Stockholm in Winter - What it's like and what to know before visiting

Last night it finally snowed. I haven't seen much snow since I got back from Norway and really hoped for a snowy Stockholm when I came here. As you may or not know, Stockholm can be pretty dull when the weather is bad but it is one of the most beautiful and most wonderful cities when the sun shines - OR when it has snowed.


As I like snow so much, I was really glad to see Stockholm covered in it after the last couple of days were rather grey and depressing. But snow enlightens everything and makes everything just prettier. So although I wanted to go home right after class today, I decided not to but instead to stroll around Gamla Stan, the old town of Stockholm, to take some pictures.

Luckily I had my camera with me!

stockholm in winter

This is the park I pass every day on my way to uni

stockholm in winter
stockholm in winter

And here comes Gamla Stan!

stockholm in winter
stockholm in winter
stockholm in winter
stockholm in winter

Stadshuset Stockholm

stockholm in winter
stockholm in winter
stockholm in winter
stockholm in winter

Kungliga Slottet - The Royal Castle

stockholm in winter

The Opera House

stockholm in winter

Sveriges Riksdag

stockholm in winter
stockholm in winter

What to know when visiting Stockholm in winter

  • during winter, Stockholm only experiences 6 hours of daylight
  • December and January are usually the months with most rain or snow
  • the average daytime temperature in Stockholm in winter is -2 degrees Celsius but occassionally, temperatures can drop down to -20
  • you should bring proper boots that have a grip on snow
  • a down jacket will keep you much warmer than a woolen coat
  • and don't forget a scarf, hat and gloves

What to do in Stockholm in winter

  • ice-skating at Kungsträdgården
  • strolling through Gamla Stan
  • visit Drottningholm Castle
  • fika - the traditional Swedish coffee break
  • and so much more!

 

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