Stockholm Holidays in 2016

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Short breaks to Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm is located in south eastern Sweden and is poised on the edge of over 20,000 islets. Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden and is home to almost two million people and is well-known as Sweden’s epicenter for culture and also the country’s economic wealth.

Stockholm, capital city of Sweden is official residence of the Swedish monarch as well as the prime minister. Apart from being a large city with an active cultural life, Stockholm, as Sweden's capital, houses many national cultural institutions.

Things to do in Stockholm

The Vasa Museum is one of city’s more interesting museums and has an intriguing past of its own. The Vasa is a ship that was built in Stockholm in the 1600s however shortly after its completion in 1628 the Vasa sunk immediately after leaving Stockholm’s harbor. For the next 333 years it rested at the bottom of the Baltic Sea until it was salvaged. Now this museum with character tells of its ill-fated story and also shows a film about the short life of the vessel. The film is either shown in English or with English subtitles every hour. This unique museum should certainly be a key part to your itinerary during your Stockholm city break.

If you want to experience the real Stockholm, the Walking Tour is the only real way to do it. This 90 minute tour takes you through the meandering streets of Stockholm’s Old Town and allows you to pillage your way through the culture and history of Sweden. The tour also stops off at many of Stockholm’s famous landmarks such as the Royal Palace and the Parliament buildings. The tour also takes you to lesser known places and is a great addition to a short stay in Stockholm.

Swedish cuisine is not just IKEA meatballs and spaghetti. Due to its vast rivers and streams, Sweden has been isolated from itself for many centuries. In the north, meat dishes comprising of reindeer are very popular, where as in the south vegetables are the staple-diet. Many of the restaurants in Stockholm offer fantastic vegetable dishes, as well as succulent meat dishes as well. So a trip to one of Stockholm’s restaurants is highly advised during your stay.

Stockholm’s waterways offer many different types of cruises, one of which is the cruise to Helsinki, Finland. This overnight cruise will allow you to relax in one of the ship’s many bars or enjoy a spot of entertainment in the on-board casino. This short cruise will allow you to not only experience the flamboyance of Sweden’s capital but also the incredible design and architecture of Helsinki during your Stockholm city break.

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Stockholm City City Holidays

Attractions

Stockholm boasts some striking buildings, from new constructions to ancient structures such as City Hall and the Riddarholmskyrkan. This unique city is made up of numerous green spaces, with 28 beautiful national parks with ancient 400 year old pine trees and beautiful natural landscapes. The Tyresta forest is one of the most stunning parks.

Things To Do

You can make the most of the city’s wonderful sights by joining a sightseeing tour. You can choose to view the city attractions from a bus, on a boat trip or on a walking tour. You can take the chance to enjoy a day trip from the city to other beautiful destinations on the Stockholm archipelago, such as Uto, Grinda and Vaxholm.

Eating & Drinking

You will find a diverse blend of restaurants across the city, from fast food bars and all you can eat Chinese and Indian buffets, to charming English pubs and traditional Swedish restaurants. You can also indulge in a traditional Swedish coffee break in one of the city’s countless cafes, where you will find great coffee, served with a biscuit.

Stockholm City Couples Holidays

Attractions

Romance awaits in Stockholm, which is a captivating city built across islands and waterways, with classical buildings blended with modern architecture and a number of peaceful parks and green spaces. The city is packed with museums, with over 70 showcasing exhibits on subjects from history, art and animals to the military, butterflies and wine and liquor.

Things To Do

There are a number of ways of navigating across the city, with a range of guided tours available that will ensure you see the most loved and renowned sights. You can join a walking tour, navigate across the water on a boat sightseeing trip, or view the attractions from the comfort of a bus. The city is also filled with malls and shopping streets, so it’s great for shopaholics.

Eating & Drinking

The restaurant scene in Stockholm is cosmopolitan and eclectic, with a huge choice of international and local cuisines offered on the menus across the city. You will find plenty of budget options in the takeaway and fast food bars, and can enjoy cosy meals in the English style pubs. You can enjoy a romantic candlelit meal for two in one of the city’s superb fine dining restaurants.

Nightlife

If you wish to enjoy nights of drinking and dancing, the nightlife of Stockholm is bustling, with plenty of late night clubs and bars to visit. The Stureplan district is filled with dance floors in major clubs, but if you’d prefer to enjoy a more bohemian atmosphere, the Sodermalm district is filled with arty bars and nightclubs.

Stockholm City Cultural Holidays

Attractions

Stockholm is brimming with culture, from the ancient buildings lining the streets of the Gamla Stan district, to the museums and galleries of the Ostermalm quarter. The Old Town is filled with beautifully preserved medieval structures, such as the Riddarholmskyrkan church. Over a third of the area is filled with parks and green spaces, so there’s plenty of peace to be found away from the bustling city streets.

Activities

You can take a guided tour across the city’s stunning sights and attractions, whether you join a trip on foot, on a bus or across the water on a boat. Shopping is also a popular activity with Stockholm’s visitors, with the best choice of shops found in Drottninggatan and Sergels Torg. The Ostermalmstorg square is home to a marvellous food hall where you buy some unique and delicious items.

Nightlife

Eating out is a pleasure in Stockholm, with a diverse array of cuisines that are influenced by cultures from across the world. You can find cheap and easy eats in the fast food bars and all you can eat Asian buffets, or you can head to a local restaurant and try some authentic Swedish cuisine.

Stockholm City Family Holidays

Attractions

Skansen is a unique open air museum found in the Ostermalm district of Stockholm, home to a zoo, with Nordic wildlife such as wolves, lynx, elk and snowy owls. Stockholm is filled with museums, with many sitting in the Ostermalm quarter. They range from the Natural History Museum and the Museum of Modern Art to the Vasamuseet ancient warship.

Things To Do

The Skansen Museum is also home to an aquarium, which exhibits marine life from across the world, with a rainforest feature and pools of tropical fish and sharks. Shopping is one of the most loved things to do in the city, with the main streets found in the pedestrianised Drottninggatan.

Eating & Drinking

Stockholm is home to a great variety of restaurants, so it’s ideal for families who want to eat out during their visit. Fast food bars serve quick, easy and cheap bites, or you can head to an English style pub for some hearty comfort food. You will find a good choice of all you can eat buffets, serving Chinese, Indian and Mexican, and a wealth of traditional restaurants that serve authentic local cuisine.

Hotels

The Grand Saltsjobaden sits along Stockholm’s coast, within easy reach of the harbour. This hotel is the ideal peaceful base for families and boasts an indoor swimming pool. The warm and welcoming Lady Hamilton hotel is a charming destination, run by a friendly local family. Found in the beautiful old town district of the city, it’s great for sightseeing.