New charming two room apartment on ground floor in a house in Solna.
The kitchen / livingroom area is spacious and the kitchen is fully equipped and includes a dishwasher.
The bedroom has a double bed (180cm) and four wardrobes, which are at the guests disposal.
This is the perfect location, in only 15 min you are in central Stockholm (4 min walk and 10 min by subway).
Also 10 min walk to Mall of Scandinavia, Friends Arena and Solna Centum.
I hope to see you soon! :)
Complete apartment at your disposal, no one is living here only for rent. The apartment is completely new and is waiting for it's first guests.
My small guide to the area and to Stockholm.
Welcome to our place! You have a nice area and city to explore. I think Stockholm is one of the most beautiful cities you can find, surrounded by water, old buildings and with an offering of very good restaurants.and cafes. You live in "Old Råsunda" in Solna. A lot off the buildings around the accommodation were built in the 30-40s. The actual house in 1937. Around the corner you have ”Filmstaden” where the Swedish movie industry started (entrance right by the subway station). Close to Old Råsunda you have Sundbyberg which is a small city of itself, also here you can find nice places and restaurants.
I have compiled some tips for the area and also for Stockholm in general. These are my best picks, but Stockholm has so much to offer, I only know about a small piece. I am mainly into views, ambience, food and areas. So there are only few museums included below. Stockholm however has a large treasury of Museums so if you are into that you should check online or in guidebooks. Many state owned museums are free of admission.
Stockholm is a wide spread city with many small “hearts”, and my aim with this small compilation of my favorite places is to show that it is so much more than “down town Stockholm”. Stockholm has many districts, I describe them shortly here in the introduction, but have some more tips in the sections below.
Districts of Stockholm
• Down town – many nice buildings but generally very crowded, here you find shopping, restaurants – spots to see is Sergels torg, Drottninggatan (tourist street- but heart of the center) and Hötorget (square with small fruit and flowermarket)
• Old town – small allies and old houses, very crowded in summer – the castle, the parlament, the supreme court is located here - many historical places. Stortorget is nice.
• Vasastan– accommodation area, but very nice ambience. Buss 515 goes from here to Odenplan (Vasastan). Odenplan, and Rörstrandsgatan in Birkastan is well worth a visit – many restaurants and cafés.
• Södermalm – “Stockholms hipster area”- Very nice and large part of the city, stores, historical parts, good restaurants. Nytorget (old square), Fjällgatan (very neat street) and Vita Bergen (arra with old red houses – historical place) are my tips. Mariatorget is also very nice. The more modern part of Södermalm is Götgatan, with a lot of stores and Cafees. You go with Green metro to Slussen or Medborgarplatsen to visit Södermalm.
• Östermalm/Norrmalm – a bit more posh, when you generalize you say that the “Upper class” lives here. The area around Östermalmstorg has beautiful buildings and many nice stores. Also Stureplan and Biblioteksgatan is good for shopping. For shopping you also have “NK”, which is a large department store. The squares /areas Kungsträdgården, Norrmalmstorg are well worth a visit especially around Christmas when they have fantastic decorations. The cherry blooming in spring in Kungsträdgården is also well worth a visit. You go here with blue line, directly to Kungsträdgården. Or red line to Östermalmstorg, but short walking distance, so I would not change metroline.
• Kungsholmen and Lilla Essingen – accommodation areas,both are islands, very nice for a stroll around. You find the city hall here and many nice restaurants. Hornsberg and lilla Essingen are good for taking a swim during warm summer days. Kungsholmen you reach with metro blue line and Lilla Essingen with bus line 1 from Fridhemsplan.
• Djurgården – nature close area with a lot of museums, an amusement park, a zoo and much, much more. You can commute to Djurgården - there is a tram going from both the Central station (located above Sergels torg, right opposite to Åhlens city), it also pases Hamngatan, outside NK)
My best tips for the area were we are (Solna / Old Råsunda)
Transportation from the house
Subway from Näckrosen (500 meters) – then you reach downtown Stockholm in 10 minutes.
