June 16, 2010
What's a visit to Sweden without a trip to the world's biggest IKEA? Come and pray at the altar of Swedsh design and efficiency! It is located southern suburbs of Stockholm, in the area known as Kungens Kurva. There are free buses going back and forth from the city and the trip takes only 20 to 25 minutes. The buses leave from Vasagatan 18 (across the street from the Central Train Station) at the top of every hour between 10am and 7pm. The buses leave Ikea on the bottom of every hour between 10:30am and 7:30pm to take you back to town, stopping first at Hornstull and Fridhemsplan before the final stop downtown.
The store itself is open between 10am and 8pm everyday except bank holidays when they close at 6pm (closed Christmas, New Years and Midsummer). Even if you are not looking for furniture, there are lots of Swedish knick-knacks and food for sale. The restaurant on the top floor is extremely popular... cheapest lunch in town!