3 Things to do During Winter in Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm, Sweden. Photo by Raphael Andres on Unsplash

When we think of winter getaways, Sweden isn’t exactly the first place that comes to mind. For many of us living in already-cold climates, we’d much rather head for a warm, sunny beach than venture any closer to the arctic circle. Still, sometimes life has other plans, or we find a flight deal too good to pass up and end up in a place we never expected. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Stockholm in the winter that don’t require being outside. Here are a few of our favorites. 

Tour the Royal Palace

The UK isn’t the only country with a palace worth exploring. In the historical heart of Gamla Stan, the Swedish Royal Palace stands proudly as both the official residence of the Swedish monarchy and a testament to the country’s rich heritage. Its lavish halls and Royal Apartments are adorned with priceless artifacts, and its five internal museums are filled with fascinating exhibitions that shine light on the country’s royal past. 

Explore Moderna Museet

Art lovers should be sure to check out Moderna Museet, a contemporary art museum located on Skeppsholmen island in the center of Stockholm. Home to an impressive collection of Swedish and international works by artists including Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí, the museum is a great place to escape the cold and spend some time learning about major artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. 

Unwind at Centralbadet Spa

There’s nothing like a hot bath to warm up when it’s chilly outside, so why not make a day of it and book a treatment or two at one of Stockholm’s most prominent spas? For over 100 years, Centralbadet has offered personalized treatments, wellness classes, and saunas in a beautiful art nouveau building on the city’s iconic Drottninggatan street. When you’re finished, head to the in-house Eco-Bar for an organic meal and a cup of tea.