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Lidingö

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Lidingö is an island-suburb east of Stockholm in Sweden.

Understand

Lidingö is a municipality with about 45,000 inhabitants, consisting of the main island Lidingö, and some minor islands. Lidingö contains suburban areas, a nature reserve, and an array of conference centers on the Elfvik peninsula.

Get in

From subway station Ropsten, the light rail Lidingöbanan, as well as buses, serve Lidingö.

Sjövägen is a public transport ferry from Nybrokajen in downtown Stockholm, as well as Nacka. [1]

Get around

Most of Lidingö is easily accessed by bicycle or car.

See

  • Millesgården, Herserudsvägen 32 (on Lidingö, T Ropsten and then the Lidingöbanan train to Baggeby or buses to Torsvik), +46 8 446 75 90, [2]. Open M-Su 11AM-5PM 15 May-30 Sep, Tu-Su noon-5PM 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 80SEK.
  • Bosön, a sports complex.
  • Fjäderholmarna is a group of small islands, separate from the main islands, reached by ferry from Stockholm.

Do

  • Hiking and cycling all across the island.
  • Fågelöudde, a beach, most frequented by families.
  • 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.
  • Ekholmsnäs Golf, a 9-hole golf course, upwards the Ekholmsnäs hill.

[3]

  • Lidingöloppet, Cross-country running race held in September annually, part of the Swedish Classic circuit. [4]

Eat

  • Jernet, a classic diner in Lidingö Centrum.

Sleep

Budget

  • Rönneberga [5] a conference hotel, open as a self-service hostel during summer.

Mid-range

  • Tre Systrar [6], a B&B mansion in a quiet suburban neighborhood.
  • Bosön [7] in an athletic environment.
  • Scandic Foresta near Millesgården. Great view of the Stockholm harbor.
  • Best Western Söderås, a rural waterfront hotel, 12 kilometers from downtown Stockholm. [8]

Splurge

  • Blue Hotel, with view of the archipelago, and a Turkish hamam spa. [9]

Contact

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