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Getting There: Depending on the U.S. departure city, airlines serving Stockholm's International Airport include American, British Airways, Continental, Delta, Finnair, Northwest, SAS, and United Airlines. The 1-800 phone numbers and Web links for these airlines are available at this magazine’s Airlines page.

Visitors to Stockholm have many options for walking, bicycling, and public transportation by taxi, bus, and ferries within Stockholm, so a car is generally not a requirement. Those travelers who desire a car are advised to rent a car in advance from the U.S., available via Auto Europe, Avis, Europe By Car, and Hertz.. The 1-800 phone numbers and Web links for these agencies are available at this magazine’s Autos page.

Expedia.com provides good options for searching for air, car, hotel, or Baltic Sea cruise packages that include Stockholm on their itinerary.

Staying There: A variety of Stockholm lodging accommodations and eating establishments are described in detail in Rick Steves Scandinavia. Rick Steves also gives excellent advice on sites and suggested itineraries. Other travel guides on Sweden, Scandinavia, and Europe are available in High on Adventure’s Travel Bookstore. The Web site links below also provide information on history, sites, lodging and eating.

Fast Facts: Sweden's population of 8 million residents speaks Swedish, and the majority of the population is conversant in English. The currency is the Swedish krona (~ 10 Skr to $ 1 USA). Stockholm has a population of ~800,000 residents. Sweden is tecnologically advanced and socialistic, with a high average standard of living.

Map courtesy: Lonely Planet Destination Sweden

Useful WWW sites for Sweden and Stockholm:

Lonely Planet Sweden
Official Stockholm City Guide
About.com Guide to Stockholm and Sweden

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