Flights to Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm is the capital of Sweden with the population of approximately 1.5 million.
The vibrant city has trendy nightclubs and restaurants set against an idyllic archipelago. It often called the “Venice of the North” as it is made up of several islands and peninsulas and connected by bridges.
The main international airport in Stockholm is Stockholm Arlanda Airport.
- 39 km to central Stockholm
- A taxi ride to central Stockholm costs around RM290 (KR590.45) and takes about 31 minutes
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Best Time to Visit Stockholm
The summer months from June to August are warm and comfortable for sightseeing with long daylight hours. However, it is also the peak tourist season and may mean crowds and high prices.
Things to do in Stockholm
What to see in Stockholm
Dating from the 1200s, the Gamla Stan is a definite must-see in Stockholm. Wind through the cobbled streets and discover little shops and cafes. At the same time, visit the Royal Palace and see the changing of the guard.
Visit the Vasa Museum to understand more about the Swedish Imperial fleet and the Fotografiska, which exhibits on contemporary photography.
Other attractions include City Hall, Skansen, Royal National City Park and Sky View.
What to eat in Stockholm
A typical Swedish dish to have in Stockholm is a hearty husmankost, made of potatoes, meat or fish, lingonberries and herbs. The Swedish meatballs are the most iconic husmankost associated with Sweden.
Another hearty dish is the Raggmunk, pancakes made from grated or ground potato and served with thick cuts of bacon and lingonberry preserve.
The gravad lax, or raw salmon cured for a few days in sugar, salt and dill is also a local favourite.
Day trips from Stockholm
Stockholm has two UNESCO World Heritage Sites that deserve separate day trips from Stockholm.
The Birka island, one of the oldest and largest of the known Viking settlements, offers a glimpse into the past into Viking history. It can be accessed by boat from Stockholm.
The Drottningholm Palace, also known as The Queen's Castle, is the most well-preserved palace in Sweden and is still used as a residence for the Swedish royal family. You can get there by bus or a sightseeing boat.
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