When you are going for a short stay in Stockholm your way through your itinerary depends much on the period of the year of your choice. In winter your stay might be less enjoyable due to lesser daylight for sightseeing. Anyway, since the weather in Stockholm is unpredictable you can be on your parka most of the times. What is important is that you will be through an absolutely refreshing long weekend.
Probably, the first thing you have to bear in mind is how to get right away to your destinations in Stockholm by not missing your flight. It will be convenient to take a flight say, through the SAS, that is, the Scandinavian Airlines for a quick trip and if possible to avail of a “Campaign Fare” that include hotel and restaurant packages, if there is any that suits you. A Time out Guideline to Stockholm can be as well of great help in your plan to have a trip that is going to be fulfilling because it will not be easy to figure out your itinerary in a city that is geographically blessed with 14 islands and with many impressive sites and places worth a visit.
When you are already there you can start an exciting long weekend exploration with a walk through the charming Gamla Stan, today known as the “The Old Town” where the city was founded in 1252, one of the largest city centers existing until now in Europe, a home to many attractions: the Nobel Museum, the Royal Palace which is the official residence of the King of Sweden, and with its many cafes, shops and restaurants you may spend a day or two in this town.
When you are longing for rich art and culture your next trip will have to be on the centrally located island of Skeppsholmen to fulfill your longing to see one of the world’s foremost museums, the Moderna musset that exhibits art by painters Marcel Duchump, Pablo Picasso, Robert Rauschenberg and Georges Braque, and then proceed to the nearbyArchitecture Museum and the church of Skeppsholmen, inspired by Pantheon in Rome. You can also stay just around the area to join the Millenium Tour of the world famous author Stieg Larsson whose books included “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and “The Girl Who Played with Fire”, both made into blockbuster films.
If you are inclined to find out more of the history of Sweden 400 years ago, you have to be in Skansen, the world’s oldest open-air museum where buildings and their surroundings reflected and illustrated the people in Sweden between the 16th century and the first half of the 20th century. The place has a zoo as well. If your time will still allow you, don’t fail to visit the City Hall for a better way of ending the weekend with a great feel of the country’s leading examples of national romantic architecture.