Perhaps one of the most important cities in Sweden - its capital - Stockholm rests between Lake Malaren and the Baltic Sea. This beautiful city offers mild summers and brutally cold winters with a lot of snow!
Stockholm offers a wide variety of things to stay and to, from museums to narrow streets with houses dating back to medieval times, you’ll spend hours being entranced with the variety of scenery you can see. Whether you chose to travel on foot, by bus or by other modes of transportation, you can spend hours in single districts and still not see all that Stockholm has to offer. A visit to the Kungliga Slottet (Royal Palace) will allow you to visit the royal apartments as well as the Treasury and the Tre Kronor Musuem as well as Gustav III’s Musuem of Antiquities. You can spend nearly a half day exploring the palace but you will not want to miss the opportunity to visit Stadshuset (Stockholm City Hall) where a guided tour allows you to see the Blue & Golden Halls which are used for festivities.
There are many churches that are worth seeing in Stockholm that date back many centuries including Riddarholmskyrkan which dates back to the 14th Century and has the only remaining midieval abbey. Gustav II Adolf and Karl XII are buries here along with many other Swedish regents.
For a breathtaking view of Stockholm you’ll be delighted with what Sodermalm offers - there are a variety of areas where you can walk and see panoramic parts of the city from viewing galleries. With more than seventy museums, from specialized museums like the Butterfly Musuem to much larger museums, you’ll spend hours on end visiting some of the incredible museums in Stockholm. Vasamuseet features an original warship from 1628 (Vasa) which sank almost immediately after being launched only to be revived in 1961 and today remains one of the most unique sites in the world. For those traveling with children you will not want to miss Grona Lund which is the only amusement park in Stockholm and offers beautiful views of the water.
Known internationally for design, Stockholm offers many stores where you can purchase glassware (hand made and hand painted), Swedish designed clothing, textiles and almost anything else on your shopping list! With both small and large stores offering a vast shopping experience, no shopper will leave without the spoils of their trip!
When it’s time for dinner you’ll have difficulty deciding whether you’re interested in a Swedish meal, a German meal, a Chinese meal or Cajun cooking! Restaurants range from inexpensive to very expensive and offer a variety of atmospheres from very casual to chic. Most restaurants serve only beer and ales unless you are in a mid - upper range restaurant.
Nightlife means a wealth of options (most serving only beer) and whether you are looking for karaoke, hard rock music or an English style pub, Stockholm has just the right night spot for you! Upper end dancing clubs do offer liquors but you need to be aware that many of them do not allow you in unless you are over the age of twenty three. According to their website the upscale Brasserie Godot is a mixture of classical French brasserie and modern Swedish cuisine combined with one of Stockholm´s most ambitious cocktail bars. We often serve classics like Moules Marinére, Chocroute, Steak frites and of course a lot of seafood. Our wine list contains more than 250 wines from all over the world (see VIN). Our bar has become popular due to our innovative drinks and cocktails but we also take great pride in serving old classics at their best.