Stimulating Private Sightseeing Tours to Get in the Zone in Stockholm
Be stimulated in Stockholm, the capital city of Sweden, on fantastic private sightseeing tours. This stunning city has often been regarded and called the ‘Venice of the North’ due to the number of peninsula, islands, canals and waterways that make it what it is today.
Stockholm, situated on 14 islands is one of the few places globally that you can find the best of two worlds with waterways, canals, nature around the corner and then a vibrant, lively, fashionable and cosmopolitan city.
There is so much culture and history to be seen and explored in this city. Stockholm has threes UNESCO Heritage Sites, museums which are of world class, the Nobel Institute, art galleries and theatres.
The underground railway system and highly efficient bus network make travelling the city very easy to get around. However, the get the most out of the city and to learn interesting facts; it is highly recommended to take private guided tours to all the top attractions.
Top 10 Things to Do in Stockholm
Say ‘Thank You for the Music’ on a Guided Tour of Abba Museum
There are not too many people in the world who do not know about ABBA and a brilliant private guided tour to take is that of the ABBA Museum and Hall of Fame. See the stage clothes worn by the band members and listen to all their hits on an interactive tour.
Another thing about Stockholm is that they love cycling, you can definitely find a biking tour to guide you through the streets and attractions of the city. With the excellent dedicated bike lanes in the city, it is not surprising then to learn that over 70,000 people, every day, take to their bikes here.
An interesting piece of trivial information is that the term ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ came from here after hostages in the 6-day bank siege began to trust the hostages and not the police trying to save them!
Travel Tips for Stockholm
The best time to visit Stockholm is, unfortunately, the most expensive time of the year, the summer months. The weather is usually great and it is brighter for longer in the day. There is also the great Midsummer festivals to enjoy. Spring and Autumn are still good times to visit especially for going on sightseeing tours or private guided tour as they are less crowded and more personable. Christmas in Stockholm is also something special.
There is no way of denying the fact that Stockholm is among the most expensive cities in Europe. Having said that you really do get what you pay for as the standard of restaurants and hotels are very high even for those regarded as being of basic standard. There are hot dog carts that are affordable and filling! Sightseeing tours and private guided tours are also pricey, but that is more due to the admission fees of the attractions.
Due to the expensiveness of the city, the most useful tips we can give are relating to costs. Avoid eating in big restaurants as they are the most expensive, stick to outside grills or lunch buffets which are very affordable with extremely tasty dishes. The tap water in Stockholm is the cleanest in Europe and drinkable. Refill a water bottle rather than buying water, you are also doing your bit to save the environment too. Avoid taxis at all costs.
The weather is milder in Stockholm than you would think due to its location so far north. The summers are warm with good temperatures and long comfortable nights. Spring and Autumn/Fall are cooler, but this is great for outdoor activity tours and adventures. It is also better for walking tours of the city in cooler temperatures. The winters are very cold with plenty of ice and snow, but this means there are great winter sports activities on offer.