Guidebook Updates for Sweden

When we learn of critical changes to the information in our guidebooks on Sweden, we post them here. (Of course, it's still smart to reconfirm critical transportation and sightseeing details locally.) Armed with a Rick Steves guidebook and these late-breaking updates, you're set for a great trip!

Across Sweden

Kalmar

For books printed before June 2018, the following may apply:

  • Hamnkrog restaurant has closed.
  • O'Reilly's Irish Pub has closed.
  • The Co-op supermarket at Södra Långgatan 8 has closed.

Stockholm

For books printed before June 2018, the following may also apply:

  • The Royal Coin Cabinet is closed while it moves locations (reopening date TBD).
  • The military parade now starts running daily earlier in the year (late April) but no longer takes place daily in September (Wed, Sat–Sun only).
  • The English Bookshop has moved to the Södermalm district at Södermannag 22.
  • Royal Sightseeing is now called Red Buses and offers hop-on, hop-off bus and boat tours.
  • Strömma's 1.25-hour Old Town walking tour now leaves from Gustav Adolfs torg.
  • Mat and Bar café has closed.
  • The City Hall has a new website: www.stockholm.se/stadshuset.
  • Buses #3 and #50 stop at City Hall.
  • The route for bus #71 has changed and no longer works for travelers arriving by cruise ship.
  • Ferries to Turku, Helsinki, Tallinn, and Rīga now depart from Värtahamnen port.
  • The Scandic Kungsgatan hotel has closed.
  • HTL Kungsgatan is now called "Scandic No. 53" and has new contact info: +46 (0)8/5173-6500, www.scandichotels.com, no53@scandichotels.com.
  • Columbus Hotel is now called NOFO Hotel/NOFO Loft and is a hybrid hotel/hostel. There is a new website and email address: www.nofohotel.se, info@nofo.se.

Uppsala

  • The tourist information office on Kungsgatan 59 has closed. Instead, staffed InfoPoints move around the city, offering maps and brochures. See the website for stops and hours: www.destinationuppsala.se.

For books printed before June 2018, the following may also apply:

  • The Uppsala Card is no longer available.

Växjö and Glass Country

For books printed before June 2018, the following may apply:

Växjö

  • Hotel Esplanad has been renovated and offers 26 comfortable, fresh rooms, all with private bathrooms (some booking websites still indicate shared bathroom).
  • Evedal Hostel is now named Vandrarhem Evedal Hostel and has new contact info: www.vaxjovandrarhem.se, info@vaxjovandrarhem.se.
  • Ali Baba's restaurant has closed.
  • Rose Garden restaurant has closed.