Stockholm is the capital and most populous urban area of Sweden. The city stretches across fourteen islands where Lake Mälaren flows into the Baltic Sea, each island is connected by a series of bridges with amazing views and the best way to catch them while discovering the city is on foot. In the wintertime, you can use the SL card to go island hopping in between some of the islands.
Stockholm is the cultural, media, political, and economic centre of Sweden with two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the Royal Palace Drottningholm (the residence of the royal family) and the magical Skogskyrkogården (Woodland Cemetery).
The Stockholm subway system is said to be the world's longest art exhibit. Over the last few years, the interest has grown so big that SL (Stockholm Public Transport) now offers free guided art tours in English all year round. All you need is a valid subway ticket.
Gamia Stan (Old Town)
Gamla Stan is the old town of Stockholm, Sweden. The town dates back to the 13th century and consists of medieval alleyways, cobbled streets, and archaic architecture. North German architecture has had a strong influence in the Old Town's construction. From the mid-19th century to the early-mid 20th century Gamla Stan was considered a slum, many of its historical buildings left in disrepair, and just after World War II, several blocks were demolished for the enlargement of the Riksdag. From the 1970s and 80s, however, it has become a tourist attraction as the charm of its medieval, Renaissance architecture and later additions have been valued by later generations.
Djurgården is an island in central Stockholm, Sweden. Djurgården is home to historical buildings and monuments, museums, galleries, the amusement park Gröna Lund, the open-air museum Skansen, the small residential area Djurgårdsstaden, yacht harbours, and extensive stretches of forest and meadows. It is one of the Stockholmers' favourite recreation areas and tourist destinations alike, attracting over 10 million visitors per year, of which some 5 million come to visit the museums and amusement park. The island belongs to the National City park founded in 1995.
Fotografiska is one of the world's largest meeting places for contemporary photography. Four unique large exhibitions and about 20 smaller exhibitions are presented annually.