Best things to do in Stockholm
The Swedish capital is home to fourteen scenic islands and more than fifty bridges going over the vast Baltic ocean. The open city is popular for its innovative perspective and ideas. It is a vibrant destination that excels at inventing designs, fashion, technology, and music.
Nature is just around the corner in this beautiful city. You can spend hours in refreshing outdoors in summers and spring. The fourteen islands offer more than 30,000 picturesque views with rare fresh air, a sheer contrast to a bustling urban city.
Stockholm’s old town is perhaps the most popular attraction as its history dates back to 1252. Pay a visit to Kungliga Slottet – a royal palace that comprises more than 500 rooms to glean Swedish history insight.
Catch a glimpse of the traditional guard changing ceremony by timing your visit right. To explore Skansen – the first open-air museum island of the world, take a tour across Djurgården. However, if you like to see Sweden’s power period, head to a maritime museum featuring 17th-century warships.
Sink into the green oasis by visiting beautiful parks, such as Haga Park, Humlegarden, and Marabouoprking. You can escape the urban city’s noise by taking a trip to hiking trails in coastal landscapes and deep forests such as Roslagsleden.
What You Need to Know
Urban areas – 50 km/h
Rural roads – 70 km/h
Highway – 110 km/h
How to Get There
Arlanda Airport – 37 km from the city center and easily reached by public transport
Bromma Airport – 9 km from the city center and easily reached by public bus
Stockholm Railway Station – Transfers from London, Malmö, Gothenburg or anywhere in Sweden
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When is the Best Time to Visit
Although Stockholm is quite lively all round the year, figuring out the best time to visit depends on what activities interest you.
Summer, preferably May to July, is pretty impressive in the city with its eighteen-hour days and perfectly warm temperature that stays between 15 and 20°C (68 °F). From August onwards, the temperature is moderate, and you can enjoy green landscapes.