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We can't help you in whether it's worth your time. That is a decision up to you. What we can do is answering the "Why is the Vasa Museum in Stockholm so Popular?" question. It's not a "how or how not to build ship", there are grand maritime museums for that around the world. The Vasa is a largely intact five hundred year old warship and not only a plain ...


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As mentioned before, it is a great museum because this is probably the only original ship left from this time. The other "old" sailships/warships you can view in other museums are either much younger, or rebuilds/replicas based on incomplete wrecks or plans. I also liked the fact that the VASA-museum is dedicated to this one ship and it's history only and ...


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I just got home using the subway and busses in Stockholm. Ticket Types All tickets are period tickets. The shortest period is for 75 minutes and starts when you first use the ticket. The longest period is one year and you need a plastic card for that type. Period lengths: 75 minutes 24 hours (1 day) 72 hours (3 days) 1 week 1 month 3 months 1 year All ...


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Stockholm has an excellent web site in English that explains all the details and even has a well made and reasonably funny video to explain it. See https://sl.se/en/getting-around/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbKTjOjcWos Tickets and fares are explained here https://sl.se/en/fares--tickets/ Which one is the most efficient for you depends on how often ...


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Yes there are plenty. The most thourough experience is probably to visit Skansen - the outdoors combined zoo and open-air museum at Djurgården. They have some shorter information in english about this. In swedish there are several pages about the festivities. Almost everwhere there are some kind of local festivity going on. It may be hard to track down. In ...


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Like all great museums, the Vasa Museum is an experience more than just a couple of rooms with a lot of old stuff. It is true that the number of exhibits and topics are very limited, but that's a strength, not a weakness - it's an excellently curated collection with a narrow theme, a very strong primary exhibit (the ship itself, which is extremely impressive ...


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Adding to the previous answers, the Vasa museum is to me a metaphor on how not to run a project in general. We certainly learned in 333 years how to avoid building a boat that will capsize, but we keep failing at applying the learning to other projects. While visiting the Vasa museum, friends of mine from Berlin couldn't help drawing parallels with the ...


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According to the Terms and Conditions of the Stockholm public transport system: Children and young people may travel at a discounted price from and including when they turn 6 until the day they reach the age of 20. So it looks like you'll have to pay full price.


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There is no forecast per se that I can find, although the cherry blossom day event will be on the 22nd of April this year at Kungsträdgården. Then some kind of celebration/event is done in conjunction with the Japanese community, so the bloom should have started by then. Every spring the cherry bloom seems to result in some activity on news sites and social ...


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I live in suburban Stockholm so here is a locals view on the topic. Gamla stan Just taking a nice walk through Gamla Stan should be doable in a couple of hours so you will have plenty of more time to explore other parts of the city. In Gamla Stan - try to stay away from Västerlånggatan which is the most touristy street. Österlånggatan is a nicer option. ...


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No, those are the airports that are close to Stockholm. Arlanda (ARN), Bromma (BMA), Skavsta (NYO) and Västerås (VST) are included in the STO airport code. Note though that the time to the airports are quite different when travelling from Stockholm City, from 15 - 20 minutes to Bromma Airport and up to 90 minutes to Västerås Airport.


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All of the subway stations are within zone A, but some buses and trains reach outer zones. A single ride is 45 SEK, but if you have a prepaid travel card (costs 20 SEK) it goes down to 32 SEK. Paper coupon strips are no longer accepted. You can buy a card at the Central station SL center among other places, and fill it with cash or tickets at the vending ...


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No, there are multiple zones, mostly you have to cross from one zone to another, hence pay more. Here's the metro zone map: They sell 16-ticket slips for 200 SEK, you need two units (tickets) if you're traveling within a single zone, three units when in two zones (e.g. from A to B) and four if you're traveling between three zones. The easiest way would be ...


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I have to completely agree w/user1202136. The story itself is utterly fascinating. Ever have a manager or boss that was so cocksure of themselves that they created requirements and more requirements that eventually "sank" the project? This is that story writ large on the global stage. The icing on the cake is that the evidence for this story is nearly 100% ...


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There seems to be a bit of confusion here. Flygbussarna is a bus service to and from airports in Sweden. From Arlanda airport they operate three routes. They all pick up passengers at three stops at the airport and then take the E4 motorway south, after which they separate. Each route has its own stops in and around central Stockholm. The most used line is ...


