Stockholm is a capital that can’t be compared to any other. Winter Stockholm has a look of a part of some parallel fairytale reality. The best way to check what Christmas Eve in Stockholm looks and smells like is to walk around the Old Town. You will be surprised with its look and with the old market located there.
Become a baker
There is a famous place in Stockholm called Skansen. Since 1891 Skansen has been the most interesting open-air museum in entire Scandinavia. Connoisseurs of the local architecture will be happy. One more great thing is that tourists can go inside of most of those buildings. Schools, bakeris, post offices and forging shops are the most interesting during the last evening before Christmas when one can go inside and join funny competitions.
In December, for example, they hold a Christmas market in Skansen. It’s impossible to think of winter Stockholm tourism without this fabulous place. You are not feeling like purchasing souvenirs? OK, but what would you say about baking Christmas bread in the bakery from 19th century? Challenging, isn’t it?
Christmas market in Skansen alwaus attracts a great number of people. Therefore you are recommended to be ready for a lot of people and be patient.
Shopping for everyone
You will become an inveterate shopper if you visit Stureplan square. People like strolling around and watching cute things. Stureplan should certainly be visited in your Christmas holidays. One will never find such a site with such a Scandinavian ambience in any other place of the world.
If you are tired of doing shopping – go to a great skate-rink located not far away. People from abroad like that ice-skating spot and regularly go there. Thus if you feel like meeting new people it’s going to be a perfect place to do it.
As a matter of fact, museums of Stockholm are a nice option for kids and adults. However, you can find certain “family attractions“. Foreigners adore Stockholm circus so it would be fantastic if you take your family there. They offer a wide selection of performances for the kids and adults. Don’t worry, the kids will not leave the circus disappointed! Stockholm circus is a must-see attraction for any family tour.
Ferry tours are exciting too. They start the tour near Opera and pass the small islands. But be careful – in a windy day it can be very cold aboard. They offer thick buck skin to everyone, so don’t be modest and ask any of the employees about that. When there is good weather in Stockholm a ferry tour is a perfect solution.
Have fun in Stockholm!
Let’s remember that Stockholm is a Nordic capital and sometimes it’s frosty there. Even if it’s zero temperature outside a piercing wind makes you feel like it’s -15C or colder. Wind is a great obstacle that can make you give up and choose some indoor activities.
Young travelers and just those who like suspense will definitely appreciate local escape rooms. There are dozens of cool escape rooms and one can find the information about them on the Internet. There are several dozens of such rooms here in Stockholm!
Royal Opera and museums are great for an afternoon leisure. The bars in Swedish capital are fantastic and as a tourist literally must see them. The most interesting place for checking out local nightlife is the old town. As a matter of fact most of Stockholm pubs and bars can be compared to the European counterparts. Swedish capital is a quiet costly place, but you must try the local beer brands. Stormy nightlife is another significant thing about Stockholm. All you need to do is to go out and walk along the streets. It’s not a big deal to find a nice place to stay.
See the whole globe from the Globe
Stockholm Sports Center looks like a very big ball. Check out the largest ball in the world. In addition, you could enjoy a great view from the Sports Center viewing platform. The platform revolves around the Center and rises up to 130 meters! The entire city will be in front of you.
Don’t miss the Christmas Eve in Stockholm, you will feel perfect here!