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City of Stockholm - Beauty on water
Stockholm - the Royal capital of Sweden - is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is built on fourteen islands and surrounded by waters so clean that you can fish and swim right in the middle of the city.
Stockholm became the capital of Sweden 750 years ago. In the winding alleyways of the city's medieval Old Town, the air is redolent with history. And yet, only a few minutes walking distance away lies the throbbing pulse of a modern city.
Since 1901 Stockholm is the venue of the Nobel Prize Ceremony - the most prestigious of all events - and indeed the city makes a fitting venue, with a high standard of facilities and services as well as an excellent infrastructure. The public transport system is very efficient and convenient, with a choice of buses, trains and underground railway system.
It used to be very expensive to travel and stay in Stockholm and Sweden, but that is not the case any longer. Expect prices to be at the same level as any large city in Europe or the US.
The summer nights are very bright in Stockholm, but in late August the night has become dark again. The sunrise is at about 5:30am and the sunset is at about 8pm. The twilight is long and adds about 45 minutes of light in the morning and evening.
The "Arlanda Express" train runs between the airport terminals and a
specially built platform at Stockholm's Central Station. The journey
takes just 20 minutes and costs SEK 120 for a one-way ticket. The
train has been designed with extra space for luggage and is
comfortable and convenient.