Capital & Other Cities Compared
It is interesting to note that many of the major Scandinavia cities are in Norway and Sweden.
The capital city of Norway is Oslo, and the capital of Sweden is Stockholm. Stockholm is a city
with all the modern charms and every bit of Scandinavian charm available. In this city, you will
get both modern civilization and Scandinavian history and culture in their unique forms.
This city offers a very comprehensive experience for tourists. This is why most people who travel
to Sweden actually travel to Stockholm. Not only a beautiful city, but the fantastic lifestyle it
has is also a significant drawing point. This is one of the reasons it is the most populous city
in Scandinavia. The city is usually appreciated throughout Europe as one of the greenest cities.
Many of the city parts are also covered in water, with about 57 bridges connecting the waterways.
If you are an aquatic enthusiast, Stockholm is specifically suitable for you. You have enough water
activities to keep your blood pumping.
Stockholm is also filled with many wonderful restaurants where you can taste inter-continental and
local Swedish dishes. The city's heart has many museums and tourist centers, so much to keep you
busy throughout your stay. Stockholm is also great for kids as it has many attraction centers
explicitly designed for them. Even if you decide not to go beyond Stockholm, you can be well assured
you can get your fill of the Norwegian lifestyle.
Oslo, the capital of Norway, is another wonderful Scandinavian city. Although not as big as Stockholm,
this city delivers first-class natural beauty. This city is also appreciated as a green city with
admirable green views, forests, and coastal shores. One significant attribute Stockholm and Oslo
share is the retention of nature in its undiluted form.
Oslo is a city big on outdoor activities. This is one of the reasons many of Oslo's residents are
healthy. Biking, hiking, walking, swimming, and skiing are all normal daily activities in Oslo. You
should not visit Sweden without getting a first-hand experience of Oslo, taking in all the city has
to offer. There are so many attraction centers in Oslo, so much that they cannot all be mentioned.
To experience and see most of the city, you can take a city tour or even go on a fjord cruise. While
in Oslo, you can visit the Royal Palace, where Norway's royal family resides. You can also visit
Akershus Fortress as well as other exciting attraction centers.
Other top Norwegian cities are Trondheim, Stavanger, and Bergen, which holds a world UNESCO Heritage
site. All the cities are popularly known for being rich in history and culture, each one owning its
own story and a major landmark.
Other major cities in Sweden are Uppsala, a good place for a lover of arts and architecture, Malmo,
also notable for architecture and history, and Gothenburg, a city with a Scandinavian-Dutch feel
because it was built by the Dutch during the 1600s.