The capital of Sweden, Stockholm is an archipelago spread across fourteen islands connected by fifty bridges. Recorded history shows that the Stockholm area has been settled in since the stone age. Because of that, the city boasts an eclectic mix of ancient and modern architecture with buildings from all ages since the thirteenth century. Over a third of the city is made up of waterways, and another third of the city is made up of green spaces.Home to the country’s busiest airport, Sweden is well connected to the rest of the world by air. Online portals can help you identify the lowest airline fares to reach the city.
The best time to visit the city is in spring and summer when the weather is at its best. Despite the city’s northern location, the weather is quite moderate there. That said, the city sees only 6 hours of daylight during winters while the average daylight Stockholm sees during summers is around 18 hours. Autumns in Stockholm are wet with regular heavy rains.Places to visitOld Town
The Old Town is a place filled with history to the brim and is worth exploring on foot. Out of all the architectural wonders here, the medieval church, Riddarholmskyrkan, is the highlight.Stockholm Archipelago
The Stockholm Archipelago is magnificent and arguably the most beautiful in the world. The archipelago runs 80 kilometers long and is composed of 24,000 islands of all sizes. The grandness on the Stockholm Archipelago is a must-experience by ferry when visiting the city.Royal Palace
The Royal Palace in Stockholm is not only a must-visit to admire its regal architecture but also to get closer to the customs and traditions of the Swedish monarchy through the ages.Ericsson Globe
The world-famous Ericsson Globe hosts the biggest events and games in the world. A white spherical building, the globe looks beautiful when it is lit up at night. The Ericsson Globe is also the Sun in the Sweden Solar System, the largest model of our Solar System in the world. Models of the planets are displayed important monuments and tourist attractions across the city. You can also take the elevator to the roof of the globe to admire the views of the city below.Kaknästornet
Kaknästornet houses the highest point from where Stockholm can be observed. A meal at the restaurant there while admiring the view of the archipelago below is an experience worth having.Nobelmuseet
Stockholm is famous for hosting the Nobel Prize event every year. A visit to the Nobelmuseet will help you learn more about the prize, Alfred Nobel and the various Nobel laureates and their work.Historiska Museet
Boasting stunning medieval church art, the Swedish History Museum houses the entire Scandinavian prehistory along with the history of the notorious Vikings.Vasamuseet
This iconic museum takes its shape after ‘Vasa,' the historic ship which sunk in the Stockholm harbor. This museum provides an intriguing picture of what life in and around the sea was like, 400 years ago.Skansen
Located in the same compound as the Vasamuseet, the Skansen is an open air museum. This museum showcases the animals found in and around Stockholm along with the city’s rich heritage.Things to doOutdoor Activities
Providing many avenues for cross country skiing, ice skating and winter hiking in the winters and mountain biking, kayaking, kitesurfing, hiking, and camping during summer, Stockholm is the place to be for the outdoorsmen.Guided Tours
Boasting all kinds of guided tours you can imagine, you can choose to explore Stockholm and its richness by boat, by bus, on foot or by bike. A few of the best-guided tours in the city are Under The Bridges Of Stockholm (boat), Stockholm Grand Tour (boat and bus), Stockholm Panorama (bus), Talk Of The Town (foot/bike) and Rooftop Tour (foot).
Stockholm is a city well worth exploring. While planning your trip to the city, don’t forget to book your flight tickets well in advance. That way, you will get the cheapest flights available.