Stockholm, 111 48
Freshwater Lake Mälaren lies just to the west of Stockholm, and flows out to the Baltic Sea. Offering its calm beauty to be admired by diners and fishers, the tour along the shore is a must-do. Besides Drottningholm Palace, the awe-inspiring home of the Swedish Royal Family, several of the small villages and harbors along the Lake will take you straight back into Viking times. Several boat tours on the Lake, leaving from Strömkajen Ferry Pier, explore the Stockholm Archipelago (Skärgården).