Looking for an island getaway? How about a non-traditional island getaway? Stockholm technically spreads over 14 islands. The city is a perplexing mixture of ancient, cobbled streets and houses against a background of soaring skyscrapers that house all the latest in technology. With a third of the city made up of waterways and another third of green spaces, you can breathe in the fresh air you’d expect in the countryside, all in the heart of this compact city with Stockholm holiday packages.
In a city that’s more than 750 years old, missing out on the medieval alleyways, churches and small squares of Gamla Stan would be just plain nuts. So would skipping the chance to check out a sunken 380-year-old warship—the Vasa —that was salvaged and placed in the Vasamuseet. Check out all the figurines that once adorned the vessel—they sure don’t make ’em like that anymore!
But ancient history isn’t all that Stockholm packages offer. Walk through an actual forest right in the middle of the city’s most affluent borough in Östermalm. Check out the Science and Technology Museum and Stockholm University, as well as Stockholm’s major theatres.
You can walk around the city all day…but why not get one of lastminute.com.au’s Stockholm car hire deals and drive to hundreds of traditional buildings, art galleries and the impressive Stadshuset building? There’s heaps to see here, and you will see it all on your holiday in Stockholm!
Welcome to the home of IKEA! Will that lamp fit in your souvenir duffle? Who cares? Have it shipped and assemble it at home. While you’re shopping, try on some underwear made by Björn Borg, the King of Tennis or buy some contemporary art. Hot shopping spots include Odenplan square, Stureplan, and Medborgarplatsen.
Next, join in the fika and have a cuppa with the locals, who average 4.5 cups of coffee each and every day. Too much caffeine for you? Scarf down crispbread, princess cake, an open-faced sandwich or pea soup and pancakes (yes, together. Don’t judge.) Or just pack some pickled herring and lingonberries from the street market into a basket and have a picnic in one of the many parks around the city.
You saved plenty of money when you booked your Stockholm package, so drop it at live music venues and check out the booming rock and pop-country scenes. Chuck a tinny or the drink of your choice from one of the many skyscraper bars that offer views of the city. Stockholm has tons of trendy, exclusive bars and VIP rooms, some of which are favourites for rock stars, royals, and Nobel Prize winners (especially around Nobel Banquet time in December).
Ready to start planning your “island” getaway? Perfect! lastminute.com.au has heaps of Stockholm package deals just waiting for you. In just a few clicks you can be the master of your travels and purveyor of fascinating “This one time in Sweden…” stories. So get started today before these deals melt into the fjord!
Booking your Stockholm hotel will be easy with lastminute.com.au (there are more than 257 accommodations to choose from). Being the nation's awesome capital, it might be a good idea to secure a room ASAP to make sure you get the best deal going.
Who said great service has to break the bank? You'll have a peaceful night's shut-eye at an even better price at the Stockholm Hostel and the Hotel Hornsgatan. You may also want to consider the Grand Hôtel Stockholm and the Hotel Skeppsholmen. These upmarket hotels are for those who'd like to live a life of pure bliss while they're here.
^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on lastminute.com.au from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019, as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.