YOUR GUIDE TO STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
STRETCHING ACROSS FOURTEEN ISLANDS where Lake Mälaren flows into the Baltic Sea, Sweden’s stylish capital is a city of contrasts. In the historic Gamla Stan district, you will find medieval architecture and cobblestone streets fit for a fairytale, while the other side of the city is home to world-class galleries, trendy restaurants and modern boutiques.
TOP THINGS TO SEE & DO
STOCKHOLM PALACE: The official residence of the King of Sweden, the palace has 600 rooms and offers five museums, including the Royal Armoury. It was built during the 18th century in the Italian Baroque style.
THE VASA MUSEUM: A maritime museum displaying the only (almost) fully intact 17thcentury ship that has ever been salvaged — the 64-gun warship, Vasa, that sank on her maiden voyage in 1628.
EXPLORE GAMLA STAN: Where Stockholm was founded in 1252. This is the bestpreserved medieval city centre in Europe. The narrow cobblestone streets are dotted with quaint cafes, shops, beautiful churches and frescoes from the Middle Ages.
THE ABBA MUSEUM: An interactive exhibition showcasing the band’s costumes, concert footage, instruments and more — you can even perform with holograms of ABBA.
DINE AT A MICHELIN-STARRED RESTAURANT: Stockholm has one of the highest concentrations of Michelin-starred restaurants. Expect fresh, seasonal local produce and an emphasis on seafood.
MAKE TIME FOR FIKA: An important part of Swedish culture, fika means making time for friends or colleagues to share a cup of coffee or tea and a little something to eat.