MAMMA MIA, HERE YOU GO

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Escape - - WHAT’S YOUR BUDGET | SWEDEN -

How much do you know about Swe­den? Not a lot be­yond ex­tremely good-look­ing blondes called Sven, Ikea and ABBA? What about the fact its cap­i­tal has been called “The Uni­corn Fac­tory” for pro­duc­ing more start-ups worth more than $1 bil­lion per capita – hello, Skype and Spo­tify – and puts a se­ri­ous onus on the art of a good cof­fee break (it’s known as “fika”)? Stock­holm is one of the most de­sign-for­ward, open and creative cities on the Scan­di­na­vian map and worth spend­ing at least a few days in.

Sin­ga­pore Air­lines launched flights to Stock­holm via Sin­ga­pore and Moscow in 2017 in part­ner­ship with Scan­di­na­vian Air­lines (SAS), open­ing up a new ac­cess point for Aus­tralians seek­ing a Scan­di­na­vian so­journ.

Set across 14 is­lands with a charm­ing old town, Gamla Stan, and home to the pres­ti­gious No­bel Prize awards din­ner each year in its city hall, Stock­holm also hap­pens to be one of the fastest grow­ing cities in Europe.

And the in­dus­try pock­ets cre­at­ing the big­gest buzz are in sus­tain­abil­ity, art and de­sign and din­ing. We found three Stock­holm ho­tels for all bud­gets.

CE­LESTE MITCHELL

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