A real combination of new and old, a monument to both Sweden’s imperial past and hi-tech future. Surrounded by history, quaint buildings, cobblestone streets, this city provides old world charm with modern connivances abounding at every turn. Some of the best places to visit are the old town of Gamla Stan, the Royal Palace and the Vasa ship. Another plus when you visit Stockholm is the magic atmosphere created by the water that runs through the town and gives it an incredible feeling. In fact, there is no wonder its nickname is "The Venice of the North". Stockholm from water is unforgettable. The archipelago is worth taking a boat trip through and the water is so clean, you can swim in the harbour right off the city hall steps as locals do! A capital which is also a shining example of a high standard of living, stylish and chic, one of the cleanest city in Europe with smiling people. Tons of little and nice shops with a variety of products to buy and a plenty of cafes and restaurants that serve different kinds of excellent cuisine make Stockholm a great place to visit all year around. But remember that Sweden's got the perfect weather in the summer (mind you in Midsummer, the sun doesn't set at all in parts of Sweden). In short: the gem of Scandinavia is a must.