Spread across 14 islands, interlinked by a dizzying 57 bridges and surrounded by a vast archipelago, attempting to cover the entire city of Stockholm in a day is impossible, but it’s still possible to take in the city’s highlights on a day tour. With just one day in Stockholm you’ll need to maximize your time, so either pre-book a hop-on hop-off bus tour or guided city tour, or plan ahead and enjoy a busy day of DIY sightseeing.
Gothenburg’s biggest festival is undoubtedly the highlight of summer in the city – a 6-day cultural extravaganza, featuring music, dance, theater, art, fashion and film at venues all around town. With more than 1,200 free events and activities and open-air stages and event areas popping up all around the city, there’s simply no excuse to get bored during the Gothenburg Culture Festival (Kulturkalaset), and more than 1.3 million annual visitors descend on Sweden’s second city to join in the fun.
A vast archipelago laced with waterways, Stockholm is an ideal spot to spend the warmer months and as the mercury rises, locals waste no time in hitting the beach. From lively urban beaches to tranquil lakeside retreats, there are plenty of places to cool off in Stockholm this summer, but to get you started, here’s our guide to the city’s best beaches and swimming areas.
With its rich maritime culture, grand shopping boulevards and tranquil green spaces, Sweden’s second city makes an enchanting proposition for a city break, and Gothenburg’s easy-going attitude and legendary hospitality convince many travelers to stay longer than planned. Whether you’re weekending in the city, visiting as part of a multi-day tour or stopping off on a Scandinavian cruise, here are some ideas for how to spend one day in Gothenburg.
With its lively urban beaches and almost 24-hours of sunlight, Stockholm is a magical place to spend the summer months and there are special events, street parties and festivals held almost every week from June through August. From international music festivals to dazzling street parades, here’s a rundown of Stockholm’s best summer festivals.
The British have afternoon tea, the French enjoy croissants with their coffee and the Japanese have their tea ceremony, but for Swedes, meeting friends in a cafe means one thing – Fika. The Swedish tradition of Fika dates back to the 19th century and supposedly takes its name from an (almost) anagram of ‘Kaffi’, the old Swedish word for coffee. It’s essentially the local term for a ‘coffee break’, but it’s also an important social tradition – a time to sip coffee and chat with friends while munching on an array of traditional Swedish cakes and pastries.