Stockholm Holidays in 2014

Old Town in Stockholm, Sweden

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So much to see and do

The capital city of Sweden, it's easy to see why so many travellers return year after year. You may want to take a seat in one of the trendy coffee houses, from where you can spend an enjoyable few hours watching the world pass by. Alternatively, you could strap on your skating boots for a gentle slide across the icy canals.

Don't Miss Out on Stockholm Holidays

On your Stockholm holidays why not spend some time exploring the attractions around the inner city, which consists of the mainland and island of Gamla Stan, as well as the extensive Södermalm and Kungsholmen areas. Enjoy a guided tour of the old City Hall, lavish Drottningholm Palace and intriguing Vasa museum during your stay in Stockholm. Many people are left awe inspired after seeing the grand Public Library, where you could also find some wonderful holiday reads.

History buffs will undoubtedly want to include a trip to the butterfly museum, army museum and dance museum as part of their Stockholm holiday itinerary. Here, you will have the opportunity to gain a fascinating insight into the world of the Vikings at the Museum of History, before viewing the masterpieces at the Museum of Modern art.

You don't need to be in ultimate physical shape to enjoy a walk along the gently undulating streets on a holiday to Stockholm. There are plenty of wonderful bars and restaurants, where you can sample some gastronomical delights while resting your feet next to an open fire. You may also want to stop off at the Östermalmstorg, Östermalms Saluhall food hall, where you can pick up some delicious local produce on your Stockholm holidays. There are even some charming antique shops, where you are bound to find a fabulous souvenir.

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Important Information

Travel Information
Language: Swedish (English widely spoken)
Currency: Swedish Crown
Local time: GMT/BST +1 hour
Local airport: Stockholm
Flight time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Attractions

The Royal National City Park is a beautiful area that provides some respite from the excitement and bustle of the city. The City Hall is home to a large variety of spectacular buildings built in a range of remarkable architectural styles. Gröna Lund is the city’s amusement park, that is home to plenty of rides and roller coaster; a popular destination with tourists and residents alike.

Activities

Walking tours are an excellent way to discover and explore the fascinating city. The tour guides will take you to all the biggest tourist attractions as well as some hidden gems. It is also possible to take the popular ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Tour’ of the city and its surrounding areas that enable visitors to walk in the footsteps of the characters from the bestselling book series.

Nightlife

The city has a huge variety of restaurants and the city is fast developing a name for itself on the international food scene. Stockholm is a vibrant city after dark and there’s no shortage of bars great if you want to sample some local drinks or dance the night away. The city also has a lively club scene with plenty of clubs open into the early hours.

Hotels

Stockholm is an excellent city to visit for a holiday and there are plenty of hotels in and around the city to suit all tastes and budgets. If you are looking for a low cost room or some luxurious five star accommodation you will be sure to find something to suit you in the city. There are also plenty of apartments if you would prefer to go self-catered.