Northern suburbs of Stockholm

The northern suburbs of Stockholm, Norrort [ˈnɔrˈuʈ], consist of several municipalities, separate from Stockholm: Danderyd, Täby, Vallentuna, Sollentuna, Upplands-Väsby, Upplands-Bro and Järfälla. To the west they border Västerort (the western suburbs) and Western Uppland; to the north is Sigtuna, and to the east Roslagen and Stockholm archipelago. The inner suburbs, Solna and Sundbyberg, are autonomous towns, usually regarded as part of Norrort.

Understand

During the Viking Age and Middle Ages, the area was known as Attundaland, an entity surviving only with the fire brigade Brandkåren Attunda and the courthouse Attunda Tingsrätt.

During the 20th century, the area between Sigtuna and Stockholm transformed from farms to suburbs. Helenelund and Danderyd are affluent garden cities.

Get in

Get around

Some long-distance trains call at Upplands Väsby.

See

Edsberg Palace.

Do

Buy

Sollentuna Centrum, an indoor mall opened in 2010, with a tropical-themed interior.

Eat

The suburban centres have low-end diners.

Budget

Splurge

Drink

As most residents venture to central Stockholm for nightlife, the suburbs mostly contain local hangouts and hotel bars.

Sleep

Mid-range

Splurge

Stay healthy

Stay safe

These districts are generally safe. As with the rest of Sweden, nightlife brawls are a major risk factor.

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