MAMMA MIA, HERE YOU GO
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.