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About Sundbyberg

Sundbyberg Municipality is the smallest municipality in Stockholm County and is one of Stockholm’s oldest satellite towns. It is just north of the capital city of Stockholm. Sundbyberg is wholly within the Stockholm urban area and has a 100% urban population. Even though it is the smallest municipality, it is the most densely populated.

Sundbyberg was known in its early years for its beer, its spirited political discourses, its muddy streets, waterfront spaces and urban spaces of very modern living. On the small streets of central Sundbyberg, there are boutiques, restaurants, a post office, banks and other important services. 

As per the new city plan that was established in 1941, prescribing the construction of lamellhus which means a rectangular multi-residential building with ideally four floors which lead to the demolition of most of the wooden houses in Sundbyberg in the 1940s.  

While brick or concrete buildings were kept. Many industrial buildings were converted to residential buildings around the same time. With a sharp rise in housing prices, made way for a densely built suburb as well as cause Sundbyberg to quickly lose its industrial character to one of the finest urban spaces in Stockholm city. Read more.

Area

Central Sundbyberg is known to be one of the oldest and most original parts of Sundbyberg Municipality in Sweden. Sundbyberg was for a long time only an area of small agricultural value and most of all used as a place to spend summer for rich families in the city. In 1863 almost the entire area was bought by Anders Petter Löfström, including the Duvbo Estate, who began building houses there.

Löfström also donated to the municipality, all land for roads, streets, parks, school, church and other public areas which are currently developed into a lovely area for urban living.

Cozy and gracious architecture, many outdoor meeting points, and a short walk to almost everything, gives Sundbyberg an atmosphere and charm of a modern small town. It is both convenient and enjoyable to meet in Sundbyberg.

Commuting

Metro & bus service

With five underground subway stations, long distance trains, a commuter train, buses, and a well-built roadway system makes it easy to get to and from Sundbyberg. Its proximity to Stockholm City Centre, nature and environment and connectivity of all the transportation networks has made this part of town a very attractive housing area.

Sundbyberg is connected to most of the city and Arlanda airport by the Flygbussarna airport bus service right outside the train station.

Distance to Metro Station & Light rail station or Tram line – 4 min by walk from Sundbyberg Centrum.

Sundbyberg connects to the city center by bus, commuter train, metro. Not all parts of Stockholm have all the options.

Distance to Stockholm city center Drive to city – 25 min adjust 8.5 kms.

Sundbyberg is on the blue line on the Stockholm metro towards Hjulsta. One can go straight to Kungstragården which is the city center directly.

Sundbyberg is also well connected by the city bus services to get around to all the neighboring areas including the airport.

Distance to airports

Arlanda Airport (ARN) –  40 min for 35 kms for both domestic and international flights.

Bromma Airport (BMA) 14 min for 3.5 kms away with mostly domestic flights

Stockholm Skavsta Airport (NYO) 1 hour 25 min for 110 kms connecting a few low-cost airlines.

Photograph of platform at Sundbyberg centrum

Nearby Sundbyberg

Being on the blue line to the north of Stockholm central, it is close to quite a few area of Stockholm that one can access.

Solna

Ten minutes away from Sundbyberg is Solna. A center for business and hospitality. It is home to Karolinska institutet, one of the worlds foremost medical universities, Friends Arena, Mall of Scandinavia, and many famous parks.  Solna is a inclusive, vibrant and sustainable for all its inhabitants. It is built around knowledge, creativity and creating experiences. Read more.

Kista

Often referred to as Sweden’s “Silicon Valley”, it is home to several headquarters of Swedish IT and tech companies and the Swedish offices of several international cooperations. Kista is one of the most diverse cultural melting pots in the Stockholm region. It is also a very big residential area. Kista is popular for having the best options for Corporate Apartments in Stockholm. Apartments that are suitable for everyone regardless of lifestyle and budget. Read more.

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Sundbyberg Centrum

In Sundbyberg Centrum one can find everything from small shops and grocery stores to a museum and Folkets hus. A very lively center for both those who live in Sundbyberg and those who live in nearby areas.

Around the center there are more places for those who are hungry for coffee or want a bite to eat. Sundbyberg’s city center association includes, among others, McDonalds, Café Cino, Princess, Shiro Sushi and Story Hotel. But there are also both restaurants and cafes that are not connected to the association. A wide range of stores and services which makes living in Sundbyberg an absolut pleasure. Read more.

Photograph of entrance to sundbyberg centrum metro station
Photopgraph of Lötsjön in sundbyberg

Parks around Sundbyberg

Even though Sundbyberg is the smallest municipality, it does have quite a few parks and even a nature reserve. Here are some of them that we recommend one visit when here.

Marabou Park

Tornparken

Tornparken is a park in central Sundbyberg. Among other things, a paddling pool, a playground and a football field, there were also leisure activities there. Midsummer was also celebrated here every year, organized by Sundbyberg’s Hembygdsförening. 

The tower park is named after the Water Tower in Sundbyberg, which is located there. 

