Norrmalm, the main borough of Stockholm's city center, is a modern hub for tourism and business, with shopping, restaurants, popular tourist sites, and a residential area. Though Stockholm boasts many historic sites, few are found in Norrmalm. After the 1960's modernization era, many of the borough's historic buildings were torn down and replaced with skyscrapers, like the Kaknas Television Tower -- not a beautiful building, but it has beautiful, sweeping views of the city. Norrmalm is home to numerous museums as well, like the National Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art.
Norrmalm is the largest shopping district in Sweden, featuring an underground mall. Fabulous restaurants line the streets and the subway system makes it easy to get around. The upper region of Norrmalm is mostly residential and borders Ostermalm, where Stockholm's "rich and famous" live.
Norrmalm is the most convenient area of Stockholm and offers a plethora of hotels. The protruding southestern corner of the neighborhood, surrounded by water on three sides, is prime real estate, and most hotels are clustered here. Expect to pay a premium for convenience. Less expensive options can be found outside of Innerstaden, like Hotel J in Nacka.
|Airports:||Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN)|
|Stockholm-Bromma Airport (BMA)|
|Vasteras Airport (VST)|
|Peak:||April - June|
|Off-Peak:||Sept. - Nov. and Jan. - March|
|Visa:||No, for nationalities included in the Visa and Passport Requirements Chart|
|Electricity:||220-230 V, 50/60 Hz|
|Tipping:||5-10% at restaurants, on top of the service charge|