Trip reference number: 141291
Trip Operator: Best Served Scandinavia
Picturesque Stockholm enjoys an enviable location, spread across a series of beautiful islands on Sweden's east coast, at the western edge of the Baltic Sea. Get a flavour of this vibrant and colourful capital with our curated city-break staying at the delightful Clarion Sign – an ultra-stylish hotel in the best traditions of Scandinavian design and architecture. Your stay includes entrance to the ABBA museum and provides ample opportunity to discover Stockholm's cultural and culinary highlights at your own pace.
Day 1: Arrive in Stockholm
Fly out to Stockholm and make your way to the city centre, where you'll check in to the Clarion Sign, whose architect-designed glass-and-granite façade hides a host of facilities including a gourmet restaurant, whose menus take their inspiration from the city's urban gardens, a delightful spa and an outdoor pool, perfect for a relaxing few days away. For an easy journey, we recommend using the Arlanda Express; a high-speed rail service, it takes just 20 minutes from the airport to the city-centre station, itself just a five-minute stroll from the hotel.
Days 2-3: Stockholm
With two free days, you'll want get out and explore. And, there's much to discover, from the cobblestone streets, boutiques and 18th-century palace buildings of Gamla Stan to the restaurants and café's of the pretty harbour – the perfect spot to enjoy that most indulgent of Swedish traditions, fika – a freshly brewed coffee and a delicious cinnamon bun. It's the perfect pitstop before taking in some of the city's acclaimed museums. The excellent Vasa Museum is a great place to start, home to the preserved wreck of the 17th century royal warship. Or, for something more contemporary, Fotografiska showcases some of the world's finest 20th- and 21st-century photographers. We've even included entry to the ABBA museum – a shrine to the life and work of those most celebrated Swedish pop sensations. But the capital is far more than its urban charms. Right on its doorstep, the winding channels and pretty islands of the Stockholm Archipelago are a veritable outdoor playground, ideal for sun-filled days of kayaking, sailing and swimming.
Day 4: Departure
After breakfast at the Clarion Sign, make your way back to the airport for your flight home.
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