Stockholm, Sweden in Winter: Why You Should Travel to Stockholm in January

The idea of traveling to Stockholm, Sweden in winter gives many people the chills—literally. I know that winter in Stockholm sounds scary and intimidating because that's exactly how I felt when the opportunity arose for me to travel to Stockholm in January. Won't it be too cold? Will I even be able to enjoy myself? I'm such an anxious overthinker, but these are legit questions. 

January is the coldest month in Stockholm with an average temperature of -3°C (27°F). That's pretty freaking cold for someone like myself who never has to deal with true winter weather. While my home city of San Francisco definitely isn't known for being a warm city,  46°F is the average low-temperature during the cold nights of January. So yeah, I had no idea how I would handle temps that are twice as a low, if not lower. 

Luckily, my love for cheap flights is much stronger than my fear of cold weather. I found a roundtrip nonstop flight from Oakland, California to Stockholm, Sweden for $290. When I'm faced with a deal that good, there is little that will get in my way. 

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Frozen river in Stockholm
Man in the snow in Stockholm

Have you ever visited Stockholm in the winter? Do you think it's a good time to visit? Tell me your favorite winter destination in the comments below!

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