What you need to know about Stockholm

Sweden’s captivating capital is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, and certainly one of its more unusual. The city is spread across 14 islands, with delightful Lego-style buildings rising out of the cobbled streets in the medieval old town, dotted with parks and woodland. In summer it’s a stunning landscape of blue skies and glittering sea overlooking an archipelago of 24,000 islands, whilst in winter it’s all snowy rooftops and lights twinkling in the still waters. Whilst Stockholm may have plenty of old-world charm, it’s also a vibrant, modern city, full of great nightlife, friendly people and an ABBA museum. Which, let’s face it, is reason alone to visit this wonderful place.