Exploring Scandinavia has always been on my to-do list, and I was happy when a chance to visit Stockholm came up. My last trip to Norway went very well, so I was hoping Stockholm would be similar and it didn’t fail to deliver. I loved how the climate was the perfect temperature for peak summer, while the city itself was very green and pretty. I kind of felt like I had "Stockholm Syndrome" where I wanted to stay and didn't want to go home!
The easiest way to get around is by walking! Public transportation is easy and I recommend downloading the SL app. Buy tickets on the app and use your smartphone’s QR code to tap in/out. I only bought point-to-point tickets since I wasn’t using it a lot, but 39 SEK lets you transfer how many times you need to for 1.25 hours and is the cost of the ticket.
To get to/from the airport and the city center, the easiest way is the Arlanda Express, which is just a direct train that takes you downtown. It’s not cheap, so what I would recommend is taking the bus to Marsta station, and then taking the commuter rail to Stockholm Central. This way I described only costs as much as a regular bus ride (buying tickets using the method above), so it’s more cost efficient! However, this option might not appear on Google Maps so you’ll have to map the route individually.
Overall, I really liked Sweden and I’ll definitely be back soon!
Just passing by