I just came back from my fourth trip to Stockholm and already I can’t wait for my fifth! Stockholm is a lovely place to be at any time of the year and its location at the coast and the warm Gulf Stream make it warmer than you might expect from a Scandinavian city. This year I went in early May when the weather had just taken a change and all the trees and flowers just started blooming. It was really a great atmosphere in the city with all the Swedish people taking pictures of the blooming cherry trees and waiting in long queues to get some ice cream at lunch break!
A must during any stay in Stockholm is a walk through the old town which is called Gamla stan in Swedish. This part of the city, like all of them actually, is located on an island and connected to other parts of the city via bridges, subways and ferries. Gamla stan is home to the Swedish Parliament House, Royal Palace and Stockholm Cathedral, among others. The medieval architecture and cobbled streets found here are, in addition to its unique waterfront location, one of the reasons why Sweden’s capital is famed for its beauty.