Useful facts about Stockholm

Travel here and in Stockholm

There are night trains from Berlin and Hamburg to Stockholm run by Snälltåget.

There are two airports in Stockholm – Arlanda and Bromma. Skavsta airport is located quite far from Stockholm but Ryanair has cheap flights here.

Public transport in Stockholm is run by SL – they have a ticket app and sell weekend passes with good value that also includes entrances to museums.

The tube runs around the clock during weekends. All lines stop close to our venue Konstnärshuset on Smålandsgatan 7. The closest stations are Östermalmstorg (red line) , Kungsträdgården (blue line), Hötorget (green line) and The central station-T-Centralen (all lines).

Getting to Stora Skuggan on Thursday evening is easiest by tube to Universitetet (red line) and then a 15 minute walk. If you use a map app type “Stora Skuggans värdshus”, “Dansbanan Stora Skuggan” or “Spegeldammen” to get directions to the pavilion. Sharing an Uber or taxi is also a good idea, or renting a bike or scooter.


Stockholm is expensive. Book early to get better rates. The standard of hostels is very good and there are several to choose from in the centre. Here’s a list of hostels (vandrarhem in Swedish). Other options are of course airbnb, hotels and camping. We’ll do our best to arrange private hosted housing (email if you forgot to mention this wish when registering).

The marathon venue is situated in a quite posh area with lots of busy night life. Södermalm, Vasastan and Kungsholmen are quieter and more affordable areas to stay in.

Cash is not king

Swedes have all but abandoned cash. We use Swish, a payment app connected to a bank account, or debit/credit cards for almost every purchase. Some cafés and stores don’t even accept cash anymore. Be prepared!

At our marathon we will accept euro, SEK and Swish.