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Six reasons to visit the stunning Swedish capital Stockholm

By LLM Reporters on 5th April 2017

Stockholm is arguably Scandinavia’s most regal, cutting-edge and intriguing city. Often referred to as Venice of the north, Sweden’s capital sprawls across 14 islands between the mouth of Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea.

It’s certainly one of the go to European cities for 2017 and with this in mind we’ve asked the experts at Define Fine travel guides to pick out six of the best reasons for you to visit Stockholm this year.

City:

Stockholm city is home to Volvo, ABBA and one of the sweetest Royal families in the world, the cream, coffee and orange coloured capital of Sweden is one of the brightest gems of Europe. A romantic getaway in Winter and glorious in Summer. There are many islands along the Stockholm coast to explore, as well as the many architectural signature Swedish buildings.

Swedish capital Stockholm
Stockholm is arguably Scandinavia’s most regal, cutting-edge and intriguing city

Food:

The Scandinavians are rocking the concept of haute cuisine- just like the Vikings, they possess unstoppable passion as well as incredible patience in their pursuit of the best products and places to go – the local farms, the fish smokers, to the best strawberry growers. They are on a quest for the best ideas, craziest flavours, and uniquely Nordic textures:

⦁ Kott & Fisk Baren – The focus here is all about the food, not the décor. With the juiciest of lamb chops to the local catch of the day.
⦁ Bistro Sud – serving mostly Swedish specialties.
⦁ Nosh & Chow – this is where the cool set hangs out, a DJ plays on the weekends and the dishes are as inventive as the interiors.

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There are many islands along the Stockholm coast to explore, as well as the many architectural signature Swedish buildings

Rooms – Where to Stay:

Stockholm really is a fine city there are many places to stay from hostels to chains, but we have chosen a few gems to let you in on – very different and brimming full of character – from Nobis hotel also great for an ice tea to ETT HEM hotel, where dinner in the courtyard is a must!

Art:

⦁ Sweden is rather conservative in many ways, but there is no shortage on modern art.
⦁ The world famous Moderna Museet is a “must-see” for every visitor.
⦁ The subway station Kungstradgarden is definitely worth seeing as is.
⦁ Fotografiska – not only has exceptional exhibitions but is also a very special place.

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Often referred to as Venice of the north, Sweden’s capital sprawls across 14 islands between the mouth of Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea

Fashion:

⦁ Sandqvist – if you’re looking for something ultimately Swedish to bring home, look no further, they make the best adventure bags to bring home.
⦁ Nudie Jeans – Nudie is Swedish! Who knew? The Swedes seem to have a magical receipt to develop cult brands.

Health & Beauty:

The Swedes are probably one of the most health-conscious, while visiting Stockholm, indulge in some of the greatest ideas the Swedes came up with: this is the perfect place to de-tox and take that walk, jog and if that’s not enough take one of these special experiences of steam baths, yoga and amazing spa treatments.

⦁ Sturebadet – is a landmark, opened in 1885, it is Stockholm’s most famous baths – float from one pool to another, from the Turkish steam bath to the spa treatment.
⦁ Yasuragi – is a Japanese infused spa heaven, located in the Swedish woods, with breathtaking views over the lake and seven eateries offering raw to Asian fusion (reserved for adults only – except in the summer).

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The Drottningholm Palace is the private residence of the Swedish royal family

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