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Sweden, is a place of remarkable beauty, extraordinary culture and unparalleled
grandeur by Andrew Regan
Stockholm is renowned as
one of the most beautiful capitals in the world. Built atop 14 islands
around one of Europe's largest and best preserved medieval city centres,
Stockholm has a historic and cultural magnificence which is virtually unrivalled
in northern Europe.
|Stockholm retains all the
advantages of a big city, yet possesses all the charms of a small town.
The city offers a multitude of national cultural institutions - from a
wealth of fine museums and theatres to exciting attractions and events
for visitors to experience. And due to the city's compact layout, tourists
can see and do a great deal in a short amount of time; this makes Stockholm
an ideal holiday destination for weekend breaks or extended stays. What's
more, Stockholm offers something different each season - so the city is
worth visiting at any time of year.
Stockholm is a visually stunning
city: its water bodies, green belt and stunning architectural landscape
make up equal thirds of the city, ensuring amazing views in every direction.
Take a tour along Stockholm's
countless waterways, stroll through the narrow, medieval streets of Gamla
Stan (the 'Old Town'), or simply take delight in its fairy tale palaces.
Stockholm's architecture is truly remarkable, with well-preserved medieval
structures sitting alongside modern buildings: visit the Storkyrkan Cathedral,
the Royal Castle, Stockholm City Hall and the 13th century Riddarholmskyrkan,
which is the oldest building in Stockholm.
|The city boasts over one
hundred museums and collections of various faculties, including technology,
history, art, music, architecture and nature. Among the most popular are
Skansen, an open air museum and zoological park, the Museum of Modern Art
and the Swedish National Museum of Fine Art, which holds over 45,000 pieces
of art and is Sweden's largest collection. Moreover, children will take
delight in various attractions such as the toy museum, Skansen's aquarium
and various maritime museums. With so much to offer, it's no surprise that
over 9 million people visit Stockholm's museums each year.
Enjoy all the entertainment
that Stockholm has to offer, from fantastic shopping opportunities to an
evening at the theatre. The biggest shopping districts stretch from Hötorget
to Gamla Stan, and from Hamngatan, Kungsgatan and Biblioteksgaten to Stureplan.
Stockholm is often used
as a retail test market by many international companies, as its residents
are usually quick to pick up on the latest trends. This is most apparent
on the island of Sodermalm, a hub of fashion, culture and entertainment.
And when it comes to dining and nightlife, Stockholm is sure to impress;
you'll find a range of vibrant restaurants, cafes, bars, pubs and clubs
in the city centre and beyond. Stockholm also has a range of theatres to
visit: the Royal Dramatic Theatre and the Royal Swedish Opera are among
Europe's most renowned theatrical venues.
If you love city settings
but enjoy a bit of peace and quiet from time to time, head to one of Stockholm's
various botanical gardens, national parks and natural preserves. The island
of Djurgarden, which is the world's first National City Park, happens to
be a short distance from the city centre - so it's easy for you to read
a book, take a stroll or simply relax in serene surroundings. The nature
enthusiast is also sure to take delight in Stockholm's stunning archipelago
seascape - one of the most spectacular in the world - which comprises 24,000
islands, islets and rocks.
If you're planning to travel
to Stockholm, you'll find typically Scandinavian hotels in close proximity
to the city's top attractions; and if you're travelling on business, you'll
find suitable accommodation within Stockholm's business district or near
the international airport. Regardless of whether you plan to travel to
Stockholm for business or pleasure, this gem of a city is guaranteed to
provide you with a truly unique experience.
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winter and cricket during the summer.
Islands of Stockholm by Isla Campell
he waters running through
and around Stockholm are so clean you can swim and fish in them wherever
you are in the city. Hundreds of years old, this fascinating city resides
atop an archipelago, with fourteen islands in total making up the land
used by Stockholm and its inhabitants. One of the most fantastic tourist
activities to do in this stunning city is to make the most of its unique
arrangement and simply explore island after island, being brought to and
from each one by the convenient and frequent ferries that shuttle tourists
and locals alike around the area.
|Thanks to Stockholm's incredible
build, stretched across fourteen individual islands, the best mode of transport
if you need to get from one to another is, of course, by boat. Due to this,
Stockholm's waters enjoy a decent amount of water traffic, yet watching
all of the other water vessels, from sailboats to yachts, is another fun
activity that will keep you entertained throughout the voyage. Travelling
around Stockholm is a fascinating trip that can be a great way to always
move forward along your journey, with each island more than well equipped
to accommodate your every need. You'll find hostels and hotels, shops and
restaurants, theatres and public gardens - as well as everything else you
can think of that all cities have at their fingertips - so you needn't
worry about landing on any particular island and not being able to find
what you need.
That doesn't mean you'll
have to take a boat to get between Stockholm's myriad islands: the city
is perfectly connected without its waterways, too, and you can make the
most of its mass transit system, as well as walking, biking or driving
your way around too. If you're interested in Stockholm's history, head
to Gamla Stan, which is the city's old town. Here, you'll find stunning
architecture dating back centuries, as well as cloistered streets that
are incredibly to explore and an experience in their own right.
You'll also find plenty
of upscale boutiques and cosy, hole-in-the-wall restaurants to keep your
energy levels up as you continue to explore this stunning city.
