Planning a Football Trip to Stockholm? Free guide – where to stay, eat, drink and how to get tickets & to the stadium.
Football Trip to Stockholm – How to get to Stockholm & How to get around
Football Trip to Stockholm – Fly to Stockholm
Multiple airlines fly to Stockholm every day and you are able to fly direct from Stockholm from London, Manchester and Edinburgh.
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Directions from the Airport
Flygbussarna airport coaches – Stockholm – Flygbussarna airport coaches website (new window)
During peak traffic, the airport coaches depart at least every ten minutes from Cityterminalen in central Stockholm. They stop outside each terminal.
Flygbussarna also operates a route between Liljeholmen and Arlanda. The bus goes from Liljeholmen by Hornstull at Södermalm, across Västerbron to Kungsholmen and continues through Vasastan to Karolinska University Hospital. After this the route goes direct to Arlanda.
There is also a route between Bromma Stockholm Airport and Stockholm Arlanda Airport. The service is a cross-town connection in Stockholm with stops in Bromma, Sundbyberg and Kista.
- Self-service machines in the terminals or at the bus stops
- Sms ticket
- E-ticket via Flygbussarna airport coaches website
- Only payment by card accepted on board the coach
Airport coaches – Uppsala – Upplands Lokaltrafik website (new window)
The public transport company Upplands Lokaltrafik (UL) runs the airport coach route 801 between Uppsala and Arlanda. Buses depart twice an hour between 3 a.m. and 12 midnight.
- Arlanda Visitor Centre in Terminal 5 or at other information desks in Terminals 2 and 4
- Self-service ticket machines are available at the stops at Terminals 2, 4 and 5
- Sms ticket
- Only payment by card accepted on board the coach
Stockholm and Uppsala night buses – SL website (new window)
SL (Stockholm Transport) operates night bus 592 between Arlanda and central Stockholm and night bus 593 between Uppsala and central Stockholm via Knivsta station and Arlanda. For timetables and more information, visit SL’s website.
Taxis from the Airport
The three largest cab companies (Taxi Stockholm, Taxi 020 and Taxi Kurir) offer fixed price trips into the city center for 470-520 SEK. All these three are reliable cab companies.
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Football Trip to Stockholm – Travel Around Stockholm
The underground is the easiest way to get around town. The city is divided into three zones, and zone tickets are good for several trips within the hour. Tickets can be purchased at SL Centers, underground platform barriers, newsagent kiosks or via SMS. It’s not possible to pay cash for tickets on board buses in Stockholm. Most bus stops have ticket machines that take both coins and cards.
Prepaid cards are the best alternative for those making few trips. It’s also possible to buy 1, 3, or 7-day cards, which allow free travel in all zones during the validity period. Another alternative is the Stockholm Card, which allows free travel and free entry to more than 75 museums and attractions in the city. Stockholm Cards are valid for 2,3 or 5 days.
A trip on the number 69 bus or number 7 tram is a superb way to discover Stockholm. The lines go out to Djurgården and major attractions like Skansen and the Vasa Museum.
Football Trip to Stockholm – Getting to the Stadium
Friends Arena is located in the expanding Arenastaden district, just north of Stockholm. Because of construction at the Mall of Scandinavia, which is adjacent to the Arena, congestion can be a problem. Commuter train station Solna Station is just 7 minutes by train from Stockholm Central Station. Take the north entrance from the train station and the arena is a 10-15 minute walk (800 metres). Travel planner SL.se (opens in a new window). Underground station Solna Centrum is on the ‘blue line’. The arena is a 20-25 minute walk from the station (1.4 km). The tram stops at Solna Centrum. The arena is a 20-25 minute walk from the station. SL puts on extra buses for events at Friends Arena.
The Tele2 Arena is located in the south of Stockholm at about 5 kilometres from Stockholm’s city centre and main railway station. If using public transport, the arena is easily reached by metro. Take line T19 from Stockholm’s centre or railway station in the direction of Hagsätra and get off at stop Globen, from where it is only a few minutes walking to the Tele2 Arena.
Stockholm Olympic Stadium
Most often called Stockholms stadion or just Stadion, is a stadium in Stockholm, Sweden. Designed by architect Torben Grut, it was opened in 1912, its original use was as a venue for the 1912 Olympic Games.
Football Trip to Stockholm – The Stadium
Friends Arena is an indoor arena with a retractable roof, making it possible for us to arrange concerts, sports events and shows year-round – no matter what the weather. The maximum capacity of the arena is 75,000 and can accommodate 50,000 seated fans for football and bandy matches.
Stockholm Olympic Stadium
The Stadium was built between 1910 and 1912 on the initiative of the Swedish Central Association for Sport especially for the 1912 Summer Olympic Games which were held in Stockholm. For almost one hundred years, track and field athletics has been one of the dominant sports in the Stockholm Olympic Stadium. The arena has hosted great athletics meetings, a series of national matches and many Swedish Championships. In 1958 the European Athletics Championships were staged in this beautiful arena. The Olympic Stadium was renovated in 1990 and the concrete north stand which was built for the 1958 European Championships demolished. In its place a new grandstand was built in the same style as the original.
Football Trip to Stockholm – Tickets
For most of the home games tickets are available at the arena on matchdays. However we recommend buying tickets in advance thru Ticnet if you request best seat available. The information below comprehend regular league games. Prices for domestic cup games etc are often different.
Tickets will be available online at Ticnet (phone +46 77 170 70 70) in good time before the season starts, use TicketFast which means that you will receive your ticket thru your e-mail so you just have to print it before you go to the stadium. You can also buy tickets via a number of retailers in central Stockholm.
