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* '''Bosön''' [http://www.boson.nu/English/], the Swedish Sports Confederation's center for training. Several world-famous athletes work out here.
 
* '''Bosön''' [http://www.boson.nu/English/], the Swedish Sports Confederation's center for training. Several world-famous athletes work out here.
  
* '''Fjäderholmarna''' is a group of small islands, separate from the main islands, reached by ferry from Stockholm.
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* '''Fjäderholmarna''' [[http://www.fjaderholmarna.se/english/start.4.1a2467a10ad032dc26800015081.html]] is a group of small islands, separate from the main islands, reached by ferry from Stockholm.
  
 
* '''Lidingö kyrka''', the 16th century town church, beatifully situated at a waterfront hill. The cemetery contains graves of prominent Swedes, such as Nobel laureates Gustaf Dalén and Pär Lagerkvist.
 
* '''Lidingö kyrka''', the 16th century town church, beatifully situated at a waterfront hill. The cemetery contains graves of prominent Swedes, such as Nobel laureates Gustaf Dalén and Pär Lagerkvist.

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Lidingö is an island-suburb east of Stockholm in Sweden, at the innermost part of the Stockholm archipelago.

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Understand

Lidingö is a municipality with about 45,000 inhabitants, with a land area of 30 square kilometers, consisting of the main island Lidingö, and some minor islands. Lidingö contains suburban areas with high-rise buildings as well as single-family houses and a nature reserve.

Get in

Lidingö is connected to Stockholm by two parallel bridges at Ropsten, the end station of the subway in the Östermalm district. The light rail Lidingöbanan, as well as buses, carry on to Lidingö. Just as inner Stockholm, Lidingö is in the inner public transport zone.

Lidingö is well within reach for bicycles from central Stockholm, with stands for Stockholm City Bikes. [1]

Sjövägen is a public transport ferry from Nybrokajen in central Stockholm, passing Nacka on the way to Lidingö. [2]

Get around

Most of Lidingö is easily accessed by public transport, car and bicycle.

See

  • Millesgården, Herserudsvägen 32 (on Lidingö, T Ropsten and then the Lidingöbanan train to Baggeby or buses to Torsvik), +46 8 446 75 90, [3]. Open M-Su 11:00-17:00 15 May-30 Sep, Tu-Su 12:00-17:00 1 Oct-14 May. In the former residence and studio of the famous sculptor Carl Milles, his own work is showcased alongside contemporary Swedish and international artists. A new extension was recently built for temporary exhibitions. Adult admission 80 SEK.
  • Bosön [4], the Swedish Sports Confederation's center for training. Several world-famous athletes work out here.
  • Fjäderholmarna [[5]] is a group of small islands, separate from the main islands, reached by ferry from Stockholm.
  • Lidingö kyrka, the 16th century town church, beatifully situated at a waterfront hill. The cemetery contains graves of prominent Swedes, such as Nobel laureates Gustaf Dalén and Pär Lagerkvist.

Do

  • Hiking and cycling all across the island.
  • Fågelöudde, a beach, most frequented by families.
  • Kottlasjön, a lake for bathing in the summer, and ice-skating in the winter.
  • Ekholmsnäs, a semi-artificial hill, a downhill ski slope, with equipment rental. With artificial snow, it keeps open as long as temperatures are below zero. Great view. Mountainbiking during warm seasons.
  • Lidingö Golfklubb [6], an 18-hole golf course. The area is open for hiking during summer, and cross-country skiing during winter.
  • Ekholmsnäs Golf [7], a 9-hole golf course, upwards the Ekholmsnäs hill.
  • Lidingöloppet [8] claims to be the world's largest cross-country running race. Held annually in September, with around 45,000 participants. One of four legs of the Swedish Classic Circuit. [9]

Eat

  • Jernet, a diner in Lidingö Centrum.
  • Konditori Princess, a Swedish-style café.

Sleep

Lidingö has a cluster of conference centers, most of them on the Elfvik peninsula. Many of them also cater to travellers.

Budget

  • Rönneberga [10] a conference hotel, open as a self-service hostel during summer.

Mid-range

  • Ariston Hotel [11] in central Lidingö.
  • Bosön [12] in an athletic environment.
  • Scandic Foresta near Millesgården. Great view of the Stockholm harbor.
  • Alfa Hotel [13] at Lidingöbron, near Stockholm.
  • Lidingö Hotel [14] in a calm suburban neighborhood.
  • Best Western Söderås, a rural waterfront hotel, 12 kilometers from downtown Stockholm. [15]

Splurge

  • Blue Hotel [16], with view of the archipelago, and a Turkish hamam spa.
  • Högberga gård [17], a high-class conference hotel at the southern waterfront.
  • Gåshaga Sealodge [18], at the dock to the archipelago.

Get out

Boats into the Stockholm archipelago from Gåshaga brygga, the end station of Lidingöbanan.



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