City on the Water
Lively, cosmopolitan Stockholm sports an appealing mix of modern Scandinavian architecture and fairy tale palaces, watched over by a Board of Beauty, responsible for preserving the city.
One third of its area is devoted to green space, and another third to waterways, providing lots of room to breathe.
Gamla Stan is the oldest section, retaining the medieval layout of narrow meandering paths.
For the contemporary take there's Sodermalm, known trendily as SoFo, with welcoming restaurants and pubs, specialty shops, and boutiques. Stieg Larson fans hang out here, as it is the area of the city where most action in the Millennium novels takes place.
Take a historic tour through old Stockholm, and its maze of winding medieval alleyways, small squares, ancient churches, and Royal Palace.
Take a chance on your inner dancing queen and become ABBA's fifth member as you explore the ABBA Museum. Costumes, gold records, memorabilia, and interactive holographic exhibits will have you dancing onstage and belting out "Mamma Mia."
High above Stockholm on a cliff ledge is a historic neighborhood and stunning panoramic views. Take in medieval buildings, charming cafes, interesting shops, and the best view in Stockholm.
Stockholm, Sweden At a glance