Stockholm to Finland 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.
Finland, located in the Scandinavian region of Europe, is known as the land of midnight sun and saunas. The Finns are a nation of sauna enthusiasts - there are about 2 million saunas for the 5 million people living in Finland.
Helsinki is often known as the `Daughter of the Baltic', and earned a coveted place on the European Union's list of European Cities of Culture in 2000, making it a must-see city in Finland. Finland also has many castles which are worth a visit, some of which date back to the 13th Century.
To the extreme north of Finland lies Lapland which is known as the land of midnight sun which worth a visit along with the numerous churches, museums and castles in Finland. Finland offers a perfect opportunity for outdoor activities such as skiing, fishing, golfing and more.