The city of Stockholm is scattered across a series of islands where Lake Mälaren enters the Baltic Sea. Stockholm tourism is geared to sightseeing on foot with plenty of historic buildings, palaces, parks and gardens, and museums and galleries to delight visitors. It has an absorbing history to match, from Hanseatic trading center to modern design magnet.
When to visit StockholmThe climate in the city is relatively mild with July temperatures averaging 70ºF and in the summer there are many festivals. April is also a good time to travel to Stockholm as locals celebrate both Walpurgis Night and the king's birthday. The average January temperatures are around 32ºF and the city remains attractive in the winter with frequent dustings of snow.
How to get to StockholmStockholm Arlanda International Airport (ARN) is located 23 miles north of Stockholm. Visitors can take an express train service that runs from here to the city, Closer to the city is the smaller Bromma Airport (BMA). In addition the city is served by Västerås Airport (VST). The city is also linked to the rest of Sweden and Scandinavia generally by a slick railroad service.
Stockholm attractionsBook a hotel in Stockholm city centre and you can cover most of the sights the city has to offer, including the city's ancient centre Gamla Stan, where you can find a host of historic hotels including a Rica Hotel close to the Houses of Parliament and the five-star Grand Hotel that overlooks the Royal Palace. Slightly further afield on the island of Djurgården is Skansen, the world's first open-air museum and the Vasa Museum, which houses the magnificent 17th century warship Vasa that sank minutes after launching and has since been recovered and restored.
Where to stay in StockholmBerns Hotel is one of many Stockholm boutique hotels in the center of the city .Cheap Stockholm hotels can be found in the less touristy parts of town. For the best in Stockholm hotel deals, choose Hotels.com and book your stay online.