The Swedish capital is spread across 14 islands and appears out more than the Baltic Sea to the east. This layout can best be appreciated at the city’s Skyview attraction, which requires visitors to the leading of the landmark Ericsson Globe 130 metres above sea level for great panoramic views.
Stockholm gives very good bus, rail and regional underground connections amongst its main buying and other districts. Walking about the city can also be an enjoyable encounter, as is exploring by bicycle which can be rented from numerous locations throughout the city.
Inside the space of a day you can go from hurtling by way of the lower stratosphere at hundreds of miles an hour aboard your Thai Airways International or THAI flight from Bangkok to Stockholm, to leisurely strolling or cycling about the Swedish capital.
Stockholm is a city exactly where modernity meets tranquillity. A city of grand historic buildings, fascinating museums, glitzy buying, chic cafes and world-class theatre. And beautiful nature, with the Stockholm archipelago of more than 30,000 islands nearby that’s populated with ancient fishing villages, inviting coves and soft sand beaches which can be visited for a day or for longer.
The Old Town (Gamla Stan) is Stockholm’s original city centre that dates back to the 13th Century though several of its buildings are from the 1700s and 1800s. With the primary square Stortorget at its centre, this labyrinth of cobblestone streets, meeting squares and rustic-coloured town homes is these days a melting pot of cafes, bars, restaurants, shops, galleries and museums, amongst these the Nobel Museum where guests can learn about the Nobel Prize, its founder Alfred Nobel and the Nobel Laureates.
The Royal Palace of Stockholm is in the Old Town. Constructed in baroque style and consisting of more than 600 rooms, this is the royal residence and every day workplace of Sweden’s king and queen and is open to visitors with guided tours that last about 45 minutes.
As properly as the Royal Apartments to see right here, which are the magnificent state rooms utilised for official receptions (and which can hence often be entirely or partially closed), there are three museums offering lots of regal history: the Treasury exhibiting the monarchy’s most critical symbols – the regalia – like Erik XIV’s crown, sceptre and orb the Tre Kronor Museum portraying the palace’s medieval history and which is devoted to the original Tre Kronor Palace and Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities which houses some 200 sculptures and is a single of Europe’s oldest museums obtaining 1st opened in 1794.
More cultural offerings can be identified in Stockholm’s a variety of other museums, such as Moderna Museet which boasts one particular of the world’s finest collections of 20th and 21st Century art and the Vasa Museum, goal built to residence the 17th Century warship Vasa which was raised from nearby Lake Malaren.
Theatre and opera lovers can check out the Royal Dramatic Theatre in its art noveau-style waterfront creating, Drottningholm Court Theatre – one particular of Europe’s finest 18th Century theatres, and the Royal Swedish Opera in its neo-classical building from 1897.
When it comes to eating and drinking, visitors will uncover the scene in Stockholm a dynamic one particular. Taking place bistros and bars serve 3-course meals as readily as they do cocktails. The abundance of cafes reflects the Swedes’ affection for fika or coffee break. The city’s food halls are a favourite for classic Swedish food recognized as husmanskost and the street food on offer is fashionable – like on-the-go gourmet herring and artisan hot dogs.
The Swedish capital also occurs to be a globe leader in Nordic cuisine, and there are a quantity of Michelin-starred restaurants about town and Bib Gourmands for wonderful affordable consuming. Speak of nightlife and Stockholm prides itself as the epitome of Scandinavian cool, keeping the celebration crowd satisfied with hip hangouts, trendy clubs, cosy pubs and beer halls.
Shoppers have a lot to keep them occupied. Drottninggatan delivers small specialist shops, large retailers, Swedish style brand outlets and other types of retailers. The city’s glamour hub is Ostermalm with its higher-end fashion home brands. Sodermalm is the place for retro shoppers, with cafes and boutiques providing a bohemian mix of vintage, independent labels and Swedish mainstream designers. There are shopping malls home to international brands and independent Swedish boutiques. Kommendorsgatan is popular with locals for higher-end antiques, crafts and jewellery.
THAI’s Bangkok to Stockholm flights can be booked on the internet at the Thai airline’s web site www.thaiairways.com. The Swedish capital is among 12 destinations THAI flies to in Europe, which are in integrated in the more than 60 destinations worldwide in the carrier’s global route network.
Guests to the THAI internet site can book flights online all through this route network, such as direct flights from Thailand to Australia or flights from Bangkok to London, and also search for fantastic deals on flights to Thailand. Worldwide hotel accommodation can also be booked here, travel insurance coverage bought and airport transfers arranged in over 120 nations. Guests can sign up to THAI’s consumer loyalty system Royal Orchid Plus and take a look at the vacation solution of Royal Orchid Holidays.