Things to Know about Stockholm
Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, is also the largest city of the country. With some 24,000 islands making up the Stockholm archipelago, Stockholm has undoubtedly emerged as Scandinavia’s most regal and intriguing city. In Stockholm, the air and water are said to be the freshest of any European capital. This cool Nordic beauty with a dramatic landscape is worth exploring.
Best Places to Visit
Stockholm offers immense sightseeing opportunities to millions of visitors coming here from around the world every year. See our Stockholm City Guide to explore its many attractions including Vasa Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Royal Palace, Gröna Lunds Tivoli amusement park, Deer Park, Drottningholm Palace and Riddarholm Church.
Best Time to Visit
The summer months from May to August are the best time to visit the beautiful city of Stockholm. The peak tourist season here is June when you will get to participate in the various summer festivals conducted here.
Best Dining Places
A large variety of restaurants can be found Stockholm. You will find many restaurants in the city serving amazing seafood such as gravlax (dry-cured salmon), herring and trout. Most of these restaurants can be found around Stureplan and Kungsträdgården. While in Stockholm, don’t forget to gorge on traditional meat dishes like creamy reindeer casserole, moose steak and meatballs.
Best Airlines to Reach
Stockholm-Arlanda International Airport, usually referred to as Arlanda, connects Stockholm with many destinations around the world. Major airlines flying to Stockholm include Emirates Airline, Turkish Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Lufthansa, Swiss, United Airlines, British Airway, Brussels Airlines, Air India, Thai Airways and others.
Best Places to Stay
Stockholm has quite expensive accommodation when compared to many U.S. or Canadian cities. However, the city also welcomes those traveling on a budget. When searching for cheap hotels in Stockholm, one must head straight to areas in and around Norrmalm, north of the Old Town, as well as near the Central Station.