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The simplest way is to get a SL access card from any Pressbyran store. There is a small admin fee, but it means you can just touch the card at the ticket barriers for the Tunnelbana. With a SL access card, the single fare for a journey on the Tunnelbana is (in January 2019) 32 krona. You can also use the SL access card on the Pendeltag (commuter rail), trams,...


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It seems like the route you found is the only one that is covered with the Stockholm Card. This Stockholm Card folder (in Swedish) says that it includes unlimited travel with SL, but Obs! Djurgårdsfärjan är inte en del av SL. (Note! The Djurgården-ferry is not a part of SL.) which I believe is the ferry you found from Slussen in Gamla Stan. You can however ...


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A three zone ticket will take you from anywhere in Stockholm all the way to Arlanda including any bus or other railbound transport you want to use. If you arrive at Arlanda by SL train you also need to pay 120 SEK (€12) for entry to the airport (free for under 18s). You can either do this in any Access automat, at the train station before starting your ...


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I have tried checking on their website for you and can't find anything out of the ordinary on there. So I am going to go by the timetables and how it has been previous years. The 26th of december is a public holiday in Sweden and as such there will be the same amount of service as on a normal sunday. Which for subways usually means every 10 minutes in the ...


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For this trip, you would not need to do anything at Newark besides proceed to your gate. This will likely mean taking a shuttle bus to Terminal B, where SAS operates. Do not exit the secure area, but take the airside bus, which will bring you near the gate for your flight to Copenhagen. There is no exit passport check in the US. At Copenhagen, you will need ...


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Native swede from Stockholm here. Supposedly it is because very few ships from the 17th century are so well-preserved. For many decades the museum was just the ship itself, nothing else. You'd probably have to be quite a bit of a nautical nerd to find that alone interesting for more than 10 minutes. But in the late 80s/early 90s they built a proper museum ...


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If you collect your baggage, you will need to leave the transit zone and check it in for the next flight. To get out of the transit zone, you would need to go through the passport control, which means you do need a Schengen or Swedish national visa.


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Yes - Eskilstuna is a nice option. The obvious ones near Stockholm (that some may consider tourist traps) are: Vaxholm (reachable by bus or boat) Mariefred (with the interesting Gripsholms Castle) Sigtuna (old city with several medieval church ruins) Other options are: Uppsala (with a cathedral and old royal burial grounds) Strängnäs (nice old small city ...


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I think that this question will be closed as primary-opinion based, but still want to add that the best way to investigate a country is avoiding the trourist traps and select not first option you can find. I suggest you the Eskilstuna city, there are a lot of museums there, zoo and park recreation zone you can walk in, and it is situated not very far from ...


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In terminal 5 it depends on what gate you arrive at. The F gates are quite a walk from security. The entrance to Arlanda Central is located in Sky City between Terminal 5 and Terminal 4. I would count on 5-15 minutes to get out of arrivals - then another 10 minutes to get to the station so with some marginal 30 minutes should be fine. With checked luggage it ...


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The Russian Ministry for Foreign Affairs maintains a so-called 'List of Countries with Increased Immigration Risks'. Among the other limitations, it is regulated that nationals of these countries may only get Russian visas either in their home country or in a country of permanent residence. Unfortunately, India is on this list. I'm afraid you're out of luck.


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The best way is to take the regional train from Stockholm to Kolmaarden, a station located in Krokek. From there buses 432 and 433 connect to the zoo. You can go via Norrköping, but it's a detour, as all buses from there will pass through Kolmaarden station en route anyway, and that station is before Norrköping coming from Stockholm.


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The easiest and most straightforward option would be to take the airport coaches (Flygbussarna). They leave from a couple of different places in Stockholm and seem to take 80 minutes to get from the center of Stockholm to Skavsta. It's 139 Kronor for an adult one way, and 278 for a return ticket.


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Unfortunately, you won't be able to get such discounts. Only students in Swedish universities or other eligible educational institutes can obtain such cards, and those are period cards for 30 or 90 days. If you are staying only for a short time in Stockholm(which is not immediately apparent from your question), you may take advantage of the visitor tickets ...


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As a frequent traveller with Tallink Silja it's very easy for me to answer this question. Cruises You must get a physical paper key with a magnetic stripe for your cabin and to be able to pass the automatic gates at the terminal. You can get the key(s) either at the manned kiosks or using self-service machines. There's no need to "check-in" before you get ...


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