Hiring a motorhome in Stockholm
Stockholm is the thriving heart of Sweden with slightly fewer than 1 million people living in the city, and just over 11 million commercial overnight stays from visitors every year. The city itself sits across 14 islands and is an ideal place to start your motorhome holiday in Sweden. Motorhome Republic has three fleets of campervans and RVs for you to choose from, making it easy to find the vehicle that most suits you, regardless of whether you’re looking for a long-weekend family holiday or a month-long tour of the country for two.
Things to do in Stockholm with your motorhome rental
Before you get too far from Stockholm, make a stop at Skansen on the island of Djurgarden, which is the world’s first open air museum and zoo. It’s just 30 minutes from the heart of Stockholm and offers a mix of the country’s history and wildlife.
Right in the north of Sweden is the ICEHOTEL, the world’s largest hotel made out of snow and ice. Even if you don’t stay in the hotel, it’s worth a visit to see this 5,500 square meter structure that’s rebuilt at the start of every winter. This trip would take 14 hours all up to drive direct from Stockholm.
Sweden’s first marine national park is the Kosterhavet National Park, roughly 6 hours west of Stockholm. The islands themselves are car-free, so you can take the ferry across then rent a bike or stroll around this beautiful and rocky seaside area.
One of the best castles in Sweden is just an hour from the capital. Gripsholm Castle is a renaissance era structure that looks like something out of a fairy tale. It was built in 1537 on the shores of Lake Malaren and now boasts one of Sweden’s best portrait galleries.
There are approximately 55 ski resorts in Sweden, and when the conditions are right, you can’t really go wrong with any of them. One of the nearer ones to Stockholm is Salen, which is 5 hours away and offers a range of family, beginner and intermediate skiing and boarding.
Gothenburg is Sweden’s second largest city and is approximately 5 hours from Stockholm. There’s something for everyone with the Garden Society of Gothenburg, the Volvo Museum, the Liseberg Theme Park and the Gothenburg Botanical Garden.
Best times of year to visit Stockholm
Summer is arguably the best time to visit Stockholm, as even though it is the busy tourism season, it’s also the warmest time of year with daily highs around 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit. In fall, the daily averages drop from the mid-50s down to around the high-30s later in the season.
Come winter, the city is a great escape for snow fans but can get quite cold with daily averages just below freezing. Spring, from March to May, sees the slow return of the warmer weather, increasing from the low-30s to daily averages of around 50 degrees Fahrenheit.