Stockholm city life
You have so many interesting places to see and discover while you are in Stockholm that it is impossible to get bored. Stockholm is home to three of Sweden's World Heritage Sites: The Drottningholm Palace, Skogskyrkogården (The Woodland Cemetery) and Birka.
Other major attractions in Stockholm include:
- "Gamla Stan" (Old Town)
- The Riddarhuset (the House of Nobility)
- The Bonde Palace, the Tessin Palace, the Oxenstierna Palace
- The Riddarholmskyrkan
- The ABBA Museum
- The Vasa Museum
- Stockholm City Museum
- Stockholm Cathedral
Have long walks in the Humlegården and Tantolunden parks, or check out the Stockholm metro (even if you don’t have to travel with the metro), an attraction in itself, popular for its decoration of the stations, and it has been called the longest art gallery in the world.
Go to the Royal Swedish Opera or the Stockholm City Theatre (Stockholms stadsteater).
You should not miss boat sightseeing tours, an exciting way to see and admire Stockholm’s beauty.
Attend some of the local festivals in Stockholm, like: Stockholm Jazz Festival, the Stockholm Culture Festival.
Whenever you feel like dining out, you have plenty of restaurants serving food from all over the world such as Asian, Turkish, Scandinavian, Spanish, and Middle Eastern cuisine. The city is loaded with cafeterias, bars and pubs and you can have fun at some pretty cool and eccentric night clubs; Stockholm has a vibrant night life, catering all tastes.
International atmosphere in Stockholm
Almost 30 % of the population in Sweden is born outside Sweden, minorities include: Finnish and English, as well as Bosnian, Syrians, Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Dutch, Spanish, and Croatian.
Stockholm hosts many international and multicultural events, one of the most famous is the annual Nobel Prize ceremonies and banquet.
The entire Sweden was stated as one of the easiest places in the world to set a business, and Stockholm is the major financial hub in the country, among Europe’s top ten most powerful economies. For this reason, the city registered a large amount of foreign investment projects, attracting many international business people.
Although located in a northern country, Stockholm has a relatively mild weather. Spring and autumn seasons are usually cool to mild. The average high temperatures during summer are around 20–25 °C (68–77 °F). Most of the rain or snow precipitation are falling in December and January and usually the winter season records a cloudy weather, with temperatures ranging from -3 to -1 °C (27 to 30 °F), and occasionally dropping below -20 °C (-4 °F). Daylight varies from more than 18 hours around midsummer, to only around 6 hours in late December.