With terracotta buildings, manicured parks, waterways and skylines of spires, Stockholm is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The city of Stockholm is spread out over 14 islands which are connected by bridges and his home to some of Sweden’s most famous sights and cultural attractions.
The city of Stockholm is served by 4 airports and the largest is Stockholm-Arlanda Airport (ARN), which often just called Arlanda Airport. On average, a flight from London to one of Stockholm’s 4 airports will take just over two hours and there are more than 149 flights a week. There are 5 airlines which offer direct flights from London to Stockholm, the most popular of which is SAS.
Normally, a return flight from London to Stockholm will cost around £45. However, during the less popular winter months, a return flight can cost as little as £23!
What to Do in Stockholm
There are plenty of great sights to see in the beautiful city of Stockholm. The most famous attraction in Stockholm is the Royal Palace (also called Stockholms Slott and Kungliga Slottet). The palace is the official residence of the Swedish monarchy and has a number of rooms to explore. One of the palace’s highlights is the changing of the guard ceremony.
The Drottningholm Palace or Drottningholms Slott is fairytale-esque palace encompassed by beautiful formal gardens and another must-visit while in Stockholm. The palace complex is a World Heritage Site and has a number of fascinating buildings to visit including an 18th century theatre and a remarkable Chinese Pavilion.
With more than 70 museums and galleries to visit while on holiday in Stockholm, holidaymakers are spoilt for choice. One of the most positively reviewed is the Nationalmuseum. This is the largest museum in Sweden and has a fantastic collection of works from the medieval period up until the 20th century. Among the thousands of treasures are the works of major artists such as Goya and Rembrandt.
One of the most popular attractions in Stockholm is the Katrina Lift (Katarinahissen). This lift is situated in the Södermalm and takes passengers up 130 feet to an observation deck which offers an unforgettable view of the Gamla Stan below. In addition, there is a restaurant on the observation deck for a unique dining experience.
A firm favourite with families and marine enthusiasts alike is the Aquaria Vattenmuseum or Aquarium Water Museum. The aquarium is home to a number of themed zones showcasing marine life from around the world, including a reconstructed coral relief and a mangrove section. One of the aquarium’s major highlights is the sea aquarium which has a tunnel through it, allowing you to get up close to sharks and more!