Hours after being tapped as Sweden’s first female prime minister, Magdalena Andersson resigned Wednesday after suffering a budget defeat in parliament and her coalition partner the Greens left the two-party minority government.
Sprawled across 14 islands where Lake Mälaren meets the Baltic Sea, Stockholm is surrounded by water. The city’s many waterways are among the cleanest in the world, making it possible to swim right in the urban core. Stockholmers make the most of the long summer days, flocking to beaches and cliffs all over the city to soak up the sun and enjoy a refreshing dip. Here’s our pick of places to go if you want to take a break from sightseeing and cool off with a quick swim or a day at the beach.