Stockholm has been called the Venice of the north, and certainly the city has an intimate relationship with the sea. It is situated on a number of islands, today connected by bridges, and grew outwards from the central islands of Stadsholmen (“City island”) and Riddarholmen (“Knights island”) already in Viking times. Walking in the central district, including the Old Town, it is never far to a quay and lapping waves, marinas with sailboats or the mooring places for the regular boats that connect the far flung archipelago with the capital. And the sea of course is one of the main things that capture the imagination of visitors to Stockholm.
Perhaps the best thing to start with is to get a birds-eyes view of the glittering streams, the bridges and the landmarks to visit.