Stockholm is a city that is set to shine this year as a result of the introduction of new flights to the Swedish capital. This welcome news means that Stockholm will become more accessible to travellers from the United Kingdom.
Stockholm is without doubt one of the most beautiful capital cities in the world, the city is spread across numerous islands at the point where Lake Malaren meets the Baltic Sea. Stockholm’s archipelago of twenty-four thousand islands protects the city from the worst of the open seas. It is a compact City which offers visitors great culture, museums, architecture and stylish shopping. Perhaps one of Stockholm’s most popular visitor attractions is the Abba Museum which was voted by TripAdvisor as one of the top three museums in Sweden.
The main city of Stockholm as built on 14 islands with the modern city occupying the main island. Right in the center of Stockholm is Gamla Stan which is the historic Old Town one of Stockholm’s picturesque district. To the east of Gamla Stan is the island of the Djurgarden which means Animal Park, and this is where you will find many of Stockholm’s best known museums.
The new Royal Palace of Stockholm (Kungliga Slottet) was built on the ruins of Tre Konor and it is another one-off Stockholm’s highlights. With 608 rooms it is the largest Royal Palace in the world, many visitors are fascinated by the state Apartments which are spread across two floors.
Eating and drinking in Stockholm is a great experience but it can be expensive. Like many other aspects of the city, it’s restaurant scene is often at the forefront of fashion, but with thousands of places to eat there will be something for everybody. One of the key dates in the Stockholm culinary diary is the Stockholm Food Festival which in 2017 takes place between the 1st and 6th of June. This event is one of the world’s biggest food festivals and in 2017 it will be the 26th year it has been held.
If shopping is your thing then Stockholm will not disappoint, reflecting the city’s interest in style and Design provides endless opportunities to pick up clothing and design products from well renowned producers. Swedish crafts and souvenirs tend to be of high quality and the country is famous for its glassware. Handicraft sales outlets, indicated with signs bearing the slogan Hemslojd, are worth a visit to buy traditional keepsakes.
If you would like to see a little bit more of Stockholm’s surrounds, there are excursions which will help you to get to know the Vikings or perhaps to learn about some of the history of Sweden which leave from Stockholm most days. Within the city you can also enjoy a guided tour all the old town in which you will be transported back in time to the Middle Ages we’re noblemen dukes and princesses roamed the streets of Stockholm, all to the backdrop of this fabulous Scandinavian capital.