Discover Stockholm

About Stockholm


Stockholm stretches across 14 islands on the Baltic Sea coast, offering forests and beaches as well as an urban pulse. The Stockholm region is home to some 1.4 million people, with an inner-city population of 900,000. The capital is recognised worldwide for its commitment to sustainability. In 2010, Stockholm became the first city to receive the European Green Capital Award from the EU Commission.

Stockholm, the Nordic region’s largest city and an economic centre of northern Europe, is one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas in Europe and boasts many multinational corporations. Strong industries combined with world-class research make Stockholm one of the most knowledge-intensive and innovative regions in the world. Significant investments are made in research infrastructure in the region.



With over 100 attractions to choose from, the list of things to do in Stockholm is overwhelming. To make it easier, here are some highlights – big and small, well known, popular and unique, including classics such as the Vasa Museum and modern newcomers such as ABBA the Museum and Fotografiska.


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