Sweden’s stunning capital is often called the “Venice of the North”. Built across different islands, it also happens to be one of the most populous cities this side of Europe. Just like its namesake, Stockholm serves tourists a truly unique flavor – thanks to its myriad of tourist attractions and its prominent culture. Don’t be fooled by the laid back streets of the Old Town or the general downtown preference of the locals — there’s enough modernity here to make it one of the most progressive cities this side of the world! Get anywhere with its efficient transport system, and don’t waste any time visiting the city’s highlights (and sharing them over social media, of course).
Fans of pop would immediately recognize Stockholm as the home of the famous ABBA museum, a one-of-a-kind interactive museum dedicated to Sweden’s most enduring quartet. Those with a photographic eye will instantly think of the iconic Fotografiska, a global hub for contemporary photography. It also offers some of the best views anywhere in the city, so make sure to bring your camera!
Museum buffs will have a heyday at the Skansen Open-Air Museum (which is like the whole of Sweden compressed into a small area) and the Vasa Museum which contains the only preserved 17th-century ship in the world. Gamla Stan (the Old Town) and The Royal Palace are also perfect for anyone who wishes to have an overview of the country’s culture. Then there’s taking advantage of Sweden’s “Allemansrätten”, the Right to Public Access secured by the Swedish constitution!
There are also endless activities, ranging from amusement parks, to well-manicured gardens, to rock concerts! No matter who you are, or what time of the year you visit, Stockholm is sure to have something interesting for you. Join me as I explore the various facets of this Nordic treasure, and hang on tight for some of the most varied adventures you will find in a single city!