Stockholm is the capital and largest city of Sweden. Stockholm is regarded as one of the most beautiful capital cities in the world. It is located at opposite the Gulf of Finland, the junction of Lake Malar (Malaren) and Salt Bay (Saltsjon) an arm of the Baltic Sea. The city is built upon numerous islands as well as the mainland of Uppland and Sodermanland.
Often called the "Venice of the North" Stockholm lies on a number of islands and peninsulas at the outflow of Lake Mälar into the Baltic, which here forms a deep inlet. The charm of its setting lies in the intermingling of land and water - the skerries fringing the coast, the crags rearing up from the sea, the intricate pattern of waterways encompassing the city. World-class museums, theatres, galleries, and gorgeous parklands await, and traveling around couldn't be easier. The excellent underground railway system, the Tunnelbana (T-bana), takes you almost anywhere in the city.