Like all Swedes, Stockholmers spend a great deal of time enjoying outdoor sports and activities. Because the city is spread out on a number of islands, you are almost always close to the water. The many large parks, including Djurgården and Haga Park, allow people to quickly escape the hustle and bustle of downtown.
The most popular summertime activities in Stockholm are biking, rollerblading, tennis, sailing, kayaking, and picnicking out in the mild summer sun. In winter, people like cross-country skiing and ice skating.