Top Ten Reasons To Cruise From Stockholm
- Water, Water Everywhere
The novelist Selma Lagerlof once referred to Stockholm as “the city that floats on water.” Built on 14 islands, Stockholm does indeed appear to be floating, particularly on the endless summer days, when the sunlight shimmers on the rippling waters.
- Islands In The Stream, Stockholm’s Archipelago
Stockholm’s residents enjoy the fact that their city is situated on 14 islands, but should that number ever prove to be insufficient, not to worry: At Stockholm’s doorstep are roughly 30,000 islands, islets and rocks – all within easy access of the Swedish capital.
- City With A Heart, The Old Town
From the lofty heights of City Hall’s “Large Tower,” Stockholm’s Old Town appears in the shape of a heart. The symbolism is ?tting in more than one way.
- Walkable, Bikable Stockholm
One of the best ways to experience Stockholm is to walk it. You could easily set out in a different direction every day for an entire week to explore something new and exciting in the Swedish capital.
- Let’s Fika!
You can’t say you’ve truly experienced Stockholm until you’ve had a Fika. What’s Fika?
- Good Value: Getting What You Pay For
You’d be hard-pressed to find a visitor to Stockholm who would tell you that it is an inexpensive destination to visit, but savvy travelers will tell you that the Swedish capital provides relatively good value.
- City of Culture
Stockholm is said to consist of equal parts of water, parks and culture. It certainly is true that Stockholm seems to boast bountiful numbers in each: 60 miles of lake, 50 miles of archipelago, one third of the city covered in parks, and the world’s highest concentration of museums.
- Green City
What’s big and green and occupies one third of Stockholm’s total land area? Parks.
- Easy Access
Stockholm a fairly compact city, so it’s easy to get around and explore. You can walk or bike to most places of interest in Stockholm, or, in this city of islands, you can hop on a ferry.
- ‘Capital of Scandinavia’
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