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.
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.
Day 1: Grinda – Mooring lines and greeting harbor crew. Also possible to sway mooring in the bay south of the guest harbor. When ashore there is a casual restaurant and bar down in the harbor, where you also find WC and showers. There is a more fancy restaurant and bar on the hill. In the small village there is a food store and a bakery with a cafe.
Day 2: Finnhamn – In Finnhamn there are some different mooring balls. You can also sway anchor in the ’lagoon’ West of the indicated mooring space.
Day 3: Sandhamn – Sandhamn is a famous sailing spot. There are many restaurants, shops, bakeries, and a lot to see. There is also a beach called Trouville on the southeast part of the island.
Day 4: Utö – Utö is a very popular island. Several restaurants and shops.
Day 5: Dalarö – Dalarö is connected with a bridge to the mainland. Multiple restaurants and shops.
Day 6: Saltsjöbaden – Saltsjöbaden is not far from Stockholm city by car. There is also a commuter train close from the marina to Stockholm city.
Getting There: Gåshaga Marina is only about a 28 minute drive away from Bromma Stockholm Airport. Taxis are available right outside the terminals. Only taxis that have an agreement with Bromma Stockholm Airport are at the taxi stand. Taxi stand officers are available, and you can contact them if you would like a particular taxi company or if you have a question.
Currency: The currency of Stockholm Sweden is the krona(SEK) or crown.
Services: Restaurants: There is a restaurant located near the marina called Restaurang Bryggan or “Restaurant Bridge”. The restaurant features outdoor seating and live music. Learn more about Restaurang Bryggan at http://restaurangbryggan.se/.
Pier 16 is another restaurant located near the marina. Pier 16s menu features many pasta and seafood dishes inspired by Italian cuisine. Learn more about Pier 16 at http://www.pier16.se/.
Commercial Centers: The ICA Supermarket Käppala is the closest grocery facility in the area of Gåshaga Marina. It is only a two minute drive or a fifteen minute walk from the marina and has everything you need to satisfy your hunger. For more information on ICA Supermarket Käppala visit https://www.ica.se.