Stockholm travel guide

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You're Going to Love Stockholm

Stockholm is Sweden's capital city, and it's one of Europe's most beautiful, enjoyable destinations. Set in a vast group of islands on the Baltic coast, the city is crammed with historical sights, and few world cities are as romantic.

The Old Town (Gamla Stan) has enough intriguing side streets, markets, churches, and palaces to keep visitors wandering for days. But there's more than the enchanting Old Town. Stockholm has world-class museums like the Museum of Natural History, vast modern nightclubs like Göta Källare, and a huge array of gourmet restaurants to explore.

Whether you adore great food, nightlife, shopping, history or art, Stockholm is well worth a visit.

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Stockholm

When to Visit Stockholm

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Stockholm is at its best in the summer time, when temperatures regularly go above 70 degrees Fahrenheit and the city comes out to play. So time your visit between July and early September for the best of the weather. However, the Swedes also put on a great party at Christmas, and if you can stomach chilly mornings, April and May can deliver accommodation bargains, too.

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How to Get to Stockholm

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Where to Stay in Stockholm

Some of the best hotel views in Stockholm can be found in waterfront areas, where the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel is a wonderful place to stay. If you want to be near the main train station, the Grand Central by Scandic is another highlight while the Sheraton in the Old City is the ideal business hotel. There are plenty of hostels for budget travelers too, and two of the best are the Hostel Dalagatan and City Backpackers.

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Shopping Streets

Stockholm is a thriving, diverse shopping hub, and there are plenty of places to go to indulge your desire to find anything from souvenirs to Scandinavian design products. The main shopping street in the center of town is Drottninggatan in Norrmalm, where chains like H&M mingle with department stores like Clas Ohlson and vintage shops like Beyond Retro. If you are looking for smaller boutiques, check out Mood Stockholm, a trendy mall on Norrlandsgatan where stores include creative Swedish brands like Rodebjer and Samsøe & Samsøe.

Groceries and Other

Self-catering vacations are a good way to reduce the cost of visiting Stockholm, and you won't have trouble finding grocery stores in the inner city. ICA, COOP, Lidl, and Hemköp are all affordable stores with most of the groceries you'll need. Prices in general are quite high, at around kr40 for a gallon of milk and kr11 for a pound of apples.

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Where to Eat in Stockholm

Swedes take their food very seriously indeed, and Stockholm has some superb restaurants to try. At the highest end of the scale, there are Michelin-starred establishments like Mathias Dahlgren Matsalen and Esperanto. There's great pizza at Primo Ciao Ciao, Indian food at Shanti Gossip and gourmet seafood at reasonable prices at Wedholms Fisk. Expect a meal to cost upwards of kr400 for three courses, or kr200-250 for just a main.