Although Stockholm is believed to be founded in 1252, the area has been settled since Stone Age, in 6th millennium BC. Today, metropolitan area of Stockholm is home to 2.3 million people and is the economic, cultural and political centre of Sweden. It is an archipelago of over 30,000 islands in the southeast coastal area of the country at the opening of Lake Malaren and by the Stockholm archipelago and Baltic Sea. The city itself comprises of 14 major islands. Stockholm is also famous for its top-ranking universities and numerous museums. It also has a bustling social and night life, as well as being the centre for fashion and design in Scandinavia. You need at least three to four days to explore this exciting city.


Stockholm Arlanda, Bromma, Skavsta and Vasteras Airports.

Recommended Airlines

SAS, British, Norwegian, Easyjet, Monarch, Lufthansa, Icelandair, Swiss, Air France, Ryanair and Air Berlin.

Public Transportation

Underground trains, buses commuter trains, trams, ferry lines linking Greater Stockholm and taxis.

Recommended Hotels

Scandic Gamla Stan, Elite Eden Park, Lydmar, Berns, Radisson Blu Waterfront, Nobis and Best Western Plus Time.

*Note: Renting a cottage or a villa in the archipelago is also highly recommended, especially during the summer.

Recommended Restaurants

Smorgastarteriet, Volt, Gunters, AG, Den Gyldene, Aquavit Raw and Grill, Café Schweizer, Kajsas Fisk, Pubologi, Slingerbulten, Gastabud, Ekstedt, Meatballs for the People, Restaurang Kryp In, Tradition, Operakallaren and Lux Dag for Dag.

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