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    Stockholm Sweden

    Anyone been there? How accessible is it? Hotels that have beds that will work with a hoyer?

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    Hi, old town Stockholm has many narrow cobbled streets, several hills, and most smaller places have steps to get in. The Metro (underground trains), some lines are accessible, all city buses are low-floor with a wheelchair space and taxis are, really, really expensive. Heck, everything is expensive here in Sweden - $22 for a meal, $8 for a beer, same price for a McD meal.

    That all said Stockholm is a very pretty city with lots of parks and bridges as it built around a number of islands, about 30 000 of them make up the Stockholm archipelago.

    Most hotels here have accessible rooms, for example, all Scandic hotels have accessible rooms with electric adjustable beds and 28 of them even have mobile lifts. Ideally, book a hotel in the city centre as traffic is mental which makes getting around rather tiresome so don't be tempted to book a hotel in the suburbs just to save a $100.

    Ask away if you have any other questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarcastrix View Post
    Hi, old town Stockholm has many narrow cobbled streets, several hills, and most smaller places have steps to get in. The Metro (underground trains), some lines are accessible, all city buses are low-floor with a wheelchair space and taxis are, really, really expensive. Heck, everything is expensive here in Sweden - $22 for a meal, $8 for a beer, same price for a McD meal.

    That all said Stockholm is a very pretty city with lots of parks and bridges as it built around a number of islands, about 30 000 of them make up the Stockholm archipelago.

    Most hotels here have accessible rooms, for example, all Scandic hotels have accessible rooms with electric adjustable beds and 28 of them even have mobile lifts. Ideally, book a hotel in the city centre as traffic is mental which makes getting around rather tiresome so don't be tempted to book a hotel in the suburbs just to save a $100.

    Ask away if you have any other questions.
    Thanks for the reply. We are heading there in November for the NHL Global Series at the Ericsson Globe. We will be there about 5 days. We are still working on our flights. We are wanting to stay in Iceland a few days before coming there. What hotels are close to the Globe that have lifts in them? How do you request the lifts? How far is the airport from the Globe? Any must do things we need to do while there? Thanks again
    Last edited by HACKNSACK44; 04-01-2019 at 11:43 AM.

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    November will be cold for someone from Florida with about a 50-75% chance of snow.

    Globen is slightly south of city centre and tourist area which is to the north. For a hotel with a hoist I’d suggest either the Scandic Continental:
    https://www.scandichotels.com/hotels.../special-needs The Camper
    https://www.scandichotels.com/hotels.../special-needs or Haymarket https://www.scandichotels.com/hotels.../special-needs Speak to the special needs desk on +46 (8) 517 517 80 for further info or call the hotel direct and find someone who knows about the mobile lifts. Personally I just email the hotel directly. The time zone here is UTC+2 so call during work hours.

    if you choose to stay at a Scandic I’d suggest signing up for their members club, only because you get 20% room discount/ 10% off food at the weekends.

    Arlanda airport is about 30miles from the city, there is an accessible express train but like all things Swedish it’s expensive ($62 return) and if there’s two+ People a taxi could be a better option but will take about an hour and cost about $60-$80 one way (we don’t tip here). You can book a ‘rullstolstaxi’ (Ford transit van with a taillft) online: https://www.taxikurir.se/rullstolstaxi

    If you want a more upscale hotel the try Radisson Blu or Clarion https://www.radissonblu.com/en/hotel...0aAs0ZEALw_wcB

    With regards to flights, try Icelandair. They fly to Stockholm from Tampa / Orlando via Iceland and allow a free stopover in Keflavik for a few days for sightseeing.

    https://www.icelandair.com/flights/stopover/
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    Ps: with those NHL dates in mind I’d suggest booking a hotel room ASAP, for a city of it’s size Stockholm doesn’t have many hotel rooms, they often sell out weeks/months in advance if there are big events (gigs, football, hockey etc).

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarcastrix View Post
    November will be cold for someone from Florida with about a 50-75% chance of snow.

