72 hours in Stockholm – Sweden

72 hours in Stockholm – Sweden

Stockholm, a conglomerate of 14 islands, is the capital of Sweden and is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is home to medieval architecture and royal palace along with the modern night-life full of music and buzz.


The 14 island conglomerate of Stockholm is touted to be one of the most beautiful major cities in the world. The buzzing metropolis is the perfect juxtaposition of old versus new with a vibrant old town cohabiting alongside skyscrapers and world class restaurants, boutiques and nightclubs. Don't let any hinder come between you and joy. Get your forex arranged in India at the best rates before flying off for your trip.

If you happen to be in the city for three days and want to experience the true essence of the city then here is what you should do:

Walk around old town

The quaint Gamla Stan, or Old Town is the historical heart of the city with medieval alleyways, small squares, ancient churches and the Royal Palace. A guided tour is an interesting way to acquaint yourself with the times gone by. It is also home to quite a few great restaurants, taverns and waffle-shops.

Sample the local cuisine

Swedish food is more than just meatballs, there are plenty of other delights that one can devour while in town. Having access to the coast translates into a delectable array of goodies from the sea, the favourite being herring, so a herring platter is a must try. Visit Peliken - a typical Swedish beer hall. Lisa Elmqvist or Bakfickan are popular spots for quality Swedish dishes.

Pay a visit to the Stockholm Archipelago

The Stockholm Archipelago is popular with both the locals and tourists especially when the weather is warm during the summer months. The destination is a short yet beautiful ferry ride from the capital. Do carry a raincoat and sweater for unpredictable weather conditions.

Splash out on Swedish design

The minimalist and elegant designs of Sweden have buyers across the globe. Indulge in some chic clothing and stylish furniture while there.

Shake a leg

The night-life in Stockholm is nothing less than exhilarating and exciting. A night out in the city will give you plenty of opportunities to witness world renowned Swedish DJs such as Avicii, Alesso and Steve Angello in action. The secret sauce of the amazing night-life is the enormous nightclubs, beautiful people and on-trend electronic dance music.


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Drottningholm Palace

A must visit when in the city is Sweden's best-preserved royal palace constructed in the seventeenth century. The edifice also happens to be the permanent residence of the royal family and one of Stockholm's three World Heritage Sites.

Get a taste of the past

Sweden has a fascinating Viking and medieval past. A good way to explore the history is through half-day guided tours from Stockholm. The tour elucidates the country's Viking history and shows you a beautiful side of the city.  Be sure to carry an ample amount of Swedish Kronas to make sure your amazing trip doesn't  come to a screeching halt.

 

The 11 Best Restaurants in Stockholm:

http://www.elitetraveler.com/finest-dining/restaurant-guide/the-11-best-restaurants-in-stockholm

Restaurant and nightlife guide:

http://www.visitstockholm.com/en/Eat–drink/Nightlife/

Stockholm's old town guide:

http://www.visitstockholm.com/en/See–do/Attractions/gamla-stan/

21 Jan, 2016
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