Stockholm is a really special place, with its laid-back people, history and intricate island design; it is a visually stunning place to be. You will be skeptical of this weather, when you think of anyplace in Scandinavia. Tourist season, which runs into September, has high temperatures of around 70 degrees F. and lows in the 50s, with the added advantage of very long days of sun. Winter of course can become quite chilly, with temperatures in the 20s F. To enjoy all of Stockholm, acquaint you with the city, and it is ideal to see there in the summertime. The city is built on 14 island strategically situated between the Baltic Sea and the Lake Malaren. The latter half of the 20th century saw Stockholm expand into a modern city, as structure started to spring up. But areas like Sodermalm, Gamla Stan and Ostermalm fortunately for us retained their feel.
Gamla Stan is the geographical, historic and cultural heart of Stockholm. Stockholm started in 1252 as a settle, and this island in the city’s middle is intriguing with its cobblestone streets winding through museums, churches, restaurants and pubs. The Nobel Museum is here, and check out Royal Palace and the Stockholm Cathedral, Free tour Stockholm where there is a changing of the guard, which attracts on a great deal of people but is long and drawn out. Gamla Stan is interesting, and a great deal of fun. You can see a good deal of town and I would suggest choosing a guide to perform a walking tour.
We were there in July, and even though there was a lot of rain, besides that it was comfy. However, I have discovered that when the snow falls in the winter the city can take on a feel. Stockholm is a great walking town, but if you would like to explore out farther the subway, known as the Tunnelbana T-Bana is among the finest in Europe. Its 66 miles make it one of the networks in Europe. To get a 3-day pass you can purchase a travel card for all public transport in greater Stockholm for about $23. Getting around to the many larger islands in the archipelago could be achieved year-round winter ice conditions permitting, and lots of taxi boat businesses are available. You will start or finish at Stockholm if you will cruise the Baltic, a cruise I would recommend. You think if you are planning to spend on a single side of your journey in Stockholm, you will be rewarded. It is a city.