Escorted Rail Tours to Stockholm
The island capital of Sweden
Stockholm is one of the most beautiful capitals in the world,
which was built on 14 islands. These islands have been connected
together by no fewer than 57 bridges. With its 750 year history and
rich cultural life, Stockholm offers a wide selection of
world-class museums and attractions.
Most of the city's attractions are easy to see on foot - the
city is compact enough to explore without spending all day on
public transport. Visit Stockholm City Hall and climb the City Hall
tower for a fantastic view of Stockholm. Don't miss Gamla Stan -
Stockholm's oldest attraction - and one of the best preserved
medieval city centres in the world. A walk through small winding
streets will reveal stores full of handicrafts, antiques, art
galleries and cafés. The Royal Palace and Stockholm Cathedral are
also located in Gamla Stan.
More about Stockholm
The green island of Djurgården is home to some of the city's
most popular attractions. Visit the world-famous warship - the
Vasamuseum; the world's oldest open-air museum - Skansen, or Astrid
Lindgren's Junibacken. One of the best ways to experience the
beauty of Stockholm is from the water. Naturally, a city built on
fourteen islands offers marvellous views over the water. There are
many different sightseeing tours to choose from.
If 14 islands aren't enough, Stockholm offers a wonderful
archipelago with 30,000 islands, islet rocks and skerries. 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. Ekoparken was the first National City
Park in the world.