Stockholm City Breaks: An Overview

One of the most appealing cities in Europe, Stockholm has the added attraction of a vast archipelago of islands within easy striking distance of its centre.

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Why we think you’ll love it

  • The Vasa Museum, containing the remarkably well-preserved hull of the Swedish navy's flagship that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628, is without doubt one of the finest museum's in the world

Luxury City Breaks in Stockholm: The Detail

Stockholm is built on a series of islands, and in the depths of winter, when the sea is frozen solid, children can be seen ice skating to school past the enormous Royal Palace.

There is a wide range of top class museums (check out the Vasa Museum in particular) and attractions, stylish and luxurious hotels, and excellent restaurants showcasing the very best in what is a resurgent cuisine. Add a plethora of bars and some extremely chic clubs, and Stockholm is as much fun when the sun goes down as it is during the days - which can be brief in the extreme during the deep winter months.

In summer the beautiful and diverse islands of the archipelago come into their own, and city dwellers flock to their holiday homes and take to the crystal clear waters of the Baltic in yachts and kayaks.

There are a number of excellent hotels out in the archipelago, but it is just as easy to take a day trip to the likes of Sandhamn Island, where there are often sailing regattas.


Original Highlight

Reflections of Stockholm Townhouses

The open air museum Skansen is a must-visit - it recreates traditional Swedish life in the heart of Stockholm and houses a whole host of Nordic animals, such as bears, wolves and lynx. Wander around the houses and farmsteads and sample some of the delicious on-site bakery's wares.

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A note on price

A weekend in Stockholm starts from £350 per person, while a long weekend in Swedish Lapland will cost from approximately £1,650 per person including activities like dog sledding and snow-mobiling. Learn more about our pricing

Weather in January January February March April May June July August September October November December
  • Average Temp. — -3°C / 26°F
  • Rainfall — 3cm / 1.5 inches
  • Water Temp. — 3°C / 37°F
Flight from London

2:15 hrs

Time Difference

GMT +1 hr

Top picks for Stockholm

Bar at  Nobis Hotel, luxury hotel in Stockholm, Sweden

Nobis Hotel


Despite being housed in two historic 19th Century buildings in Norrmalmstorg, Nobis Hotel remains thoroughly modern.

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Meeting room at Hotel J, luxury hotel in Stockholm, Sweden

Hotel J


Standing on the edge of Nacka Strand Marina and with a recurrent nautical theme throughout, Hotel J is Stockholm’s answer to Newport, Rhode Island.

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Kayaking in the Stockholm Archipelago

Kayaking in the Stockholm Archipelago


Stockholm is one of the most attractive cities in Europe, but to visit here without taking in the nearby Archipelago would be to miss out on a major part of Stockholmers’ lives.

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Entrance at The Grand, luxury hotel in Stockholm, Sweden

The Grand


One of Scandinavia’s finest hotels, the five-star Grand has been a Stockholm landmark since 1874. Housed in a suitably grand waterfront building in the heart of the city, the hotel looks across the harbour to the old town and the royal palace.

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Hotel Skeppsholmen, luxury hotel in Stockholm, Sweden

Hotel Skeppsholmen


The Hotel Skeppsholmen expertly combines a stylish modern design interior with a historic and beautiful 18th Century exterior.

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Lydmar Hotel

Lydmar Hotel


Once upon a time (that time being the 90’s) the Lydmar Hotel was achingly hip and trendy; so hip and trendy in fact, that it was destined to go the way of most of that decade’s fashions. However the Lydmar is back once again, and is an altogether more elegant affair this time round.

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