Islands & Ice
Capture the contrasts of the enigmatic city of Stockholm on a city break to Sweden. Built on 14 islands at the meeting point of the freshwater Lake Mãlaren and the Baltic Sea, the Swedish capital is renowned for being one of the most beautiful capital cities in the world.
Stockholm has 750 years of history for you to discover and offers a wide selection of world-class museums and attractions. Most of the city's attractions can be reached on foot, hence you can experience a lot in just a short time meaning that a weekend break is just long enough to give you a taste of its true character.
Stockholm is a truly unique capital city about much, much more than just Abba! It is a city where preserved medieval buildings sit next to modern architecture. Visit Stockholm City Hall and climb the City Hall tower for a fantastic view of Stockholm. Or people watch in a café and watch as the new breed of young fashion, IT and telecoms professionals hang out in fashionable bars, clubs and restaurants.
Short winter days often see the city shrouded in snow, making it seem rather ethereal, while in summer it enjoys almost perpetual sunlight, encouraging you to pack a great deal into your long days.
Just pick your date, and then check out the deals and offers available from The Co-operative Travel for Stockholm weekend breaks. One thing’s for sure – you’ll ‘Abba’ great time!
Gamla Stan (Old Town)
Why not take a walk around Gamla Stan… soak up the atmosphere of this 750 year old town and its narrow streets crammed with medieval buildings. It is one of the best preserved medieval city centers in the world and full of handicraft stores, antiques, art galleries and cafés. The huge, Royal Palace and Stockholm Cathedral are also located here so well worth a day out!
The green island of Djurgården is home to some of the city's most popular attractions. You can visit the Vasa warship, Skansen - the world’s oldest open-air museum or Astrid Lindgren’s Junibacken. So make time to take a trip here… you won’t be disappointed.
If you’re a fan of Steig Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy books and movies you need to head to Södermalm … the setting for the Millennium Tour.
Music fans should go to the ABBA museum, founded in the city they first found success and recorded most of their music!
If fourteen islands aren’t enough, a city break in Stockholm offers a wonderful archipelago with 30,000 islands & islet rocks a so arrange a boat trip to see this marvellous city from a whole new perspective!