The world’s smallest big city; Stockholm is dubbed the Venice of the North. Sprawled across 14 islands crisscrossed with waterways and dotted with beautiful parks Stockholm comprises three geographical parts – Stockholm City Center, South Stockholm, and West Stockholm. Below is what to visit in stockholm.
There is no shortage of tourist attractions in the city. Stockholm has a booming tourism due to its abundance in spectacular places to go and see. It is also amongst world’s cleanest cities in the world. The city is home to the first ever national city park in the world, the Ekoparken. The city is home to the first ever national city park in the world, the Ekoparken. The famous city park is in the heart of the city, so it is easy to get there on foot from nearby hotels. Aside from it being a protected national park in the city, Ekoparken is also home to museums like the Vasa and the Skansen Open Air Museum.
Another popular attraction in Stockholm is the Gamla Stan, a medieval island straight out of the fairy tales. Also known as the “Old Town”, the Gamla Stan dates back to as early as the 13th century. Visitors of the old town will be in awe at the archaic architecture and cobblestone alleyways. The Swedish Royal Palace on the Gamla Stan, which was originally built as a fortress in the 13th century still stands and wears her Renaissance architecture proudly. Other attractions, the Nobel Museum, one of city’s 100 museums and the Stockholm Cathedral are top tourist drawers.
But a visit to this city will not be complete without dropping in at the Ice Bar at the Nordic Sea Hotel. It’s totally a different bar and one of its kinds in the world – made of ice from Northern Sweden’s Tornealven River. Everything inside IS carved from pure ice, including the glasses and chairs. It’s cold in there at 23 degrees and guests don warm boots and put on silver capes during their visits.
There are several tour packages available or individuals and groups. These tours always include bed and breakfast and a public transport card popularly known as the Stockholm a la Carte Card. This is used for ferry and train ride within the city and its environs. With so many tour packages available you can choose one that includes a rail tour packages, unguided individual tours for the adventurous backpacker, and family tours.
Hotels also offer discounts if you make online reservations months before your holiday. Although hotel prices may seem ridiculously pricey, it is, however, possible to budget-friendly accommodation. Booking reservations can be done online making it easier for travelers to find a place to stay. Some of the best hotels in Stockholm have also become popular hangouts for people who love the hotels’ classy bars and restaurants.
So start booking reservations online and avail of travel packages to avoid spending a huge fortune on your vacation to Stockholm. The city is a place to visit when in Sweden or Europe. Aren’t these enough hot reasons to visit cold Stockholm?