Sweden’s capital city spreads out over 14 islands in Lake Mälaren and looks out proudly to the Baltic Sea to the east. The grand public buildings, palaces, rich cultural history and museums tell the 700 year-old history beautifully.
Nowhere is this better illustrated than in the Old Town (Gamla Stan); expect and get cobblestone streets, crooked but beautifully preserved buildings, the Royal Palace, gothic churches and excellent cafés, bars, restaurants and Swedish design-ware shops.
Do yourself a favour and buy a Stockholm Card when you’re here. Travel by bus, train and metro, and get loads of free admissions to Stockholm museums and other attractions.