On the island of Djurgården, just a short 30-minute walk from Stockholm’s city center, lies one of the world’s oldest open-air museums. Skansen was Arthur Hazelius’s dream to show the way of life in Sweden before the industrial era. Between 1833 and 1901 he purchased 150 historical Swedish buildings and relocated them to Stockholm’s Djurgården Island.  The buildings came from all, Read More

Stockholm surprised me in every way. Perhaps because it’s under-talked-about. Or perhaps because I tried to keep my expectations low. It is an unusual city. Despite being spread across 14 islands, Stockholm seems pretty well-connected and essentially very compact. Due to the 57 bridges that connect the 14 islands you don’t feel that Stockholm is in fact an, Read More

Stockholm is a metropolis of islands. The 700 years old Swedish capital spreads across 14 different islands connected by 57 bridges, so you can enjoy great views of the water wherever you go. This beautiful, clean and historical city is nothing short of a marvel. By virtue of its location on the shores of Lake Mälaren,, Read More

  Gamla Stan, the historic Old Town of Stockholm is not short of fancy restaurants to match its picturesque streets. Pop into any of them and you’ll have a great gastronomical experience. But if you are looking for something out of the ordinary, something totally unique, you should go the the quirky Pharmarium. The bar/restaurant, Read More

Towering over the waterfront of Kungsholmen island Stadshuset or Stockholm City Hall flaunts its redbrick façade and 100-meter tall bell tower topped with the Three Crowns of Sweden. It is most likely the city’s most impressive landmark, one that you will surely be drawn to as soon as you set foot in Stockholm. Although a relatively new building (1908-1909), Stadshuset made, Read More

When King Gustav II Adolf of Sweden commissioned the Vasa in 1628 he had high hopes for her. The warship was to be part of the military expansion he initiated in order to maintain Sweden’s military position in Europe. She was going to be big and powerful, armed primarily with bronze cannons that were cast specifically for her. She was to, Read More

A trip to the Swedish countryside may not be on your itinerary if you are visiting Stockholm for the first time. After all, there are so many exciting places to visit in or around the Swedish capital. But Landsort has its own way of attracting visitors. The remote little village nestled on the most southern island of the Stockholm, Read More

About 150 km south of Stockholm in the bucolic tranquility of Södermland region, lies a mansion like no other: Julita Manor. The estate started as a monastery in the Middle Ages (Julita Abbey) and continued to grow and receive big donations from the Swedish kings and other members of the aristocracy. But during the Protestant Reformation, King Gustav Vasa seized, Read More

The beautiful region of Sörmland is home to many lavish and elegant estates, vestiges of a time when wealthy landowners controlled the agricultural production of Sweden. Set on the Swedish Baltic coast, about 80 km south of Stockholm, the Nynäs manor and nature reserve is the largest in the in the province of Södermanland. The estate encompasses over 8000 acres of beautiful nature, Read More