Stockholm: Stockholm enjoys one of the most stunning locations of any capital city in the world. Over 30% of the city area is made up of waterways and another 30% is made up of parks and green spaces, giving Stockholm perhaps the freshest air and widest lungs of any European capital. This natural oasis is complemented by the charming Old Town, which is the epicentre of the city, with countless hotels, bars, restaurants and shops all prospering â€“ as people in these historical streets have done for centuries. During the seemingly endless days and bright sunshine of the summer months, the city comes to life with stylish pavement cafÃ©s overflowing with the sun searching Swedes. During the severe and dark winters many of the waterways around the city freeze up, allow the unique experience of ice skating around the city centre.