Things To See in Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm Things To See

In all its tourist-driven debauchery, Stockholm’s Gamla Stan is undoubtedly the city’s most attractive area. With its narrow, cobblestone streets, breathtaking architecture and undeniable character, nowhere is as pleasant to get lost in.

The city’s other most appealing island is Djurgarden where two of the city’s most prominent museums can be found within minutes walk from each other. Sodermalm, the island south of the old town, is packed with mainly furniture shops, bars and clubs, while X north of the old town is the true city centre.

To appreciate Stockholm properly, get a ferry around its archipelago. The city centre is built on 14 islands, but beyond that there are thousands more. A ferry will give you the chance to explore this unique characteristic.

Attractions in Stockholm

  • Storkyrkan

    Trångsund 1, Gamla Stan, Stockholm, Sweden

    Originally built as a small parish church in the 13th century by the founder of the city, Birger Jarl, this is the oldest church in Stockholm and is now the city cathedral. Inside this place of worship the main attraction is the statue of St. George and the Dragon, built in 1494.

  • Kungliga Slottet (Royal Palace)

    Kungliga, Husgerådskammaren, Stockholm, Sweden

    Unlike most other palaces around the world, Stockholm’s royal palace is open to the public. Its 608 rooms are very extravagant and decorated in a somewhat Italian baroque style. The state apartments are seen as the most impressive of all the rooms and attract most visitors (admission 70SEK). If you happen on visiting Stockholm during the summer months make sure not to miss the changing of the guards.

  • Skansen

    Djurgården 49-51, Stockholm, Sweden

    Skansen is an open-air museum located on the Djurgarden island, west of Gamla Stan. This museum is different to most around the world in that it doesn’t comprise of a series of historical artefacts or paintings. Instead this museum has models of all types of Swedish humble abode, ranging from windmills to manor houses and even full town quarters. Seeing how ancient crafts were practised can also be seen.

  • Gröna Lund

    Djurgården, Stockholm, Sweden

    This amusement park is the perfect place for those who enjoy testing the stability of their stomachs as it is full of rollercoasters and various rides. The newest addition to Sweden’s oldest theme park (it opened in 1883) is the ‘Frit Fall Power Tower’ where you travel up to the top of a tower and then freefall down!

  • Vasamuseet

    Galarvarvsvagen 14, Djurgarden, Stockholm, Sweden

    Vasamuseet is Sweden's most visited museum and houses the 'Vasa', a warship built in the 17th century that, even though it was the largest ship of its time, sunk on its maiden voyage. Surrounding the ship are various exhibitions telling the ship's story.

    Open June 1 to August 31: 8.30 a.m. - 6 p.m. / September 1 to May 31: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. / Wednesdays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m / December 31 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

    Closed: December 23-25; January 1

    Admission: Adults 110SEK; Wednesdays (1st Sept to 31st May 5pm-8pm 80 SEK;

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