Stockholm is the capital and most populous urban area of Sweden as well as in the whole of Scandinavia. This city is known for its modern urban culture and a love for nature.
Stockholm – What to see
Stockholm is a modern city that will attract you not only with its monuments, colorful buildings, charming streets but also with its impressive nature.
The city center is an island of Gamla Stan with many cobbled streets and colorful historic buildings from the 17th and 18th centuries. There is a medieval cathedral Storkyrkan, Royal Palace, the official residence of the king, and A. Nobel Museum.
The island of Södermalm is Stockholm’s hippest district and a real hotspot that combines great architecture, trendy bars, exciting cultural events, and shopping opportunities. From the island of Södermalm, there are the most beautiful views of the city.
Djurgården, a peaceful island, has also a lot to offer. Vasa, Nordic Museum, Junibacken (for children), Skansen Open-Air Museum, or ABBA Museum, with a lot of souvenirs.
The islands of Grinda and Möja, located outside the city offer the beauty of Swedish nature.
Uppsala – map and an information
Stockholm – Transportation
In the city, which is spread over many islands, it is possible to use all types of public transport. SL company is responsible for buses, underground trains, commuter trains, trams, and certain ferry lines in Stockholm
Despite the large size of the city, the historic center can be reached on foot, which is the best way to soak up the real atmosphere of Stockholm.
A ferry ride between the islands offers a view of the city from a whole different perspective.
Stockholm – Food and drinks
In the streets of Stockholm, there are many restaurants and bars among historic buildings or on the seafront with a view of the amazing surrounding islands.
Swedish cuisine offers specialty köttbullar (meatballs), which you can enjoy in the pleasant atmosphere of the Östermalms Saluhall market. What else to try? Fermented Herring (Surströmming), vegetable Pea soup (Ärtsoppa), or different variations of toasts with salmon and seafood. Typical treats are cinnamon buns. No Swedish birthday party is complete without a princess cake with jam and cream covered in green marzipan and topped with a decorative rose.
Beer lovers will enjoy themselves in the local pubs and bars, where they will find a wide selection of local beers.
Did you know that…
… in Stockholm is a very popular way of transporting bicycles?
Bikesharing – map and a bikesharing information
Rent a bike and discover the beauties of Stockholm.