Stockholm has an especial place among all other world capitals. Winter makes the capital of Sweden an incredibly fantastic town. By some reason the old Stockholm looks much more amusing in in winter. It has its own unmatched atmosphere with its marketplace, handmade souvenirs, sweet chestnuts and of course, glogg.
Become a baker
As for the Stockholm attractions we’d like to mention Skansen. This well-known open-air museum was built in 1891. One could see all sorts of Swedish architecture there. Furthermore, there are whole buildings which are not only preserved but still functioning! You just should come during the last evening before Christmas and see those amazing old bakeries, post offices and forges.
It the second half of December you can get to a nice Christmas market in Skansen. If you want to feel the winter ambience of Swedish capital – come here. You don’t even have to purchase anything if you don’t like shopping. You could go and bake a fresh bread instead. Challenging, isn’t it?
Skansen market attracts about a thousand visitors daily. Patience will save you a lot of energy here since there will certainly be a crowd, however it’s still worth coming.
When non-shoppers like shopping
You will turn into a true shopper if you visit Stureplan square. Buying doesn’t have to be the best part here. The main pleasure is in walking around and finding unusual things. Stureplan should become a point of your Christmas tour. There is no better attraction in Europe which preserves this Scandinavian spirit.
If you are exhausted of shopping – go to a great skating rink located not far away. It’s a very popular place where mostly foreign tourists spend time. So if you like meeting new people it seems to be a perfect place for that.
Spend your time with family
Travelers of all ages will highly appreciate the museums of the Swedish capital. All in all, there are certain attractions made specifically for families. For example, you can go altogether to Stockholm circus. They have a large number of shows for the families. Don’t worry, the kids will not leave the circus dissatisfied! Kids like breathtaking performances and they will like Stockholm circus.
There are also ferry trips. They start the tour near Opera and go through the small islands. But please remember that blowing weather is not favorable for water tours. But even if you are cold you may always ask for a big and warm buck skin. When there is good weather in Stockholm a ferry trip is a perfect solution.
Fun for everyone
Sweden is a Northern country and sometimes its weather gets really severe. Low temperature is not a big problem, however the penetrating wind is. Wind is a great obstacle which can make you decide to choose some indoor activities.
Young travelers often recommend visiting local escape rooms emphasizing that they have tremendous design and plot. Exit Games, Questrooms and lots of other places are at your service. Experienced escapers may go to more than 2 dozens of places of that kind!
Afternoon and evening can be devoted to the National Museum or the Royal Opera. The Stockholm bars are fantastic and as a tourist simply must see them. There are tens of them in the Stockholm center and in the old town. Swedish bars and clubs look almost the same like in other European countries. The prices could seem rather high, however Swedish beer is brilliant. Stormy nightlife is another remarkable characteristic of the capital of Sweden. Great bars and clubs can be found in any part of city center. It’s not a big deal to find a nice place to stay.
Enjoy a great view of Stockholm
Stockholm Sports Center looks like a very big ball. There is no other ball in the world larger than that. It makes it a very interesting place to visit especially because it has an outstanding viewing point. You will see entire Stockholm at a plain sight from the height of 130 meters! The entire city will be in front of you.
Don’t think twice and select Stockholm as your Christmas holidays destination!