The capital of Sweden, Stockholm is one of Scandinavia’s most popular holiday destinations. Start your day with a decadent hot chocolate at Chokladkoppen, before wandering the medieval streets of beautiful Gamla Stan. Fashionistas will love stocking up on Swedish labels like Acne, Cheap Monday and Filippa K, while history buffs will be spoilt for choice thanks to Stockholm’s 70 museums. Popular options include Vasa museum and its 17th century warship, along with the unique open air museum and zoo that is Skansen. Royalists will enjoy the Royal Palace and Drottningholm Palace, while art lovers shouldn’t miss The National Museum (Nationalmuseet) and the Museum of Modern Art (Moderna museet.) To see Stockholm at its beautiful best, take a boat tour of the city’s glorious waterways. When hunger strikes, you’re in luck – Stockholm’s food is a tourist attraction unto itself. Classic Swedish dishes include gravlax (cured salmon) and meatballs (köttbullar), often served with boiled potatoes and lingonberry jam. Dining out can be expensive, so choosing self-catering Stockholm accommodation is a great way to save money. Östermalms Saluhall is a great place for food shopping, and has been supplying Stockholm foodies with beautiful produce since 1888.
When to go to Stockholm
Stockholm is a fantastic year round holiday destination, with warm, sunny summers and mild springs and autumns. Winter can be cold, but the city is never more beautiful then when lying under a blanket of snow.
Getting to and around Stockholm
Most tourists arrive in Stockholm via flights to Arlanda Airport, Bromma Airport, Skavsta Airport or Västerås Airport. Once in Stockholm, public transport options include bus, metro, regional/suburban rail, light rail, tram and archipelago boat.
Where to stay in Stockholm
When choosing short term accommodation in Stockholm, apartments offer great alternatives to more expensive, touristy hotels. Not only will self-catering Stockholm accommodation save you money, you’ll enjoy wonderful space, freedom and privacy too. HouseTrip has a number of quality Stockholm apartments, many available to book in as little as six clicks. Whether you’re a couple looking for a small studio or a family who need a large, multi-room apartment, you’re sure to find the perfect Stockholm accommodation with HouseTrip.
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