Stockholm, the ‘Venice of the north’ is built on 14 islands connected via a network of waterways and more than 50 bridges and is a charming city to visit at any time of year. Offering a pleasant mix of traditional and modern architecture, there are fine restaurants, a wealth of cultural experiences and some great shopping.
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Gamla Stan – The Old Town
Comprising narrow, cobbled streets Gamla Stan is a reminder of the city’s medieval past and is the site of official Royal Palace. There are charming shops and cafes and daily markets making this a very atmospheric area and an absolute ‘must-see’ in Stockholm.
Offering great shopping with big department stores and stylish fashion boutiques, cafes and restaurants. The island of Sodermalm is the focus for trendy, young locals offering the hippest pubs and clubs.
Gardens & Museums
The leafy island of Djurgarden is one of Stockholm’s most visited areas and for good reason, boasting wonderful parklands and a concentration of fine museums including Vasa and Skansen.
There are many ways to enjoy Stockholm, and of course, nearer the festive season, the addition of thousands of tiny streetlights, enticing shop windows and excellent Christmas markets, make this trip an even more attractive prospect. The official start of the festive season on the 13th of December is marked with street processions and ‘St Lucia Day’ celebrations.