What’s up with winter?

January 12, 2012

in Living in Sweden,Stockholm,Stockholm weather,what to see in Stockholm

ice skating

Ice skating in Stockholm at Kungsträgården.

kungsägarden skating

I’m not complaining. But we have not had even one big snowstorm yet this year. I miss it. While we got another light dusting of snow Monday night, it’s all gone now. Instead, it’s raining. I can’t believe how different this winter is from last. Last January, Stockholm was completely covered in about 10 inches of snow and had been for months. Lakes were frozen over. Even the Baltic was frozen. I felt like I lived in Siberia. And I actually loved it.

This year, nothing is snow covered or frozen. Unless you count the skating rink at Kungsträgården. And that doesn’t really count, does it? At least it looks nice.

ice skating

If you're visiting Stockholm in the winter, it's definitely worth it to check out Kungsträgården, the king's garden park.


1 maria January 12, 2012 at 10:08

This non-snow winter has to be a bummer! We haven’t had any snow this year here either! It’ll come at some point!

2 Andrea January 12, 2012 at 14:01

The weather has been totally off in Europe over the last 12 months. There were massive amounts of snow in Paris last winter which never happens, then there was the totally washed out wet and cold summer, followed by the Indian summer and now here in January it’s a beautiful ‘spring’ day. Weird.

3 James January 12, 2012 at 14:25

Be careful what you wish for, I guess 🙂 Which reminds me, I caught up with a couple of colleagues, both of whom have had visiting friends/family from Sweden, all of whom have been complaining about the current exchange rate. It’s 7.3 SEK to AUD right now, which makes it actually quite expensive for Swedish visitors. All of those years where it was 4.5 to 5 SEK to AUD have reversed. In short, Australia is quite expensive now if you’re converting from SEK. Although I hadn’t planned a visit this year, maybe I should take advantage? 🙂

4 Sandra January 12, 2012 at 14:32

Maria, The rain just changed to snow!
And Andrea, It’s definitely been weird in Europe. But I’m not living that far from the Arctic..you’d think it would be colder!

5 Sandra January 12, 2012 at 14:34

James, You are right about that. As for the exchange rate, we are coming to Oz in February. I guess we are going to be doing the cheap travel options! As for you, you should definitely come here to Stockholm again. It only seems sensible!

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