Stockholm, the Capital City of Sweden is just gorgeous in every season, but when i visited this amazing city in the Autumn time, i had the joy of beautiful Autumn colours and the coziness of hot chocolates, cold weather and lovely happy people. I would definitely love to back in any other season to soak up more of the Stockholm / Scandinavian lifestyle.
Stockholm is an amazing city with a combination between very modern and very historical. Lots of culture and lots of very inspiring, unique and great food concepts, restaurants, cafes and shops.
When I ( Jo ) was still working in the Travel Industry, i had the opportunity to visit Stockholm on a Travel Famil via De Jong Intra ( www.dejongintra.nl ) for 2 nights.
In collaboration with De Jong Intra and Clarion Sign Hotels ( Choice Hotel Group ) i got my accomodation, a Stockholm hop on hop off bus and a Stockholm boat trip covered.
I booked my tickets really cheap with Ryan Air, one of Europe`s biggest low cost airlines (www.ryanair.com) and Stockholm on a budget was a fact.
When i visited Stockholm, it was October, Europe`s Autumn and although it was rainy, grey and cold most of the time, Stockholm has this vibe, which makes your day shiny no matter what weather will be on the cards.
Stockholm is located in and around water build on 14 island and connected by 57 bridges which gives this amazing city a romantic atmosphere. Make sure you do a boat tour! No.. this is not only for old people, in fact, this is for everyone a great opportunity to enjoy Stockholm from the waterside. You can just sit and relax and enjoy all the beautiful cosy little houses along the water and Stockholm’s wonderful historical buildings from a different view.
Back on land, just wander around the small cobblestone streets and explore the old buildings in the Gamla Stan, The Old Town or take the ( hop on hop of ) Stockholm bus. They also offer a combo ticket with Stockholm boat and Stockholm bus, which gives you the best opportunity to discover Stockholm.
Where to Stay in Stockholm
Clarion Sign Hotel
The Clarion Sign Hotel is a 4 star hotel with really good references in the middle of Stockholm. It`s located close to the subway station, 5 minutes walk from the Stockholm Central train station ( where most busses from the airport stop as well ) and 10 minute walk from the City Centre where you can shop till you drop on Swedish design ( not only Ikea! 😉 ) In the Hotel Area are also different shops, restaurants and cafe`s
The cosy rooms are light and modern with wifi, and a really comfy bed to relax in after a day of discovering everything Stockholm has to offer.
The next morning when having your breakfast, you will be in for a treat! I was to busy with indulging myself in all the delicious items they offer for their amazing breakfast that i completely forgot to take pictures! But believe me, when you are in Sweden and they offer fresh salmon for brekky, you know you are in the right place.
If you are a bit of an active person in the morning, they also offer a gym, fitness centre and even a jogging track. You can jump in the rooftop pool to cool down after and enjoy the beautiful views from there.
For more pictures and info about the Clarion Sign Hotel click here