Situated on the east side of the country, Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden. The city consists of several areas including Södermalm, Kungsholmen, Östermalm, Norrmalm/City, Vasastan, Djurgården, Old Town and the Outskirts.
Stockholm, Sweden and the rest of country is a relatively pricey destination for tourists in Europe. However, it is still well worth visiting as it is such a beautiful city.
The architecture and culture is a major draw for Stockholm. Many museums call Stockholm home. Some of the ones worth exploring are: Vasa Museum (showcasing the history of a ship that sunk in Stockholm in 1628), Nationalmuseum (an art and design museum), Fotografiska (which houses contemporary photography), Moderna Museet, Arkdes (Sweden’s biggest architecture museum) and more.
Stockholm’s Old Town is particularly noteworthy area of the city. It dates back to when Stockholm was first founded in the mid 13th century and many old buildings and quirky remnants from the years gone by still exist today. There are plenty of shops, galleries, cafes and restaurants of you to enjoy while you wander around admiring Old Town. Also great to admire in Stockholm are the stunning canals around the city.
Sweden is blessed with colourful past and takes full advantage of this with ghost walks and viking tours to inject that creepy-but-fun factor into your trip. There are other more general history walking tours available to embark on as well.
You can also visit any number of Stockholm’s statues, monuments and churches such as Stockholm Cathedral, Gustav II Adolfs Statue or the Margaret Krook Statue. Other interesting choices of places to see include: St Jacobs Kyrka, Hedvig Eleonora Kyrka and St Johannes Kyrka.
Don’t forget to make time to sample Swedish cuisine while in Stockholm, either on a food tour or at a local restaurant. Some of the local cuisine options include reindeer, Swedish meatballs, seafood or traditional Swedish pika.
Hostels are of high quality in Stockholm, Sweden and although they’re not the cheapest hostels you’ll find on the continent, they are still affordable and good value for money. Some are even a quirky experience (sleeping in a converted aeroplane, anyone?). There is a seemingly endless choice of hostels so you probably won’t encounter too much of a hassle when attempting to find suitable accommodation.
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