Rich with history, culture and spectacular architecture, there’s really no other place in the world quite like Stockholm.
As you approach Sweden by sea, you’ll be greeted by almost 24,000 gorgeous islands that make up the Stockholm archipelago. The city of Stockholm itself blankets a whopping 14 islands. Walk through the medieval cobblestone streets of Gamla Stan, the Old Town of Stockholm. Catch the changing of the guard at the Royal Palace, or swing by famous City Hall where Nobel Prize winners stand to receive their laudations each December. If the weather’s perfect, as it is often in Stockholm’s summer, we’ll also enjoy a slow cruise under the bridges.
The city is rich in museums, from the unique Vasa Museum and its remarkably preserved 17th-century warship to that icon of pop music, the ABBA Museum. In addition, lovers of fine arts should flock to the exhibitions at the National Gallery and in Millesgården. Be sure to stop by to Skansen, the first open-air Museum in the world, a rich kaleidoscope of handicraft workshops, reconstructed farmhouses, zoo and, finally, an outside concert space.
Outside of Stockholm, you can visit Sigtuna with its medieval churches and rune stones, while in Uppsala you’ll learn about the famous University and noted scientist Carl Linnaeus.
Lingonberry jam is a favorite accompaniment to many dishes, from meatballs and pancakes to porridge and black pudding. You might swap typical Swedish meatballs for mini sausages or pick cured salmon rather than the traditionally smoked, but your smorgasbord wouldn’t be complete without pickled herring (sill).
Swedes keep a number of curious and delicious culinary traditions and holidays. Many locals grow up eating pea soup and pancakes every Thursday, a custom that dates back to the Middle Ages. Every Shrove Tuesday–or Fat Tuesday as the Swedes call it–bakeries are rich with the smells of fresh semlor, cream buns stuffed with almond paste. March 25 is a whole day for waffles, October 4 for cinnamon buns, and November 6 for creamy sponge cakes decorated with chocolate or marzipan silhouettes of King Gustav II Adolf. As a result, whenever you visit Sweden, there’s a good chance you’ll be celebrating one dish or another.
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Destination Management Company JeruLita operates private tours and groups in cooperation with our partners. We will be glad to accommodate you in a private tour or will direct you to travel expert in your country who will register you to the groups we operate.