Backroads Stockholm Blog Post

"Stockholm is not a city that speaks for itself. Like the Swedes, it exists with a quiet elegance and humility that is discovered by the foreigner with the patient peeling away of layer after layer. Its skyline is one of the most striking I've seen in Europe, with spires reaching towards the sky and pastel-colored buildings lining the canals and bridges that unite the city across 14 islands. From Lake Mälaren through a web of canals and rivers reaching the Baltic Sea, the Stockholm Archipelago draws city dwellers from the capital's urban chic into the countryside. Our Swedish boat captain on our Backroads trip considers this special spot in Scandinavia to be 'the most beautiful place on Earth.' After spending half of my 2015 Backroads season in Sweden, I find it hard to disagree with him."

Read Laura Short's Stockholm: Venice of the North post on the Back Beat blog.

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