Sweden is a Scandinavian nation with thousands of coastal islands and inland lakes, along with vast boreal forests and glaciated mountains. Its principal cities, eastern capital Stockholm and southwestern Gothenburg and Malmö, are all coastal. Stockholm is built on 14 islands. It has more than 50 bridges, as well as the medieval old town, Gamla Stan, royal palaces and museums such as open-air Skansen.
We visited Sweden in July 2017 on a Baltic cruise (Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas) and stayed at the Hilton Stockholm Slussen after returning from the cruise. We explored Stockholm on the hop-on hop-off bus and boat tour and visited Gamla Stan (the Old Town medieval city center), Stockholm Palace, the Nordic Museum, Icebar Stockholm and the Royal Palace.