Stockholm has succeeded in combining the grandeur of its heritage with an attractive quality of life. The Swedish capital boasts sumptuous buildings and impressive museums, yet the fourteen main islands of its archipelago, nestled between Lake Mälaren and the Baltic, are districts of the city with a completely different atmosphere; medieval in the old town, bourgeois in Östermalm, trendy in Södermalm etc. A ferry trip will take you to the more remote corners of this superb archipelago.
Built on the water and surrounded by woodlands, Stockholm has long favoured dynamic environmental policies which are now beginning to yield results. The swedish capital so won the first ‘European Green Capital’ title in 2010.