WELCOME TO STOCKHOLM, WHERE AN URBAN PULSE MEETS SERENITY.
Stockholm is a city of contrasts. Trends in music, design, fashion, and technology are born here, and innovations that spread worldwide are invented here. Stockholm also has a rich history comprising exciting architecture, museums, the Royal Palace and the medieval urban core of Gamla Stan. Trendy bars and world-class restaurants are shoulder-to-shoulder with historic cafés and cozy neighborhood pubs. This is a city of modern galleries and exclusive department stores, as well as small boutiques and unique shops. Stages and arenas attract Swedish and international stars. Large and small events come one after the next.
Stockholm is simultaneously urban and close to nature; water is an ever-present feature in this city where lake and sea meet. Parks and green areas abound, and the distinctive white archipelago boats travel to the islands all year long. The atmosphere is open and welcoming, and diversity and innovation are encouraged. Stockholm is a city for everyone.
The city is situated near the water and an archipelago of nearly 30,000 islands, islets and skerries. Traffic from the white archipelago boats is plentiful in the summertime, but even in winter, unique experiences await beyond the city. Here, you can enjoy beautiful and special nature, take a seal safari, visit historic settings, see art, hike, cycle, paddle, and eat locally sourced dishes and archipelago delicacies.
OUTDOOR LIFE IN THE CITY
SWIMMING Few cities can boast both sandy and rocky beaches right in the middle of town. Popular swimming areas include Långholmsbadet,
Smedsuddsbadet, Rålambshovsbadet and Tantolunden.
PADDLE Rent a kayak, paddle among all the city’s islands and walk ashore when you feel like it. Have a coffee break, or even take a swim before paddling onward. An incredibly special way to discover Stockholm.
SAFARI Take a guided safari just outside of Stockholm. Here is your chance to see moose and other animals, and to learn more about Swedish flora and fauna.
CYCLE Cycling is a fun way to discover the city, either on your own or in a guided group. Bikes are available for rent in several locations.
FISHING As a visitor in Stockholm, it won’t be long before you notice all the fishermen outside the Royal Palace and Parliament Building. If you want to give it a try, you can rent equipment.
SKIING How about a day on the slopes? Hammarbybacken, which is close to downtown, has several slopes and offers wintertime ski and snowboard rentals, as well as ski lessons.