There are few cities in the world that offer so much world-class nature in the greater city area than Stockholm. It thrives on its green areas, some of which are located in the center of the city and some just outside, and many of them filled with statues and important buildings.
The National City Park/Ekoparken is the world’s first national urban park, forming an arc more than six miles long, stretching around and through the city. The park offers a unique blend of nature and culture, including being the home site to four royal palaces. Stretching right through the city-center, it’s a recreation area for both visitors and locals. Guided tours are available by boat, bike or on foot.
The Rosendal Garden is a beautiful bio-dynamic garden situated in the center of the green island of Djurgarden, home to some of the city’s most popular attractions. There’s still more, such as The Bergius Botanical Gardens, a park that’s been growing since 1885, and one of the most beautiful places in Stockholm.
Stockholm’s breathtakingly beautiful gives it a massive natural advantage over most capital cities. It is built on 14 islands, in the unpolluted waters of Mälaren and the locals like nothing more than swimming, fishing, boating and lazing away summer days in the parks and waterways of the city. At Slussen on Södermalm, and Nybrokajen in Östermalm, Stockholm opens out to the Baltic Sea and the Stockholm archipelago with its thousands of beautiful islands. So why not take a boat trip while you’re here. Or discover Stockholm by foot or bike and take in the beautifully designed parks and gardens, for example Tantolunden and Långholmen in the south of the city, Kungsträdgården and Vasaparken in central Stockholm and Djurgården in the east.