Making the most out of the long summer days
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Europe5 days / June - July 2021
Highs & Lows
The most gorgeous sunsets and sunrises lasting for hours
Although Sweden is gorgeous all year round, experiencing the long days in the summer is very special. Around midsummer (in late June), you'll have close to 24 hours of sunlight. It'll be dark from 1-2am, but never pitch black. There'll be brightly coloured, forever lasting sunsets, shortly followed by stunningly pretty sunrises. By 4am, it'll be as bright as midday. You can have such a fantastic time during those long days, that you’ll never want them to end. Stockholm has lots to offer as a city, make sure to stay at least a few days. And the Swedes know how to enjoy midsummer. There’ll be smiling faces all over town and lots of parties every night. The archipelago will offer you a new kind of solitude and quiet, one you’ve likely never heard before. It’s the most peaceful place I’ve ever been, and the colourful skies make it even more magical.
Note: If you go even further north (which I sadly haven't had the chance to yet), the sun will not go down at all!
Q & A
How was the food?
Hermann's veggie buffet has the most delicious menu and beautiful views
What tips would you give a friend?
Get groceries to cook in the hostel kitchen - eating out gets really expensive there. City backpackers hostel has complimentary pasta!
Even in the midst of summer, Sweden is not super warm. Definitely pack a layer or two for the nights
Public transport is expensive but Stockholm is big, so walking everywhere gets tiring. The Swedes love their electric scooters, you'll find them all over the city and they're easy to use and a cheap alternative
Every time I go I'm surprised by how expensive it is... make sure to budget
Make sure to book far in advance if you're planning on going for midsummer. It's a popular time to visit