"During off-season, Stockholm is a breath of fresh air to visit. Intimate cafe's and lively live music in Gamla Stan make for a great short getaway."
I arrived to Stockholm in early February. It was pretty chilly as expected but the weather was pleasant for the most part. I managed to stay just outside Gamla Stan which is the touristy old part of the city. Sweden is on the expensive side of the scandanavian countries but I found it less expensive than Norway. The old town is a pretty cool area to get lost in. The coffee in most coffee shops was great and even sitting outside wrapped in a blanket and watching the world go by was fun.
Quite enjoyed my time in Stockholm. Everyone was friendly, English is well represented in most anywhere and there was a pleasant pace to the city. My friend advised me to come back and venture beyond Stockholm to truly appreciate how wonderful Sweden is. I might have to take him up on it sometime.