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The '''Northern and Western Suburbs''' of [[Stockholm]] extend north towards [[Uppsala]] and [[Sigtuna]]. At the south-west they connect to [[Ekerö]], and at the east to the [[Stockholm archipelago]] and [[Roslagen]].
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The '''Northern Suburbs''' of [[Stockholm]], ''Norrort'', extend north towards [[Uppsala]] and [[Sigtuna]]. At the south-west they border to [[Stockholm/Western Suburbs|Stockholm's western suburbs]], and at the east to the [[Stockholm archipelago]] and [[Roslagen]].
  
 
The area is not as packed with tourist highlights as central Stockholm, but there are forests and waterfront areas for retreating from city-life.
 
The area is not as packed with tourist highlights as central Stockholm, but there are forests and waterfront areas for retreating from city-life.
  
 
==Understand==
 
==Understand==
The area consists of the north-west of Stockholm municipality, as well as '''Danderyd''', '''Täby''', '''Vallentuna''', '''Sollentuna''', '''Upplands-Väsby''', '''Upplands-Bro''', '''Solna''', '''Sundbyberg''' and '''Järfälla'''.
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The area consists of several municipalities, separate from Stockholm: '''Danderyd''', '''Täby''', '''Vallentuna''', '''Sollentuna''', '''Upplands-Väsby''', '''Upplands-Bro''', '''Solna''', '''Sundbyberg''' and '''Järfälla'''.
  
 
During the Viking Age and Middle Ages, the area was known as '''Attundaland''', an entity surviving only with the fire brigade ''Brandkåren Attunda'' and the courthouse ''Attunda Tingsrätt''.
 
During the Viking Age and Middle Ages, the area was known as '''Attundaland''', an entity surviving only with the fire brigade ''Brandkåren Attunda'' and the courthouse ''Attunda Tingsrätt''.
  
During the 20th century, the area transformed from farms to suburbs. Solna and Sundbyberg are autonomous cities, with rectangular city blocks as well as modernist apartment rows. Bromma, Helenelund and Danderyd are affluent garden cities, and the areas of Järvafältet (Rinkeby, Tensta, Hjulsta) were built as part of the Million Project in 1960s and 1970s, at the subway, to provide low-cost housing.
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During the 20th century, the area transformed from farms to suburbs. Solna and Sundbyberg are autonomous cities, with rectangular city blocks as well as modernist apartment rows. Helenelund and Danderyd are affluent garden cities.
  
Much due to successful co-operation between phone company Ericsson and telecom operator Telia, the Kista area has flourished as a high-tech cluster, and is now rivalling central Stockholm as the main business district. With the Karolinska Institute, famous for distributing the Nobel Prize in medicine, Solna is a center for health science and biotechnology.
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With the Karolinska Institute, famous for distributing the Nobel Prize in medicine, Solna is a center for health science and biotechnology.
  
 
==Get in/Get around==
 
==Get in/Get around==
'''Stockholm-Bromma airport''' is primarily for short-range flights. See [[Stockholm#By plane]] for transit.
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Public transport covers most of the region. See [[Stockholm#Public transport]]. '''Roslagsbanan''' is a narrow-gauge commuter railroad, worn down, but more quaint than regular railroads.
  
Public transport is accessible throughout the region. '''Roslagsbanan''' is a narrow-gauge commuter railroad, worn down, but more quaint than regular railroads.
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While the suburbs are exempt from congestion tax, the road connections to central Stockholm (from Solna) have toll stations. See [[Stockholm#Car]].
 
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The road connections to central Stockholm (from Solna and Alvik) have toll stations for congestion tax.
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==See==
 
==See==
 
* '''Hagaparken''' [http://www.visithaga.se/en] is a royal palace park in Solna with a rich history, great for picnics. The palace is currently the residence of Crown Princess Victoria.
 
* '''Hagaparken''' [http://www.visithaga.se/en] is a royal palace park in Solna with a rich history, great for picnics. The palace is currently the residence of Crown Princess Victoria.
 