You'll definitely need a
good night's rest in Stockholm hotels after a day of working your way across
the islands - but that only means you'll be energised for a whole new day
of exploring as you enjoy an unforgettable holiday in this beautiful Scandinavian
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HOTELS IN STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
browsing Stockholm hotels
Western Time Hotel, Stockholm
Best Western Time Hotel
is a four star hotel situated in a calm, residential downtown area in Stockholm
City. 144 bright and tasteful furnished guest rooms which all have amenities
as flat screen televisions, heated bathroom floors and wood parquet flooring.
The rooms are immaculately styled, accentuated with color and most of our
rooms have a French balcony, For your convenience we also provide complementary
wireless high-speed internet in all parts of the building as well as a
computer equipped business office. We also recommend a visit in our elegant
lobby bar with a modern decor, and why not combine it with a pleasant stay
in our relax room with sauna.
Hotel Sign Stockholm
Stockholm's largest hotel
is located in the heart of the city adjacent to the Central Station and
Arlanda Express and near all the best of Stockholm’s favourite spots. By
combining the best of Scandinavian architecture and design it would create
a source of inspiration for the guests. Dominated by granite and glass,
it leans over the square, reflecting the green park. The Scandinavian spirit
is also reflected in the culinary art at the hotel. Marcus Samuelsson of
New York’s Aquavit restaurant contributed the culinary delights from Sweden
in combination with the Manhattan pulse at Aquavit Grill & Raw Bar.
The eighth floor of the hotel holds Selma CitySpa+, one of the first spa
in Scandinavia and a concept from beautiful Sunne in Sweden.
by Marriott Stockholm
The Courtyard by Marriott
Stockholm is modern and inviting hotel offering 278 spacious bedrooms and
12 state-of-the-art meeting rooms. The guest rooms are among the largest
in the city, minimum of 26 sq m and offer all the modern features you need
for a comfortable stay as well as free access to the hotel fitness centre.
The rooms have large, panoramic windows with views over the lake Mälaren
and the Rålambshovs Park. The hotel's BJORK Bar & Grill has an
innovative setting and relaxed atmosphere. Here you can enjoy Swedish local
produce with an international twist, sip on a drink with family and friends
or grab a coffee while finishing off the days last emails.
Plaza Hotel Stockholm
Crystal Plaza Hotel’s charm
dates from the Östermalm of the 19th-century, conveniently combined
with the comforts of the 21st century. A classical art-nouveau building
in the heart of Stockholm where it is our ambition to make your visit a
pleasant and memorable experience. Our own restaurant, Ming, offers a relaxed
environment in which you can enjoy an Asian menu in the company of local
guests. Enjoy a drink, a glass of wine or an espresso under the cut-glass
chandelier of our cosy bar. The selection of restaurants in the area is
large and varied and caters to all culinary needs. Enjoy our sauna or train
in our gym. Crystal Plaza Hotel is situated in the bustling heart
of the city - Stureplan, Djurgården, Gamla Stan, shops, cinemas,
museums and theatres; all are close at hand.
Hotel Reisen Stockholm
First Hotel Reisen is a
first class hotel in the heart of the Old Town, close to the Royal Palace
and only five minutes walk from the shopping area. The hotel is celebrated
for its high standards in service and its accomplished marriage of classical
interiors and modern design. Several rooms offer harbour views while others
feature private saunas, jacuzzis and balconies. All hotel guests are offered
complimentary wireless internet access. The hotel has an exquisite restaurant
and a wellness spa in addition to conference and banquet facilities. We
also have a gym, sauna and a cold water pool (15 degrees) which we offer
all guests free of charge.
Located within walking distance
to Stockholm’s main tourist attractions including the Old Town, royal castle
and Djurgårdens Park's museums and zoo, the Hilton Stockholm Slussen
hotel is the perfect destination for relaxation, shopping and world-class
cultural attractions in Stockholm. Start the day with breakfast in the
Panorama Restaurant at the Hilton Stockholm Slussen hotel. Later, sip cocktails
at Eken and indulge in fine dining at Eken Matsal. Situated a short distance
from the Arlanda Express, this Stockholm hotel provides an easy link between
the city center and the Arlanda Airport. Just 5 minutes from Central
Station, the Hilton Stockholm Slussen hotel has 17 meeting rooms with wireless
internet access for 2-286, Executive Lounge and business center.
Sea Hotel Stockholm
Nordic Sea Hotel is the
Stockholm hotel with the unbeatable location. We are right beside the Arlanda
Express train and Central Station, the arrival point for many first-time
visitors to Stockholm. Just twenty minutes from Arlanda Airport, we can
offer you a perfect starting point for your visit to Stockholm. We
want you to feel at home with us. In our bar and restaurant, you can sit
back and relax while the huge aquarium and the centre point of the lobby
offer an everchanging spectacle. The menu features classic drinks and delicious
food made with local ingredients. After a good night’s sleep, we welcome
you to a generous, varied breakfast that meets KRAV’s high organic standard.
Sergel Plaza Stockholm
Situated close to Stockholm's
Central Station in the heart of the Swedish capital, you can enjoy the
central location and explore nearby attractions such as Stockholm's old
town or visit Kulturhuset for interesting exhibitions and activities. Gallerian
shopping centre is just a short walk from the hotel. Look after yourself
in the Sergel Spa & Fitness gym, located in the same building as the
hotel. Try tasty meals in our on-site hotel restraurant and bar, you can
book your table online. Or order room service and dine in the privacy of
your own room. Arrange your meetings, conferences or events at Scandic
Sergel Plaza, we can host up to 150 people.