Stockholm Holidays 2019 / 2020
Sweden’s capital, Stockholm covers a truly fascinating area. Enveloping a collection of 14 islands on the Baltic Sea archipelago, Stockholm is a simply stunning capital. With a well-preserved historic centre, there’s a new and dynamic side to the Swedish city. Modern and contemporary, Stockholm holidays are full of surprises.
The city is easy to navigate thanks to its huge number of bridges which connect the majority of the islands together. But, perhaps one of the most exciting things to see here is the city’s old town. Tall cathedrals and cobblestoned streets make it an interesting and fascinating place to explore for a city break.
Things to do in Stockholm
Full of intricately designed palaces and its historic old town, Stockholm has interesting places and buildings to explore. Some islands have their own unique aspects to discover and the city is also home to museums, allowing visitors insight into Swedish history and culture, whether it be art or even the Vikings.
- Gamla Stan – The city’s old town, mainly on the island of Stadsholmen is one of Europe’s most fascinating towns. Surrounded by water and filled with palaces and cathedrals, there is plenty to be seen here.
- Stockholm Palace – Guided tours are available in order to explore the palace. It also houses a library and three museums.
- Djurgården – Peaceful island in Stockholm which is home to popular museums such as the Vasa Museum which displays a salvages 17th century ship which is mostly intact. Also, you can find ABBA: The Museum here, full of all things ABBA.
- Stortorget – Small square located in Stockholm’s old town. The oldest square in the city, it is lined with colourful buildings, restaurants and cafes.
- Storkyrkan – This Gothic styled cathedral contains a George and the Dragon statue which complements its wonderfully designed interior.
Places to eat
Due to its vast stretches of coastline, Sweden enjoys many dishes which feature seafood and fresh ingredients. Perhaps, one of the best-known fish dishes in Stockholm includes Surströmming which is fermented Baltic Sea herring. There are also fresh and pickled varieties to enjoy. The most popular dish, however, would have to be Swedish meatballs, which won’t be hard to find during your Stockholm city break. On the other hand, make sure you try Knäckebröd which includes crisp-bread and crackers made from rye. Top places to eat in Stockholm include:
- Oaxen Krog
- Lilla Ego
One of the great things about Stockholm is that you can easily get an essence of its history and culture by strolling around the city and discovering its different islands. However, another great way to learn more about the Swedish capital is by visiting one or more of its many museums. HEre are some of the top museums in Stockholm you should consider visiting:
- Nordic Museum – Interested in Sweden’s cultural history? The Nordic Museum includes a wide range of displays highlighting traditions, festivals and fashions.
- Swedish History Museum – This museum holds artefacts which cover a range of periods from the Vikings to the Middle Ages.
- Royal Swedish Opera – Home to elaborate opera and ballet productions, this theatre offers an extravagant interior.
When to go
The best time to visit Stockholm is during the summer, specifically July as the temperatures are at their highest, making it a stunning time to visit the city. With better weather you can enjoy all what Stockholm has to offer to the fullest. However, the summer may also be the busiest time in terms of tourism. Spring and autumn bring chillier weather, whilst the winters can be extremely cold. The winter is a great time to visit the capital if you’re looking for a winter sports holiday or a wonderful place to visit during the Christmas holidays.
Average monthly temperatures (°C):
- January: 1° / -3°
- February: 1° / -3°
- March: 5° / -1°
- April: 11° / 3°
- May: 16° / 7°
- June: 20° / 11°
- July: 24° / 15°
- August: 22° / 14°
- September: 17° / 10°
- October: 10° / 6°
- November: 6° / 2°
- December: 2° / -2°
When it comes to Stockholm nightlife there are two main areas to explore. The Södermalm and Stureplan districts. Södermalm provides visitors with a more relaxed night out, but also has bigger venues available. On the other hand, Stureplan is the spot for Stockholm’s big nightclubs which are more expensive, queues might be longer and door requirements are stricter. After your night out in Stockholm, there are plenty of options when it comes to looking for food. From kebab shops to major food chains.
- Tiki Bar
- Bar Brooklyn
- Under Bron
Stockholm City Breaks
Stockholm city breaks are perfect if you’re looking for a tranquil atmosphere but still want to experience the hustle and bustle of a cosmopolitan city. One of the great things about Stockholm is its ability to mix the old with the new. With a wonderful historic old town, it’s easy to appreciate the stunning sights that the Swedish capital has to offer. It is also clear to see that Stockholm provides a sense of modernity and is home to a dynamic core. A perfect destination for families and couples alike, check out Stockholm city breaks with our cheap deals and bag the holiday of a lifetime!