Stockholm is a city that is constantly evolving, which may not be as easy as it seems since this entire city is spread out across fourteen different islands. Travelers will be impressed with how easy it is to get around this city, and the islands, due to the metro, ferries, and bridges that connect them all. The cultural sights are rich, the architecture is stunning, and even the intricate details are paid attention to inside shops and restaurants. Add in the extraordinary cuisine and travelers will never want to leave this part of the world.
There are so many things to do in Stockholm, but Skansen, the Medieval Museum, Swedish History Museum, City Hall, and ABBA the Museum are the most popular. Those that will be in the city for any length of time will want to consider the Stockholm Pass, which will currently get them into sixty different attractions for free.
Stockholm is warmer than the northern parts of Sweden, which is good news for those who do not want to freeze during their stay. The temperatures during the winter still hover around freezing, but there is not as much snow and the season only lasts a couple months. The summers are warmer, with temperatures hovering in the seventies, and they last longer than they do in the rest of Sweden.
Most people prefer to visit Stockholm during the months of July and August, since that is when the temperatures are at their highest. The days are also longer and there are plenty of outdoor activities, including festivals, to participate in. Those who want to save some money though may want to want until the months of September through November, when the airfare is cheaper for the off-season.
Unique and Interesting Facts About Stockholm
· Stockholm’s nickname is either World’s Smallest Big City or the World’s Biggest Small Town.
· The plague went through this city in 1710 and killed about a third of the people who lived there.
· The world’s longest art gallery happens to be in the subway of Stockholm.
· A favorite dish in Stockholm is Swedish meatballs, which are served with boiled potatoes, gravy, and lingonberry jam.
· Happy hour has a different name in Stockholm. There it is called After Work!
· The first hotel inside an airplane was in Stockholm. The Boeing 747 has an economy class guest house for those who do not mind spending more time in an airplane.
Stockholm is such a wonderful city and I hope everyone gets to visit there someday! It used to be that if you were ever curious as to what was going on over there, you could actually call Sweden. This was the first country to have its own telephone number and when you called it, someone would eventually pick up and be ready to talk to you for hours! They kept this number open for more than a year and who knows, maybe they will eventually bring it back again!