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** '''The Haga Park Museum''' Free admission. [http://www.sfv.se/cms/sfv/english/holiday/Haga_Park_Museum.html]
* '''Bromma kyrka''', Gliavägen 100 (''Bus 117 from T Brommaplan'') +46 8 37 34 48, [http://www.brommaforsamling.se/]. Bromma kyrka, in the western suburbs, is one of the oldest in Stockholm. It has also been voted the city's most beautiful. The oldest part was built as a round church in the second half of the 12th century. The church contains medieval paintings from the late 15th century.
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** The '''Butterfly House''', ''Fjärilshuset'', [http://www.fjarilshuset.se/fjarilshuset/Forstasidan.html] is a tropical greenhouse open around the year.
 
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** '''Gustav III:s pavilion''' [http://www.kungahuset.se/royalcourt/royalpalaces/gustaviiispavilion.4.396160511584257f218000319.html] is open to the public during summer.
* '''Tensta konsthall''', Taxingegränd 10 (''T Tensta''), +46 8 36 07 63, [http://www.tenstakonsthall.se/]. Open Tu-Su noon-5PM (closed for much of the summer). Tensta Konsthall, an exhibition hall in the multicultural western suburb of Tensta, opened in 1998 and has been met with much interest from critics for its contemporary art exhibitions.
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* '''Edsbergs slott''' [http://www.sollentuna.se/Sollentuna-kommun/Se--gora/Byggnader-och-kulturmiljoer/Edsbergs-slott/] is a 17th century palace, today mainly used by the Royal College of Music.
 
* '''Edsbergs slott''' [http://www.sollentuna.se/Sollentuna-kommun/Se--gora/Byggnader-och-kulturmiljoer/Edsbergs-slott/] is a 17th century palace, today mainly used by the Royal College of Music.
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* '''Edsvik konsthall''' [http://www.edsvik.com/], an art gallery.  
 
* '''Edsvik konsthall''' [http://www.edsvik.com/], an art gallery.  
  
* '''Bögsgård''' [http://www.bogsgard.se/], a farm in Sollentuna for displaying traditional agriculture. The farm has been featured twice at American ''The Amazing Race''.
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* '''Bögs gård''' [http://www.bogsgard.se/], a farm in Sollentuna for displaying traditional agriculture. The farm has been featured twice at American ''The Amazing Race''.
  
* '''Vällingby''': Built in 1954 as one of the world's first planned multi-functional suburbs, the area became an icon of the Swedish welfare state.
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* '''MC Collection Museum''' [http://www.mc-collection.com/about-us.html], a collection of more than a hundred motorcycles.
  
* '''Blackeberg''': A typical modernist suburb, known for the vampire film ''Let The Right One In''.
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* '''Åbergs Museum''' [http://www.abergsmuseum.se/en.html], Kalmarvägen 10, Bålsta, founded by artist and actor Lasse Åberg, with a collection of Disney memorabilia and historic cartoons.
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* '''Cedergrenska Tornet''' [http://www.cedergrenska.se/], Kungsvägen 2, Stocksund, is an interesting tower in Danderyd conceived by Albert Gotthard Nestor Cedergren in the early 20th century. Half built in 1908 it then stood unfinished until completed in 1995. The tower is now used for conferences and parties but is open to the public for sunday brunches. Apart from the tower the surrounding park is worth a visit in its own right. The tower is a 1km walk from Stocksund Station along Roslagsbanan and there is also a bus from the bus terminal at Danderyds Sjukhus that gets you a bit closer.
  
 
==Do==
 
==Do==
* Several '''beaches''' for open-water swimming, especially at Hässelby, Järfälla and Sollentuna.
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* Several '''beaches''' for open-water swimming, especially at Järfälla and Sollentuna.
  
