Stockholm: 10 Things to Do

7. The Långholmen Pontoon

Sunbathers on cement pontoon at Langholmen Island in Stockholm with passing ferryboat on Riddarfjarden Chad Ehlers / Alamy
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In the morning, clear out any lingering cobwebs with a dip. Stockholm's water is clean, and warmer than you'd think, thanks to the North Atlantic drift. The small island of Långholmen, once a prison island, is a popular swimming spot. Making your way past allotment gardens and historic shipyards, you'll find the sandy cove on the northern shore. The wooden pontoon has plenty of space to lie back and read the paper while you dry off.

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