In recent years, Stockholm has become a favorite destination for people looking for new trends in everything from culture, design, fashion and shopping to technology, music, entertainment and good food. All this in an environment that is both greatly inspiring and wonderfully relaxing.
Stockholm is situated on the east coast of Sweden. The city is built on 14 islands and is part of an archipelago of 24,000 islands that stretches out into the Baltic Sea. About 40 percent of the city area consist of greenery, including The Royal National City Park, a unique landscape that spans more than ten kilometers.
The Swedish climate is mostly temperate in the part of the country where Stockholm is located. With an average of just over 1,800 hours of sunshine per year, Stockholm is one of the sunniest cities in Northern Europe. Daylight varies from 18 hours in late June to 6 hours in late December. Summers are mild to warm and winters are mild to cold. Both spring and autumn are generally cool to mild.
+ 20-30°C (68-86°F)
Thanks to Stockholm’s safe, punctual and efficient public transport system, you can quickly travel between different locations throughout the city. The Stockholm Public Transport, SL, is the authority responsible for buses, underground trains, commuter trains, trams and certain ferry lines in Greater Stockholm. Prepaid travel cards are the best alternative and must be used on buses because they do not handle cash.
For quite some time now, Stockholm has gained international attention as a place where chefs are reinventing food traditions to create new culinary excitement. The city is home to several Michelin-starred restaurants along with a vast array of cuisines from around the world. A new popular addition to Stockholm’s restaurant scene are the trendy Food trucks that frequent the streets.
Stockholm offers an impressive range of top class cultural activities, everything from museums, concerts, art galleries and exhibitions to plays and musicals. Theatrical films are shown in their original language with subtitles in Swedish. Stockholm’s Old Town is one of the largest and best preserved medieval city centers in Europe.
Stockholm is well known for its stunning waterside walks, outdoor jogging tracks and easy access to beautiful nature. The city has a long and proud tradition of organized sporting activities, with many popular competitions and international events each year. Stockholm offers everyone the ability to participate in sports and to work out all year round, with a focus on accessibility.