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“Venice of the North”- Stockholm

Stockholm, which is both the capital and the largest city of Sweden; it is also one of the important centers of the Scandinavian Region in culture, economy, media and many other areas. The city has an interesting geographical structure to see, as it has fourteen islands and a channel where Lake Malaren meets the sea. Built on islands, Stockholm is also known as the “Venice of the North” for this reason. If the name of Stockholm is; The Swedish stump is thought to be a combination of the Old German words “stock” meaning fortification and “holm” meaning islet.

When to go to Stockholm

Although it is located in the north, you can easily visit Stockholm, which is warmer and sunnier than many European cities, in spring and summer. Since Stockholm is one of the most important cities in the region, both historically and culturally, there are many places to visit in the city. If you want to get to know Scandinavian culture better, we recommend you to spend at least 3 days.

Places to Visit in Stockholm

Let’s take a look at the must-see places in Stockholm, which hosts thousands of tourists every year with its historical buildings, old squares, narrow and beautiful streets, unique architecture and world-famous museums.

Stockholm City Museum (Stadsmuseet)

Located in Södra Stadshuset, this museum hosts many historical artifacts from the founding of the city of Stockholm to the present day. In fact, the fact that these objects are over 300 thousand reveals how extensive history the museum is trying to record. Many works such as books, photographs, oil paintings are available in the museum.

Katarina Elevator (Katarinahissen)

Designed for the first time in 1881 by engineer Khurt Lindmark to make the lives of those living in Södermalm easier, this elevator was put into service in 1883. Currently, unlike its purpose, it is one of the favorite spots for those who visit Stockholm and want to watch the Stockholm landscape.

Gamla Stan

Gamla Stan, which means old city in Swedish, still has all the spirit of the city in its atmosphere since the Middle Ages, with its architectural structure that has been formed since the 13th century. You can also visit famous structures such as Stockholm Palace, Royal Palace, Nobel Museum, Riddarholm Church in this region. You can also visit the restaurant Den Gyledene Freden, which has been in service since 1722 and entered the Guinness Book of Records as the oldest restaurant in the world.


Skansen, an open-air museum founded by Artur Hazelius in 1924, has a very remarkable structure. This is a village built on an island with ancient Viking inscriptions and traditional Scandinavian culture. There is also a zoo where you can have fun with children and see northern animals.

Where to Stay in Stockholm

We can say that you can feel very comfortable about accommodation in Stockholm. There are many hotels in and around the city center where you can stay. There are basically 4 areas where you can stay in the city:

Normalm Area: If you choose to stay in the hotels located in the area that forms the center of the city, you can easily wander around the museums and touristic areas close to the center. Central Hotel and Sheriton Stockholm Hotel are among the most preferred hotels in this region.

Östermalm Region: Östermalm, which is the largest area of ​​Stockholm in terms of area, is preferred because of its proximity to the beach. You can evaluate the options of Hotel Diplomat and Collector’s Victory Hotel in this area.

Södermalm District: Located close to the city center, the district is famous for its cafes. In the region, which stands out with its rich accommodation options, you can evaluate the Hotel Rival and Login hotel options, which attract attention with their Art Deco style.

Kungsholmen District: The district, where Stockholm City Hall is located, has accommodation options that appeal to all segments. You can check out Ciy Hostel and Clarion Hotel Amarentam hotels in this area.

If you want to evaluate alternatives other than these, you can also examine the hotels on Vasagatan and Kungsgatan streets, where hotels are densely located.

What and Where to Eat in Stockholm?


In Stockholm cuisine, which has a classic European cuisine, usually fish, meat and potatoes are used. The use of spices in food is quite limited. Swedish Meatballs, served with potatoes boiled in broth, are among the most famous Stockholm dishes. In addition to meatballs, a hard and dry bread type “Knäckebröd” and wild cranberry jam “ingond” are consumed extensively. Also, “surstr”, “mming” and “eel” are regional Stockholm dishes.

What and Where to Buy in Stockholm?

The combination of Stockholm’s modern and old city structure will give you an interesting shopping experience. First of all, you can shop in Gamla Stan area by visiting many designer boutiques, gift and book shops on the two main streets, Vasterlanggatan and Österlanggatan. In the Normalm area, Drottninggatan, Vasagatan, Kungsgatan, Hamngatan and Biblioteksgatan streets, which are home to the most luxurious stores, are your other options. Apart from these streets, you can also choose shopping centers such as Mall of Scandinavia, the largest shopping center in Stockholm, or Ahlens City with shopping options suitable for every budget. Another option is the markets where the city still maintains its culture. Some of these are Hornstulls Marknad, which is set up by the beach, Scandinavia’s largest flea market called Loppmarknaden, or Söderloppis Flea Market, which is famous for its interesting atmosphere set up in the basement of a bar.

Stockholm Nightlife

You have many alternatives to have fun at night in Stockholm. If you want to spend an evening that is both fun and affordable, you can try the pubs in the Kungsholmen area. Apart from that, you can listen to electronic and alternative music in the pubs in Södermalm area. In the Stureplan region, you can spend your time in more luxurious dance clubs.

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