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Being a short jaunt from the UK, it's easy to find cheap flights to Stockholm. Ryanair is the only one that operates the route but to find the cheapest fare, be sure to book early. Stockhold-Arlanda Airport (ARN) sees the likes of 17 million passengers every year.
Despite being so northerly, the weather in Stockholm is considerably mild. It's the sunlight that changes, with 18 hours in the summer and a mere 6 in the winter.
Direct flights to Stockholm take just over 2 hours from London.
Prepare to have your breath taken away when you arrive to the city of Stockholm. Swedish culture offers delightful literature, architecture, museums, art galleries, suburban nightlife, theatres, excellent cuisine, design and much more. Most of the city's charming attractions are found in the inner city but don't neglect the undeniable beauty of the archipelago, best explored with a Stockholm car hire.
Central Stockholm: The City Hall (where the Nobel Prize banquet takes place every year), Royal Palace, Drottningholm Palace (official Royal residence) and the Skansen (an open-air museum) are all must-sees.
Museums: Stockholm has more than 70 museums, so you can be sure you won't be bored while on holidays in Stockholm. The Vasa Museum is probably the most popular which features a warship from 1628 and was recovered from the water in the 1960s almost entirely preserved.
Shopping: Shopping is a must in this Nordic city. Sweden is, after all, known around the world for its design and giving the world IKEA. Clothing, textiles, interior decoration, hand-made trinkets and hand-painted glassware are all great souvenirs.
Find more information on Visit Stockholm.
There is no shortage of hotels in Stockholm and travellers will find something to suit every taste. Competition here is high so you'll often find central 3-4 star hotels for as little as 700 SEK a night. If you're staying more than one night, don't be scared to ask for a discount. For cheaper hotels, look for something just out of the city centre.
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Planning a trip to the Swedish capital? Don't fret about your budget, Stockholm has a whole host of things to see and do that are completely free.
Midsummer is the most important holiday in Sweden. Everyone empties out of the city to celebrate the short but pleasant summer in the countryside. Dancing, folklore, feasts, parties and drinking... Swedes really know how to welcome the summer!