Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, is also the largest city of the country. With some 24,000 islands making up the Stockholm archipelago, the city has undoubtedly emerged, as Scandinavia’s most regal and intriguing city. In Stockholm, the air and water are said to be the freshest of any European capital. This cool Nordic beauty with a dramatic landscape is worth exploring. Travelers visiting the city will be amazed at its beautiful, immaculate, and pristine offerings.
The city offers immense sightseeing opportunities to millions of visitors coming here from around the world every year. Browse our Stockholm City Guide to explore its many attractions. Though there are numerous places worth a visit, some of the not-to-miss names include Vasa Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Royal Palace, Gröna Lunds Tivoli Amusement Park, Drottningholm Palace, and Riddarholm Church. Drottningholm Palace is a magnificent palace in the city that has been serving as the residence for the Royal Family of Sweden. It is one of the many palaces still existing in the city. Built in the 16th century, today this palace is flocked by hundreds of tourist each day. Vasa Museum is an interesting maritime museum located in the capital city. With an interesting collection and an equally intriguing history, this museum is indeed one of the most frequented museums in the entire Scandinavian region.
The summer months from May to August are the best time to visit this beautiful Swedish city. The peak tourist season here is June when you will get to participate in the various summer festivals organized here. However, travelers can visit the city anytime of the year. The motive and purpose of the trip matters more than the climatic conditions of this graceful city. Depending on the type of adventure one is keen to indulge in, travelers should prepare their itineraries.
One can visit a diverse range of restaurants offering a variety of cuisines here. Travelers have several options available at their disposal and they can visit one of these to fulfill their appetite. The city is popular for serving amazing seafood such as gravlax (dry-cured salmon), herring, and trout. While in the city, travelers must not forget to gorge on traditional meat dishes like creamy reindeer casserole, moose steak, and meatballs. Of the many famous restaurants, the ones hit with the locals and foreigners alike include Bar Nombre, Mathias Dahlgren - Matsalen & Matbaren, Frantzen, Griffins Steakhouse, and Rolfs Kok.
Stockholm-Arlanda International Airport, usually referred to as Arlanda, connects Stockholm with many destinations around the world. Several airlines provide business class flights to Stockholm from different cities across the world. Turkish Airlines, Etihad, Qatar Airways, and Emirates fly between the city and Singapore. Air France, KLM, and SAS fly from the city to Orlando. Norwegian, Finnair, and Swiss connect Paris from the city.
The city has quite expensive accommodation when compared to many U.S. or Canadian cities. However, the city also welcomes those traveling on a budget. When searching for cheap hotels in Stockholm, one must head straight to areas in and around Norrmalm, north of the Old Town, as well as near the Central Station.