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 characteristic:
Island if Culture: Djurgården has everything the Scandinavian culture has to offer. Visit Skansen, an open air Museum. Have a glimpse of historic Sweden in miniature, learn the traditional handicrafts, see the old dwellings and farm life etc. Last year ABBA the Museum was also opened in this Island which is rapidly gaining popularity among the tourists. Have a look at this amazing 1900s studio apartment 2 minutes away from Djurgården (ex: Skansen, VASA, Gröna Lund, ABBA Museum) and 5 minute walk into the heart of Stockholm with all the restaurants, nightclubs, shopping malls etc.
Island of History: Drottningholm is home to Swedish Royal Palace one of UNESCO’s Heritage site. Birka is also known in this regard if you’re interested in the Viking antiquity.
The Touristy Island: Sandhamn is the first preference of any tourist and a place where all the sailors meet for a brunch with the beer. This island houses a good number of hotels, Taverns and restaurants. Stop by for traditional Scandinavian cuisine.
Island of Nature: Finnhamn is known for its scenic charm. Also Vaxholm is one of the most attractive summer areas in Archipelago; Beautiful scenery, idyllic small town, opportunities for swimming and boating. If you’re looking to have quaint strolls amidst green grounds or a laid back family picnic on a sunny day these are places to go. Checkout this Contemporary Style two bedroom apartment in Vaxholm, which can accommodate up to 7 people; perfect for family or a group of friends.
There are many other Islands to choose from in Archipelago. Other than the historic Gamla Stan, famous landmarks and the grand museums, Archipelago is a unique and a must-have experience that Stockholm has to offer to its visitors. Every year thousands of Swedes sail to archipelago to Celebrate Midsummer festival in June. This is a 24 hour of complete glee n joy, Dance n Party, Food n Drinks; some consider it to be more important than Christmas. If you happen to be in Stockholm around this time you better pre-book otherwise things can be different than what you expected. So checkout apartments in Stockholm by Red Apple Apartments to ensure a delightful holiday experience.