The tower is 27 meters high and has five floors, including the cistern on the fifth floor. At the top of the tower is a terrace. In 2005, it was decided through a referendum that the tower would be rebuilt into a café. Read more.

Lötsjön

Lötsjön is a small lake in Sundbyberg, a municipality north of Stockholm, Sweden. The shallow lake features a rich variety of water birds and a fountain. A promenade of approx. 1.4 km length leads around Lötsjön. Swimming in the lake is prohibited.

The lake Råstasjön is located in close proximity to the east of Lötsjön. A very centrally located hiking trail. The trail runs around Råstasjön and Löjtsjön along nice walking paths and through the Lötsjön-Golfängarnas nature reserve. Here you get the opportunity to experience rich bird life, a cozy cafe and magnificent Friends arena. The path around the lake is a really popular exercise track among runners, cyclists and people with prams. Read more. 

Lötsjön-Golfängarnas Nature Reserve

Lötsjön and Golfängarna are the heart of the central parkland that stretches from Rissne äng to Råstasjön in Solna. Lötsjön is a bird lake and a recreational element in the landscape.

The Lötsjön-Golfängarnas nature reserve was established in 2017. It covers approximately 26 hectares. 

The area is very well visited and is crossed by several pedestrian and cycle routes. The natural values ​​of the area are mainly linked to the lake and the birdlife, the stream, the forest slopes and the old trees. In the area there are several plant and animal species that are listed as threatened species in Sweden and additional species that signal that the area has high natural values.Here there is room for recreation, play and exercise as well as relaxation, rest and mental recovery in all seasons. Read more.

Solparken

Solparken is located as a hub in Duvbo. Here, several streets converge and adjacent are interesting buildings that are important for the district’s identity. The park room consists of open mowed grass areas, partly framed by birch trees. From a central point with a flagpole radiate four gravel paths. Along the edges of the center point there are some low summer flower and rose beds and some benches. The park is a hub for many Duvbobors, but is also used by many who come from the nearby Ekbacken retirement home.

Solparken was previously called Granparken, after the park’s trees at the time, but changed its name when the firs were replaced by birches and walkways were laid out in a sunbeam pattern. In the park, the old “Spruthuset” still stands as a cultural monument from the past. In the event of a fire alarm, the municipal fire brigade gathered here. Today, the house is used by Duvbo’s villa owners’ association, which also uses the park for the annual spring market. Read more.

Kanalparken

Kanalparken is an elongated park between Duvbo and Hästhagen. The park is 450 meters long and about 20 meters wide and has a sloping and gently hilly terrain. In a hedge-enclosed room that we call Grandma’s Place, there are exotic and flowering plants such as magnolias of various species, tulip trees, Chinese trees and red-flowered chestnuts. In the center is the sculpture Sitting Woman, which was made by Torsten Fridh and is a gift from Balder to the city of Sundbyberg. Read more.

Stamgårdsparken

The park was restored in 2016/2017 after temporarily serving as an area for a preschool and preschool yard. Stamgårdsparken is today a park with a certain play function. There are swings, a sandbox and a carousel. The park has perennial plantings, picnic areas, a large apple orchard, seating and meadow areas. All hedges consist of berry bushes such as currants, raspberries, aronia, blueberries and gooseberries. Read more.

Iconic buildings

Being the smallest municipalities, Sundbyberg definitely has a few lovely place to visit. Here are a few we recommend.

Vattentornet (Water tower)

Signal Fabriken

Story Hotel Signalfabriken is housed in a 19th-century building, formerly a fire station and town hall, its urban industrial aesthetic is softened with plush furnishings, encouraging overnight stays and long cozy dinners with friends old and new.

The vibe is cool and vibrant yet easygoing and relaxed, drawing tourists, business travelers and locals alike to mix and mingle. Read more.

Omnipollos Kyrka

It all began in 2008, when a few friends started brewing beer together at home in what they called Sundbybergs köksbryggeri (The Sundbyberg Kitchen Brewery). They grew to become quite popular and wanted to get a new location. When they couldn’t find anything suitable, until an unlikely suggestion turned in to reality. An old church. No, not mass: bar service but to Omnipollo’s Church (Omnipollos kyrka).

Today, they offer a unique ambience and experience in which to grab a casual drink. From the elevated bar, you can sip a beer and look down on the brewery nestled in what was once the nave. In the future, the owners hope to up the aesthetic experience even more by adding an on-premises art museum. Read more.

Krutbanan (Gunpowder Track)

The cities of Solna and Sundbyberg, were once home to train tracks that were used to transport important military cargo across the countryside. The tracks ran from the Northern Main Line just north of Ulriksdal to Tygförvaltningen. They were hidden in the forest and were primarily used to move munitions. This is how these mysterious tracks garnered their moniker. 

The actual tracks were removed long ago, but at the end of the road, visitors will find a platform next to a sealed gate leading to a mysterious hill. These military bunkers and facilities display the location’s history. 

Today, the Gunpowder Track is a popular recreational area, however, few know that these paths were the foundation for a military railroad. Read More.

Photograph of story hotel signalfabriken

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