Sweden is a Scandinavian nation with thousands of coastal islands and inland lakes, along with vast boreal forests and glaciated mountains. Its principal cities, eastern capital Stockholm and southwestern Gothenburg and Malmö, are all coastal. Stockholm is built on 14 islands. It has more than 50 bridges, as well as the medieval old town, Gamla Stan, royal palaces and museums such as open-air Skansen.
Summer in Stockholm is a bike lovers paradise. In some ways, using a car during the warm season seems ludicrous. Pedaling along the bright, winding alleys of old town and exploring islands of the archipelago by bike is a healthy, and useful way to get oriented.
In many ways, Stockholm is a perfect city. There are no homeless people, diversity is fully embraced, and education is free. This country has had it figured out for years. This is a metropolis you can't get bored of -- as long as you can afford it. Here is my guide to the Nordic paradise.
Stockholm's cool Nordic beauty encompasses all aspects of city life. After a several days of exploring the metropolis you'll need a moment to relax. What better way to do that than a day at the sky high spa.
Local chefs are turning Stockholm into Europe's rising culinary star. In summer, Neo-Viking chefs utilize all that nature can provide while crops are in bloom. To learn a bit more about Nordic cuisine first hand, I met with my friend Gunilla from Food Tours Stockholm.
Nature is never far away in Stockholm. From the rivers and lakes that surround the 14 islands of the metropolis, to the lush forests thirty minutes from city center. There are always opportunities to escape from the busy life of modern Stockholm. In this city, you can take a wildlife safari.
Stockholm’s crisp, yet trendy, atmosphere is incredibly beautiful. What better way to learn about it's history than from above? Here they offer a unique rooftop tour that is perfect for those not afraid of heights!