* '''AIK''' plays their home games at the large '''Råsunda stadium''', Solnavägen 51 (''T Solna Centrum''), a national football stadium in the north-western bordering town of Solna. The arena is Stockholm's largest, with around 35,000 seats, and although seldom sold out, the club generally attracts the biggest home crowds in Sweden. The stadium will be closed for demolition in November 2012.
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* '''Friends Arena''', [http://www.friendsarena.se], is the new 50,000-seat stadium for international football games and other event, opened in October, 2012, home arena for the national football team, as well as '''AIK'''.
  
* '''Friends Arena''' is the new stadium for international football games and other event, to open in October, 2012.
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* '''Väsjöbacken''' in Sollentuna, alpine skiing during winter. [http://www.vasjobacken.com/]
 
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* '''Brommapojkarna''' plays their home games at '''Grimsta IP''', Bromma (''T Hässelby Strand''). Brommapojkarna advanced to the top league in 2009.
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* '''Väsjöbacken''' in Sollentuna, alpine skiing during winter.
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* '''Brukets skidbacke''' in Järfälla, alpine skiing and snowboarding during winter. [http://www.jakfreeride.se/]
 
* '''Brukets skidbacke''' in Järfälla, alpine skiing and snowboarding during winter. [http://www.jakfreeride.se/]
 
* '''Solvalla''' hippodrome (''Free buses from the City Terminal and T Sundbyberg before races, or a 10 min walk from T Rissne'') +46 8 635 90 00 [http://solvalla.se/]. For a day at the races, you can go to Stockholm's hippodrome Solvalla in the northwestern suburbs, watch trotters compete in harness racing, and place some bets. Races are held Wednesday nights and many weekends. The biggest event is the prestigious Elitloppet race [http://www.elitloppet.se/default-uk.asp] at the end of May every year.
 
** '''Elitloppet 2011''', May 27-29.
 
  
 
* '''Täby galopp''', a horse-race track in Täby. [http://www.tabygalopp.se/]
 
* '''Täby galopp''', a horse-race track in Täby. [http://www.tabygalopp.se/]
 
* '''Kistamässan''' is a convention center at the ''Helenelund'' station. Since 2008 they host a broad set of events, many of them about information technology. [http://www.kistamassan.com/eng]
 
  
 
==Buy==
 
==Buy==
 
* '''Stockholm Quality Outlet''' [http://www.qualityoutlet.com/], Majorsvägen 2-4, Järfälla (''Commuter train to Jakobsberg and then bus 567'') [http://www.stockholmtown.com/]. Open M-F 11:00-20:00, Sa 10:00-17:00, Su 11:00-17:00. Close to one of Stockholm's two IKEA stores, in the suburb Barkarby, rather far out northwest of the city center, you will find a factory outlet village that claims to be the first and biggest in the Nordic countries, and promises prices 30 to 60 percent lower than in the city center stores.
 
* '''Stockholm Quality Outlet''' [http://www.qualityoutlet.com/], Majorsvägen 2-4, Järfälla (''Commuter train to Jakobsberg and then bus 567'') [http://www.stockholmtown.com/]. Open M-F 11:00-20:00, Sa 10:00-17:00, Su 11:00-17:00. Close to one of Stockholm's two IKEA stores, in the suburb Barkarby, rather far out northwest of the city center, you will find a factory outlet village that claims to be the first and biggest in the Nordic countries, and promises prices 30 to 60 percent lower than in the city center stores.
 
*'''Vällingby Centrum''', (''T Vällingby''), [http://www.vallingbycentrum.se/]. Most stores open M-F 10:00-19:00, Sa 10:00-17:00, Su 11:00-17:00.
 
 
*'''Kista Galleria''', (''T Kista''), [http://www.kistagalleria.se/]. Open daily 10:00-21:00.
 
  
 
*'''Täby Centrum''', (''Roslagsbanan Täby Centrum''), [http://www.tabycentrum.se/]. Open daily 10:00-19:00.
 
*'''Täby Centrum''', (''Roslagsbanan Täby Centrum''), [http://www.tabycentrum.se/]. Open daily 10:00-19:00.
  
