Standing proudly as Sweden’s capital is the city of Stockholm. The archipelagic city comprises 14 islands spread beautifully across the Baltic Sea, thus being called the Venice of the north. Aside from its natural beauty, it's also an economic powerhouse, home to some of Europe’s top universities, and the host of the prestigious Nobel Prize ceremonies. If you’re visiting the city soon, the number of things to do in Stockholm is endless.
Stockholm prides itself as one of the most inclusive cities in the world. Many visitors fell in love with its century-old palaces, world-class museums, and of course, being the birthplace of the Nobel Prize. For foodies, Stockholm is also a favorite destination for fans of Nordic fine dining.
When is the Best Time to Visit Stockholm?
The best time to visit Stockholm is during summertime. Although it’s also the city’s peak season, you’ll be benefiting from the period’s comfortable weather perfect for sightseeing. Summer is also when most of Stockholm’s festivals take place! You can join the outdoor event that is Smaka På Stockholm (May-Jun) or witness the best artists at the Stockholms Kulturfestival (Aug).
Where is the Best Location for Tourists to Stay in Stockholm?
The best place to stay in Stockholm, especially if it's your first time, is at Gamla Stan or the Old Town. Gamla Stan is close to most of Stockholm's top attractions including, the Nobel Museum, the Royal Palace, and the Parliament. For days that you want to take it easy, you can try the quaint cafes and restaurants around the area.