Stockholm, capital of Sweden, is built on 14 islands and often called ”Venice of the North”. The town offers many magnificent waterfront sites, such as the Royal Palace, the City Hall and Vasa Ship museum. In the Stockholm area there are three of the UNESCO’s World Heritage sites: The Royal Domain of Drottningholm, the old Viking settlement Birka, situated on an island in Lake Mälaren, and the cemetery Skogskyrkogarden. The Stockholm archipelago consists of 24 000 islands. Don’t miss to explore some of them on cruise! Skansen open air museum contains 150 buildings from all over the country, showing how Sweden was like before the industrial revolution. Nationalmuseum is Sweden’s museum of art and design. Contemporary art is exposed at the Museum of Modern Art.