There are many good reasons to visit Stockholm, from eating your weight in delicious cardamom buns to seeing the extravagant metro stations or even visiting the splendid ABBA Museum (yes, I’m a fan!). It’s a pleasant city to explore, let’s put it that way. Especially on a clear summer day, when the spirits are high and the Swedes come out in droves.
The city is built on 14 islands and connected by 57 bridges, which makes it unique in its own right. Gamla Stan, a tiny island, is by far my favourite of the lot. It boasts one of the most well-preserved medieval old towns in Europe and, despite its small size, there’s no better plan than spending a morning getting purposely lost in its gorgeous narrow cobbled streets.