This talented filmmaker only known as Kiwi Bird Productions has shown all the best parts of the city in under a minute: its beautiful waterfront, its colourful architect, its quirky sense of humour, and even its culinary options. The filmmaker was even there to capture the New Year rolling in – complete with sparklers and happy party people.
Some might think that Sweden is an expensive country, but with the right planning, it can actually be quite affordable. Hiring a local guide will make your dollars stretch more, and you’ll explore Stockholm (or Sweden) with a well-informed new friend. If you show up in the winter like this guy did, opt for a ski tour, or another adventure-type tour to make the most of the cold weather.
In the summer months, get beyond the capital city and see some of the countryside. Sweden does the whole nature thing really well, and its natural beauty is one of the best reasons to visit. Opportunities for hiking, camping, cycling, boating, and fishing are all at your fingertips. In the far north, around the Lappland, you may even meet the indigenous Sami people, with their nomadic lifestyles built around reindeer herding. They’re a hardy people, and if you spend the right amount of time with them, they’ll teach you their traditional handicrafts and cooking methods.