The majority of the young people in Sweden speaks english kinda fluent (considering it beeing a second language). And you could probably talk basic english to 99/100 persons you meet.
Not entirly sure how it is in Finland, but I would assume they're not as good as the average Swede, but definitely manageable. Finland was under swedish control for over 600 years, and Swedish is a official language there. So there alot of similarity in both countries. Been open borders and no requirments of passport while traveling between these countries for a long time.
The food in Stockholm is like in any other large city, you have a wide spectrum of diffrent cuisine, everything from moroccan to korean cuisine. For typical swedish food, wikipedia have a good site about it.
I don't live in Stockholm so can't really give you hints about the nightlife or POI, hopefully someone could fill that in.
WOW thanks alot guys much appreciated.... I'm pumped to see some of the sights and the night life in Sweden. I m glad they speak English, that will be a big help...
Do they have alot of fast food places, chains? I heard Reindeer was a major food there lol... can't say Ive ever tried it..
Reindeer is _not_ a major food. It's very expensive and quite rare, but it is pretty damn tasty meat I must say. It's easier to come by up here in the North.
There's plenty of fast food, I mean they probably have a McDonalds store on Antarctica right next to the Coca-Cola machine. But there are better fast food joints like Max or Frasses in Sweden, McD sucks hard. Also Pizza parlors aren't very hard to come by.
From experience, I've learned that finnish people born 1970 and onwards are as good if not better than swedes when it comes to english, it's just their accent that is more obvious.
Of course, it could just be that I've met the right kind of finns.
Stockholm is nice it's a bit like LOST with polar bears everywhere
If you like music Debaser is the best consert place/bar, they have one in Slussen and on on Medborgarplatsen. The best record stores are around St: Eriksplan. If you like to drink alcohol theres tons of places that have outdoor seating in the summer, theres a lot of nice places with a good wiev over the quite beautiful town (for example Mosebacke). If you like beautiful women, well your in Sweden...
Might just be me... But why on earth does that site have a category that says "Gay". Are we a big tourist attraction for gay people?
Uh, so what? Anyone is welcomed, I rather have a bunch of gay foreign tourists here than some thickheaded redneck from the Swedish outback running around the streets looking to beat on or bully people that 'seem gay'