Wondering whether you should travel to Stockholm this Summer? Stockholm is a tremendous city to visit year around if you ask us (as this is our hometown, we might be a bit biased). The Summer of 2018 is going to be no exception. Here are a few reasons to why you should choose Stockholm as your weekend getaway destination this Summer.
The Swedish Summer – A must experience
It’s perhaps known to you that we in Scandinavia can have quite rough Winters. Well, 2017 – 2018 was no exception. With lots of snow and cold, we’re rooting for a great Summer. A great Summer day in Sweden means 25 degrees, sunshine, and the scent of winds coming from Lake Mälaren. You’ll find the Swedes happy outdoors, having a drink at the outdoor seating, picnicking in parks and going for a dip in the many bathing spots found around the city.
The events in Stockholm Summer 2018
The city is filled to the max with fun stuff do to during the Summer. 5-10th of June, Kungsträdgården becomes a food mecca when the food festival Smaka på Stockholm (A Taste of Stockholm) takes place. Food trucks gather with restaurateurs to inspire foodies who love to try out new food. From the 27th of July to the 5th of August, Euro Pride Stockholm 2018 takes over the city. EuroPride is a festival that takes place in Europe every year with the mission of fighting for equal rights for everyone. This year, the festival is split into two host cities: Stockholm and Gothenburg. There will be parties, politics and pride parades. From 14-29th of August, Stockholm Culture Festival kicks off. The festival, celebrating culture of all kinds, usually has about 750 000 visitors every year. This year’s theme is Canada!
The 30 000 islands of Stockholm’s archipelago await
The islands, islets, and rocks that make up the archipelago in Stockholm are true treasures. You are allowed to discover it as you please, thanks to Allemansrätten (Right of public access). This is how many Swedes prefer to spend their Summers, and you’re welcome to do the same. Take a ferry out to the islands, stay a night in a hostel and then continue or go for a week’s vacation in one of the many islands. On Stockholm Archipelago’s website, you can explore your options before you go.