Sweden is having a beautiful cold, clear winter at the moment, with some of the best lake ice for years and temperatures from just below zero down to -30 or more. In this article we outline some basic advice for dressing for the cold – it is not necessary to spend a fortune on specialist equipment to keep warm. Winter is a wonderful time of year for a holiday in Sweden. It might be because of the cold and the darkness. During those few hours of daylight, the city is alive with action. People bundled up and out sightseeing. Even just enjoying the cold winter with a walk or a run. And the winter landscape couples Stockholm’s beautifully lit urban center with its natural scenery covered in snow and ice. Few things demonstrate this as a walk around Djurgården. Djurgården introduces you to Sweden’s natural environment while at the same time reminding you of its history. To take in the beautiful environment surrounded to the north by the frozen Djurgårdsbrunnsviken. You can pop into the various museums dotting the island such as the Vasa.