If you are planning any upcoming travel to Sweden, you
are likely considering when the best time to go to this
Scandinavian country will be. Depending on what
sorts of attractions you would like to see in Sweden,
there are some varying recommendations. In general, Stockholm tourist information
reports that summer is the most popular time to travel
to Sweden for a variety of reasons, not least of which
is the long days enjoyed by citizens of this Scandinavian
country during the summer.
For the most part, most tourist facilities in Sweden do not open until about May or even June, and will begin to close in the middle of August as the days get shorter and colder. In particular, most activities that involve being outdoors, such as open boat tours of Stockholm or other such outdoor organized walking tours will only be available during the summer, as they would be quite miserable during the winter. Sweden in general enjoys very distinct seasons, and winter is often a bitterly cold time in the country.
If you travel to Sweden in the summer,
you will of course generally pay higher prices for accommodation
than you would in the winter. In particular, Stockholm
hotels and Stockholm
hostels tend to be more expensive than those found
in other cities such as Malmo or Gothenburg. In the
summer, however, these higher priced hotels do often run
specials during certain weeks, or on the weekends.
Check with Stockholm tourist information and keep an eye
out for these kinds of deals on hotels. Outdoor
attractions in this Scandinavian country, such as a trip
to Liseberg Park, will also
be fully open in the summer.
Although summer travel is more popular,
it is not unheard of to travel to Sweden in the fall or
winter. Many of the country’s best museums
and buildings, including the Vasa
Museum, the Operan and the Stadshuset building will
be open all winter long and can be delightful to tour
amid the winter lights. The holiday season in Sweden
is also much celebrated, and many of the best attractions
will be cozy indoor events. Despite the cold, ice
skating and skiing are popular in Sweden in the winter,
and of course prices for travel in general will be less
expensive in the winter. Ice
Hotel enthusiasts should note that in order to stay
at this world-famous frozen hotel, you will have to be
there during the winter, as it will be melted once summer
If Stockholm is your final destination in Sweden, you can stay up to date on weather information and other tips regarding your trip by checking with Stockholm tourist information.