Friday, 1 February 2013

Welcome to Stockholm - the Capital of Scandinavia!

Welcome to Stockholm - the Capital of Scandinavia!
Stockholm, one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, is built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges. The beautiful buildings, the greenery, the fresh air and the proximity to the water are distinctive traits of this city. The Royal National City Park, (the first National City Park in the world), is a green space that breathes for the city, and a constant presence in the crush of the city.

With its 750 year history and rich cultural life, Stockholm offers a wide selection of world-class museums and attractions. Most of the city's attractions can be reached on foot, and there’s a good chance of experiencing a lot of things in a short time. Experience big-city life, the history of civilization and natural scenery, all in the course of the same day.

Visit Stockholm City Hall. Climb the City Hall tower for a fantastic view of Stockholm. Don't miss Gamla Stan, Stockholm's oldest attraction and one of the best preserved medieval city centers in the world. Walk through small winding streets lined with stores full of handicrafts, antiques, art galleries and cafés. The Royal Palace and Stockholm Cathedral are also located in Gamla Stan.

The green island of Djurgården is home to some of the city's most popular attractions. Visit the world-famous warship the Vasa, the world’s oldest open-air museum Skansen, or Astrid Lindgren’s Junibacken. And don't miss the chance to see Stockholm from the water. Naturally a city built on fourteen islands offers marvelous views over the water. There are many different sightseeing tours to choose from. And if fourteen islands aren’t enough, Stockholm offers a wonderful archipelago with 30,000 islands, islet rocks and skerries.

Read our pick of the Top 10!

The Stockholm Cruise Network has been specially created for cruise passengers staying here for short periods of 24 - 72 hours. Most cruise ships are able to dock right in the city center with historic sights, attractions and shopping areas all within easy reach.

ABBA The Museum to open in 2013

Walk in. Dance out. That is the tagline of the new ABBA museum opening next spring.
Björn Ulvaeus, member of the iconic 70's pop group ABBA, announced at a press conference that ABBA The Museum will open in April/May 2013. The new museum will be integrated with the previously announced Swedish Music Hall of Fame on the island of Djurgården, Stockholm.

The perfect day
in Stockholm
How do you spend one perfect day in Stockholm during your cruise? Or two perfect days before or after? Read the Avid Cruiser's guide to Stockholm, with recommendations of eight hotels as well as what to see and do. Also why not explore the great benefits of the Stockholm card, including free admission to 80 museums and attractions.
The Swedish royal family is hotter than ever. Why not add a little royal splendor to your Stockholm visit? Take the boat out to beautiful Drottningholm Palace, discover armor and jewels at the Royal Armory, or view the art collection of “the painting prince”, Prince Eugen.

Trade Shows
in Stockholm this Spring

 Stockholm Card highlights:
Art & Design

It’s that time of the year when we want to know what's fresh and new. That means there are plenty of fairs and trade shows to point out the trends of the new year. Here are some up-coming events!

Maybe you’ve heard of Moderna Museet and the National Museum, but these attractions are only the tip of the iceberg. If you love contemporary art, photography, design and architecture you have come to the right place.