Are you planning a trip to Stockholm and wondering about the best time to travel?
Let's start by talking about the seasons and in particular the most favorable months in terms of climate. The other parameters to be taken into consideration for a successful stay are tourist attendance, major events in the city and your personal desires. These different factors should help you determine the ideal time to plan your next trip to Stockholm.
Thanks to the ocean current, the Gulf Stream, which warms the Scandinavian coasts, Stockholm enjoys a temperate continental climate despite its latitude. Stockholm can be visited all year round depending on what you are looking for: a cultural city trip, a family or romantic weekend, a seaside getaway in the heart of the archipelago's nature, a short festive stay with friends, a winter trip to the discovery of the Scandinavian art of living. Give free rein to your desires!
With a summer temperature that oscillates between 15 and 23 degrees from June to August, it is the perfect climate to go to Stockholm and make the most of the city and its archipelago. The season is conducive to the practice of many outdoor sports activities: cycling, kayaking, hiking but also swimming on the wild beaches of the islands of the archipelago and the Baltic Sea. This season is mild with very long days between June and mid-July. As the summer solstice approaches, visitors enjoy the longest days of the year which can last up to 18 hours of light.
In terms of attendance, this is also the season when most Swedes take their leave. Be sure to book your accommodation well in advance, especially hotels and unusual guesthouses as well as campsites which are in high demand by tourists.
Prices remain high during this period.
Winter is very cold and particularly harsh because there is hardly any sun. The thermometer is more often below 0 than above between December and February. However, the holiday season attracts many visitors to the city who come to enjoy the decorations, the famous Christmas markets and shopping in the shopping streets.
Stockholm is a popular European destination for festive and lively New Year's Eve celebrations.
To visit the city in its winter coat bathed in soft light, it is advisable to travel in March because the days are getting longer and temperatures are warming. Ideal time to soak up the culture and lifestyle of the Swedes, many tourists come to indulge in the joys of snowshoeing, cross-country skiing on the islands of the archipelago and ice skating on the maps. of frozen water.
The shoulder seasons, namely spring and autumn, offer privileged periods to discover all the cultural attractions of the city, in particular the museums, the art galleries, and the architectural heritage without great tourist influx.
With daytime temperatures varying between 1 to 15 degrees between April and June, the city gradually regains its colors in spring and nature is waking up.
Between September and November, the days get shorter, the temperatures drop (from 15 to 1 degree), and the city is adorned with its magnificent fall colors. Stockholm is popular this time of year for these festivals, especially Europe's biggest beer fair (September) and the world's biggest whiskey festival (October).
The Stockholm Jazz Festival, on the island of Skeppsholmen is also held in October, an annual meeting for fans of blues, soul, funk and artists of all nationalities.