Stockholm, the capital city of Sweden is spread across 24,000 islets and is one of the most stunning locales of any capital city in the world. Over 30% of the city area is made up of waterways and another 30% is made up of parks and green spaces, giving Stockholm perhaps the freshest air of any European capital.
Stockholm has a stunning Old Town, which has been very well preserved over the centuries. This Old Town (or Gamla Stan) is the epicenter of the city, with countless hotels, bars, restaurants and shops.
Things to see and do
* Stadshuset (City Hall)
* Kungliga Slottet (Royal Palace)
* Drottningholm (Theatre Royale)
* Vasamuseet (Vasa Museum)
* Djurgarden (Royal Park)
Cruise Season - March - Nov
Currency - Swedish Krona (SK)
Language - Swedish
Land Area - 188 km's
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 46
Port Location - The port of Stockholm is within easy walking distance to the city centre.
Transport Links - The city's impressive and modern airport is situated 45km (28 miles) north of Stockholm. Stockholm-Arlanda is a major aviation hub for the Baltic and Scandinavian regions. The airport is used by 60 international airlines.
Eurolines provides coach links to more than 500 European cities and towns, and Stockholm has international rail links to Copenhagen and the rest of Europe.
Stockholm has a well-integrated network of metros, commuter trains, buses and trams.