Stockholm, capital city of Sweden, comprises 14 islands nestled around Lake Mälaren. To start off, be part of the mystique that is Old Town. This region (Gamla Stan) offers a myriad of attractions, from restaurants and cafes which will satiate your eager appetite to museums and galleries. Museums such as Nobel Museum and Post Museum are worth the visit.
If you are a fanatic of the much acclaimed author of the Millennium Trilogy series, Stieg Larsson, then be part of the Millennium tour which will be anything but boring! Check out SkyView Stockholm. You can view Stockholm from spherical glass gondolas that rise up to 130m high, at the top of the spherical Ericsson Globe.
How to get to the city centre
If your itinerary dictated that you caught flights to Sweden from Stansted, you will land at Stockholm Arlanda Airport - the largest airport in Sweden. It is located approximately 37km to the north side of Stockholm. Arlanda Airport has four terminals: Terminals 2, 3, 4 and 5. You can get to the city centre using the Arlanda Express. This is a high-speed train that takes approximately 20 minutes from the airport to the central station in Stockholm. Alternatively, you can use the Flygbussarna Airport Coaches that come in intervals of 10 - 20 minutes. Tickets can be bought at terminals. You could also use Ecotaxis; these can be found outside the airport terminals.