The Island of Skeppsholmen in Stockholm

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The Island of Skeppsholmen in Stockholm

To the east of Stockholm’s Gamla Stan lies Skeppsholmen. It is one of the islands of Stockholm and is connected with Blasieholmen and Kastellholmen by bridges. It is accessible by foot from Kungsträdgården, by bus number 65, or by boat from Slussen, Djurgården or Nybroplan.

The sleek shooner moored off the island is the 100-year old af Chapman, now a youth hostel and a café.

The Island of Skeppsholmen in Stockholm
100-year old shooner af Chapman

Also on the island is the spectacular new building of the Museum of Modern Art (Moderna Museet) designed by the Spanish architect Rafael Moneo, with a collection of 20th century art that is considered the finest in the world, and includes works by Dali, Picasso and Margritte among others.

The Island of Skeppsholmen in Stockholm
Museum of Modern Art, Stockholm. Photo: Åsa Lunden

Its large restaurant-café is worth visiting for a beautiful panorama if the skyline.

The Island of Skeppsholmen in Stockholm
Stockholm Architecture Museum delves into the design architects of Sweden’s buildings

Next door, the Architecture Museum (Arkitetkturmuseet) delves into the design architects of Sweden’s buildings.

The Island of Skeppsholmen in Stockholm
One of Scandinavia’s most famous hotels, Grand Hotel, Stockholm

A bridge links Skepsholmen to the Blasieholmen waterfront area, where the sumptuous big building is one of Scandinavia’s most famous hotels, the Grand.

The Island of Skeppsholmen in Stockholm
The National Museum of Fine Arts in Stockholm features Sweden’s national collection of art

Nearby is the National Museum of Fine Arts (Nationalmuseet), featuring Sweden’s national collection of art, with most of the great masters from 1500-1900. Rembrandt us particularly well represented. In summer the museum holds concerts in the evening, a lovely setting for music. (Now closed until 13 October 2018).

The Island of Skeppsholmen in Stockholm, written by Tor Kjolberg

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Journalist, PR and marketing consultant Tor Kjolberg has several degrees in marketing management. He started out as a marketing manager in Scandinavian companies and his last engagement before going solo was as director in one of Norway’s largest corporations. Tor realized early on that writing engaging stories was more efficient and far cheaper than paying for ads. He wrote hundreds of articles on products and services offered by the companies he worked for. Thus, he was attuned to the fact that storytelling was his passion.