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The capital and cultural centre of Sweden, Stockholm is an elegant city where cutting-edge fashion and high-profile nightclubs jostle with cosy cafes and historical towns. The best time to visit is during the summer when temperatures are at their highest. Spend your afternoons wandering the cobbled streets of the old town, explore the city’s cultural history at the many museums and galleries, or prepare for a night of velvet ropes in the glamorous Stureplan district.
Best time to visit: During the summer for long and warm days.
Stockholm has a continental climate with warm summers and very cold winters with snowfall. The best time to visit is during the peak summer months between June and August.
2 - 3 hours
The nearest international airport is Stockholm Bromma Airport (BMA) located 6 miles from the centre of Stockholm. Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) is located 27 miles north of Stockholm.
Whether you’re a couple seeking a romantic break or a hipster searching for the coolest art and nightlife, a city break in Stockholm will not disappoint. Spend your days exploring the museums and quirky cafes in the old town, then get dressed up and head out for some celebrity-spotting in glamorous Stureplan.
Start your city break in Stockholm roaming the cobblestone lanes of the old town, Gamla Stan. Spend a day taking in the medieval architecture, or venture down the side alleys to find quaint restaurants and boutiques that aren’t flooded by tourists. You’ll be surprised at what quirky treasures you can pick up.
Bibliotekstan is the best place to go in Stockholm for luxury fashion and design. Here you’ll find a range of high-end Swedish and international labels. For more affordable shopping, head to Ahelens City department store, or the trendy district of Normallam. This lively neighbourhood has a cool mix of clothing chains and restaurants.
Visited by business people, models and celebrities, Stureplan is the best place to go in Stockholm to experience the high-profile nightlife. Expect exclusive clubs, long lines and selective entry. For a more relaxed evening out, head to the trendy Sodermalam area where you’ll find cosy pubs, friendly bars and a laidback vibe.
Culture Junkies: Home to a number of eclectic museums and art galleries, Stockholm is the perfect playground for culture enthusiasts.
Stylists: Fashion lovers will fall in love with Stockholm’s cutting-edge style and quirky boutiques.
Couples: Take a romantic stroll along the cobblestone lanes of Gamla Stan, followed by coffee at a cosy, candlelit cafe.
Language: The language spoken in Stockholm is Swedish.
Currency: The currency used in Stockholm is Swedish Krona (Kr).
Local time: The local time in Stockholm is one hour ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to: The nearest international airport is Stockholm Bromma Airport (BMA) located 6 miles from the centre of Stockholm. Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN) is located 27 miles north of Stockholm.
Flight time from UK: 2 - 3 hours.
Tourist information: Further Copenhagen tourist information can be found at www.visitcopenhagen.com/copenhagen-tourist.
Visa & health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/sweden for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Stockholm.
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