Travel Guide: Stockholm, Sweden

This Scandinavian city has been called one of the most beautiful capital cities in the world. And there’s little wonder why: with beautiful, sparkling waters, lush green parks and a mild, pleasant climate this city is naturally blessed. Aside from its natural beauty, the city is well-designed for pedestrians, as many of its sights are located within walking distance of each other. These sights reflect both the city’s rich history and cultural importance, and help draw millions of tourists to Stockholm each year. In this video, continues our travel series with a look at Stockholm, Sweden.

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Travel Guide: Stockholm, Sweden

This Scandinavian city is sometimes called “the Venice of the North.” Welcome to, and today we’ll be continuing our travel series with a look at Stockholm, Sweden.

Most Populated Region in Scandinavia

Not only is Stockholm the most populated region in Scandinavia, but it is also the capital and largest city of its native Sweden. The 2.1 million people living within the metropolitan area of Stockholm are spread over two thousand five hundred square miles of land.

An Island City

The city itself is built across 14 islands that are joined by almost sixty bridges, and it is because of this that you are never far from the water when visiting Stockholm.

Famous for Clean Water and Green Parks

You’re also ensured fresh and clean air due to the abundance of green space. The lush and calm areas stand in contrast to the busy, metropolitan center of the city. In fact, Stockholm is famous for its parks and sparkling waters.

A Business and Cultural Center

Aside from being the home to the government and monarchy, Stockholm is well-known as a cultural and business center. In fact, millions of people visit the many museums in this city each year.

Rich History

Stockholm was founded around the year 1250, and as such is rich with history. The city’s architecture varies from traditional and vibrant to clean and modern. The Gamla Stan or Old Town is a great way to take a peek at history. Areas like Sergels Torg showcase more modern aspects of architecture and design.

Climate and Weather

Tourists will find that the city is easily traversed on foot, and many of its attractions are located within walking distance. Stockholm’s climate lends itself to walking tours as well, as temperatures there hover around 70°F in summer, and in the high 20s in winter.

The Stockholm Archipelago

Adjacent to the city you will find the Stockholm Archipelago. This is a large grouping of islands that lines the coast of the area. It is very popular to cruise between these islands, and boats are often found coasting through the waters.

A Beautiful Capital City

Lush green parks, historical sites and island jaunts are just a few of the attractions that make Stockholm one of the most beautiful capital cities in the world.

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