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Forever tempting beauties of Stockholm

When tourists travel by cruise their purpose is very simple that they want to enjoy the attractions to the fullest. While Stockholm Swedentraveling by cruise we can enjoy the waterways and its sights as well. So if you are planning for a trip to Stockholm then try to get there by cruise which will fascinate you more then you will expect. Stockholm is the capital and largest city in Europe’s Sweden and is built on 14 islands that lie between the Baltic Sea and Lake Malaren. The city is linked by more than 50 bridges that are crossed to the open bays and narrow channels and is frequently referred to as the Venice of the North.

Attractions and things to do:

Gamla StanThis magnificent city has many attractions that could be explored like lush parks, wide boulevards and royal structures of complementary colors. Ancient and dark stone buildings are situated next to the modern skyscrapers of glass and block blends them into old and new world. The onion domes, red washed houses, decorated roofs, persimmon spires and bowed gables together creates a modern look of the city with architectural touch. If you reached here for short time like a day then first visit the Gamla Stan which is the Old Town and also the nearby downtown area. I went there for short time so it fascinated me a lot.

I took a walking tour through it that starts at the Royal Palace which is at the foot of the Norrbro Bridge. The Parade of Guards with military band is the must see attraction during summers. Tours of the Royal Apartments, the Treasury and the Royal Armory will worth a visit. From here I walked towards the Stock Exchange that houses the Nobel Library and visited the Cathedral which is named as Storkyrkan. It is the oldest church of Stockholm and the Vasterlanggaten which is the main shopping street in the Old Town has really something that creates a sudden sparks in the mind. The island of Djurgarden, the open-air museum, open air zoo, aquarium, and many other attractions are there in the city. Skansen is among the most renowned attractions in Scandinavia.

skansen stockholm

Best time to go:

While traveling by cruise if the climate is perfect it will make up your mood further. So visit this brilliant place when the climate is moderate from all aspects. Well, Stockholm enjoys typical northern European summer weather. Warm and hot temperature could be experienced between the months of May and September.


Well, you should also try shopping at this royal place so visit the pedestrian streets of Old Town where tourists throng to purchase some one in all type products. Also the Drottningatan is offers good collections for shopping which is lined with department stores, boutiques, shops, restaurants, sidewalk cafes and coffee shops. Buy the Swedish crystal which is outstanding. Besides this, there are silver jewelry, china, porcelain, Swedish furniture and household items, dolls. Designer clothing, wooden handicrafts, luggage, clothing accessories, toys, table linens, cutlery, hand woven sweaters and mitten in Nordic patterns and few others.

Eating Out:

While shopping and exploring this magnificent city just make us some time to taste the speciality of this place. The ideal for most of the visitors who come here by cruise is Scandinavian cold table which is commonly called as smorgasbord in Sweden

Visa Requirements:

To enter this province you need a valid passport but visa is not required to stay less than 90 days.

The population here is 802,000 and enjoys constitutional monarchy. Most of the religion here is Lutheran Protestant with many other minority groups. The currency of Sweden is Swedish Krona (SKr) which is actually 100 ore. Enjoy few time at fine restaurants and bars. Visit the underground dining room only during the evening time and enjoy the unique medieval style venue.

I really enjoyed speaking with the locals in their own official language which is Swedish. So whenever you go to this fantastic site do travel by cruise and do not forget to experience the Parade of Guards. This will make your trip a memorable one as of mine. An enticing city that never fails to make others feel great is what Stockholm is. Try out this must see attractions.

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