For the home games tickets are also available at the arena on matchdays. You can either pay at selected entrances at Friends Arena. Ticket prices at SEK 100-550.
Tickets for Hammarby matches can be bought online via Axs. Expect to pay from SEK 170.00 for a seat behind the goal to SEK 380.00 for a premium seat at one of the sides. Standing tickets go for SEK 140.00 or 160.00.
Tickets for Djurgården matches can also be bought online through Axs. Tickets typically go for between SEK 130.00 for a seat in the upper corners and SEK 600.00 for a premium lower tier seat.
Football Trip to Stockholm – Where to stay. What to See. Where to Eat. Where to Drink
Football Trip to Stockholm – Where to stay
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Football Trip to Stockholm – What else to see & do
When planning a football trip to Stockholm it is always good to know what else there is to see and do in the city. Here are a selection of the best things which I found using our sponsor Lonely Planet. Lonely Planet also has maps of the city, details of all the best pubs, bars and restaurants and travel information from the city.
Take a free walking tour – Like most major cities in Europe, there’s a free walking tour, here run by Free Tour Stockholm. The tour will take you around the old city (Gamla Stan) and provide some context and history of the city. They also offer a tour of the main modern city center. Each tour lasts a couple of hours.
At the National Sports Museum (Riksidrottsmuseet) you can see exhibits on Swedish sports from ancient times until today, from the 1912 Olympic Games in Stockholm to today’s fixed stars and the fascination of sport, but also its downsides. Try different sport activities and challenge yourself or others in fun competitive activities. Don’t miss the films of sporting highlights and old reviews, listen to radio commentaries and relive the excitement. Free admission. (Djurgårdsbrunnsvägen 26)
Stadshuset (City Hall), Stockholm’s most prominent landmark, plays host to some of the world’s most esteemed people at its Nobel Prize banquet, held annual in the building’s Blue Hall. For those not invited, the cellar restaurant offers the previous year’s menu. A guided tour of the building takes in a 10,000-piped organ; the astonishing Golden Hall, in which scenes from Swedish history are depicted on the walls in 18 million mosaic pieces in gold leaf; and the Council Chamber – designed to resemble the open roof of a Viking longhouse. The Nobelmuseet (Nobel Prize Museum) proudly displays its eminent laureates and their achievements.
Stockholm’s most prized heirloom is the 69-metre-long, 380-year-old warship Vasa, which sank just 20 minutes into her maiden voyage in 1628. Salvaged from the waters in 1961, she was ceremoniously installed in her stunning, custom-designed Vasamuseet (Vasa museum) in 2000.
Football Trip to Stockholm – Eating & Drinking
Hermans. Their buffet costs 98 SEK ($15). Though vegetarian, the food is always delicious, and you won’t even care about the lack of meat. It’s one of my favorite places in the city.
Akkurat, (Hornsgatan 18) akkurat.se, Among all the dark wood and glistening bronze in Akkurat there lurk around 400 types of whisky and 200 beers, although they are rotated so frequently it’s easy to lose count.
Snotty Sounds Bar (Skanegatan 90) – 4pm-1am daily. Food served until 10pm daily. Pint of beer £4
Pet Sounds Bar (Skanegatan 80) – The bar houses regular DJ nights with a bent towards indie rock but it remains refreshing in its acceptance of anything that is good. petsoundsbar.se Pint of beer from £4.50
Ljunggrens (Gotgatan 36) – In the summer it is a favourite with Stockholmers for the view from its roof terrace. restaurangljunggren.se. Pint of beer £4.50
Mest (Götgatan) There are two subway stations close by (Slussen and Medborgarplatsen). Until 9 PM, a storstark will run you 29 SEK (about €3).
Mosebacke.( Mosebacke Torg 1-3) This terrific terrace attracts crowds from all over Stockholm with its long, communal benches, buzzing atmosphere and beautiful views.
Kvarnen’s (Tjärhovsgatan 4) With generous opening hours (note that 3 am is late by Swedish standards), it’s appreciated by local partygoers for whom the night is still young.
Monk’s Porter House (Munkbron 11). It’s one of several “daughter pubs” of the famous Monk’s Café Wallingatan, in the north of Stockholm, which opened up in September 2006. Like its mother pub, Monk’s Porter House is a working brewery, basically a brewpub, which focuses on dark beers, typically stouts and porters, as its name suggests. Monk’s Porter House sports 56 tap lines, allowing visitors to try locally brewed beer, beer brewed at the Monk’s Café mother pub and guest beers from all over the world
House of Ales Oliver Twist opened up to the drinking public in May 1993 and it can still be found in Repslagargatan 6, just a block south of Akkurat, in Södermalm
Lion Bar (Norrtullsgatan 11) Lion Bar is a perfect example of a place that’s fun and affordable. Most bars charge at least 60kr for a beer. At Lion Bar beers go for 23kr! I couldn’t believe it when I saw it! The bar is right across from the Hornstull center. They’re open every day with such great prices. The food is decent (it’s still a bar) as well, with nothing priced over 90kr.
Bla doren (Södermalms Torg 6) Pub in a the ground floor of a 17th century building. Despite the name, the door isn’t blue. The name is taken from a 17th century pub in the area. Because the building is a listed monument, the door cannot be painted blue. Bottled beer is almost exclusively Swedish, including beers from Nils Oscar, Zeunerts and Avesta.
Black & Brown Inn (Hornsgatan 50 B) – In the Södermalm district, not that far from Akkurat and Oliver Twist.