    Globen is slightly south of city centre and tourist area which is to the north. For a hotel with a hoist I’d suggest either the Scandic Continental:
    https://www.scandichotels.com/hotels.../special-needs The Camper
    https://www.scandichotels.com/hotels.../special-needs or Haymarket https://www.scandichotels.com/hotels.../special-needs Speak to the special needs desk on +46 (8) 517 517 80 for further info or call the hotel direct and find someone who knows about the mobile lifts. Personally I just email the hotel directly. The time zone here is UTC+2 so call during work hours.

    if you choose to stay at a Scandic I’d suggest signing up for their members club, only because you get 20% room discount/ 10% off food at the weekends.

    Arlanda airport is about 30miles from the city, there is an accessible express train but like all things Swedish it’s expensive ($62 return) and if there’s two+ People a taxi could be a better option but will take about an hour and cost about $60-$80 one way (we don’t tip here). You can book a ‘rullstolstaxi’ (Ford transit van with a taillft) online: https://www.taxikurir.se/rullstolstaxi

    If you want a more upscale hotel the try Radisson Blu or Clarion https://www.radissonblu.com/en/hotel...0aAs0ZEALw_wcB

    With regards to flights, try Icelandair. They fly to Stockholm from Tampa / Orlando via Iceland and allow a free stopover in Keflavik for a few days for sightseeing.

    https://www.icelandair.com/flights/stopover/
    Thanks for the info on the hotels. I will be booking asap. Do the Radisson Blu or Clarion have handicap accessible rooms with lifts? I've looked at Icelandair and the stopover cost more than a round trip. A lot more.

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    Thanks for the info on the hotels. I will be booking asap. Do the Radisson Blu or Clarion have handicap accessible rooms with lifts? I've looked at Icelandair and the stopover cost more than a round trip. A lot more.
    Both the Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, Stockholm and Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Stockholm are near the Central Station (same as area as the Scandic Continental and Downtown Camper) Room Pics (Rooms are small in Stockholm) -> https://www.oyster.com/stockholm/hot...cessible-room/ have accessible rooms (about 40 of them).

    Nordic Choice AKA Clarion options:

    https://www.nordicchoicehotels.com/hotels/sweden/stockholm/clarion-hotel-stockholm/

    https://www.nordicchoicehotels.com/h.../nordic-light/
    https://www.nordicchoicehotels.com/h...l-c-stockholm/

    Nordic Choice have a hotel right next to Globen but I wouldn't stay there for a week as your about 3 miles outside the tourist area.

    In Iceland, I'd recommend the Radisson Blu 1919 in Reykjavik, they have 3 accessible rooms or for something cheaper the City Center Hotel, Reykjavik.

    None of the above includes hoists so you'd either have to take your own or rent from a 3rd party company.


    Edit: FYI Radisson Hotels in Europe are 100 times better and more up market than the crumbly old Radisson's the USA
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    Quote Originally Posted by sarcastrix View Post
    Both the Radisson Blu Royal Viking Hotel, Stockholm and Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Stockholm are near the Central Station (same as area as the Scandic Continental and Downtown Camper) Room Pics (Rooms are small in Stockholm) -> https://www.oyster.com/stockholm/hot...cessible-room/ have accessible rooms (about 40 of them).

    Nordic Choice AKA Clarion options:

    https://www.nordicchoicehotels.com/hotels/sweden/stockholm/clarion-hotel-stockholm/

    https://www.nordicchoicehotels.com/h.../nordic-light/
    https://www.nordicchoicehotels.com/h...l-c-stockholm/

    Nordic Choice have a hotel right next to Globen but I wouldn't stay there for a week as your about 3 miles outside the tourist area.

    In Iceland, I'd recommend the Radisson Blu 1919 in Reykjavik, they have 3 accessible rooms or for something cheaper the City Center Hotel, Reykjavik.

    None of the above includes hoists so you'd either have to take your own or rent from a 3rd party company.


    Edit: FYI Radisson Hotels in Europe are 100 times better and more up market than the crumbly old Radisson's the USA
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