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July 29, 2007updated Dec 02, 2015

The 3 Best Things To Do In Stockholm

By Chris Boyle

Stockholm Ice The Ericsson Globe

Don’t miss out on Stockholm’s wealth of attractions and adventures

SEE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS AT SWEDEN’S ICE HOTEL

The Northern Lights Sweden Ice Hotel

One of the archetypal symbols of the far northern hemisphere, the Aurora Borealis is a fantastic display for those lucky enough to see it.

The magical patterns of cosmic particles striking the Earth are usually only visible in Arctic regions. The Ice Hotel has been receiving guests for over 20 years, and boasts one of the highest chances in the world of seeing the Northern Lights. It is situated in the far north of Sweden in the traditional homeland of the indigenous Sampi. A viewing of the Northern Lights can be combined with a vast array of other activities in Sweden’s icy hinterland.

 

WATCH INTERNATIONAL ATHLETES PERFORM AT STOCKHOLM ICE

Stockholm Ice The Ericsson Globe

The distinctive structure of the Ericsson Globe stands out across the capital’s skyline and is the largest hemispherical building in the world.

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It houses a vast arena which plays host to many of the nation’s most prestigious events. Stockholm Ice is a one-night-only figure skating extravaganza featuring international athletes and Olympic world champions who create an awe-inspiring show for spectators.

 

TAKE IN A SHOW AT THE DROTTNINGHOLM OPERA FESTIVAL

Vintage Opera Drottningholm Theater

Just outside Stockholm, the waterside palace of Drottningholm is the traditional residence of the Swedish Royal family.

Tucked away in its vast leafy grounds is an 18th century theater. Forgotten for almost 100 years, it has recently been restored to its former glory and now puts on period productions, using vintage clothes and stage machinery. Its most famous event is its summer festival, which showcases 17th and 18th century operas. The combination of a performance with a private tour of the palace and a gourmet dinner is highly recommended.

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