 
*'''Solna Centrum''', (''Hotellgatan Solna Centrum''), [http://www.solnacentrum.se/].  Open M-F 10:00-19:00, Sa 10:00-17:00, Su 11:00-17:00.
 
*'''Solna Centrum''', (''Hotellgatan Solna Centrum''), [http://www.solnacentrum.se/].  Open M-F 10:00-19:00, Sa 10:00-17:00, Su 11:00-17:00.
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*'''Sollentuna Centrum''', (''Commuter train Sollentuna''), [http://www.sollentunacentrum.se/]. Open M-F 10.00-20.00, Sa-Su 10.00-18.00.
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*'''Stinsen''', (''Bus 514 from train station Sollentuna or walk from Häggvik''), [http://www.stinsen.se]. Open M-F 10.00-20.00, Sa 10.00-18.00, Su 11.00-18.00.
  
 
==Eat==
 
==Eat==
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===Budget===
 
===Budget===
 
* '''IKEA Barkarby''': While the IKEA stores are similar around the world, the diners are the cheapest in Sweden, with a two-sandwich breakfast for 10 SEK, and a full meal for 45 SEK.
 
* '''IKEA Barkarby''': While the IKEA stores are similar around the world, the diners are the cheapest in Sweden, with a two-sandwich breakfast for 10 SEK, and a full meal for 45 SEK.
 
===Mid-range===
 
* '''Kista Food Court''': An international food court with 20 restaurants.
 
  
 
===Splurge===
 
===Splurge===
* '''Sjöpaviljongen''' [http://www.sjopaviljongen.se/Engelska.html], T-Alvik, a waterfront restaurant.
 
 
 
* '''Edsbacka krog''', Sollentunavägen 220 (''Commuter train to Sollentuna, buses 607, 627 to Edsbacka''), +46 8 96 33 00 [http://www.edsbackakrog.se/]. Open M-F 17:30-24:00, Sa 14:00-24:00 (Edsbacka Krog is closing down Feb 27 2010). Located 15 km north of central Stockholm, Sollentuna’s rather traditionalist Edsbacka Krog is the only Swedish restaurant with two stars in the Michelin Guide Rouge. Extensive wine list. Mains 370-420 SEK, menus 750-1200 SEK.
 
* '''Edsbacka krog''', Sollentunavägen 220 (''Commuter train to Sollentuna, buses 607, 627 to Edsbacka''), +46 8 96 33 00 [http://www.edsbackakrog.se/]. Open M-F 17:30-24:00, Sa 14:00-24:00 (Edsbacka Krog is closing down Feb 27 2010). Located 15 km north of central Stockholm, Sollentuna’s rather traditionalist Edsbacka Krog is the only Swedish restaurant with two stars in the Michelin Guide Rouge. Extensive wine list. Mains 370-420 SEK, menus 750-1200 SEK.
  
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* '''Garbo''' [http://www.grandgarbo.com/] in Sundbyberg might be the most lively nightclub in suburban Stockholm. As 50% of Sundbyberg households are singles[http://www.sundbyberg.se/omsundbyberg/sundbyberginenglish/themunicipalityofsundbyberg/demographicstatistics.4.19e215bf8fef4cccc7fff5673.html] (reputedly the highest portion for any city in the world), this is the place for pick-up artists.
 
* '''Garbo''' [http://www.grandgarbo.com/] in Sundbyberg might be the most lively nightclub in suburban Stockholm. As 50% of Sundbyberg households are singles[http://www.sundbyberg.se/omsundbyberg/sundbyberginenglish/themunicipalityofsundbyberg/demographicstatistics.4.19e215bf8fef4cccc7fff5673.html] (reputedly the highest portion for any city in the world), this is the place for pick-up artists.
  
* Several sport bars around Råsunda Arena; crowded on game days.
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* Several sport bars in Solna around the dismantled Råsunda Stadium.
 
