Clarion Hotel Arlanda Airport
Arlanda, 190 45
Phone: (46) 8 444 18 00
Fax: (46) 8 444 18 99
This place has been around since 1963, and has a huge loyal clientele. It is very well-organised, with a great selection of books on art, history, and biographies. Today, it has two branches, one in Karlapan and the other in Fältöversten. The multimedia section in this branch has a good selection of CD-ROM titles and is just as popular as the book section.
The brand name of IKEA has become synonymous with quality at a low price. The stores are standardized, so one IKEA will be familiar to anyone who's visited another, and anything you may need in the way of furniture, housewares, decorations or garden supplies can be found here at an amazing price.
This massive hardware store takes an IKEA approach to the business do-it-yourself ethos, no frills decor in the stores, and a comprehensive selection at rock-bottom prices. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the inventory can't be beat. Stop in here for anything you might need for your home, garden, auto or bicycle needs.
Berggren's bookshop in Kista stocks books on most subjects, with a really impressive range. Occasionally prices are fabulously low on a number of titles - no one knows how they manage to do it. Another bonus is the regular visits and lectures given by fairly famous authors to promote their latest books; on these occasions you will also be able to get hold of signed copies.
This charming little boutique on Drottninggatan is a homegrown contender for one of the most fashionable shops in town. They carry well-known international designers but also some smaller local names as well.
The Systembolaget is Sweden's national chain of liquor stores. Any wine, beer or liquor that contains more than 3.5% alcohol and is purchased for home consumption must be bought from one of these stores. Prices are not low, but the selection is excellent.
This mini-mall is very central and contains a selection of stores from the very refined to the basic. The space inside the galleria is open and clean, and there are nice places to stop for a meal or a coffee while shopping.
The Gränby Centrum is one of Uppsala's premiere shopping centers. With clothing stores, home goods shops, bookstores and media outlets, it's a great destination for almost any shopping need.
At Sundbybergs Bokhandel, it is extremely easy to lose track of time. Plonk yourself on one of their comfortable sofas while you check out the latest selection. The place has a vast range of books, but the fiction collection is especially comprehensive. Bestsellers are always available and are often offered at discounted prices.
Polarn o. Pyret is a well-known fashion powerhouse that specializes in casual clothes. The simple designs, patterns and fabrics are designed for women as well as children. You'll find their striped cotton shirts in every Swedish child's closet. Also popular are the relaxed sailing tops and the trendy skirts. There are multiple Polarn o. Pyret stores which can be found in several shopping centres and locations around Stockholm.
Although located on the outskirts of Stockholm, a trip to Solna Centrum is worth the effort. This shopping center is conveniently located right next to the metro. You'll find clothes, shoes, perfumes, make-up and much more all under one roof. And you can relax in one of the many restaurants or cafes, before the trip back to town.
Rotspel has become one of the city's popular music stores. It stocks a wide variety of music, both old as well as new records. With over 400 titles, it claims to have the finest reggae collection in the city. Rotspel also stocks quite a lot of Scandinavian and Celtic folk music. In addition to the music, there are books, magazines, instruments, videos and tickets. The men who run the store are well-known on the club and DJ scene in Stockholm's music world.