Sweden is one of five Nordic countries in Northern Europe, and Stockholm, in addition to being its capital, is also considered to be this collective group capital as well.
Situated on Lake Mälaren that flows into the Baltic Sea, Stockholm is made up of fourteen islands which are connected by bridges. Stockholm, also known as the ”Venice of the North” is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
The Stockholm archipelago, fashion scene, nightlife and absolutely stunning scenery are some of the reasons that make Stockholm Sweden’s number one tourist attraction year after year, with people visiting year around.
Stockholm is also known as one of the hottest startup capitals in Europe with companies as Rebtel, iZettle and Minecraft based there.
In Stockholm you can find many good restaurants. For gourmands with cash to spend there are restaurants like Jonas, Frantzén / Lindeberg and Mathias Dahlgren. A popular place is AG – perfect for well paired wine and tapas served in the bar, or a great place for dinner with friends in their restaurant. The southern area of the city, called ”Södermalm” is an area populated with more than 200 bars. Marie Leveau is a vibrant place located at Mariatorget serving fresh burgers with way too many beers to choose from.
If you are interested in photography, Sweden’s biggest photography museum, ”Fotografiska” is located in Stockholm, a must for the photography lover.
When in Stockholm, the green island of Djurgården is well worth a visit. Visit the world-famous warship the Vasa, the old open-air museum Skansen, or Astrid Lindgren’s Junibacken. There are several sightseeing tours starting in Djurgården, and don’t miss seeing Stockholm from the water.
Don’t miss out on ”Gamla Stan” (Old center) Gamla Stan is one of the largest and best preserved city centers in all of Europe, and one of the foremost attractions in Stockholm, being founded in 1252.
For those who want to maximize their enjoyment of the beautiful scenery, one can take a day trip to the Stockholm archipelago that consists of around 24,000 islands.
The name of the Stockholm Airport is Arlanda (ARN).
From the Stockholm airport you can easily get to the city by bus, train or cab.
One can travel to Stockholm year around. Stockholm, with a February mean of −3.0 degrees has a humid continental climate. Despite its northern location, the city has relatively mild weather compared to other locations at a similar latitude, or even farther south.
Summers average daytime high temperatures of 20–25 degrees and lows of around 13 degrees but can reach 30 on some days. Winters are snowy with average temperatures ranging from −10 to −1 degrees and occasionally drop below −20 degrees. Spring and autumn are generally cool to mild.