Rent a holiday apartment in Stockholm - Sweden's capital city
The minimalistic city of Stockholm, located in the south east of Sweden, is the most populous in all of the Nordic countries and the capital is spread across 14 smaller islands along the coast. This makes it very picturesque, as there are lots of bridges and water throughout the city, lending it the status as one of the cities often referred to as Venice of the North.
Explore and enjoy your city break in Stockholm
Take a free city tour of Stockholm, where the workers earn by how much they get from tips! Here you will be shown around the key attractions of the city. The Old Town tends to be the area that tourists flock to the quickest as the architecture and unique buildings are outstanding here. The quaint cafés and shops here are something straight out of a book and grab a Swedish snack whilst in the area here! Swedish pancakes are extremely delicious and a delicacy with plenty of eateries offering these tasty treats!
Stockholm city is known for its beautiful people, exclusive bars, trendy restaurants, famous companies, designers and of course for being the city in which the group ABBA was formed. Oh, and its meatballs! If you've always wanted to travel to somewhere modern but at the same time tranquil in Scandinavia, then Stockholm is the perfect location for you.
As a lot of the city is on water, a great place to visit are the Stockholm Canals. Take a trip on a boat and enjoy the tranquil waters here found in the heart of the city. Wanting to stay on dry land? If you are a big fan of museums, then make sure you stop off at the Vasa Museum. This museum contains the largest preserved shipwreck in the whole world and as it is a ship museum, it is extremely interactive which makes it ideal for not only younger children, but also for the older children and adults! Pop over to the Drottingholm Palace afterwards as this World Heritage Site holds not only beauty in its architecture, but important history for Sweden. The beautiful palace inside and the wonderful gardens outside make it a worthwhile day trip for everybody. Despite the fact that Stockholm is the most populous city in all of Scandinavia, there is a calm side to this buzzing city, owing to the fact that it is also full of greenery and wildlife. Take boat trips to other islands in the outer archipelago, where you'll find it to be quiet and serene with calm beaches, small villages and the opportunity to go sailing too. Stockholm also houses the first-ever national city park, Djurgården, a green wilderness almost entirely surrounded by water. During the winter, there are ferries which sail through the archipelago, allowing travellers and ice skaters to try out the ice but be warned: it is quite normal for people to fall through and this is supposedly all part of the experience, so don't forget to take some warm, dry clothes with you! The lakes and waterways here are so clear and clean that in summer, you can even go swimming right in the centre of town without having to worry about any water-pollution. In Stockholm, a popular activity is rooftop hiking, where you can experience the best views across the city. Another much-loved way to see the sights from a height is in a hot air balloon. Whichever way you decide to discover this city of islands, make sure you do it in style and stay in a smart, waterside apartment or comfortable holiday home.