The capital of Scandinavia, Stockholm is a preserved medieval city built on 14 islands. Birthplace of the Nobel Prize and future home (in 2008) of the world’s first ABBA museum, Stockholm is a city of both relevance and whimsy. Amidst the sophisticated atmosphere of an elegant metropolis, outdoorsmen can drop a line in one of the many waterways and pull salmon from the pristine waters.
Over 100 museums in Stockholm showcase a wealth of artistic and historical treasures. The Royal Palace, completed in 1752, is the King’s work place as well as a museum open to the public. Take a journey back in time along the cobblestone alleys of Gamla Stan (the Old City). Writer August Strindberg spent the last four years of his life in a local landmark known as “the Blue Tower”, which is now open to the public and called Strindbergsmuseet (Strindberg Museum). Here Strindberg decorated his rooms as stage sets from plays he had written.