Discover Stockholm, the enchanting island capital of the Scandinavian north
In the icy waters of the Baltic, in an archipelago of 14 small islands, at the entrance to Lake Malaren, emerges Stockholm, the capital and largest city of Sweden. Magnificent and stately, aristocratic and fatally beautiful, the Baltic nymph proudly dominates the water and lets the water streams carve her heart and shape her enchanting landscape, like another Venice, that of the Scandinavian north. Numerous bridges connect the lands that for 700 years have hosted a city that lives through the harmonious coexistence of its medieval character with the dynamism of pioneering Swedish design, leaving its mark indelibly engraved in the history, tradition and culture of its inhabitants. With its impressive buildings, witnesses of historical and cultural charm, its intense wet element and its white nights, Stockholm knows how to impress and enchant every visitor.
The combination of the new with the old and the classic with the modern that characterizes the historical and residential background of Stockholm is ideally revealed through routes in the historic center of the city. Discover the special charm of the beautifully preserved medieval old town of Stockholm (Gamla Stan) through picturesque cobbled streets that lead to the center and introduce the visitor to an atmosphere taken from the pages of a medieval fairy tale. Arrive at the main square Stortorget and admire the impressive colorful buildings, and the hot cafes, ready to welcome you and offer moments of calm and relaxation. In the same area are the royal palaces (Kungliga Slottet) which with their imposing appearance and 610 rooms are among the largest in Europe. See the Houses of Parliament and the impressive City Hall, the iconic building of the Royal Theater, and indulge in the unique experience of a visit to Stockholm's numerous museums with the Basa, Nobel and Modern Art museums literally stealing the show and emphasizing the high quality of life in the Swedish capital.
Food and local cuisine
Swedish cuisine offers a wide variety of flavors and dishes, with raw meat and seafood as raw materials. In addition to the famous meatballs of Swedish cuisine (kottbullar), do not forget to try dishes with pheasant, reindeer and venison meat in various ways of preparation. Fish and seafood and shellfish of all kinds have their place of honor as well. The Swedish roe is famous, while salmon, perch, cod and Baltic eel are among the top gastronomic choices. In the area of sweets, Swedish cuisine offers a wide variety of pastes and tarts, while kanelbullar (delicious dough rolls with cinnamon and sugar) and mazariner, (sweet pastry tart filled with almond paste and icing), stand out in the first place.
The best season to visit Stockholm
Ideally choose spring and summer, seasons when the temperatures are ideal for a beautiful and relaxing trip and the length of the day has grown.
How to move around Stockholm
Transfer from/to Stockholm
Stockholm International Airport, Arlanda, is located 37 km north of the city connecting Stockholm with many international destinations. The transfer from the airport to the city center is direct and easy via Arlanda express routes, with a journey time of 18 minutes.
Getting around the city is easy and comfortable through a well-organized public transport network. The best way to get around is by subway. Described as the largest art exhibition in the world, the Stockholm Metro is becoming a unique experience, offering speed, comfort and safety to all. Stockholm is a flat town and most of the monuments are concentrated in the same area. This allows you to travel around the city by bike, through the most organized and friendly network of bike lanes in the world.