1. The city of Stockholm is often referred to as the “Venice of the North” because of it’s very scenic atmosphere. The city is completely built on 14 islands, connected with 57 bridges, meaning that the water is never far away. Stockholm is sometimes also called the “Capital of the Scandinavia”, although it is a self-proclaimed title, it is not completely without ground. Stockholm is located right in the middle, the heart of Scandinavia and is one of the most flourishing economies in Europe whilst also being a city of great historical importance.
2. Have you even visited Sweden if you have not had a fika? A fika is a very typical Swedish tradition, which basically means having coffee and cake or sandwich. A staple at any fika is the “kanelbulle”, cinnamon bun. Fika is available in any café or restaurant, and sometimes even in shops. What matters is not what you eat or drink during a fika, but that it is a chance to catch up and talk with friends.
3. Throughout Sweden, there is a law called “Allemansrätten”, meaning ”every mans right”. As long as one does not destroy anything in nature, one may camp, swim, hike etc anywhere in the country. However, since Stockholm is an urban city, I would recommend going to the suburbs outside of Stockholm for an outdoors or camping experience in the genuine Swedish forests. Alternatively, take a boat or ferry out into the archipelago and enjoy one of the many beautiful islands.