Travel packages to Stockholm
Presentation of Stockholm
Sweden's capital city is one of the most northerly in Europe, yet it has a warm, welcoming atmosphere that means you'll never feel frozen out with our holiday deals to Stockholm. With a metro population of around two million, this is quite a compact city, making cheap holidays in Stockholm attractive for walking and cycling. The Royal Palace is located here, as is the Swedish government. A flight to Stockholm will take you to a city with a thousand years of history, having been founded about 1,000 CE by the Vikings. There are still many medieval buildings in the old town, but there's also great nightlife: the much-missed DJ Avicii came from here. At eDreams, we're ready to show you this fascinating city.
Things to know before visiting Stockholm
Sweden is a safe and welcoming country, and travellers from the UK should have no problems on package holidays to Stockholm. You won't need a visa to visit as long as you'll be here for three months or less, just a valid passport. It's a good idea to get a European Health Insurance Card, which is free, to cover emergency treatment on holiday packages to Stockholm. There are two airports serving the city, but the largest is Arlanda, 25 miles north of the city centre. the closest airport to Stockholm itself is Bromma, about six miles to the west, which is generally used for domestic and short-haul flights. Book with us and we'll fly you there in comfort.
What is the weather in Stockholm?
Even though it lies at a similar latitude to Shetland, Stockholm has a generally mild and comfortable climate. After a flight from London to Stockholm, you can expect summer temperatures in the low 20s Celsius, and frost is uncommon from May to September. A flight and hotel in Stockholm in winter will show you another side of the city, as there's a convivial and festive atmosphere. The Swedish capital is sunniest in June and July, and rainfall totals are moderate. If you're used to Scotland or northern England, you'll find the weather on low-cost holidays in Stockholm comfortingly familiar. At any time of the year, our eDreams service is second to none!
Things to do in Stockholm
Exploring the city on foot is a joy in itself, but with our flight and hotel deals to Stockholm, finding things to do in all weathers is a breeze. Some of Stockholm's most popular attractions are:
- Gamla Stan – Old Town dating to the 13th century with brightly-coloured houses
- Berns – fantastic arts and restaurant complex; go to the Stora Salongen hall for live music
- Djurgarden – home to more than 20 museums for everything from biology to ABBA
- Vasa Museum – features a near-complete 17th century Swedish warship
- Tradgarden – Stockholm's best club, open-air in summer and underground in winter
Keep your eyes open during your holiday in Stockholm for flyers advertising pop-up clubs, markets, and festivals. Book with us at eDreams and we'll help you find them!
What to eat in Stockholm?
Meatballs are the country's national food, but those you'll find after a flight from Manchester to Stockholm are rather different from those you'd get at furniture shops. On your holiday in Stockholm, you'll find them served with delicious beef sauce, berry jam and mash with oodles of butter. The Sodermalm area is the place to go to compare holidays in Stockholm with the meatballs you know. For a quick takeaway, try the food trucks that line the Hornstull waterfront – whether you're after curry or chips, or even both, you can fill up here. For a more formal eating experience, Lilla Ego serves up superb meals, specialising in seafood and vegetarian dishes. Hungry already? Get in touch and we'll serve up some great deals.
What to bring from Stockholm?
Swedes love vintage shopping, so retro fans on our package holidays to Stockholm will be thrilled by the choice. Sodermalm is the hub of the city's vintage scene, with leather, vinyl, shabby-chic furniture and clothing all well represented. Walk down Hornsgatan for more ideas to suit all tastes and budgets. Craft beers also make great gifts to bring back from discount holidays in Stockholm, and the Hammarby Sjostad district offers heaps of choice. For some classic Swedish interior design accessories, try Svenskt Tenn or NK, but the most traditional gift must be a brightly-painted wooden Dala Horse, a symbol of Sweden. Scandinavia is waiting, so call us right now to book your trip.