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Stockholm, Sweden

Situated where Lake Mälaren meets the Baltic Sea, Stockholm was founded as a fortress in the mid-13th century. The fortress grew into a town, spread to nearby islands, and the mainland eventually became the capital of Sweden. It is a city of remarkable beauty with its numerous parks, tree-lined squares and boulevards and pleasant water vistas. Stockholm can be visited on one of our many Europe cruises

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Stockholm, Sweden

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The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

The Gamla Stan is the oldest part of Stockholm and a popular attraction. Its narrow cobblestone streets are lined with beautiful buildings dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries. Today they house boutiques, restaurants, cafés and clubs.

Other Fun Things to Do

Explore the city's ancient history by visiting the medieval Old Town and the impressive City Hall, the site of the Nobel Prize banquet. Take time to enjoy the smart boutiques, art galleries and antique shops that line the streets.
Visit the grand Vasa Ship Museum, home to Vasa, the world's oldest preserved ship.
Get medieval in the Medieval Museum, which focuses on the archaeological discoveries of the Castle of Three Crowns of Stockholm.

Get a Taste of Local Flavour

Vodka is the drink most widely associated with Sweden, but the locals prefer Aquavit, a potato based liquor, served ice-cold and drunk as a shot. But beware, it is very strong.

Local Currency

The unit of currency in Sweden is the krona (SEK). Traveller's cheques and credit cards are also widely used and accepted here.

Weather in Stockholm, Sweden


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 30.7° -0.72°
Average Low 23° -5°
Mean Temperature 27° -2.78°
Record High N/A N/A
Record Low N/A N/A
Precipitation Inches Centimetres
Average Precip. 1.5 in 3.81 cm