Sweden

Stockholm, one of the world’s most livable cities
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Sweden’s capital city, Stockholm, is one of Europe’s most striking cities. The city sits surrounded by water and is built on fourteen islands where lake meets sea. Each island has its own charm and offers a great range of urban, cultural, and natural experiences. From the medieval atmosphere of Old Town with its historic buildings and cobblestoned streets, to the boutiques and restaurants of the trend-setting island of Södermalm or the beautiful parks, canals and museums of Djurgården. The city has it all!

With its 750-year history and rich cultural life, Stockholm offers a wide selection of world-class museums and attractions. The city is home to more than 70 museums, including the Vasa museum, which is the most visited museum in Scandinavia. Most of the attractions can be reached on foot so there’s a good chance of experiencing a lot of things in a short time.

The greenery, the fresh air and the proximity to the water are distinctive traits of this city. Stockholm has been voted one of the world’s most livable cities and there’s a close link between city and nature along with a real dedication to ecology and sustainability. So it comes as no surprise that Stockholm was named Europe’s Green Capital for 2010, the first city in Europe to hold the honor.

East of Stockholm is the Stockholm archipelago, connecting the Swedish capital with the Baltic Sea. It comprises of about 30.000 islands, islets and rocks, and is one of the more spectacular archipelagos in the world. Many of the islands are settled and there are lots of hotels and hostels, restaurants, museums and country stores to visit. Whether you make it a day trip or stay over night, the beautiful scenery and calmness away from the city will take your breath away.

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