Cheap flights to Stockholm
Magnificent waterways, islands, palaces and parks, Sweden’s capital is a must for anyone interested in beautiful cities. You’d be forgiven for thinking of meatballs, snow and furniture stores when we mention Stockholm. The fact is, the Swedes are indeed masters of design, and they certainly know how to whip up a tasty meatball or two.
But look a little closer at Sweden’s capital city, and you’ll forget the clichés and find a stunning coastal city made up of 14 islands, over 50 bridges and more green spaces than almost any other city in Europe.
And with an edgy music scene, a slew of trendy bars and more underground clubs than in most European cities, Stockholm is also a capital of cool that makes for a great city break destination no matter what you are looking for.
With nine different stages varying dramatically in size, a visit to Stockholm's progressive City Theatre could be an intimate experience or a magnificent spectacle. Known for cheeky and humorous interpretations of classics such a A Midsummer Night's Dream, Orlando and Hamlet (5 Beridarbansgatan, tel: 08 5062 0100, stadsteatern.stockholm.se).
The Abba Museum recently opened in the Swedish Music Hall of Fame (tickets valid throughout the building). Exploring the history of the most successful Swedish pop group in history, it covers everything from the band's breakthrough with Waterloo in 1974 to its split in 1983 (68 Djurgårdsvägen, tel: 08 1213 2860, abbathemuseum.com).