Christmas in the fairy tale
Stockholm has a unique reputation among all other capitals. Winter Stockholm resembles a piece belonging to a parallel fairytale world. By some reason the old town of Stockholm is much more attractive in in winter. It possesses its own inimitable spirit with the handmade souvenirs, marketplace, sweet chestnuts and of course, glogg.
Turn into a baker
As for the Stockholm attractions we’d like to mention Skansen. Since 1891 Skansen has been the most fascinating open-air museum in entire Scandinavia. Fans of Swedish architecture will be happy. One more awesome thing is that you can go inside of most of those buildings. The most exciting events begin in the evening of December, 24.
In December, for instance, they have a great Christmas market in Skansen. It’s impossible to imagine winter Stockholm tourism without this fabulous place. You are not feeling like purchasing souvenirs? OK, but what do you think about baking your Christmas bread in the bakery from nineteenth century? Challenging enough, isn’t it?
Skansen market gathers about a thousand visitors daily. It means that you should be ready for a lot of people and have patience.
Shopping for everyone
Stureplan square in Stockholm will touch your feelings even if you are an inveterate non-shopper. People love walking around and noticing interesting things. Stureplan cannot be ignored in your Christmas holidays. One will hardly find such a site with such a Scandinavian atmosphere in any other part of the planet.
If you are exhausted of shopping – go to a great skate-rink located not far from the market. The skating rink visitors are typically foreign tourists. It makes the skating rink a perfect place for getting to know new people.
Visitors of all ages will like the museums of the Swedish capital. But there are also places made for parents and kids. Stockholm circus could be an awesome choice. They offer a large number of shows for the kids and adults. Your kids will have really much fun! Family leisure should be spent in nice places like Stockholm circus.
Another pleasant thing is ferry. You can take it near the Opera and have a travel to small amusing islands. But be very careful – in a windy weather it can be really cold aboard. They offer thick buck skin to everyone, so don’t be shy and ask the employees about that. But if the weather is nice and without snow you will enjoy really memorable views of winter Stockholm.
Enjoy your time in Stockholm
Let’s remember that Stockholm is a Nordic capital and sometimes it’s cold there. Even if the temperature looks bearable the wind can spoil all plans. Then it’s worth looking for an indoor activity.
You could also go to the local escape rooms that are very popular among tourists. Exit Games, Questrooms and other places are at your service. There are more than 30 attractions sites of that kind in Swedish capital!
The National Museum and the Royal Opera suit well for an afternoon visit. The Stockholm bars are marvelous and as a tourist literally must check them. The greatest place for tasting local nightlife is the Medieval town. As a matter of fact the majority of Stockholm pubs and bars can be compared to the European counterparts. The capital of Sweden is a rather expensive city, but you must try the local beer brands. Stormy nightlife is another significant characteristic of Stockholm. City center is full of awesome nightclubs, pubs and bars. You will find a nice bar or club very soon.
See the whole globe from the Globe
Globe-shaped Sports Center is another attraction of Stockholm. Actually, it’s the biggest ball in the world. This building has another attraction besides its shape – there is an outstanding sightseeing desk there. You will see entire Stockholm at a plain sight from the height of 130 meters! The Stockholm view from there is really breathtaking.
There are many other exciting attractions in Stockholm – come here for Christmas and check them out!