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Very few cities are as intriguing and stylish as Stockholm, Sweden.
With its effortless style, strong cultural roots and Scandinavian tradition, it is a city worth seeing at least once in your life.

The only downside to Stockholm is that it is also famous for its high prices, especially during the warmer months, which unfortunately coincides with the best time to visit. But no need to worry – your trip does not have to cost a fortune. With a little creativity and with the help of the Leeeta blog, you’ll find plenty of cheap and free activities.

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Let’s address the basics first.

How to get there

Stockholm has a total of four airports, which means you can choose between several airlines and you have a better chance of getting a good deal with your flights. If you would like to explore more of Sweden on your trip, why not land in Malmo or Gothenburg and make your way to the capital instead?

Getting around the city

Your best bet to get around the city is to purchase a public transport pass for the time that you’re there. This way you’re free to travel without having to worry about parking, and don’t need to spend a fortune on taxis or Uber.

We could dedicate a whole article on the underground stations, but we’ll leave them for you to explore. Do yourself a favour and don’t miss out on seeing them, even if this sounds like a very off travel tip. They are colourful and full of interesting art and architecture. You could spend an entire day just marvelling at them if you wanted to. A lot of them look like caves, which makes for a fascinating photography background to spruce up your Insta game (pictured below).

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The food

Oh, the food! There are so many delicious dining options for every dietary restriction in Stockholm, so you definitely won’t be hungry while you’re there. The standard of the ingredients and gastronomy is very high, and seafood is cheaper than in many other places. There are plenty of vegan options too if you’re into that sorta thing.

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Brunch

If there is one meal you NEED to prioritise in this city, it’s brunch. Swedish people love a good relaxing brunch, and you have a lot of options, from high end, luxury dishes, to cheap and cheerful pastries.
If the weather is warmer while you’re there, why not take advantage of the cityscape? Buy yourself some pastries and coffee and find a nice spot to enjoy them in the city.

ICEBAR

If you and your mates are looking for a chilled – pun intended – drinking experience, head to the ICE bar.
In this bar, all the furniture and even the walls are made of ice. Enjoy your cold drink from an ice cup as you wrap up warm. Entry fees include a free cocktail, so make an evening of it!

The museums

Stockholm has many museums that you should be going to, but we definitely recommend the Abba museum as well as the Vasa warship museum and the Fotografiska museum. This last one features an extensive collection of photography which is sure to impress any photography lover.

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Other places you shouldn’t miss

This list could be endless, but we’ll try to keep it simple.
If you are interested in history, head to the Royal Palace. With its 600+ rooms and 18th-century architecture, it is a true architectural spectacle.

Need an adrenaline rush? No problem. Head to the Gröna Lund Tivoli theme park and be entertained for hours on end.

If you feel like you haven’t seen enough of the city, go on a canal tour. Going on a canal cruise allows you to kick back and relax as you admire the city from a different angle.

Need a drink after a long day of exploring? Visit one of the many rooftop bars and watch the city sparkle as you marvel at the Scandinavian way of life. They really know how to live well!

Have you been to Stockholm or do you plan to? Let us know in the Facebook comments!
And don’t forget to check out the Leeeta app to start planning your trip.

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