Some subway stops worth mentioning:
• Stadshagen (Kungsholmen): You can either hop of early in Stadshagen (at Kungsholmen). From Stadshagen you could stroll past Hornsbergs strand (new area with good restaurants), pass the small bridge to the “mainland” and go by “Karlbergs castle” and then continue to Birkastan with Rörstrandsgatan (also nice restaurants and cafes). After that you go to Odenplan, you pass Hagaparken and when you reach Odenplan you can take some turns so that you reach Drottninggatan and down town Stockholm. The stroll from Stadshagen to central Stockholm would approximately take 1-1.5 hours walking time.
• Fridhemsplan (Kungsholmen) – the heart of Kungsholmen, not much so see, but you can pass the bridge to Birkastan from here. Or start your walk if you would like to make a stroll around Kungsholmen (9 km)
• Rådhuset (Kungsholmen) – from here you easily go to norr Mälarstrand, the City hall. A nice walk along the water. Or you walk around entire Kungsholmen 😊
• The main railway station (city center) - big and crowded, but you end up centrally directly
• Kungsträdgården (Norrmalm): Close to Norrmalm, Stureplan, Strandvägen - good station to get off on if you want to check out a “calmer” part of down town
Buss 515 from Uppfartsvägen (100 meters)
Walk Uppfartsvägen down to Råsunda vägen. You need to cross the street to find the bus stop. This bus takes you to Odenplan directly.
Cafés in the area around the house:
- Bakery "du bon Pain" - (Tottvägen 5B) -5 min walk - Fantastic bakery - open from early morning – good place to buy you morning bread. only a few indoor seats and more outside in the summer.
-Cafe Juniper tree (Råsundavägen 139) - 1 min walk, cozy café for breakfast or just a coffee – they have an organic profile.
- Portvaktarstugan (Greta garbos väg 3)- 4 min walk, very cosy - serves waffles and coffee (among other things) in the weekends. Is in the porch to "Filmstaden" where the Swedish movie industry started. The cafe is profiled with that. Only open Fridays - Sundays.
- Cafe Mezzo (Råsundavägen 110) - 5 min walk - cozy cafe with Italian profile
My favorite lunch/dinner places in the area around the house
- Hanaya sushi (Råsundavägen 123) -3 min walk- good sushi for 89 SEK during lunch. Good for take away in the evenings. Basic place but good and value for money. Say hi from Emilia 😊
- Saaghi Grill (persian food - Råsundavägen 113) -5 min walk- Good persian food - priceworthy during lunch (110-130 for selected dishes). Also a nice place for dinner.
- Backstugan (Greta Garbos väg 4)- 4 min walk. Up on the hill directly to the right when you enter filmstaden. Has lunch and dinner. Good offerings during lunch. Also a part of historical filmstaden.
- Sundbyberg, which is 15-20 min walk or you go with bus 515. Offers multiple restaurants, my favorite is Signalfabriken (Sundbybergs torg 1), which is located in an historical building. Very trendy and modern.Large outdoor spot, mot likely you need to book a table.
-Skålen – a “poke bowl” place on Evenemangsgatan (business district) close to mall of Scandinavia – only lunch. Fresh made bowls with veggies and fish or tofu topped with nuts, roasted onion chili mayo etc. Not sure if open during July. Very nice!!
Other things in the area
-Råsta sjön, a beautiful bird lake 5 min walk from the house. A conservation area. The walk around the lake is 2 kilometers, if you want a longer one, you can prolong it with a stroll around Löthsjön, which is just adjacent with Råstasjön
-Mall of Scandinavia - 10 min walk -Scandinavia’s largest shopping mall
-Movie theater in Filmstaden - 5 min walk
- Grocery Stores - one find both Coop and Ica on Råsundavägen and if you leave the subway on in the opposite direction – direction Skogsbacken, there is also a grocery store beside the exit.
If you want a larger assortment you go either to Mall of Scandinavia who has two big grocery stores or to Solna business park- Ica Maxi. Both are 15 min walk.
Or you shop as you pass Fridhemsplan with the metro where you find "Daglivs" and "Willys" which are huge stores.
- Wine / beer etc. – you buy at “Systembolaget” – closest once are located in Mall of Scandinavia or Solna Centrum. Open until 18.19 weekdays, 14 Saturdays, closed Sundays.
