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 Tunnel Run Citybanan on March 25 is a one-off chance to run or walk what will soon become one of the city's busiest transport routes. The 8KM race for runners of all abilities follows the newly constructed subterranean path of the Citybanan train line, due to open in July 2017. lidingoloppet.se/tunnelrun
It's concert season at the open-air arena at amusement park Gröna Lund, and there are top Swedish pop exports aplenty to be enjoyed from The Cardigans to Zara Larsson and First Aid Kit, as well as international artists including The 1975 and Bryan Ferry. For more information visit gronalund.com
A short underground journey southwest of central Stockholm, the leafy suburb of Midsommarkransen is a haven for vintage and new interiors shopping. Check out vendors including Svenska Armaturer, Mimmi Staaf Möbelmakeri and Dunke Design and pick up everything from a cool reclaimed industrial pendant light to a reupholstered retro armchair. kransenkartan.com
If you fancy getting outside of Stockholm for a bit, and by some of the most scenic possible means, enjoy a slow cruise along Lake Mälaren to the magnificent official royal residence of Drottningholm. See how the Swedish royals live and explore the lush gardens. stromma.se
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