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Take in the stunning views from the famous spire of the City Hall, stroll through a wealth of medieval architecture among the ancient streets of Gamla Stan or look inside the world's best-preserved 17th-century ship at the popular Vasa Museum.
Stockholm has five airports but Vasteras (NYO), Stockholm Arlanda (ARN) and Stockholm Skavsta (VST) are the three main ones. All are served by airlines from many destinations in the UK, making cheap Stockholm flights simple to find. Stockholm Bromma Airport (BMA) is the closest to the city, though there are no direct flights here from the UK.
Stockholm is uniquely situated within an archipelago of around 30,000 islands, so getting out on to the water during your stay is a must.
You can visit Vaxholm, where you can explore a forbidding coastal fortress, the regal Drottningholm Palace on the island of Ekero and don't forget the colourful boutiques of the trendy Sodermalm district.
Visiting families will love the Skansen Open-Air Museum, where you can learn about traditional Swedish living. Try a few handicrafts yourself and pop next door to the zoo when you're done. If you're interested in art, the Moderna Museet has an inspiring collection of works by artists such as Picasso, Dali and Matisse, as well as ever-changing contemporary exhibitions.
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The Swedish capital has excellent connections to the UK with a good choice of non-stop flights and connections making it easy to reach...
The two and a half hour flight is operated by British Airways from Heathrow and London City, Norwegian from Gatwick, Manchester and Edinburgh as well as SAS from London, Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh. There are multiple departures daily.
Ryanair also operates several flights to airports in the Stockholm region but all require a lengthy bus transfer on arrival to the city.
Additionally SAS offers connections through Oslo or Copenhagen and you can also opt for flights with KLM via Amsterdam, Air France via Paris and Lufthansa via several German cities. Allow four to five hours for these journeys.
Getting to and from the airport once you've arrived couldn't be easier with the city's excellent network of roads and motorways...
If you want to use public transport, shuttle buses leave from the three main airports and the city airport Bromma (BMA) and are usually the best low-cost option.
If travelling via Arlanda, you can also take one of the high-speed trains and reach the centre in just 20 minutes. The Arlanda Express train is quite expensive, with a one-way ticket costing around 260 Swedish krona (approximately £22) each. Arlanda is also well served by the Flygbussarna Airport Coaches, which depart from the airport every 10 minutes, reaching central Stockholm in less than an hour. The cost is approximately 105 Swedish krona, one way, per adult.
Whichever airport you arrive at, there's a wide choice of rental car companies and taxis to take you directly to your destination.
Car hire in Stockholm not only lets you get around the city at your leisure but also allows for adventures in the areas surrounding Stockholm, which are peppered with lakes and family attractions, as well as cities such as Vaxholm and Uppsala.
With 14 city islands and a plethora of hotels, it can be tough to know where to stay in Stockholm. Here are the best options...
There's never a bad time to visit Stockholm. Whether you're here for the spring blossoms, the endless sunny days of summer, the quiet of autumn or the candle-lit nights and Christmas markets of winter, Stockholm shows off its charms throughout the year and welcomes visitors at any time.
While there are no bad areas to stay in Stockholm, some are more suitable for sightseeing, shopping, and enjoying the cosy atmosphere of the city's cafes and bars.
Look for hotels in Gamla Stan if you want to be at the heart of the action. This is the main tourism base for visitors, and the old town's charms will have you falling head over heels in love.
Sodermalm is another great option and boasts more in the way of nightlife. Gamla Stan and Sodermalm are connected, so you needn't be too concerned about where you stay as it's a 30-minute stroll from the heart of the old town to central Sodermalm.
There are many more great destinations and truly excellent hotels around Stockholm. Despite the island nature of the city, public transport is efficient so you can get around easily.
Stockholm hotels can be pricey, so book as far in advance as possible to secure an inexpensive stay. This is especially true during the busy summer months and when the Christmas markets sprinkle extra magic on Stockholm. Use TravelSupermarket's price-comparison tool to find a hotel to suit you.