Our favourite exotic escapes is right the middle of Hagaparken. Fjärilhuset & Haga Ocean is one of Stockholm’s most popular tourist attractions in the summer. In the winter it’s somewhat overlooked. But, with its hot houses, tropical jungles and stunning collection of exotic creatures, it is the perfect remedy to beat those winter blues. It’s got fantastic facilities for kids of all ages and it’s the sort of place you can end up spending a whole day in.
You can even take part in guided tours which include a chance to pet a snake, watch a butterfly emerge from its cocoon or feed the catfish. But, watch out! They bite.