Stockholm Sweden Cruise Port
Few ports can claim such a beautiful approach. Your ship navigates the archipelago of 24,000 islands that stretches for 80km east of Stockholm, a mix of rocky outcrops inhabited only by seabirds and islets boasting stylish wooden summer homes. Wake up early and enjoy it.
There are two major cruise terminals in Stockholm: Stadsgarden and Frihamnen. Some ships may tender or dock at Nynashamn. Smaller may ships may dock right at old town at Skeppsbron.
It's too far to walk to he Old Town. There is a direct bus number 76 or number 1 from Frihamnen to Gamla Stan and vice versa. (not on Sundays). Look For the small brown building whith the large "i" sign on top of the roof, this is where the bus stop is. The bus ticket you can buy in a machine at the bus stop or from the attendant at the small building. Only credit cards are accepted, no cash. You can also buy the Stockholm Card (see below).
Bus 76 drops you off at the royal palace. Bus 1 stops at Stureplan, from where it is a short stroll to Gamla Stan. Both busses run about every 10 minutes, cost is 72 Kroner for a return ticket. The busses are wheelchair friendly.
Also at the new terminal you can buy your bus tickets or the Stockholmcard.
Shuttles are often provided at around 12 Euro per person. They will drop you off at the Opera House, right accross the Royal Palace. Note: The shuttles can get very busy on their return and waiting lines may form.
From Stockholm Arlanda Airport you can reach central Stockholm by a comfortable 40-minute taxi ride or choose the express train that brings you to the city center in a mere 20 minutes.
Nynashamn: Trains run twice an hour to Stockholm and the journey takes just little over an hour.
Webcams of the port.
Printable map to take along.
Cruise calendar for this port. (Choose Cruise ship and Expected in port.)
Check here for festivals and events in Stockholm when you are in port.
Watch a destination video.
in Cruise Port:
Stockholm's beauty is legendary. A modern capital city with a flourishing
business life, it has successfully retained its history and natural
splendour. Founded in the 13th century, the narrow streets and medieval
buildings of the Old Town sit comfortably close to the modern harbor
and port facilities, office blocks, hotels, cafes and, of course, cruise
The Stockholm Card gives you free entry to 75 museums and attractions, free travel by public transport, free sightseeing by boat as well as several other bonus offers. You decide whether you want a card that is valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours. The card will not be valid until it is stamped with the time and date the first time you use it. Three child cards can be purchased per adult card. The card is valid once per attraction and entitles you to unlimited travel by metro, bus and commuter train.
Whatever form of transportation you decide to take, make sure you will be at noon time at the Royal Palace court to watch the spectacular changing of the guards. (Sundays and holidays an hour later). Bus 76 from Frihammen has a bus stop here. Note: The changing of the guard is each day performed by another regiment or part of the armed forces, some times spectacular, some times somewhat less.
It pays to compare your cruise line shore excursions here.
|Shopping and Food:|
Stockholm is a shopper's paradise. World famous for its design and crystal, you'll find a whole lot more from exclusive fashion stores filled with the latest trends, to handicrafts and souvenirs. For the Non European Union visitor, it is easy to get a refund of the local sales tax (VAT) on purchases.
The national currency is the Swedish krona (SEK, plural kronor). 1 USD is about 5.91 SEK, 1 EUR is about 9.43 SEK and 1 GBP is about 12.28 SEK.
Automatic teller machines take major credit cards. Most stores, restaurants and bars accept all major credit cards, although in some cases there is a SEK 5 fee or a lowest purchase limit (between 50 - 100 SEK).
Swedish is the national language of Sweden, but you will find that people, especially those below the age of 70, also speak English very well - an estimated 89% of Swedes can speak English.
112 is the phone number to dial in case of fire, medical or criminal emergency.
Wifi is not available at the quays, however in town many restaurants and cafes offer free wifi. All hop on/off buses offer free wifi.
|Opening Hours and Holidays:|
Standard Swedish shopping hours are Monday to Friday 0900-1600 and Saturday 0900-1400. In Stockholm, however, many stores are open for longer and on Sunday.