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Stockholm is the capital city of the Nordic European country of Sweden. Stockholm is made up of fourteen islands in Lake Malaren, giving the city a unique layout and feel. Dating back to the stone age as a settlement area, the city has deep historical roots. When visiting, you will get a true Nordic experience and understand that Stockholm is much more than just a European city.
The Nordic nations are often referred to as the happiest and best places in the world to live and Stockholm is no different. Stockholm is home to world class theatres, parks and attractions. One of the most beautiful areas of Stockholm is Gamla Stan, the cities old town. When visiting Gamla Stan, the small streets, vintage architecture and ancient frescoes will give all tourists a feel of the history of the city.
Stockholm is a great city for couples and groups of friends who want a laid-back city break experience. It is not as busy and as fast paced as other European cities, so if you are interested in a sightseeing city break that you can also relax during, visit Stockholm!
Flights to Stockholm operate from Dublin daily with SAS airlines. The average flight time is two hours and forty minutes. From Arlanda airport, it is a 45-minute journey to Stockholm city centre.
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Stockholm has a vibrant weekend nightlife, so if you are planning to party hard on your trip be sure to visit between Friday and Sunday. However, if you are visiting midweek you will find plenty of bars to have an enjoyable evening.
Stockholm is a city with a modern culinary scene and when on holiday here you will find restaurants serving Swedish, Asian, European and African cuisine. If you would like to try a Swedish delicacy, meatballs or husmankost are always a great choice!
Sick of your children being glued to a screen? A visit to Junibacken might help! Junibacken is a museum aimed to inspire children to read more.
Stockholm has many great shopping streets for those looking to pick up some new goods. Biblioteksgatan is a high-end shopping street where you will find luxury designer brands such as Marc Jacobs, Michel Kors and Prada. For fashion at a lower price, visit Drottninggatan.
If visiting Stockholm at the start of August, make sure to check out the Stockholm Street Festival. This event is held annually in Kungstradgarden and hosts performances from buskers, magicians, street entertainers and acrobats from all over the world!
The summer season is the best time to visit this stunning city. During the summer months Stockholm experiences over 18 hours of sunlight daily, and temperatures average in the low twenties. As Stockholm is a Nordic country, it is extremely cold in the winter, so if you want to be able to wander the streets without worrying about catching frostbite, visit in the summer!
The Swedish Krona is the currency used in Stockholm.
Stockholm is an hour ahead of Ireland.
While in the city Stockholm's public transport is very efficient and is a great way of getting around.