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Stockhom is home to Sweden’s Royal Castle, where kings and queens have resided since the 13th century. The city spans 14 islands which are part of an archipelago of more than 24,000 islands and a highlight of a trip to Stockholm is boat tour to some of the outlying islands. Cheap weekend breaks to Stockholm from Ireland give you the perfect chance to enjoy eating out. Don't miss the ‘smorgasbord’ a Swedish buffet that's a taste introduction to traditional cuisine. Abbey Travel has unforgettable last minute city breaks & short break deals to Stockholm where you can visit Skansen, an open air museum and zoo where you can learn about Sweden's culture and history. At the Vasa museum see the famous 17th century warship which sank on its maiden voyage.
Stockholm has a moderate climate, with mild temperatures in both winter and summer. In winter, temperatures range from about 19°F to 36°F (-7°C to 2°C) and average temperatures in summer range between 68°F and 77°F (20°C to 25°C), though sometimes higher. Snowfall usually occurs from January to March. Rainfall can occur throughout the year, though July and August tend to be the wettest months.
Swedish is the main language, with Lapp being spoken by the Sami population in the north. Most Swedes speak and understand English. Many also speak German and French.
The Swedish monetary unit is the Kronor/Krona or Crown (SEK), which is divided into 100 öre. Banks exchange money during business hours from Monday to Friday. At other times money can be changed at airports, ferry terminals, post offices and Forex exchange offices, which are open daily. There are numerous ATMs throughout the country, most of which accept MasterCard and Visa. Travellers cheques and most major credit cards are widely accepted for payment throughout Sweden.
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