When I booked my ticket to visit Stockholm in March, I received more than a couple strange looks. “Why?!” seemed to be the overwhelming question leaping out of people’s mouths, and that continued even once I was there. To be honest, the first reason was simple: it was cheap. A $400 roundtrip flight to a country and city near the top of my bucket list just couldn’t be passed up! There is also something quintessentially Scandinavian about visiting in winter; it’s a part of the culture. After not seeing snow in over a year, I was ready for a bit of cold.