect for everyday driving here, even during the winter months as many of the major routes are usually cleared of snow and gritted on a daily basis.
Driving in Stockholm City
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Important things to note
Owing to the high volumes of traffic travelling in and out of the city centre, cars are charged a congestion charge between 6:30am and 6:30pm on weekdays. Congestion fees are not charged during the month of July or on weekend.
Parking the city centre can be problematic as most parking is restricted. To avoid paying for expensive parking in the city, it’s generally recommended to park outside of the city limits and travel the rest of the way by public transport.
Stockholm is generally a safe city, however, it’s recommended not to park in poorly lit areas and do not leave valuables in the car.
Highlights & Hotspots
Art lovers will enjoy taking a trip to Nationalmuseum where you’ll discover an impressive collection of works which include paintings and sculptures as well as graphics. The exhibition has almost 16,000 paintings and sculptures and includes works from famous artists such as Rembrandt and Cézanne.
For an exciting way to explore the history and culture of Stockholm, take a trip to the Skansen open-air museum. It offers a little insight into how Swedes used to live using a miniature village. Take time to visit the Nordic Zoo which is also based here, where you’ll see elk, reindeer and wolverines.
Stockholm’s Old Town is an excellent way to see the historic roots of this vibrant city. Many of the medieval buildings have been beautifully preserved.
Families will love the excellent rides and attractions at Junibacken. The theme park recreates a number of scenes in fantasy author Astrid Lindgren’s books. There’s also a bookshop, where kids can buy great children’s books as well as toys and other gifts.
Stockholm Arlanda Airport is Stockholm‚Äôs main international airport and is located approximately 25 miles from the centre of Stockholm City and is accessible via the E4 highway.
Bromma Airport is a much smaller airport which is located approximately five miles from Stockholm city centre and is accessible via road 279.