By Charilaos Christopoulos, the cycle-loving, bookclub-going Greek who made Stockholm his home.
Edited by Holly Stark
Surrounded by islands and enriched with history and culture, you'll find plenty of great things to do in Stockholm. From wandering Stockholm’s old town Gamla Stan to exploring peninsulas and inlets at the outflow of Lake Mälar into the Baltic, visit Stockholm and you’ll be spoiled for choice. The city is accessible on foot, via bike, by bus, by original trains, on a boat, by the Tunnelbana underground railway system, or even on a horse. In my opinion, Stockholm’s tranquil landscape and abundance in natural resources is what makes the city so beautiful - the natural landscape and parklands are something you will struggle to find elsewhere in Europe. The charm of its setting lies in the intermingling of land and water, floating bars, cobbled medieval streets, an effective network of bicycle lanes, fascinating Nordic museums, green parklands and creative neighbourhoods with eco-architecture, vegan cafes, street art and diverse nightlife scenes. So here’s your bespoke Stockholm travel guide to kickstart your trip, which takes into consideration the unpredictable Stockholm weather, the best places to sample Swedish food and the best things to do in Stockholm at night