Stockholm at a glance
Stockholm is a vibrant modern city, famous for its sleek architecture, edgy fashion and world-class nightclubs. Often regarded as one of the world's most beautiful cities - whether it be in the glorious summer sun or snow-drenched winter - Stockholm offers an excellent array of sights to explore, making it ideal for a city getaway.
Stockholm is made up of fourteen separate islands, with over 30% of the city consisting of waterways and another 30% consisting of parks and green spaces. Home to many cultural spots of interest, including the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Birka, a Viking trading centre and the residence of the Swedish royal family, Stockholm also has a large number of museums, art galleries and architecturally superb sites to visit.
Perfect if you’re looking for:
- Art and culture
- Picturesque setting
- Iconic sites
Stockholm has an extensive public transportation network that offers subway, train and bus options for getting around the city.
All transportation methods operate on a single integrated smartcard system called SL Access.
Stockholm products are known the world over for their creative craftsmanship and quality design. In the city centre you will find exclusive, name brand retailors and souvenir boutiques as well as hand-made jewellery and art shops. Swedish specialties include textiles, clothes, hand painted glassware and home décor items.
Dining in Stockholm
The food scene in Stockholm is ever shaped by the ‘New Nordic Cuisine’ which promotes the use of locally grown produce that is fresh and in season.
Though Stockholm may be known for traditional fare such as Swedish meatballs and the smorgasbord, the city offers a much wider spectrum of locally crafted and international foods.
Looking for an indulgent dining experience? Stockholm offers a number of Michelin Star restaurants featuring everything from contemporary and bistro, to tapas, oriental and French cuisine.
Must-try local dishes
- Kroppkaka – potato dumplings that have an onion and pork or bacon filling
- Kålpudding – a casserole dish consisting of layered cabbage and meat mixed with breadcrumbs and rice
- Kanelbulle – the Swedish version of a cinnamon roll made with cardamom dough
Osprey Holidays Top Tips
Take a leisurely stroll round the fascinating old town, where many historic attractions are to be found - The Royal Palace with the Crown Jewel Exhibition, the Cathedral, The House of Nobility and the fascinating Tre Kroner Museum.
Get your tailor-made city break itinerary
Osprey Holidays can create a fabulous short break to Stockholm designed completely around your needs. We can arrange whatever you need, including:
- All travel and transfers on days of your choice (not just Saturday to Saturday!)
- Accommodation from our handpicked range of Stockholm hotels, to suit your budget and requirements
Our award-winning team can provide expert advice and recommendations, from general questions to tiny details. Contact us now for your tailor-made itinerary.
- Important information
Population 871,952 Languages Swedish Currency Swedish Krona Visa Information No visa required for EU citizens
- Average temperatures
(monthly highs °C)
- Interesting facts
For a very 'cool' experience, visit the Absolut Ice Bar - unique and lots of fun!
- Featured accommodation
- Distance from airports
Stockholm Bromma 7 km
- Railway stations