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Stockholm Sweden is a city made for walking, running, cycling and enjoyment of countryside all within the city limits. Some of the most beautiful nature is mixed right into the urban sprawl .
Stockholm parks make great spots for picnics and afternoons out in the city. The city sits on 14 islands which make for unique park boundaries and layouts. Overall the city boasts 26 city parks.
Hagaparken is a popular and varied park site within easy reach of the city center. Those looking to get public transport should take bus 52, 59 or 515. with its butterfly house, royal pavilions and museums. Its nature runs between forest, fields and lakes. Boat tours are popular and structures are varied and interesting like the Chinese Pagoda, the Echo Temple, Finn’s Cottage and the Copper Tents.
Rålambshovsparken This lakeside attraction is a great place for sports because it has grass, beaches and fields. It is located between two major residential areas and offers panoramic views. Popular sports are soccer, volleyball, aerobics and swimming. The Parkteatern outdoor theater along with the abundant restaurants and cafés grace the social scene as well.
This is the former Royal hunting ground and a major island in Stockholm. It is a very peaceful and quiet place, only minutes away from the city centre. At the heart of it are trails and natural alcoves and it is also full of entertainment and cultural sights. One of the major attractions here is Skansen, an outstanding outdoor museum, containing ancient buildings from all over Sweden. Another magnificent place is the Museum of Nordic Culture. It can be reached on foot in a roundabout way or by boarding the Djurgårdsfärjan ferry from Slussen, or taking a bus # 44 or 47.
The Royal National City Park is huge at 6,671 acres the world’s first national city park, it is locally known as the Ecopark and contains the islands of Skeppsholmen, Kastellholmen, Beckholmen and Fjäderholmarna. It takes in the bigger part of the Archipelago and has abundant wildlife such as heron, roe deer and foxes. Popular events are swimming, canoeing and cycling all of which can be easily rented by visitors.
For those looking to go a bit further afield the 621-mile long Sörmlandsleden hiking trail complete with marshes, rivers, forests and stunning nature can be joined just a few minutes outside the city.