Stockholm to Aland Ferry
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Stockholm, Sweden's capital, is made up of 14 small islands, each distinct in character and mood; from the upmarket Östermalm and the bohemian Södermalm to the historic Gamla Stan. Stockholm is often referred to as the `Venice of the North', with its pretty islands and 52 connecting bridges. Stockholm is also considered to be the capital of Scandinavia, and is a popular tourist destination offering visitors beautiful landscape, stylish boutiques, stunning art galleries and much more.
Stockholm offers its visitors an array of exciting things to see and do. Museums include the Skansen open-air museum of Swedish life and culture, with historic buildings, working farms, a zoo and an aquarium. There is a vast number of walking tours and excursions to enjoy in Stockholm, and many important buildings to visit. The Royal Djurgarden park is an island consisting of beautiful parkland and forest, and the Old Town of Stockholm offers the Drottningholm Palace, which is the home of the Swedish Royal Family; and the remains of the Viking settlement, Birka. History lovers can take a guided city tour, which is offered in many different languages.
There is also plenty for younger visitors to do in Stockholm, from the Junibacken park, the wonderful world of master story-teller Astrid Lindgren, to attractions such as the Museum of Music, the Toy Museum and Skansen's Aquarium.
The Aland islands are a fantastic tourist destination made up of 6,500 islands. The Islands belong to Finland but the language spoken is Swedish and you will find you will find an intriguing blend of Swedish, Finnish and Russian cultures. The islands are a particular favourite for all Scandinavians.
Aland is naturally famous for its natural beauty and is a mecca for sports enthusiasts of all kinds. Aland is an excellent destination for golf, fishing, canoeing and bicycling.
Aland's landscape, where you are never more than a few metres from the sea, will delight and enthrall you whether you take it easy or go sports mad.
Aland has over 100 restaurants and cafes. In fact the local newspaper estimates that there are 53 places to eat in Mariehamn alone.