Travelling to Sweden on a city break – A First-timers Guide

Sweden’s capital city is Stockholm, as you can imagine it has all that most cosmopolitan places have to offer, with a slight twist, Its greener than you think. Stockholm is made up of 14 islands and is a beautiful b ut expensive city.

Warehouses and industrial buildings have been turned into art galleries, Michelin-starred restaurants grace the local dining scene, and independent coffee shops dot the city.

A city spread across countless islands and Scandinavia’s undisputed capital of cool. The coffee culture, award-winning design, beautiful buildings, outstanding restaurants and effortless natural beauty make this city an obvious travel choice.

Is Stockholm expensive?

A lot of travelers skip visiting Stockholm because it’s expensive. There’s no denying that Stockholm is pricey compared to other cities around Europe. However, a visit there doesn’t need to break your budget.

Stockholms subway or metro system is decorated with art

What is the best month to visit Stockholm?

June to August are typically the best months to visit Stockholm. It’s the warmest time of year. July is the hottest month in Stockholm. July in Stockholm averages 20-25 degrees Celsius (68 – 77 degrees Fahrenheit).

Stockholm is separated into many different districts and neighborhoods; each offering a unique flavor of the city! So getting around is essential. But here is where the Stockholm metro comes into its own. It is referred to as “the world’s longest art gallery.” 90 of the 100 stations have been decorated with paintings, mosaics, and sculptures by 150 artists since the 1950s.

TRAVEL TIP

Traveling by taxi gets expensive very quickly, so save money and take the metro or bus. A week-long metro pass is the best deal if you’re going to use it—they also have 90-minute passes (if you just want to hurry to see all the subway art), as well as 24-hour and 72-hour passes. The pass includes unlimited metro, tram and bus journeys—you can purchase at the window inside any metro station.

Photography

It’s easy to take photos of Stockholm’s subway art with any camera or smartphone. But if you want to get the best results, I recommend bringing along a tripod because you’ll need to use a slow shutter speed (there’s no natural light down there!)

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