The city of Stockholm is spread across 14 beautiful islands rich in nordic culture and history. Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and has been settled since the Stone Age starting as a trade center for vikings in 1000 AD. Now, Stockholm is one of the fastest growing metropolitan cities in Europe. But don’t worry, there is still much of the old architecture intact and Nordic culture is prevalent for tourists to experience. Gamla Stan or “Old Town” is an ideal destination for those who want to witness mansions and the old architecture. The area is still based on a medieval street layout and it absolutely beautiful. Stockholm is also home to many museums, art galleries, and over a thousand restaurants.
Citizens from countries outside the European Union, like the United States, are required to present a passport valid for at least three months beyond the intended stay in Sweden.
There are some goods that are restricted to import to Sweden. Goods like firearms, dangerous articles, narcotics, animals and medicine. You can’t bring goods from endangered species (CITES) into Sweden at any time without special permit. Goods that you are using during your trip like clothes, cameras can be brought into Sweden duty-free. If you are arriving to Sweden from a non EU-country you can only bring goods with you (not alcohol or tobacco) for a maximum of (430 €) 4 300 SEK if you travel with a commercial airline or ferryline or (300 €) 3 000 SEK if you travel in any other way without paying any duty or tax.
Import restrictions apply to the following: Narcotics, injection syringes, drugs, arms and ammunition, knives and similar weapons (for example stiletto blades), some animal food items and live animals, including birds, fish and reptiles. As from 3 July 2004 there are new rules with regard to import of pets. Dogs, cats and ferrets traveling within or re-entering the EU now require a passport.
The currency of Stockholm Sweden is the krona(SEK) or crown.
Sweden’s climate is typically temperate in the south. It has cool, partly cloudy summers and cold, cloudy winters. Stockholm in January has maximum temperatures of 1 degrees Celsius (33° Fahrenheit) with the minimum bring -4 degrees Celsius (24 ° Fahrenheit), while in June the average maximum is 20°C (60°F) with a minimum of 10°C (50°F). The wettest month for Stockholm is September, while the driest month is January.