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.
Stockholm Music and Arts Festival returns to the picturesque surrounds of Skeppsholmen on 1-3 August with a rock veterans-led bill headlined by Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Peter Lemarc, Television and many more. stockholmmusicandarts.com
Stockholm's Tunnelbana underground system has been described as the world's longest art exhibition, with 94 out of 100 stations on the network featuring art, ranging from frescos to sculptures and video installations. In July and August, operators SL are running English-language guided tours, which are free with a valid travel ticket. visitsweden.com
A new season premieres at Grona Lund, Stockholm's iconic fairground on the park island of Djurgården on 26 April, before standard summer opening times are phased in again from 1 May. There's no more thrilling way to view the city's picturesque bay than from one of the waterfront rollercoasters. gronalund.com