Get Cosy in Stockholm
No one does winter like the Swedes. Forget gloomy pubs and damp tearooms, in Stockholm winter means cosy candelight, vodka-laced cocktails and, if you're lucky, a dusting of snow. Not to mention wild nights out. If you think you may need to sleep at some point, bag a room at Hotel Rival, a super stylish contemporary hotel owned by ABBA's Benny Andersson.
Doubles from around £99 (00 46 8 545 789 20; www.rival.se). Ryanair flies to Stockholm Vasteras (0871 246 0000; ryanair.com)