Stockholm/Västerås Airport is located approximately 5 Km from Västerås and 120 Km from Stockholm. There is no rail service but there is a bus service from outside the terminal building, journey time to Västerås is approximately 10 minutes and 75 minutes to Stockholm. It costs SEK 19 one way to Västerås and SEK 130 to Stockholm.
Stockholms ArchipelagoWith its 24,000 islands, the Stockholm archipelago is a unique environment to visit all year round.
On some of the islands, you'll find picturesque homes, delightful restaurants, quality hotels, youth hostels and country stores. Other islands have no man-made facilities at all, just their natural harbours and wildlife.
Boat trips runs everyday from 08:00 - 19:15 at Stromkajen in the heart of Stockholm. The trips vary from two hour cruises to all day sightseeing in the archipelago. For bookings or contacts visit Waxholmsbolaget at www.waxholmsbolaget.se
Icy Art or drinks- in Europe's capital of coolThe Icehotel has opened an ice art gallery in Gamla Stan, Stockholm's Old Town.
Located in the lobby of the Nordic Sea Hotel, next to the Central Station, the Absolut Ice Bar has been in business for nearly two years. Everything in the bar, including the bar, is made of ice brought all the way from the Torne River in Swedish Lapland.
Sip vodka on the rocks from specially made ice glasses and enjoy sculptures by some of the world's best ice artists, complete with spectacular lighting effects.
Traditional Swedish delicacies are served on ice plates in temperatures of between minus 6 and minus 8 °C -.
Warm clothing is provided!
Europe's capital of cool
Modern MuseumFollowing a two-year renovation, Moderna museet on Skeppsholmen will reopen on the 14th of February 2004. At the Moderna Museum there are exhibitions, a photography library, an information centre, a bookshop, and a restaurant/café. Workshop for adults and children.
You can easily get there by the underground,stop Kungsträdgården, or by bus nr 65.
SoFo - one of the capital's trendiestNew York and London have their SoHos. Now Stockholm has one too. SoFo comprises the area south of Folkungagatan and east of Götgatan on Södermalm(one of the islands of central Stockholm) - hence, SoFo. In this district, one of the capital's trendiest, you'll find a huge selection of stores and cafés, each with its own individual style. Three words best describe SoFo's atmosphere: young, hip, and laid-back.
Young people, artists, and designers make their way here to live and work, giving the area a very distinct character. Nowhere in this regal capital is the selection of design, art, and handicrafts bigger. And nowhere else is the atmosphere more easygoing.
In SoFo, swarms of small boutiques, restaurants, and cafés vie for attention in an urban environment dominated by older buildings. As you stroll along the streets, you will also discover the squares and parks that help to make this neighborhood so special. Make a mental note of Nytorget, where you can relax in the shade of a tree or enjoy a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants that line the park.
The Royal Palace and the Old town - in the original heart of StockholmThe equivalent of today´s Royal Palace was in existence the last time we switched to a new millennium, and it still functions more or less as it did 1,000 years ago. It is used as a residence and a place of work at the same time as it is open and accessible to members of the general public. The King opens another room to the public almost every year, making it unique among palaces. It is the only functioning royal palace - one that is not just a museum - that is open to the public all year round.
The Royal Palace and the Old town