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Sweden in December

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I'm from California. Can I handle southern Sweden in December?
12 years ago, September 10th 2008 No: 1 Msg: #48356  
N Posts: 1
My sister is studying in Sweden and im thrilled to visit- ive been to stockholm once in march and loved it!
I was thinking of going at the end of October but she does not have class in december, so naturally that would be best for her.
Anywho- what is Sweden like in December? Is it much different from october? Any suggestions about what to see and do around these times...
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11 years ago, December 1st 2008 No: 2 Msg: #56221  
I was in Stockholm in May and June. It was cool but nice. I cannot imagine being there during winter. Long, dark nights. Reply to this

11 years ago, December 2nd 2008 No: 3 Msg: #56312  
B Posts: 137
Are you going to Malmö? If you are lucky, you can play in the snow, if weather is bad the ground might be bare and blasted by wind and rain instead. It is always hard to predict when the snowy season will begin. For me a bit further up the country it usually starts in December with some preludes that melt away during October or November. These days, January to february is the best bet for snow.

Bear in mind that many tourist attractions (such as castles and the like) have limited opening times or are closed entirely during the winter season, but museums, shopping and eating out is all around if you feel like it. If you stay beyond Christmas you might want to take part in the battle that is the after Xmas sales. Also you will be pleased to know that your U.S. dollar will get you pretty far these days. Sweden's nose dived into recession and the currency has taken a real beating. Last summer you got 5.60 Swedish krona per USD, now the current rate stands around 8.50.

You can also check out this old thread: Visiting Sweden during winter Reply to this

11 years ago, December 19th 2008 No: 4 Msg: #57964  
Hello Step 😊

So did you go to Sweden? If so, how are you handling it?

I am also cold sensitive. Hopefully the cafes and bars are nicely over heated in December and you have access to a sauna to get warm.

I usually take a ski jacket when I am going to very cold places to wear over my regular jacket. It is the only thing that keeps me warm enough.

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10 years ago, April 25th 2010 No: 5 Msg: #109550  
N Posts: 1
Hi !

I am travelling to Stockholm in May this year. Would be gr8 if I anyone could tell me about the weather towards mid-May and the warmer places at the time of year I could visit ?
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