How Swede It Is

by Barbara Barton Sloane

You are within walking distance of eight centuries of unique cultural experience and you are surrounded by 24,000 islands and islets. Where in the world are you? You’re in Stockholm, Sweden of course, one of today’s very popular tourist destinations.

The kingdom of Sweden is in Northern Europe, located on the Scandinavian Peninsula between Finland and Norway, and the Oresund Fixed Links connect Sweden with Denmark. My visit to Sweden’s capital, which is built on 14 islands, treated me to a unique blend of old charm, modernity, creativity and vitality. From Gamla Stan (The Old Town), northern Europe’s largest and best-preserved medieval city dating to the 13th century, to its throbbing modern metropolis, with its famed design centers, vibrant shopping districts and modern architecture, Stockholm has much to offer visitors.

Read more in the September 2013 issue of S.A. Scene.