Stockholm – the Capital of Scandinavia

Stockholm is the most populous city in Scandinavia and one of the most attractive cities in northern Europe. The city is famous among expats for its rich nature and good living conditions. Although Stockholm is the capital of Sweden, the city centre is quite spacious compared to other big cities. Tourists will enjostockholmy many attractions as well as the beautiful surroundings, including the 14 islands that constitutes the city.

Most of Stockholm’s main sights are easily accessible. You can walk from the city’s main square Sergels torg, along the famous Old Town, and end up in front of The Royal Palace, the official residence of the Swedish monarch. The route leading further south will take you to the trendy neighborhood of Södermalm as well as the Ericsson Globe, the famous indoor arena that is shaped like a white ball.

Other famous buildings are The Stockholm Concert Hall and Stockholm City Hall, where the Nobel Prize ceremonies are held. The popular Vasa Museum, located on the island of Djurgården, is the most visited museum in Scandinavia and displays a well preserved warship from the 17th century. While in Djurgården, you can also visit the popular zoo and open-air museum called Skansen as well as the amusement park Gröna Lund.

Many foreign tourists like to visit Stockholm during the summer since the air is fresh and the sun sets late. Compared to many other cities around the world, Stockholm does not experience the same amount of humidity during the summer season. Instead, the Swedes will face a colder and darker winter season, beginning in early October. Christmas is a well celebrated holiday in Sweden. Although it is mostly a family tradition, tourists visiting Stockholm in December will feel the warmth and cosy atmosphere coming from the small street shops and local restaurants.