STOCKHOLM IN JANUARY
A few hours only by plane from Paris (or Germany), Stockholm is so different from south Europe and accessible for a weekend. In January the days are very short, daylight is from 9h to 15h30. Even when the sun is there, it stays very low and does not overheat but gives beautiful lights on the city and the islands.
The advantage of January is that we have a chance to see Stockholm under the snow! Even if the snow is not/ no longer there, we can hope to see the frozen river (between Ostermalm and Djungarden).
The length of the days and the cold in January might not appeal but the atmosphere is only more Nordic and magical.
WHAT TO DO IN STOCKHOLM FOR A WEEK-END?
Brunch cruise Stromma
3h cruise in the archipelago (50 euros).
Nice views of the islands, great brunch with typical products: fresh salmon, meatballs, red fruit crumble. Everything is delicious!
Relaxing moment at the Spa with baths, Jacuzzi and sauna, but especially a superb main pool style art nouveau (35 euros)
Sunset on the heights of Sodermalm
With a pretty street and row of old houses, the most beautiful viewpoint is at the end of the street towards Ersta Terrasse (Fjällgatan 45, 116 28 Stockholm) above the museum of photography.
Not far from this beautiful viewpoint are typical red wood houses in and around Vitabergsgarten on Sodermalm Island.
Once night falls (around 15:30 mid January) it’s nice to stroll through the alleys of the historic island Gamla stan. There you can admire the pretty house, enjoy the souvenir shops and warm up in a cafe.
WHERE TO SLEEP IN STOCKHOLM?
The STF Chapman boat is an old renewed boat located in the city center of Stockholm. It is kind of a youth hostel but has also private room. It is super nice, typical and well located.
We paid 40 euros for a 4 persons room.