A trip to Stockholm, Sweden with video

Stockholm is one of the most eye-catching cities in Scandinavia, located on an archipelago of nearly 30,000 islands that eventually lead to the Baltic Sea. From the architectural, cultural, and natural gems that demand further exploration from the quaint and authentically preserved 13th-century Gamla Stan, or Old Town, to the sprawling and alluring island of Djur Garden, Stockholm is a floating visual delight that has the power to leave Viewers are amazed at its stunning landscapes.

Tips when traveling to Stockholm:
The uniqueness of the city is not only related to its great terrain, but Stockholm also has an amazing climate and ambiance so visit it in the summer to experience the nearly 24 hours of sunlight, a phenomenon celebrated with the Midsummer Festival that will leave you with a good knowledge of Swedish cuisine and traditions or test your tolerance during One of the coldest Swedish winters for a chance to snowboard on one of the city’s many frozen rivers.

Stockholm

Best months to visit Stockholm:
The best time to visit Stockholm is summer albeit the city’s most expensive season because temperatures are warmer and daylight lasts longer, average summer temperature highs range between 20 and 22°C, with the warmest weather occurring in mid-July, however, it is important Bring layers, as the temperature can sometimes drop to very low temperatures at nightfall, and autumn and spring are cooler, with high temperatures barely reaching 15 degrees Celsius, only during the months of September and May and winter in Stockholm tends to be Too cold but perfect for travelers interested in winter sports or a great Christmas holiday.

How to save money in Stockholm:
Stay away from Gamla Stan: The city’s old town is also known as the tourist hotspot among locals, so expect room rates and restaurant prices to be much higher than they would be elsewhere in the city.

Count on your feet: Stockholm is big and walking the entire city isn’t recommended but many of the city’s top attractions, including cities like Gamla Stan and Djurgården, are close to each other.

Don’t take taxis: Taxis are expensive in Stockholm, with 6-mile journeys running around $40 and the city has plenty of great public transport options, including metro, buses, ferries, light rail, and trams.

Stockholm

Stockholm culture and customs:
Although Sweden is part of the European Union, the country is more independent and does not share the euro with other member states, rather it has its own currency called the krona and if anything, the country defines itself as part of Scandinavia more than anything. Another, which includes Sweden as well as neighboring Norway, Finland and Denmark.

Because of its location in the High North, life for Swedes is completely dictated by the weather in ways that people in other countries with temperate seasons don’t. In Stockholm during midsummer, the city will be quiet.

The Swedes are a reserved group but are very friendly towards tourists, so if you need any guidance they will probably be happy to help and the town is also practically fluent in English, so your chances of getting lost in translation with Swedish are slim to none and although the Swedes are They are warm to visitors, but it is worth noting that they like to order, especially on public transport.

To avoid creating any problems, always remember to stand on the right when going up or down the escalators on public transport, to make room for anyone who wants to walk the escalator on the left, and like many other countries in Northern Europe, such as Ireland and Germany, Swedes welcome each other Shake hands when meeting for the first time.

Stockholm

What will you eat in Stockholm?
Although it is easy to find a variety of international cuisine in Stockholm, try to research Swedish food during your stay, Swedish food tends to be on the heavy side, a meat and potato type diet filled with plenty of protein and starches, as well as some fruits and vegetables.

Sweden’s near-shore side offers plenty of fish-focused meals as well, including herring, one of the most traditional dishes on the Swedish palate. Although it can be prepared in many ways, the most common form is pickling, and the most common flavors are mustard, onion, garlic and herring served with potatoes, boiled eggs, sour cream or sharp hard cheese.

Besides seafood, another staple in Swedish cuisine is bread. In the 1970s, the Swedish National Council for Health and Welfare and the Swedish Bread Institute launched a campaign recommending that Swedes eat six to eight slices of bread a day and you’ll likely see bread in different forms on many menus. Swedish, and the most common are open-faced sandwiches (sandwiches with only one piece of bread) and crusty bread, or large biscuits served either with meals as a snack or with a topping.

And if you really want to feel Swedish, grab some crunchy bread with cod roe that is squeezed out of a tube, usually eaten at breakfast, and those with an adventurous appetite should definitely try sorstromming, or herring that has been fermented for months. In a narrow tin can, this dish is widely considered one of the world’s most pungent dishes.

Safety in Stockholm:
Stockholm is known to be a very safe city for locals and visitors alike, so be sure to exercise common sense day and night, including keeping your bags safe and walking along the lit streets.

Getting around Stockholm
The best way to get around Stockholm is with its excellent public transport system. Many bus, metro, rail, tram and ferry lines cover the big city very efficiently. Cycling is another popular option for getting around. The city boasts many bike lanes and paths and neighborhoods like Gamla are sure to. Stan is walkable, but it is difficult to cover the vast city on foot only and although we do not recommend driving, car rentals are available at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, taxis from the airport to the city center charge a fixed fare of 450-500 kroner ( around $52 to $58).