Tips in other parts of Stockholm and in the center
My favorite restaurants (if you go evenings - make a reservation)
- Allmäna Galleriet (Fridhemsplan, Kungsholmen) - a really good meat restaurant, very appreciated by meat lovers. (no terass)
- Flying Elch - (old town) - nice meat and fish restaurant (No terass)
- Rolfs kök (down town)- rustic place fish and meat, famous for their “oxkin” (long cooked ox meat) (no terass)
- Mr. Voon (down town)- Asian restaurant down town Stockholm, medium priced (no terass)
-Tak (roof top restaurant) (down town) -new bar and Restaurant down town Stockholm, very modern and nice
- Gondolens "kitchen part"(needs to be booked) (Södermalm)- evening restaurant, always have a meal of the evening for 130-150. But you need to mark that you want to sit in “the kitchen part” of Gondolen when you book. Gondolen has a bar, from where you can see all over Stockholm
My best summer tips:
- Restaurang Lux (lilla Essingen) (a bit outside), surrounded with water -, but for a lunch in summer on their terass it is perfect. They have a lunch meal every day which is very well priced (130-150 SEK), also always one good vegetarian option. If you want to swim there are bridges all around lilla Essingen, where you can jump in. You go with "buss 1" from Fridhemsplan (station on blue line) to get to lilla Esslingen
-Mälarpaviljongen - Kungsholmen - Poontoon out in the water on Norr Mälartrand, always crowded with people having drinks and food in the sun. (not bookable). Lovely for sunny evenings
-Organgeriet also on Norr Mälarstrand (Kungsholmen) – nice café / restaurant, very modern, nice ambiance, sofas, mixed with tables. A good place both in winter and summer.
- Urban Deli at Nytorget or Sveavägen (Södermalm and city center) – modern, trendy restaurant. Both offers outdoor seating’s. The one on Sveavägen has a large outdoor rooftop area.
-Rörstrandgatan in Vasastan and Hornsbergsstrand (by the water) at Kungsholmen are areas crowded with Restaurants. Hornsberg you can also go for a swim. Rörstrandsgatan you get to by taking the subway blue line to Fridhemsplan and then walk 500 meters. Hornsbergsstrand you go with blue line metro to Stadshagen and then walk 500 meters. On Rörstrand you can also find one of my favorite cafes - Cafe Mellqvist
For vegan and vegetarians
- Restaurant Rutabaga (down town)- expensive but nice evening restaurant
- Systrarna Voltair (down town)- inside Åhlens city on Drottninggatan - good lunch place
- Pom och Flora i Vasastan (Vasastan), if you want a super, duper Vegan breakfast or coffee break this is the place to go. However generally crowded, so go weekdays.
Most restaurants have good vegetarian options
For beer lovers
Brewdog bar (Fridhemsplan), Akkurat(Södermalm), Monks (Sveavägen), Waza restaurang och bryggeri (down town, Wallingatan), Queens head (down town, Drottninggatan)
Cafes - My favorites cafes
-Cafe Mellqvist (Rörstrandsgatan, Vasastan), trendy and nice good for breakfast, and as coffee and cake, can sit outdoor. I love it
-Pom och Flora -Odengatan (Vasastan), if you want a super, duper Vegan breakfast or coffee break this is the place to go. However generally crowded, so go weekdays.
Kaffekoppen (stortorget, old town) (only indoor)
-Karlacafe - Karlavägen 71 (Östermalm) -one of my favorites - very nice cafe, old, can sit outdoor
-Chokladkoppen (Stortorget, Old town) - nice cafe with good cakes - generally quite crowded
-Rosendals trädgårdar - if you pay a visit to Djurgården, Rosendals trädgårdar is a must. Rosedals trädgårdar is a garden and cafe. Here you can have coffee or lunch under their apple trees. Located in a very nice area
-Karlacafe - Karlavägen 71 (Östermalm) -one of my favorites - very nice cafe, old, can sit outdoor
-Wienercafet (Östermalm), Riddargatan 4 - famous old cafe, generally quite crowded (also outdoor)
-Sturekatten (Riddargatan 4) and vetekatten (Kungsgatan) (down town)- Typical Swedish cafes, one of Sweden’s oldest, only indoors
My tips for kids
Augustendals 4H gård (close), 40 minutes’ walk. (good for small kids) Have horses, pigs, sheep, and hens to look at. Also a big playground and a café. Our son loves it. If you go on a Friday you can combine it with a Barberque buffet a restaurant Grodhavet, also a pontoon in the water. Pampas Marina, which is close by, also have a good restaurant with a nice brunch on weekends.
