Beautiful, ancient and modern - the trendy capital of Sweden
Spreading its arms across 14 islands and connected by 57 bridges, the southeastern coast of Sweden is home to the country’s beautiful capital, Stockholm, surrounded by flourished forests and peculiar archipelagos. Famous for its ancient viking history, the city has come a long way from being a small town founded in the 13th century to becoming a global municipality today.
Stockholm boasts as the most populous city in the Nordic region and therefore is sometimes referred to as the capital of Scandinavia. The city offers a wide variety of interesting attractions and sights to explore, with each neighborhood having a distinct character, ranging from old to remarkably modern. Most noteworthy is the historical and charming neighborhood Gamla Stan, the city’s oldest part. For an alternative view of the city, the notorious path Monteliusvägen offers great views over Lake Mälaren, the City Hall and glorious Riddarholmen.
Stockholm is rich in colorful buildings and walking along its streets is an experience by itself. The best way to explore the city is by foot and Freetour.com offers a wide variety of free walking tours in the city. Learn more about the rough vikings, check out the fascinating Nobel Museum, walk along the narrow cobblestone streets of Gamla Stan and discover more about the city by tagging along on a free tour.