Category Archives: Stockholm

Three Best Places to Swim in Sweden

Sweden is a hotbed of tourists in the Summer. What better way to cool off than head to three of the best beaches to swim in Sweden. 1. Swim in Malmö Tourists and locals alike travel to Malmö to enjoy 2.5 kilometers of sandy beaches and greenery. But if you prefer a boardwalk, Neighbouring Västra hamnen (Western Harbour) is a great choice. Restaurants and cafes abound and offer plenty of shade and refreshment from the summer heat. 2. Island Hop the Archipelagos Both Gothenburg and ... read more

Top Five Activities in Gothenburg, Sweden along with the Volvo Museum

Gothenburg, Sweden is the home of Volvo manufacturing and the Volvo Museum and is considered Sweden’s second city. Alive with activities, this city rivals Stockholm for culture and entertainment and is Scandinavia’s largest port. There are too many sights to see and things to do in this city to list here, so we chose five of our favorite activities make picking a little easier for you. Tip: Consider getting a Gothenburg City Card (City Pass). When you buy the pass, it includes admission i ... read more

Tipping in RAA Service Countries Explained

Every country has rules on tipping for service. Some encourage generosity while other discourage tipping at all. Instead of wondering what the rule is when you visit one of our service locations, check out the list below and know what amount is appropriate to tip, if at all! EUROPE: Restaurants in Europe tend to include the tip in the service charge on the bill. While it is acceptable to leave a few Euros over, you are never expected to tip 20 percent. When using a taxi, round the fare up or ... read more

Five Nordic Hot Spots for New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve in the Nordic countries offers tourists a variety of celebrations. Spend time outdoors in a large event or settle into a cozy restaurant or bar. If you are looking to celebrate the New Year in style, read to the end for a bonus tip. There is a location you can celebrate twice in one night! 1. Copenhagen, Denmark Copenhagen celebrates with a celebration at the town square Amalienborg, the Royal Palace. The Royal Guard dresses in the red gala uniforms for the Royal Guard Par ... read more

The Sounds of Summer in Stockholm

Summer has a different quality than other seasons. The sounds are alive with activity and excitement. Stockholm embodies this vibrancy with the sounds of cheering fans at its competitions. Competition in Stockholm Stockholm is known for world-class athletic competitions. June and July offer the best of sports for the whole family. Stockholm BAUHAUS Athletics Kids Tour: (June 12-14) Children can compete on the athletic tracks to get a certificate and a free ticket to the Diamond League ... read more

Christmas in Stockholm

If you want the taste of a true Nordic Christmas, nothing will serve you better than the Nordic capital itself: Stockholm. A historic excursion with its old town markets, a metropolis beamed with lights in every corner, a perfect romantic getaway ashore Nordic waters, with all its charm of a Venice like environment Stockholm casts a spell on its visitors every year. The Stockholm Christmas buzz starts with the skyltsöndag (store window Sunday), when the big departmental stores, like NK, Åhl ... read more

Christmas Traditions Around Europe

Christmas traditions vary from country to country and over the years Christmas has taken quite a unique shape in terms of customs and celebrations. Let’s look at some of the major celebrations of Christmas across Europe: Christmas Décor (trees and lights): The Christmas fever starts from mid-November when retailers start to deck out for holiday season. The main European shopping streets try to give each other run for their money in decorating the buildings and shops. According to a survey av ... read more

Christmas in Red Apple Cities

Hard to choose where to spend this Christmas? Let us make your choice easy by highlighting the main characteristic of Christmas in all major European Capitals. Following are few from the best Red Apple Cities: Copenhagen Christmas is at home when it comes to Copenhagen. Perfectly laid wooden houses, beautifully aligned snow covered trees, Christmas lights, smell of traditional Nordic Christmas drinks with the sounds of bells ringing around the gardens of Tivoli are all the ingredients of a p ... read more

Summer in Stockholm Archipelago

The holiday watchers have once again predicted Stockholm to be at the centre of all the summer related tourist packed, sun sopping, party ensuing festivities this year. The waters around this Nordic Capital are going to be filled with boats and ferries carrying commuters around Baltic Sea and Lake Mälaren across many Islands of Archipelago. Lying about 60 kilometers on the eastern edge of the Stockholm, archipelago is based on nearly 30000 islands and islets. Each island has its own distinctive ... read more

The Big Red Apple Family

Red Apple Apartments have come a long way since 2008 and now we are proud to have nearly two thousand apartments in over 60 major cities around Europe which we call the Red Apple Cities including Paris, Rome, London and Florence, as well as our best sellers Copenhagen, Stockholm, Reykjavik, Helsinki and Oslo and this list will keep on growing as we move along. All these years we’ve earned a valuable experience as a company which helped us offer a perfect platform for our clients in find ... read more