As Sweden's capital (and the de facto epicentre of all things Scandi-cool) Stockholm is a fertile ground for exploration. In-between people spotting and foraging for fika, you'll find a world-class destination that boasts tranquillity, modernity and arguably the very best of modern Scandinavia.Thanks to the city's archipelago arrangement, Stockholm's surrounding stretches of blue sea mean that there's never a shortage of natural beauty.
Eat: Midday coffee and cake is the simple yet undoubtedly appealing premise behind the Swedish tradition of fika. Go for yours at Il Caffé in the capital’s up-and-coming Sofo district.
Sleep: A stone's throw from Stockholm East station, Ett Hem hotel fuses modern luxury with homely charm. Housed in a elegant town house, you'll find a library, bar and rooms which manage to be both cosy and contemporary.
See: Located in the centre of the Swedish capital, Södermalm is teeming with creative flair. Eateries and shops have a distinctly artisanal feel which is perfectly in keeping with the city's authentic identity.