Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm’s Best Photo Spots

With hundreds of parks and islands, and scenic waterways edged by flower-lined promenades and crisscrossed with bridges, Stockholm makes an enchanting subject for photographers and wherever you go you’ll be confronted with photo-worthy views. The best way to find a unique viewpoint is to hire a bike or join a walking tour and discover the bridges, backstreets and hidden bays of the archipelago, but to get you started here are some ideas for where to find Stockholm’s best photo spots.

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September 17, 2014 by
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Stockholm, Sweden

How to Spend One Day in Stockholm

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.

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August 20, 2014 by
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Gothenburg Culture Festival

Gothenburg, Sweden

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.

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August 6, 2014 by
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Where to Cool Off in Stockholm This Summer

Swimming in Stockholm. Photo courtesy of Bengt Nyman via Flickr.

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.

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July 23, 2014 by
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How to Spend One Day in Gothenburg

One day in Gothenburg, Sweden. Photo courtesy of Goran Hoglund via Flickr

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.

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June 25, 2014 by
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Stockholm’s Summer Festivals

Stockholm's Pride festivals. Photo courtesy of Pelle Sten via Flickr.

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.

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June 11, 2014 by
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