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Stockholm should be on your list for winter travel

Shirley McMarlin
| Tuesday, Dec. 19, 2017, 11:57 a.m.
Affordable air fare and accommodations, plus the northern lights, make Stockholm a top winter destination for smartertravel.com.
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Affordable air fare and accommodations, plus the northern lights, make Stockholm a top winter destination for smartertravel.com.

Cheap transatlantic air fares and the lure of the northern lights make Stockholm a top 2017-18 pick for affordable winter travel, according to smartertravel.com .

WOW Air has fares to Stockholm starting at $150 each way from Boston via Reykjavik for flights through February. This winter, the average nightly rate at a four-star hotel is just $120. For even more savings, hostels offer simpler accommodations.

Prime viewing of the northern lights is between November and March. While the best views are in the northern part of the country, the aurora borealis is sometimes seen in the capital, too.

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5750, smcmarlin@tribweb.com or via Twitter @shirley_trib.

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