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* '''Scandic Victoria Tower's Sky Bar''': though the range of drinks is limited, the view from the 34th floor is rivalled only by Kaknästornet.
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==Sleep==
 
==Sleep==
 
===Budget===
 
* '''Mornington Hotel''' [http://www.mornington.se/bromma.aspx?lang=2&pageId=3], a sport-business hotel near Bromma airport, with gym, massage and healthy breakfast. The airport and traffic noise at the front can be disturbing, but the hotel is at walking distance from a waterfront park.
 
 
* '''Hotel Äppelviken''' [http://www.hotelappelviken.se/], a self-service hotel in a quiet suburban neighborhood.
 
 
* '''Angby Camping''' [http://www.angbycamping.se/engelska/headpage.html] (''T-bana: Angbyplan (come out of the station, turn left, keep walking).  If you miss the last T-bana take night bus 198 from Sergels Torg/T-Centralen, direction Backlura, stop Angbyplan (right next to the T-bana)'') Rents out cabins, has caravan/camper van lots, and space for free camping (with plenty of shade).  Spotless toilets and showers (the latter cost 10 SEK).  Laundry facilities, cooking facilities, internet café, mini-market which bakes its own bread and cakes every morning, small children's area.  Very friendly staff who are prepared to go the extra mile to help out.  A stone's throw from the campsite is Lake Malaren with beach, bar/restaurant, crazy golf, and the campsite's own water slide. .  Cost - e.g. one adult, one child, one tent, 225SEK per night.
 
 
===Mid-range===
 
* '''Scandic Alvik''' [http://www.scandichotels.com/en/Hotels/Countries/Sweden/Stockholm/Hotels/Scandic-Alvik/] a waterfront hotel 4 km from central Stockholm.
 
 
* '''Scandic Victoria Tower''' [http://www.scandichotels.com/en/], a new-built skyscraper hotel at Kistamässan at the Helenelund railway station.
 
  
 
===Splurge===
 
===Splurge===

Latest revision as of 09:06, 8 January 2013

The Northern Suburbs of Stockholm, Norrort, extend north towards Uppsala and Sigtuna. At the south-west they border to Stockholm's western suburbs, and at the east to the Stockholm archipelago and Roslagen.

The area is not as packed with tourist highlights as central Stockholm, but there are forests and waterfront areas for retreating from city-life.

Understand[edit]

The area consists of several municipalities, separate from Stockholm: Danderyd, Täby, Vallentuna, Sollentuna, Upplands-Väsby, Upplands-Bro, Solna, Sundbyberg and Järfälla.

During the Viking Age and Middle Ages, the area was known as Attundaland, an entity surviving only with the fire brigade Brandkåren Attunda and the courthouse Attunda Tingsrätt.

During the 20th century, the area transformed from farms to suburbs. Solna and Sundbyberg are autonomous cities, with rectangular city blocks as well as modernist apartment rows. Helenelund and Danderyd are affluent garden cities.

With the Karolinska Institute, famous for distributing the Nobel Prize in medicine, Solna is a center for health science and biotechnology.

Get in/Get around[edit]

Public transport covers most of the region. See Stockholm#Public transport. Roslagsbanan is a narrow-gauge commuter railroad, worn down, but more quaint than regular railroads.

