October is coming up in six days and you still want to squeeze in one more vacation before the weather drops to cooler temperatures. Maybe, you just want to go away to Stockholm, Sweden because you think Oktoberfest is overrated. But the question is, what is there to do in Stockholm in October? Below are seven things that might help you enjoy your autumn vacation in Stockholm.
With summer on the way out the door, cooler weather is poised to take it’s place all over the northern hemisphere. Not a fan of cold weather? You will want to listen to this. Glogg is a traditional Swedish drink made of red wine and the typical spices from the Scandinavian tradition. It has been proven that alcohol will warm you up and make you loosen up. If you are lucky, you could meet a few new friends during a glogg tasting.
Rooftop Pool and Sauna
Yes, Sweden is part of Scandinavia. It is closer to the North Pole and much colder as the year draws to a close. Sweden has many popular saunas too. Some of them let you go in naked. But, why not spice it up a bit and go into a pool or sauna on the rooftop? That’s right, you can warm up while taking a dip in a nice heated pool and looking out at the city at night. This might be the perfect thing for a romantic getaway in Stockholm for you and your lover/spouse.
Visit the Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival
Still want to go to Oktoberfest, but don’t want to go to Germany? The team over at Think Booze recommends trying out the Stockholm Beer and Whiskey Festival instead. It runs from September 29th to October 1st and October 6th to the 8th this year. All of you alcohol lovers can enhance your knowledge of beer, whiskey, cider, and Calvados, join the competitions, join the schools and master classes, and indulge in the restaurants. This year will mark the twenty-fifth festival too.
Go to Church
Not really, just go visit the churches in Stockholm. The tours are free and you can go check out the artwork inside. About Travel suggests that you should check out these churches on your trip: The Royal Cathedral (“Storkyrkan”) in Stockholm in Gamla Stan, the Katarina Church at Högbergsgatan 15, St Maria Magdalena at St. Paulsgatan 10 on Sodermalm, Riddarholmen Church, and the Gustav Vasa Church along Karlbergsvägen. Going to church might not be so bad in this case.
Go on a Photography Tour of Stockholm
This one is for all the photography fans that are bound for Stockholm this October. You join a professional photographer at Slussen Metro-station and go on a photo tour through some of Stockholm’s most photographed places. A photo tour is just as it sounds for anyone that is interested. You go on a tour of a city and takes pictures. This event runs from September 24 to December 31.
Enjoy the Sunsets
This one is the most simple on the list. All you have to do is take a walk around Stockholm with your sweetheart and enjoy the view of the sunset over the city. As autumn and winter approach, the sun sets earlier and the dusk is long. This could be perfect for a romantic mood that you are looking for. A nice sun-set walk could be a nice little prelude for a dip in a heated rooftop pool as mention in number two on this list.
Take a Bite of Some Fresh Fika
Have a sweet and looking for something yummy to eat in a nice October in Stockholm? Look no further than some nice fika? You just need three things with this: coffee, cake/pie, and friends to chat with. This is a perfect way to spend a fall afternoon while on vacation. Fika is a tradition all over Sweden. You can sip on your coffee, feast of some yummy cake or pie, and have a deep conversation with friends during the summer, but it can be done best during the autumn and winter too.