Skansen - Stockholms zoo with local pets, old houses and fun stuff for small kids. Takes a day to explore
Astrid Lindgrens world- nice museum were you can travel in Astrid Lindgrens world and enjoy small shows
Gröna lund - Amusement park
Some walks you can take in Stockholm
-Råsta sjön,(close) a beautiful bird lake 5 min walk from the house. A conservation area. The walk around the lake is 2 kilometers, if you want a longer one, you can prolong it with a stroll around Löthsjön (additional 3 km), which is just adjacent with Råstasjön
Hagaparken / Brunnsviken (11 km walk) - Nice area with a lake about 30 minutes’ walk from the house. A walk around the lake is 11 km. Princess Victoria lives in Hagaparken, but the house is cut off. You can either walk here (30 min from the house) or take bus 515 to Haga Södra. Bus 515 departures from Råsundavägen 100 meters from the house.
Djurgården- nature close area with a lot of museums, an amusement park, a zoo and much, much more. You can commute to Djurgården - there is a tram going from both the Central station (located above Sergels torg, right opposite to Åhlens city), it also pases Hamngatan, outside NK)
Skeppsholmen (2 km to go around) – a small island with nice views and boats around it .You can find the museum of modern art here.
Strandvägen (2 km) (Norrmalm, close to Djurgården) - see many nice boats and enjoy good views
Kungsholmen (9 km around) - you can walk along the water of Kungsholmen, you will pass the City hall, Hornsbergsstrand with nice restaurants, Mälarpaviljongen were you can enjoy a drink
My favorite things to see
- Djurgården, fantastic nature/water close area good for a walk and views. You find Skansen (zoo), Gröna lund (amusement park)and Rosendals trädgårdar here (beautiful cafe and garden). The Vasa museum is also located here – the restored Old Vasaship which you can see and have the story told about.
- Old town - a must - always crowded, but with many historical buildings and nice views
-Södermalm and specifically "Vita Bergen" (a part of old Stockholm with red houses), Nytorget and Fjällgatan (fantastic views). If you like photo art - fotografiska museet is well worth a visit. Here you can also have a super lunch or coffee with a nice view. For people who liked climbing I recommend a visit to café Fåfängan – which has a really nice view.
- Strandvägen, boats and nice view, you will pass dramaten (old theater) and the famous store "Svenskt tenn"
- City hall, has a nice history around it and can be worth a guided tour. Otherwise also nice from the outside, close to water.
- The Archipelago - If you have more time, the Stockholm archipelago are fantastic. If it is somewhere in the world you should take a boat tour it is Stockholm. The Islands are generally very small and have 1-2 restaurants so read a bit before so you know what you want to focus. - read more here: https://www.stromma.com/en-se/stockholm/excursions/day-trips/ . Most boats go from Strandvägen, to get there you take the metro blue line to Kungsträdgården (15 min trip) and then walk to the beginning of Strandvägen (200-300 meters).
My three best tips in the archipelago (full day activities):
- Fjäderholmarna is a nice tour, small island where you can take a swim, go for a walk and just enjoy the views
- Birka is really nice, here you can explore ancient Stockholm - if you go here a guided tour is a must where they very describing and vivid tell you about how it was living at Birka for the Vikings.
- Artipellagen - an art museum in the archipelago - super nice! nice island, nice food, nice views.This is newly built. You can also go here by buss.
Museums which I like: Vasamuseet(the old Vasa ship is restored there), Fotografiska museet (modern photography and nice views), The Abba museum – very interactive (if you are into Abba 😊), Birka (the island in the archipelago) is an outdoor museum with fantastic guided tours, City hall – very good tours, Artipellagen. An art museum in the archipelago
I am however not doing that many museums, but I know Stockholm has a huge treasury of museums, so please look online or in guidebooks if you want more tips.
Råsunda, Stockholms län, Sweden