Stockholm Weather February Averages, Sweden
Whats the Weather Like in Stockhom in February
Located on the south-eastern coast of Sweden, Stockholm lies at the mouth of Lake Mälaren. The dramatic scenery alone makes this city an unforgettable holiday destination. Even though visitors won't be able to enjoy the surrounding natural attractions this time of year, the city itself is at its most fairy tale-like now, being blanketed by a beautiful layer of snow.
In February, the average day temperature is -3°C. The temperatures reach up no higher than -1°C in the afternoon, the warmest time of the day. At night, the mercury falls to -5°C on average. There is not a huge difference between day and night temperatures, in other words.
This can be explained by the distinct lack of sunshine during the dayew sunshine hours mean that the sun isn't able to warm things up in the course of the day. February is characterised by 3 hours of sunshine on average, which is one hour more than the annual minimum of 2 sunshine hours in December and January.
The length of the days increases greatly over the course of February. The month starts off with 8.03 hours of daylight on 1st February; at the end, on 28th February, there are 10.28 daylight hours. This implies a day-to-day increase of 5 full minutes.
Rain and Snow
February is one of the driest months in Stockholm. There is 27mm of precipitation in totalnly March is driernd there are 15 days with precipitation. The chance that precipitation occurs ranges between 65% in the beginning of the month and 60% at the end. Almost all precipitation occurs as snowfall, moderate snow being recorded on 44% of the precipitation days and light snow on 29% of those days. The chance that it snows on any given day this month is about 48%, which is rather high. Some rainfall is possible, but unlikely, moderate rain happening on 14% of the days with precipitation.
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Hotels for Stockholm in February
The Adlon Hotel is ideal both for couples and families. Conveniently located just next to the Arlanda Airport Express and the Central Train Station on Vasagatan in the heart of the city, the hotel offers single, double and family rooms. Their mini-suites are in fact charming little apartments. All 121 rooms are non-smoking. Historic photos of old Stockholm decorate the walls of the hotel, while the bar and dining area are beautifully furnished with wooden and metal tables and chairs.
You might also want to consider Clarion Hotel Stockholm for your February holiday in the Swedish capital. This is a high-end four-star hotel featuring lots of amenities and services, including a fitness centre and spa, yoga classes, a lively bar and a restaurant. It lies in the heart of Södermalm, a hip and bohemian district in central Stockholm, near many of the city's premier attractions, including Gamla Stan. The surrounding area is dotted with lovely cafés, wonderful boutiques and interesting galleries.
Ibis Styles Hotel
Another nice option is the three-star Hotel ibis Styles Stockholm Odenplan. This contemporary hotel lies in an area that is dotted with vibrant bars, shops and all kinds of restaurants. Merely a minute from the hotel's front door is a subway stop and no fewer than twelve bus lines. This chic 76-room accommodation has car parking, Wi-Fi and laundry services.
Restaurants and Bars for Stockholm in February
Situated just outside the Stockholm city centre, Landet Restaurant serves a combination of seasonal, traditional dishes and French cuisine. This well-known venue at Telefonplan is a popular, down-to-earth and welcoming place place that fills up with guests during the weekend who visit to enjoy wonderful food, enjoy drinks at the bar or party at the nightclub upstairs.
Nytorget Urban Deli
Within the city centre, in trendy SoFo, you might want to check out Nytorget Urban Deli. This popular and hip restaurant, deli, bar and store reminds people of a New York café and serves a variety of dishes all day long.
An alternative place to go for an afternoon beverage is Chaikhana. Situated in the heart of Gamla Stan, this wonderful tea house is ideal to warm up in a cold February afternoon. It serves first-class teas from all around the world, from the morning through to the evening.
Things to Do in Stockholm in February
Located in Djurgården, Skansen is the oldest open-air museum in the world. The museum recounts Swedish history in miniature. Apart from visiting 150 reassembled farms and dwellings from different corners of Sweden, visitors can learn about traditional Swedish crafts and arts such as glass blowing. Additionally, Skansen houses a zoo where numerous animals native to Scandinavia reside. Swedish traditions like Walpurgis Night, Lucia and Midsummer are celebrated at Skansen.
Royal Palace of Stockholm
Near the Old Town, visitors can visit the marvellous Royal Palace of Stockholm during their holiday in February. This is one of the largest palaces in Europe, the official residence of the King of Sweden and the setting of most of the official royal receptions. Consisting of more than 600 rooms, the Royal Palace is open to the public. Highlights include the Royal Apartments, the Treasury, Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities and the Tre Kronor Museum. Daily changing of the guards and the parade of the soldiers are especially fascinating.