Stockholm

  • The Royal Palace in Stockholm
    The Royal Palace in Stockholm

    © Ola Ericson/imagebank.sweden.se

  • Mosebacke in Stockholm
    Mosebacke in Stockholm

    © Nicho Södling/imagebank.sweden.se

  • Stora Vånskär, Stockholm archipelago
    Stora Vånskär, Stockholm archipelago

    © Ola Ericson/imagebank.sweden.se

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Places

Sweden’s capital city spreads out over 14 islands in Lake Mälaren and looks out proudly to the Baltic Sea to the east. Her grand public buildings, palaces, rich cultural history and museums tell her 700 year-old history beautifully.

Nowhere is this better illustrated than in the Old Town (Gamla Stan); expect and get cobblestone streets, crooked but beautifully preserved buildings, the Royal Palace, gothic churches and excellent cafés, bars, restaurants and Swedish design-ware shops. Take our advice and get a hit of caffeine at one of Stockholm’s many fine cafés before trawling the boutiques, shops and stores of upscale Swedish and international design boutiques of Östermalm, and independent Swedish labels, vintage and retro shops and boutiques of Södermalm. If you’re a fan of Steig Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy books and movies Södermalm is the place to be because this is the setting for the Millennium Tour.

Do yourself a favour and buy a Stockholm Card when you’re here. Travel by bus, train and metro. And get loads of free admissions to Stockholm museums and other attractions.

Restaurant Bistro Berns in Stockholm

Bistros and bars in Stockholm

Eat? Drink? Be merry? And maybe even hit the dance floor?

Gamla Stan (Old Town), Stockholm

Old Town in Stockholm

The oldest part of Stockholm is Gamla Stan (the Old Town) and the tiny adjacent island, of Riddarholmen. It is a place filled with stunning views, picturesque streets and historical sites.

Huvudskär islet, Stockholm archipelago

Stockholm archipelago

The Stockholm archipelago is a cluster of 30,000 islands, skerries and rocks spreading 80 km east from the city into the Baltic Sea. Some of the larger islands are great spots for midsummer parties!

Uppsala Cathedral

Uppsala & Sigtuna

Ever see a Viking burial mound? Heard of Carl von Linné? Did you know that historic Uppsala is Sweden’s 4th largest city. Or that Sigtuna is Sweden’s first official town. Now that you know, why not visit and let Uppsala and Sigtuna get medieval on you?

 

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