Stockholm is located on Sweden's south-central east coast, where Lake Mälaren meets the Baltic Sea. The central parts of the city consist of fourteen islands that are continuous with Stockholm archipelago. The geographical city centre is situated on the water, in the bay Riddarfjärden.
Stockholm has a humid continental climate or maritime (between Cfb and according to the Köppen climate classification ). Due to the city's high northerly latitude, daylight varies widely from more than 18 hours around midsummer, to only around 6 hours in late December. Despite its northernly location, Stockholm has relatively mild weather compared to other location at similar latitude, or even further south. The city enjoys 1,981 hours of sunshine annually.
Summers are warm and pleasant with average daytime high temperatures of 20–22 °C (68–72 °F) and lows of around 13 °C (55 °F), but temperatures could reach 30 °C (86 °F) on some days. Winters are cold, and sometimes snowy with average temperatures ranging from −5 to 1 °C (23 to 34 °F), and rarely drop below −15 °C (5.0 °F). Spring and autumn are generally cool to mild.
The highest temperature ever recorded in Stockholm was 36 °C (97 °F); the lowest was −32 °C (−25.6 °F).
The most popular spectator sports are football and ice hockey. The three most popular teams are AIK, Djurgårdens IF and Hammarby IF. All of these clubs have large amounts of fans and are playing at fairly large Stadiums.
Where the Action Is Tour is a 2-day music festival held in Djurgården in June.
Stockholm Jazz Festival is one of Sweden's oldest festivals. The festival takes place at Skeppsholmen in July.
Stockholm Pride is the largest Pride event in the Nordic countries and takes place in the last week of July every year. The Stockholm Pride festival always ends with a parade and in 2007, 50 000 people marched with the parade and about 500 000 watched.
The Stockholm Marathon takes place on a Saturday in early June each year
The Nobel Banquet takes place at Stockholm City Hall every year on December 10
Stockholm has an extensive public transport system, one that by at least one measure is the most expensive in the world.It consists of the Stockholm Metro ( Tunnelbana ); two urban rail systems, Roslagsbanan and Saltsjöbanan; and a suburban rail system: the Stockholm commuter rail ( pendeltåg ), three light rail systems: Nockebybanan, Lidingöbanan, and Tvärbanan; a large number of bus lines, and the inner-city boat line Djurgårdsfärjan. All the land-based public transport in Stockholm County, except the airport buses/trains, are organized by Storstockholms Lokaltrafik ( SL ), with the operation and maintenance of the public transport services delegated to several contractors, such as MTR who operate the metro and Veolia Transport who operate the suburban railways except for the commuter rail. The archipelago boat traffic is handled by Waxholmsbolaget.
SL has a common ticket system in the entire Stockholm County, which allows for easy travel between different modes of transport. The tickets are of two main types, single ticket and travel cards, both allowing for unlimited travel with SL in the entire Stockholm County for the duration of the ticket validity
Busses are part of the localpublic transportation system in the city Stockholm and Stockholm country. At Slussen, you can catch a bus that will take you all the way out to Värmadö in Stockholm’s archipelago.
Distinguished among Stockholm's many theatres are the Royal Dramatic Theatre ( Kungliga Dramatiska Teatern ), one of Europe's most renowned theatres, and the Royal Swedish Opera, inaugurated in 1773.
Other notable theatres are the Stockholm City Theatre (Stockholms stadsteater), the Peoples Opera ( Folkoperan ), the Modern Theatre of Dance ( Moderna dansteatern ), the China Theatre, the Göta Lejon Theatre, the Mosebacke Theatre, and the Oscar Theatre.
Stockholm is one of the most crowded museum-cities in the world with around 100 museums, visited by millions of people every year. The most renowned national museum is the Nationalmuseum,[ citation needed ] with Sweden's largest collection of art: 16,000 paintings and 30,000 objects of art handicraft. The collection dates back to the days of Gustav Vasa in the 16th century, and has since been expanded with works by artists such as Rembrandt, and Antoine Watteau, as well as constituting a main part of Sweden's art heritage, manifested in the works of Alexander Roslin, Anders Zorn, Johan Tobias Sergel, Carl Larsson, Carl Fredrik Hill and Ernst Josephson.
The Museum of Modern Art, or Moderna Museet, is Sweden's national museum of modern art. It has works by famous modern artists such as Picasso and Salvador Dalí.
Gröna Lund is an amusement park located on the island of Djurgården. The Amusement park has over 30 attractions and many restaurants. It is a popular tourist attraction and visited by thousands of people every day. It is open from end of April to middle of September, and it also opens during Christmas for market. Gröna Lund also serves as a concert venue. it also has a large veriety of things to do for people of all ages and it has some beautiful sights from some of the rides. Gröna lund is also planned to get bigger. A new Amusement park will be build a cross the street, And then will they build a bridge so the both parks can be together close Saltsjön .In the center off Gröna lund has they planned to build a 100 m (328.08 ft) high tower with swings that will spin up.
Kind of restaurant : Bohemian district Södermalm now has an ambitious neighborhood restaurant. The atmosphere at Momma is relaxed and friendly. They offer hearty, moderately priced food that the staff describes as “rustic elegance”. Has a gay emphasis.
Classic department store by Hötorget Square. Now offering an exciting, creative blend of new and vintage fashions, art and design, cosmetics, jewelry, books, CDs and magazines, exhibitions, events and much more.