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January 29, 2008updated Dec 11, 2015

Useful Information for your Stay in Stockholm

By Chris Boyle

BEST TO GOStockholm

 

Stockholm can be visited at all times of the year; however, spring and summer are the best options for those unaccustomed to cold weather, as Swedish winters are usually bitterly cold and dark.

Visit from May to August, when temperatures are high and daylight can last up to an incredible 19 hours. Having said that, those who brave the elements to go during the winter months are rewarded for their efforts despite the cold; the city looks starkly beautiful under its blanket of snow, and there are hundreds of cozy bars, cafés and restaurants to hide out in.

LOCAL CUSTOMS

The Swedish are renowned for their polite behavior and general courtesy. Follow their lead to make a good impression.

ATTIRE

The Swedish are very interested in fashion, but not of the traditional kind. The changeable seasons mean that practicality often comes first, the Swedes preferring clean, contemporary, fuss-free designs over more traditional, glitzy fashion. This is not to say that they don’t appreciate a bit of oldschool glamour; style icons Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman both hailed from Sweden.

 

LANGUAGE

Swedish is the main language and English is widely spoken.

CURRENCY

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SEK

EXCHANGE RATE (AT TIME OF GOING TO pRESS)

$1 = SEK 6.67

£1 = SEK 10.7

€1 = SEK 9.27

COUNTRY DIALLING CODE

46

24-HOUR EMERGENCY CONTACT

Ambulance: 112

Fire services: 112

Police: 112

EMBASSY CONTACTS

UK: +46 8 671 3000

US: +46 8 783 5300

TIME ZONE

GMT +2

POPULATION

0.82Million

RELIGIOUS DEMOGRAPHIC

Stockholm is a predominantly Christian city.

PUBLIC HOLIDAYS

• Epiphany
• Easter
• Ascension
• Whit Sunday
• All Saints’ Day
• Christmas Eve
• Christmas Day

BUSINESS HOURS

Shops open 9.30am – 6pm on weekdays and 9.30am – 4pm on Saturdays.

EXCLUSIVE TRANSPORT

FREYS

 

The largest limousine company in Scandinavia, Freys has been providing excellent private transport solutions since 1896. Official chauffeurs of the Swedish Royal Court, they have experience in driving VIP, corporate and political clients, with security and privacy guaranteed. Clients can choose between simple airport pick-ups, special event chauffeuring, tarmac pick-ups and chauffeured sightseeing tours in a range of vehicles including the Maybach 62, Mercedes S350L, and Mercedes Viano.

 

+46 8 30 91 00

Box 23072, 104 35 Stockholm

www.freys.se

STOCKHOLM LIMOUSINE SERVICE AB

 

Stockholm Limousine Service offers a wide range of services, with standard airport and tarmac pick-ups supplemented by tailor-made sightseeing tours, event chauffeuring, and bespoke shopping tours. All their drivers are bilingual in Swedish and English, and many in other languages. Vehicles include the Mercedes-Benz S class, Volvo Executive, Maybach 52, and classic Daimler and Rolls-Royce cars.

+46 (0) 8 22 22 80

Box 23210 SE 104 35

HYRVERK

 

With a focus on limousines, including several incredibly-preserved specimens such as a beautiful cream and burgundy 1934 Packard, Hyrverk provides chauffeured vehicles for private and corporate hire. Their drivers are punctual, flexible and totally discreet, and can be requested for short journeys or over longer periods. Hyrverk also has links with affiliate companies in order to cater to requests for large vehicles such as coaches, minibuses and even lorries.

 

+46 8 640 40 40

Blekingegatan 44, SE-116 62

www.hyrverk1.se

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