Talking about the most attractive world capitals Stockholm comes up first. In the winter time it looks a lot like a storybook town due to neat and clean streets and decorations everywhere. Tourists often say the old part of Stockholm is much more interesting in winter than in summer. You will be astonished with its tremendous look and with the market located there.
Bake your Christmas bread
Skansen belongs to the most remarkable sites in Swedish capital. This fantastic outdoor museum was founded in 1891. One could find all types of Swedish architecture there. What is more, some of the historical buildings still work! Schools, bakeris, post offices and forging shops are the most attractive during the last evening before Christmas when everybody can get inside and participate in funny competitions.
Skansen is also a place of the Christmas marketplace in December. All guests who want to know what “Stockholm tourism” is like should definitely visit it. You are not feeling like purchasing souvenirs? OK, but what do you think about baking your Christmas bread in the bakery from nineteenth century? Looks challenging, doesn’t it?
Several hunderds of tourists come to the market in Skansen every day. Patience will save you a lot of energy here since there probably will be queues, but it’s still worth coming.
Shopping for everyone
Stureplan square in Stockholm will charm you even if you are a convinced non-shopper. People like walking around and finding cool things. Stureplan cannot be ignored during your Christmas holidays. There is no better place in the world which preserves this Scandinavian spirit.
After shopping you could go for ice-skating and have fun with your family. It’s a public place where mainly foreigners come. It makes the rink an ideal place for meeting new people.
Spend your time with family
Visitors of all ages will highly appreciate Stockholm museums. Anyway, there are also some activities mainly oriented on families with children. Foreigners love Stockholm circus so it would be great if you go there. They have a large number of shows for the families. Your kids will have really much fun! Family leisure should be spent in great places just like Stockholm circus.
There are also ferry tours. They start near Opera and go through the small islands. But please keep in mind that windy weather is not good for water tours. They have buck skin to everybody, so don’t be shy and ask any of the employees about that. You can enjoy incomparable views from the deck if the weather is nice.
Fun for everyone
Let’s remember that Stockholm is a Northern capital and occasionally it is really cold there. Even if it’s zero degrees outside a piercing local wind makes it feel like it’s -15C or even worse. Then it’s better to look for an indoor kind of activity.
Young travelers quite often suggest going to local escape rooms emphasizing their nice design and plot. Exit Games, Questrooms and other places are waiting for you. Experienced escapers can go to more than two dozens of places like this!
Local museums and Royal Opera are great for an afternoon leisure. The Stockholm bars are fantastic and as a tourist just must see them. There are dozens of them in the Stockholm center and in the Medieval town. In fact the majority of Stockholm pubs can be compared to their European counterparts. The capital of Sweden is a rather costly place, but you just must try the local beer. Stormy nightlife is also a remarkable characteristic about the capital of Sweden. All you need to do is to go out late and walk along the streets. 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. Check out the largest 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! Entire Stockholm will be seen in plain sight.
Don’t hesitate and select Stockholm as your Christmas holidays destination!