Destination Stockholm

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WHY VISIT STOCKHOLM

A striking Old Town, parks, canals, design, and architecture are the hallmarks of the Swedish capital, a city with a strong maritime character and international atmospheres.

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Take the boats to go from one point to another in the city and visit parks, museums, and ancient buildings will be the things you will like to do in Stockholm, where the 19 hours of sunlight a day, from May to July, allow you to stay on open-air until late, without even noticing the passing of time.

WHAT TO SEE IN STOCKHOLM

Top attractions not to be missed are:

  • Stockholm Old Town
  • Stockholm City Hall
  • Royal Palace
  • Strandvagen
  • Vasa Museum
  • Riddarhuset
  • Monteliusvägen
  • Royal Dramatic Theater (Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern)
  • Tyska Kyrkan (Old German Church)
  • Parliament Building (Riksdagshuset)
  • Fjallgatan
  • Ostermalm
  • Stortorget
  • Kungliga Djurgarden

Following instead some hidden spots of the city that only locals know!

  • Marten Trotzigs grand
  • Stads Biblioteket
  • Södermalm distict
  • Katarina Hissen
  • Storkyrkan
  • Riddarholmen & Riddarholm Church (Riddarholmskyrkan)
  • Verksområdet

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WHEN TO GO TO STOCKHOLM

The best period to visit Stockholm is from May to September.

Following a list of main events and typical festivals and celebrations of Stockholm.

HOW TO REACH AND MOVE IN STOCKHOLM

The main airports are:

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WHAT TO DO IN STOCKHOLM

typical dishes of Stockholm are:

  • Smörgåsbord, the Scandinavian cold table that includes a starter of pickled herring with boiled potatoes followed by a couple more fish courses (usually smoked salmon or anchovies) then cold meat, pâté, sliced beef, stuffed veal or smoked reindeer;
  • Varmrökt lax, golden, slow-smoked salmon;
  • Köttbullar, small meatballs;
  • Smoked reindeer from Lapland;
  • Gravlax, salmon that has been specially prepared and marinated;
  • Räksmörgås, an open sandwich piled high with shrimps and a mix of boiled egg slices, lettuce, tomato, and cucumber, often topped with crème fraîche blended with dill sprigs and roe;
  • Lingonberry jam, widely used to accompany a variety of dishes;
  • Jordgubbar (wild strawberries) and cloudberries;
  • Filmjölk, fermented dairy product made from soured milk with a slightly acidic, yogurty taste, someway like kefir;
  • Prinsesstårta, layered sponge cake filled with jam and vanilla custard, and finished with a heavy topping of whipped cream, sealed with a thin layer of sugary sweet green marzipan and topped with a bright pink sugar rose;
  • Kanelbullar, cinnamon buns;
  • Nyponsoppa, wild rosehip soup served hot or cold;

typical souvenirs of Stockholm are:

  • Dalahäst (Dala Horse), wood carved and brightly painted horse figure;
  • Hand-crafted crystal glass;
  • Viking stuff or troll figures;
  • Knitwear or wool blankets, tea towels and covers;
  • Swedish clogs;
  • Snus, powder tobacco;
  • Surströmming, fermented herring, beer, Vodka and wines and alcoholic beverages (such as Akevitt, Mjød, Glogg, Punsch, Brennevin);

The main theatre in Stockholm is The Royal Dramatic Theatre.

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