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Removals to Stockholm: Things to do in Stockholm

There are many reasons for contemplating removals to Stockholm, from the historic city's beauty to its range of career opportunities. Sweden's capital was named by Lonely Planet as one of its top ten cities for 2012, because of its "cosy yet cosmopolitan" atmosphere. With its stunning setting on 14 islands linked by a network of bridges, Stockholm is a varied city with a wide range of attractions to discover. Whether you are seeking museums, art galleries or nightlife, you will find plenty to choose from.

Greens Removals has organised shipping to Stockholm for many households and businesses over more than four decades. If you are planning removals to Sweden, we can organise the whole process for you. We will transport your possessions in a full or part-load and pack and unpack for you if required, or provide packing materials if you prefer to do this yourself. We will also help with all paperwork and customs formalities.

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Museums in Stockholm – The most-visited museum in all of Scandinavia is the Vasa Museum, on the island of Djurgården, which attracts more than a million visitors every year. This amazing site offers the chance to tour the Vasa, the world's only preserved 17th-century warship, which sank in Stockholm in 1628 and was salvaged in the 1960s. There are exhibitions tracing life on board the ship, and English-language family trails are available for children aged six and over.

On the same island is the world's oldest open-air museum, Skansen, where homes and farms from across Sweden have been rebuilt, creating a miniature version of the country. This is combined with a zoo featuring Scandinavian animals.

Another must-see attraction is the 600-room Royal Palace, the King of Sweden's official residence, on the island of Stadsholmen. The museums housed here include the Treasury, where the royal crowns and regalia are displayed, the Tre Kronor museum, tracing the history of the original palace on the site, and Gustav III's collection of sculptures.

Art Galleries in Stockholm – If you're a fan of modern art, you'll find one of the world's finest collections in the Moderna Museet, based on Skeppsholmen. The building is a work of art in its own right, designed by Spanish architect Rafael Moneo. Tens of thousands of artworks are in the collection, including everyone from Picasso to Salvador Dali. Works by great Scandinavian artists from the 19th and 20th centuries, such as Edvard Munch and Carl Larson, can be seen at the Thiel Gallery on Djurgarden. This is a highly decorated villa which once belonged to a banker and keen art collector.

Stockholm has a thriving art scene, and there are many smaller galleries and exhibitions to discover. As well as its collections of paintings and sculptures, the city is home to a world-leading centre for contemporary photography, Fotografiska. Based in an Art Nouveau-style former customs house at Stadsgården, it stages many major exhibitions.

Sports in Stockholm – Boating is a major activity in Stockholm, and it is possible to rent a kayak, canoe or sailing boat. As well as enjoying water sports within the city itself, you could also go slightly further afield by kayak, and explore the Stockholm Archipelago. This is made up of thousands of small islands and inlets, about an hour's travel from the city.

Swimming is also popular, with a number of beaches to choose from, including the family favourite Smedsuddsbadet. Another great alternative is the city's largest swimming centre, Eriksdalsbadet, a major pools complex including a children's adventure area. You could also combine a swim with a sauna visit at one of the many spas and bath houses.

Cycling is very popular in the city and there are many bike rental firms, while runners come from far and wide for the Stockholm Marathon in June. During the winter, an ice rink is opened up in the centrally-located Kungsträdgården park. If you're looking for spectator sports to enjoy after your removals to Stockholm, both football and ice hockey are popular, with several professional clubs in the area.

Festivals in Stockholm – Held in October, Stockholm Jazz Festival is one of the largest Swedish live music events, with 20 venues and a wide range of artists, including rock as well as jazz. There is also a major music festival in August, Stockholm Music and Arts, which attracts internationally famous acts such as Prince and Neil Young.

Yet another fast-growing music event is Summerburst, bringing electronic and dance music to the city centre in June. Then July sees the return of Stockholm Street Festival, which features everyone from buskers to magicians and comics, drawing in performers from around the world. In the winter, a number of large Christmas markets are held in the city, showcasing Swedish traditions, and there is a spectacular firework display to celebrate New Year.

Nightlife in Stockholm – It's said that Stockholm has the liveliest nightlife in Scandinavia, and is right up there with the world's best cities for a great night out. The Södermalm area is especially well-known for its clubs and bars, while there are some quieter restaurants and pubs in the Old Town district.

One of the most celebrated restaurants in the city is Esperanto, in an old theatre in Kungstensgatan, which aims to put a focus on fresh Swedish produce. Among the trendiest nightspots are F12, in Fredsgatan, which has a lively dance scene and is also a top restaurant, and Debaser Slussen, a rock-orientated venue. It isn't always easy to get into these venues, so be prepared to queue!

If you are planning removals to Stockholm or another part of Sweden, Greens National and International Removals are the people to contact. We make quality our watchword and tailor our service to your requirements, while at the same time ensuring that we keep prices low. Follow the link above now for more information on how we can help you.

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