Big and small. Well-known and unique. Classics like the Vasa Museum and modern newcomers like ABBA The Museum and Fotografiska. In Stockholm, there are more than a hundred attractions to choose from. We have boiled it down to a list of ten things you simply cannot miss.
Here are some suggestions for our Stockholm visitors:
Kaknästornet, Stockholm tv-tower, 155 meter high with the best view of Stockholm, day and night, summer and winter, rain or shine, offers a unique environment for both ordinary days as partys Enjoy the tv-tower restaurant Stockholm, café, skybar, viewpoint and souvernir shop.
Elevator fee: 55 kr (7-15 years olds, 20 kr).
Skansen is the world’s first open-air museum, founded in 1891. Here you can stroll through five centuries of Swedish history, from north to south, with a real sense of the past all around in the histori¬cal buildings and dwellings, peop¬led by characters in period dress.
Artipelag is a new international venue for art, good food, events and activities – beautifully set on Värmdö in the Stockholm Archipelago, just 20 minutes from the city centre. Getting here is easy; whether by bus, car or boat. There are 350 parking spaces, a pier for passenger boats from Stockhom city and a long guest marina for visiting private boats. The visiting address is Artipelagstigen 1, Gustavsberg and the position N 59° 18´ 04″, O 18° 20´ 07″.
The Vasa Museum has become a natural part of Stockholm’s skyline. Its masts rising high above Djurgården have become a beacon guiding curious tourists and Stockholmers alike. Vasa has not always been housed in such splendour. From her salvaging in 1961 until 1988 Vasa’s home was a 27-year long temporary one at the Wasavarvet Museum.
The green island of Djurgården, close to central Stockholm, is beloved by both Stockholmers and tourists. Djurgården is a calm oasis which has been royal land since the fifteenth century. There are fine areas to stroll, for example around the Djurgårdsbrunn canal and Blockhusudden. Djurgården is also home to several of city’s top museums and attractions, as well as enjoyable cafés and restaurants. It’s easy to reach Djurgården on foot, by the Djurgården ferry boat from Gamla Stan/Slussen, by tram from Norrmalmstorg or by bus.
Take a walk
Strandvägen (Swedish for “Beach Road”) is a boulevard on Östermalm in central Stockholm, Sweden. Completed just in time for the Stockholm World’s Fair 1897, it quickly became known as one of the most prestigious addresses in town.
It’s hard to say which walk is the best direction to head, but strolling along the waterside on Strandvägen in Östermalm is hard to beat. Painters, boats, mini-stalls with ice-cream and treats. If you can combine it with a loop of the island of Skeppsholmen beforehand, you’re sure to impress your guests. Extra points if you mention to your visitor that the big white boat is actually a youth hostel.
Here are a lot of unique things to see when visiting the old town in Stockholm. The old town is the original Stockholm. The town was set up during the 1300 century. There are about 3000 people living in the old city today. Most buildings are from the 1700 and 1800 century. If you can spare a few hours take the time to walk about the old town. The dominant building in the old city is the king’s castle. The old town is the place to be if you want to experience the town’s pulse. The area has Stockholm’s biggest ranges of restaurants, tourist shops, studios and museums. There are many wonderful paths to walk in the old town.
The Royal Palace
Take a day trip to Drottningholm and experience a historic milieu of the highest standard. Drottningholm Palace is Sweden’s best preserved royal palace constructed in the seventeenth century, the permanent residence of the royal family and one of Stockholm’s three World Heritage Sites.
Photo Visit Sweden / Gomer Swahn
Hipster spotting in Södermalm
The vibe in the streets of Södermalm is relaxed, creative and trendy, especially in the Sofo area. This neighborhood offers a myriad of vintage stores, eclectic shops, Swedish fashion, galleries and design stores, mixed with an abundance of places to eat and drink.
Two of the best viewpoints in the city are located on Södermalm: Fjällgatan and Monteliusvägen. Art galleries are nestled shoulder to shoulder on Hornsgatspuckeln. The Hornstull area has undergone a renaissance and is now a trendy meeting place for Stockholm hipsters.
Originally built in 1883 and replaced in 1935, this public elevator connects Slussen below to Södermalm above. