Sweden's capital is one of the most striking major cities in the world. It's also a vivacious, contemporary city, famed for producing stunning designs, chic fashion and top-notch nightclubs. Multicultural and ethnically diverse, Stockholm makes for a classic vacation retreat. If you have booked your flights to Stockholm, then here is a guide on interesting travel tips that will come in handy for your vacation.
Just because Stockholm is located in the upper northern region of the continent, it doesn’t lead to mean that the city remains cold all year through. In fact Stockholm’s temperature is best described as mild, though its sunshine quota does tend to vary. During summers the city receives over 18 hours of daylight which goes down to just 6 during winters.
Summers are warm, spring is dry and during winters the temperature does hover below zero. But all in all there is nothing extreme about Stockholm’s weather conditions and you can buy airline tickets for whenever you please.
What to Pack?
Though the city boasts of a mild climate, but it will only go in your favor if you pack few light but warm clothes. A light jacket or wrap is perfect to keep the summer chill away. If coming here during the monsoon and winter months, umbrella, sturdy walking shoes and warmer jackets and winter clothes will make your vacation more wonderful.
Since the city with its thousands of islands is the perfect place to exhaust your camera roll or disk space (digital cameras), before you board your cheap flight to Stockholm ensure that you carry along with you all that you may need to this end. Buying electronic stuff in the city can turn out to be a much more expensive proposition than you might like.
Getting Around the city
There are so many ways of negotiating the streets in Stockholm. You can opt for subways, buses, trains, trams, ferries, bikes or taxis. Yet another interesting option is to opt for bikes. Cycling your way to the nearby destinations is something a lot of tourists like doing. The city is lined with numerous bike paths and the locals are very considerate toward cyclists. Being on a bike considerably shortens your travel time and also presents you with stunning sights of the city that you otherwise wouldn’t have been able to appreciate on a moving bus, tram, car etc.
Deals and Discounts
The city operates through a system of ticketing that is based on coupons and passes. Passes are available for all modes of public transport for the duration of 1 day, 3 days, 7 days and 30 days.
You can also buy the RFID card known as SL Access which comes at a price of 20kr and can be used to stock up on all the ticket schemes available in the city. Then there is the Stockholm Card that provides free transport as well as admission to over 80 city museums and sights. The card comes for 24 hours, 48 hours, 72 hours and 120 hours.
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