Cheap Flights to Stockholm

Stockholm overview

When is the best time to visit?

Peak Season:

Mid-May through mid-September is the peak tourist season in Sweden so cheap flights to Stockholm are harder to find during this time. Visitors from around the world take flights to Stockholm to enjoy the warm weather, long sunny days, and, especially the Midsummer Day celebrations. Besides the museums and historic sights, the season is filled with events including the Stockholm Marathon, Pride Festival, Volvo Baltic Race, and jazz and folk music festivals. Swedish National Day is celebrated on 6th June and attracts visitors every year. Locals and tourists enjoy a patriotic occasion which is celebrated by many activities throughout the day; speeches, music and the release of 50,000 yellow and dark balloons to name a few. The city experiences large crowds.   

Accommodation rates are at their highest during the summer months but many of the attractions take advantage of the extended daylight and stay open later.

Off Season:

The winters are dark (one hour of sunlight in January and three in February) and cold, but are thoroughly enjoyed by winter-sport enthusiasts. You can also find cheap flights to Stockholm with hotel accommodation during these months.

Why visit? 

Sweden's forward-thinking capital is an ideal destination for anyone looking for a break. Known as the Venice of the North it’s composed of 14 islands, connected by 57 bridges, situated on Lake Mälaren. After stepping off your flight to Stockholm, make a beeline for the Gamla Stan (Old Town).

You can soak up the 750-year history of the city in one of its earliest settlement areas. Its ancient architecture still stands today. You’ll be walking through small, winding streets lined with shops full of handicrafts and antiques, passing art galleries and cafés. Also in the Gamla Stan is the famous Royal Palace, where you can watch the spectacular Changing of the Guard. The Stockholm Cathedral is also located in this humble part of town.

Södermalm, also known as “the capital of cool”, is the area of Stockholm where hipsters can be found perusing vintage shops, artisanal cafes and graffiti-laden alleys.

To the west of the city is Lake Malaren and the Baltic Sea is to the east, but despite this proximity to icy waters, and its latitude (same as southern Alaska) the Gulf Stream keeps Stockholm at a decent temperature around 18 degrees in July.

Stockholm has three Unesco World Heritage sites: Royal Palace Drottningholm, Birka and Hovgården Viking-Age trading sites and the Skogskyrkogården (woodland cemetery).

From Gamla Stan, take the ferry to Djurgården, which houses the Skansen, an open-air museum, and admire the rescued-from-the-mud warship Vasa, which sunk just 20 minutes into its maiden voyage in 1628.

Perhaps the best thing about Stockholm however is the light. The skies are big and bright: blue during the day, amber in the afternoon, illuminating the copper and burnt-orange coloured buildings, and purple at dusk. In the streets after sundown, candles illuminate the streets and squares.

Stockholm climate

Shielded from the Atlantic Ocean, Stockholm has a surprisingly moderate climate. Winter temperatures range from -9 or so to zero. Summers are usually warm, ranging from 20 to the mid-20s. In the weeks before and after midsummer, Stockholm has almost 24 hours of daylight throughout June. Snow falls from January to March, and the June and July have the most rain.

Getting around Stockholm

Once your flight to Stockholm lands at Arlanda Airport (ARN) various travel options to the city centre are available. The high speed train connects the city in the airport and the journey takes only 20 minutes. Commuter trains and buses are slower but slightly cheaper. Rental cars are also available, as are helicopters should you feel adventurous enough.

Getting around Stockholm

Stockholm has widespread, efficient public transport system consisting of commuter trains, metro, bus lines and a suburban rail. You can easily sightsee on foot, since most of the attractions are located in the centre of town.

Stockholm insider information

  • There are two national parks in Stockholm. Angso is on an island in the Stockholm archipelago, which is reachable by boat, and Tyresta, a park and national reserve on about 12,000 acres, is about an hour away from the city centre.
  • Skansen is one of the oldest ethnographical museums in the world, and is situated on Djurgarden. More than 100 buildings from different parts of Sweden span several centuries. There is also a zoo and aquarium-terrarium and the Vasa Museum, Scandinavia's most visited museum. The jewel is the warship Vasa “the only remaining, intact 17th century ship in the world”. It sank in 1628 and was salvaged in 1961.
  • The Gamla Stan or Old Town dates back to the 13th century and is charming with narrow houses, alleys and lanes. It is referred to as the "town between the bridges". Gamla is home to the Stockholm Cathedral, the Nobel Museum and the Riddarholm church as well as the baroque Royal Palace. There is also a statue of St. George and the Dragon.
  • The island of Skeppsholmen is home to the Modern Art Museum, which houses works by Klee, Kandinsky, Picasso and Matisse. The Architectural Museum is in the same building.
  • Junibacken is where children can meet the characters created by Astrid Lindgren including Pippi Longstocking, Karlsson-on-the-roof and Madicken.
  • Pick up some morsels at Ostermalms saluhall, a traditional food hall which dates from 1888.
  • Greta Garbo is buried at Skogskyrkogarden Cemetery and a bronze statue of the actress is on the street where she was born - Blekingegatan. 
  • ABBA: The Museum is a perfect stop for all fans of the band. This interactive exhibition opened in 2013 is sure to keep you entertained.

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How much do things cost in Stockholm?

Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
R 31.92
Pack of Marlboro cigarettes
R 104.30
Large bottle of water
R 28.21
Bottle of wine
R 170.68
Clothing & Shoes
Pair of jeans
R 1632.95
Pair of Nike shoes
R 1725.93
Small bottle of water (0.33 litre)
R 37.06
Meal at McDonald's or similar
R 132.75
Cheap meal
R 189.64
Coke/Pepsi (0.33 litre)
R 40.35
How much does transport cost in Stockholm?
1 km taxi journey
R 23
Taxi - fixed fee
R 85
One-way ticket (local transport)
R 68
Petrol (1 litre)
R 25

More information about Stockholm

  • Visit the links above to find cheap deals on last minute flights to Stockholm and make the most of your money
  • Take a tour around the grandiose Stadshuset, the City Hall that hosts the Nobel Banquet every year
  • The nightlife in Stockholm is perhaps the best in Scandinavia, with excellent clubs like The Laroy and Club Kharma
  • Book direct flights to Stockholm for a fabulous city break in Sweden’s beautiful ‘Venice of the North’
  • Find time to explore the amazing Vasa Maritime Museum and learn about the famous 17th Century Warship
  • In winter there’s no better experience than to go ice skating at the iconic rink in Stockholm’s Kungstradgarden Park
  • If you like an adrenaline rush, then enjoy the fun-filled rides at Stockholm’s Grona Lund Amusement Park
  • As the capital of Sweden, Stockholm is filled with some of the country’s most popular attractions and events
  • The Nobelmuseet, or Nobel Prize Museum, is also definitely worth a visit to learn all about the celebrated laureates
  • Relax in Sweden’s Djurgården Island that is filled with a multitude of serene parks and gardens

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