The capital city of Stockholm is unique: located on 14 islands, beautiful, international, cosmopolitan, and home to some of the best museums, cultural institutions, restaurants, and night spots in the world. Both sophisticated and stylish, Stockholm attracts visitors from all over the world to sample its civility, hospitality, diversified cuisine, as well as witness the quality of everyday life in a 21st century city. From the charm of the cobblestoned streets of the “old town” to the more modern facets of the city, Stockholm manages to temper the pulse of a large urban city with the charm of a smaller community with easy excursions into nature. A ten-minute walk through downtown Stockholm can take you from a crowded café to the shoreline of the Baltic Sea.
Stockholm, home to just over one million people, is not only an exciting place to live, but it is also a relatively safe and clean city. Crime rates are among the lowest in the world while the standard of living is among the highest. Public transportation is efficient, safe, and inexpensive. The weather is not as cold as most imagine. Stockholm has a coastal climate similar to that of Boston.
Discover for yourself why our students refer to Stockholm as the “hidden gem of Europe.”