Your flight from London to Stockholm
Welcome to Sweden’s capital Stockholm, a city built on 14 islands in the freshwater Lake Mälaren with the Baltic Sea in front. When the city started in the 13th century, it needed just one island, Stadsholmen, and this was a lot smaller than it is today. This historic core of Stockholm is today the famous Gamla stan, the Old Town. Here you can retrace the early development of Stockholm from trading post to capital of Sweden.
Water world made in Sweden
The perfect location for trade with the Baltic States, Russia and Finland made Stockholm a commercial success. The Hansesatic League dominated Stockholm for 300 years. When Stockholm became the royal residence in the 16th century, it started to grow over the neighbouring islands Södermalm und Norrmalm. The growth continues to this day, Stockholm is the only city in Scandinavia with a million inhabitants. To get around the city, use the well-organised public transport. The underground stations are a landmark all by themselves