This brand new edition Insight Pocket Guide is the ideal companion for your trip to Stockholm. Expertly written by a local author, it features 15 tailor-made itineraries designed to link the essential sights and attractions of Stockholm and its surroundings, including its ancient roots, art and architecture, bastions of Nordic heritage and of course, its outstanding natural beauty. You can pick the tour to suit the time and budget you have available; journeys range from a leisurely morning stroll around the 'museum' islands of Blasieholmen and Skeppsholmen to a 25 minute boat ride to Fjaderholmarna and even an overnight excursion to Uto where you can explore the serene beauty of the outer archipelago. So no matter how long your stay you can be sure you will see the very best of this fascinating destination. The routes are clearly marked on a detailed and fully-indexed, pull-out map that can be used in conjunction with the guide or independently. There are plenty of ideas for how to spend your leisure time along the way, including information on shopping, eating out and the local nightlife. A handy calendar details Stockholm's traditional festivals, international fairs and sporting events not to be missed. The 'History and Culture' section provides fascinating background reading for your trip and traces key events that have shaped Stockholm into the vibrant city it is today. You will also find a section dedicated to the most indispensable and practical travel advice, including a selection of hand-picked hotels, transport tips, money matters, climate, visas and passports and much more - all the information you will need for your trip, at your fingertips.