Stockholm, the capital of Sweden. The centre of Sweden’s economic, cultural and political activities. At just 900,000 residents, it is already the most populous Nordic city.

Here’s a glimpse of a glorious Stockholm life:

Hötoget Square

Photograph by Nicholas Pitt Locals peruse Hötoget Square's daily food market selling a variety of fruits, vegetables, and flowers.

Locals peruse Hötoget Square’s daily food market selling a variety of fruits, vegetables, and flowers.
Photograph by Nicholas Pitt

 

Stockholm Harbor

Photograph by Frank Chmura/Getty Images A man makes a leap into the Stockholm harbor.

A man makes a leap into the Stockholm harbour.
Photograph by Frank Chmura/Getty Images

 

Kungstradgården

Photograph by Nicholas Pitt A popular meeting place, Kungstradgården, a park in central Stockholm, is the site of concerts, outdoor cafés, and fountain that is transformed into an ice skating rink in the winter months.

A popular meeting place, Kungstradgården, a park in central Stockholm, is the site of concerts, outdoor cafés, and fountain that is transformed into an ice skating rink in the winter months.
Photograph by Nicholas Pitt

 

Skansen

Photograph by Nicholas Pitt Girls in traditional Swedish dress are working at Skansen, an open-air living history museum in Stockholm.

Girls in traditional Swedish dress are working at Skansen, an open-air living history museum in Stockholm.
Photograph by Nicholas Pitt

 

Living History Museum

Photograph by Nicholas Pitt Young Swedes enjoy ice cream at Skansen, an open-air living history museum in Stockholm.

Young Swedes enjoy ice cream at Skansen, an open-air living history museum in Stockholm.
Photograph by Nicholas Pitt

 

Royal Viking Hotel

Chad Ehlers/TIPS Images Stockholm's Radisson SAS Royal Viking Hotel is right next to Central Station and boasts 459 rooms, as well as the famous Stockholm Fisk restaurant.

Stockholm’s Radisson SAS Royal Viking Hotel is right next to Central Station and boasts 459 rooms, as well as the famous Stockholm Fisk restaurant.
Chad Ehlers/TIPS Images

 

Hammarby Sjöstad District

Photograph by David Rose/Panos Two men take a baby for a stroll in the Hammarby Sjöstad district, the future site of 11,000 environmentally friendly and eco-sustainable apartments.

Two men take a baby for a stroll in the Hammarby Sjöstad district, the future site of 11,000 environmentally friendly and eco-sustainable apartments.
Photograph by David Rose/Panos

 

Café String

Photograph by Massimo Borchi/Atlantide Locals gather at Café String, a cozy retro-styled café in Södermalm that serves big mugs of coffee, muffins, and brownies.

Locals gather at Café String, a cozy retro-styled café in Södermalm that serves big mugs of coffee, muffins, and brownies.
Photograph by Massimo Borchi/Atlantide

 

T-Centralen Station

Photograph by Heimo Aga A mural in Stockholm's T-Centralen station evokes the bottom of the ocean.

A mural in Stockholm’s T-Centralen station evokes the bottom of the ocean.
Photograph by Heimo Aga

 

Rooftops

Photograph by Per-Erik Adamsson/Getty Images Stockholm's rooftops are covered with fresh snow, though winter temperatures range from the high 30s to low 20s°F (-1 to -5°C).

Stockholm’s rooftops are covered with fresh snow, though winter temperatures range from the high 30s to low 20s°F (-1 to -5°C).
Photograph by Per-Erik Adamsson/Getty Images

 

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This feature originally appeared in National Geographic.



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