While the suburbs are exempt from congestion tax, the road connections to central Stockholm (from Solna) have toll stations. See Stockholm#Car.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Hagaparken [1] is a royal palace park in Solna with a rich history, great for picnics. The palace is currently the residence of Crown Princess Victoria.
    • The Haga Park Museum Free admission. [2]
    • The Butterfly House, Fjärilshuset, [3] is a tropical greenhouse open around the year.
    • Gustav III:s pavilion [4] is open to the public during summer.
  • Edsbergs slott [5] is a 17th century palace, today mainly used by the Royal College of Music.
  • Edsvik konsthall [6], an art gallery.
  • Bögs gård [7], a farm in Sollentuna for displaying traditional agriculture. The farm has been featured twice at American The Amazing Race.
  • MC Collection Museum [8], a collection of more than a hundred motorcycles.
  • Åbergs Museum [9], Kalmarvägen 10, Bålsta, founded by artist and actor Lasse Åberg, with a collection of Disney memorabilia and historic cartoons.
  • Cedergrenska Tornet [10], Kungsvägen 2, Stocksund, is an interesting tower in Danderyd conceived by Albert Gotthard Nestor Cedergren in the early 20th century. Half built in 1908 it then stood unfinished until completed in 1995. The tower is now used for conferences and parties but is open to the public for sunday brunches. Apart from the tower the surrounding park is worth a visit in its own right. The tower is a 1km walk from Stocksund Station along Roslagsbanan and there is also a bus from the bus terminal at Danderyds Sjukhus that gets you a bit closer.

Do[edit][add listing]

  • Several beaches for open-water swimming, especially at Järfälla and Sollentuna.
  • Friends Arena, [11], is the new 50,000-seat stadium for international football games and other event, opened in October, 2012, home arena for the national football team, as well as AIK.
  • Väsjöbacken in Sollentuna, alpine skiing during winter. [12]
  • Brukets skidbacke in Järfälla, alpine skiing and snowboarding during winter. [13]
  • Täby galopp, a horse-race track in Täby. [14]

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • Stockholm Quality Outlet [15], Majorsvägen 2-4, Järfälla (Commuter train to Jakobsberg and then bus 567) [16]. Open M-F 11:00-20:00, Sa 10:00-17:00, Su 11:00-17:00. Close to one of Stockholm's two IKEA stores, in the suburb Barkarby, rather far out northwest of the city center, you will find a factory outlet village that claims to be the first and biggest in the Nordic countries, and promises prices 30 to 60 percent lower than in the city center stores.
  • Täby Centrum, (Roslagsbanan Täby Centrum), [17]. Open daily 10:00-19:00.
  • Solna Centrum, (Hotellgatan Solna Centrum), [18]. Open M-F 10:00-19:00, Sa 10:00-17:00, Su 11:00-17:00.
  • Sollentuna Centrum, (Commuter train Sollentuna), [19]. Open M-F 10.00-20.00, Sa-Su 10.00-18.00.
  • Stinsen, (Bus 514 from train station Sollentuna or walk from Häggvik), [20]. Open M-F 10.00-20.00, Sa 10.00-18.00, Su 11.00-18.00.

Eat[edit][add listing]

Budget[edit]

  • IKEA Barkarby: While the IKEA stores are similar around the world, the diners are the cheapest in Sweden, with a two-sandwich breakfast for 10 SEK, and a full meal for 45 SEK.

Splurge[edit]

  • Edsbacka krog, Sollentunavägen 220 (Commuter train to Sollentuna, buses 607, 627 to Edsbacka), +46 8 96 33 00 [21]. Open M-F 17:30-24:00, Sa 14:00-24:00 (Edsbacka Krog is closing down Feb 27 2010). Located 15 km north of central Stockholm, Sollentuna’s rather traditionalist Edsbacka Krog is the only Swedish restaurant with two stars in the Michelin Guide Rouge. Extensive wine list. Mains 370-420 SEK, menus 750-1200 SEK.
  • Stallmästaregården, [22] is Stockholm's oldest surviving inn.

Drink[edit][add listing]

As most residents venture to central Stockholm for nightlife, the suburbs mostly contain local hangouts and hotel bars. A few places beyond the usual are:

  • Garbo [23] in Sundbyberg might be the most lively nightclub in suburban Stockholm. As 50% of Sundbyberg households are singles[24] (reputedly the highest portion for any city in the world), this is the place for pick-up artists.
  • Several sport bars in Solna around the dismantled Råsunda Stadium.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

Splurge[edit]

  • Radisson Blu Royal Park Hotel [25] in Hagaparken, Solna.

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