1. Stockholm is Beautiful
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Built on 14 islands, Stockholm appears to be floating on water. Add to that the beautiful architecture and an abundance of nature, and you couldn’t ask for a prettier port of arrival — or departure.
3. Ancient Old Town
Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town, is one of the world’s best-preserved Medieval cities. Enjoy strolling the Old Town’s narrow alleys and cobble-stone streets, taking time to stop in cozy cafes, shops and world-class restaurants.
You could call Fika a coffee break, but you’d be wrong. It’s much more than that. Fika is a social institution where Swedes sit down to catch up over coffee and Swedish cakes, such as kanelbulle (the original cinnamon bun).
7. Culture & History
Stockholm has the world’s highest concentration of museums and an abundance of attractions and galleries.
9. Easy Access
Getting to Stockholm from destinations worldwide is easy thanks to numerous flights daily from all over the world, including some low-cost carriers.
2. Awesome Archipelago
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If 14 islands should prove to be insufficient, not to worry: At Stockholm’s doorstep are 30,000 islands in the archipelago. Cruising through the archipelago is surely one of the world’s most beautiful transits.
4. Pedestrian & Bicycle Friendly
The Swedish capital is compact and easy to get around on foot or by bike. Want to experience Stockholm’s nature? A visit to royal park Djurgården will fool you into thinking you’re in the Swedish countryside when, in fact, you’re in the city center.
6. Good Value
Surveys show that Stockholm offers the best value among the Scandinavian capitals. Want more for your money? Think Stockholm.
8. Green City
With one third of its land area covered in parks, and one third in water, Stockholm is a green city. Stockholm was the first city to be awarded Europe’s Green Capital.
10. Capital of Scandinavia
Stockholm is not just the capital of Sweden but also the self-proclaimed capital of Scandinavia. Why? The city is a Nordic hub in both business and in culture. For cruisers that means excellent infrastructure and convenient cultural activities.