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Stockholm Events

Walpurgis Night

Walpurgis, also known as Valborg (meaning the end of April), is a traditional spring celebration in Sweden. People gather around bonfires to sing and have fun. The largest celebration is held at Skansen, an open-air museum in Stockholm.

Date: 30 April 2022 - 30 April 2022
Venue: Various venues, including Skansen.
Cost:

Various.


Swedish National Day

On National Day, the King and Queen of Sweden greet the flag-waving public in a special ceremony at Skansen.

Date: 06 June 2022 - 06 June 2022
Venue: Various.

Midsummer celebrations

Swedish celebrates the longest day of the year by dancing around a pole and drinking schnapps. Skansen, the open-air museum, is one of the main festive venues.

Date: 25 June 2022 - 25 June 2022
Venue: Various.
Cost:

Various.


BAUHAUS-Galan (athletics)

Bauhaus-Galan is the leading athletics event in Sweden.

Date: 30 June 2022 - 30 June 2022
Venue: Stockholm Olympic Stadium.
Cost:

Various.


Stockholm Pride

Pride is an important event for the LGBTQ+ community in Sweden, and people of all genders, sexualities, races and faiths are invited to celebrate this colourful event.

Date: 01 August 2022 - 07 August 2022
Venue: Various.
Website: http://www.stockholmpride.org
Cost:

Various.


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With cheap stays hard to come by, this budget-friendly, family-run hotel on one of Stockholm's main shopping streets is a real gem. Newly updated, all rooms now come with free Wi-Fi and run from clean and cheerful singles to wildly spacious superior stays.

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Hotel Rival

This boutique hotel occupies a former cinema - hence the huge black and white photographs of Swedish film stars gracing the walls of the 99 bedrooms. The Rival is owned by Benny Andersson, of ABBA fame, who has turned it into one of the most rock 'n roll places to stay in Stockholm.

Clarion Hotel Sign

It's not small, but somehow the 558-room Clarion Hotel Sign feels as if it is – something that could be down to the individually designed rooms. The angular glass exterior, designed by acclaimed Swedish architect Gert Wingårdh, shouts modern which is followed up in the rooms. A bonus is the rooftop spa which has an excellent sauna.

Grand Hotel

The 310-room Grand Hotel has long been the most glamorous place to stay in the city and is justifiably one of the world's greatest hotels. Opening in 1874 its 21 luxurious suites are still popular with visiting celebrities and royalty - famous past guests include Theodore Roosevelt and Douglas Fairbanks.