From its beautiful waterfront position on Sweden’s southeast coast, the modern capital of Stockholm is truly resplendent. Spread across 14 different islands and criss-crossed by over 50 bridges, Stockholm is one of the world’s most alluring cityscapes.
Occupying a glittering expanse where the Baltic meets the appealing Lake Mälaren, Stockholm is a historical city turned design-mad. Recently experiencing a second youth, the streets of Stockholm are rampant with a confident population that pack the city’s many outdoor cafés, funky bars, and open-air spaces.
The city’s port is located in the heart of the city, surrounded by a myriad of intriguing cultural sights, inviting stores and historical landmarks. Stockholm is home to an impressive 70 museums including the unique open-air Skansen and the cutting-edge Nobel.
Approaching this remarkable city by yacht blesses lucky travellers with the opportunity to sail through one of the most amazing natural scenes in the world; the spectacular archipelago of over 24,000 tiny islands. The small inhabited ones glitter with tiny red or yellow houses that look like the cottages of fairytales, while the larger islands like Sandhamm and Finnhamm are brushed with traditional restaurants and inns.
Gamla Stan (Old Town)
The medieval quarter of Gamla Stan (Old Town) sits comfortably nearby the trendy harbour brimming with brilliant facilities, fabulous hotels, and charming cafés. A historic marvel, it is easy to while away an afternoon wandering the cobblestone alleys and atmospheric restaurants of this lovely area.
Stockholm is famous for its intricate and exquisite crystal designs, but also boasts attractive stores over-flowing with trendy fashions and local handicrafts.
Northeast of the Old Town is the opulent neighbourhood of Östermalm where the city’s most tantalising shops, elegant streets and spectacular homes can be found. Not to be missed is the covered market of culinary delicacies at the Saluhall, a remarkable spread of truly sumptuous treats.
For fashionable upscale nightlife, head to Birger Jarlsgatan, Stureplan and the city end of Kungsträdgården where the glamorous bars and clubs attracts a glossy clientele.