Holiday in Stockholm’s fairy-tale city of islands
A city break in Stockholm places you in what many consider to be the loveliest city in the whole of Scandinavia.
Sweden’s capital city is spread across 14 islands that are linked together by bridges and ferries. Strung out across these islands are 700 years of history, culture and architecture. You’ll also find plenty of hip hotels, superb restaurants and cafes.
You can visit the glitzy Ostermalm, take in the boho-chic of Sodermalm or travel back in time in the historic Gamla stan.
There are museums here to suit every taste. The Moderna Museet houses one of the world's finest collections of modern art. The Skansen open-air museum is a collection of traditional Swedish buildings perched next to the extraordinary looking amusement park of Grona Lund.
For more kitsch joys you can head to the ABBA museum. Celebrate Sweden’s greatest musical export and be a dancing queen as you to dress up and join the band (virtually) on stage.
Design is part of the culture here and Stockholm itself is the very epitome of Scandi cool. You will be spoilt for choice from interior design to crafts and from fashion to homeware. You’ll find envy-inducing design everywhere you look from the shops and cafes to museums and hotels.
After sightseeing and shopping you will definitely have built up an appetite. Stockholm’s world-class restaurants offer every kind of cuisine, but don’t miss out on the local food. Specialities here include meatballs, cured salmon gravadlax with lingonberries, shrimp salad and schnapps. Skal.