What to see

Stockholm is the capital and largest city of Sweden, built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges. The city is a lively, cosmopolitan place with both modern Scandinavian architecture and an abundance of green space. Stockholm is one of the most beautiful major cities in the world, a mirage of saffron- and terracotta-coloured buildings shimmering between blue water and bluer skies all summer. It is also a vibrant, modern city, famous for producing sleek designs, edgy fashion and world-class nightclubs.

Over 30% of the city area is made up of waterways and another 30% is made up of parks and green spaces, giving Stockholm perhaps the freshest air of any European capital.

Most of the city’s attractions can be reached on foot, and there’s a good chance of experiencing a lot of things in a short time. Stockholm City Hall is the home of the Nobel banquet and the opening reception for the conference on Monday night will be held here.

Do not miss Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s oldest attraction and one of the best preserved medieval city centers in the world. Walk through small winding streets lined with stores full of handicrafts, antiques, art galleries and cafés. The Royal Palace and Stockholm Cathedral are also located in Gamla Stan. One of the most popular and interesting attractions in Stockholm is the Vasa Museum, where you can see the world’s only preserved medieval war ship.

Over 30% of the city area is made up of waterways and another 30% is made up of parks and green spaces, giving Stockholm perhaps the freshest air of any European capital.

Most of the city’s attractions can be reached on foot, and there’s a good chance of experiencing a lot of things in a short time. Stockholm City Hall is the home of the Nobel banquet and the opening reception for the conference on Monday night will be held here.

Do not miss Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s oldest attraction and one of the best preserved medieval city centers in the world. Walk through small winding streets lined with stores full of handicrafts, antiques, art galleries and cafés. The Royal Palace and Stockholm Cathedral are also located in Gamla Stan. One of the most popular and interesting attractions in Stockholm is the Vasa Museum, where you can see the world’s only preserved medieval war ship.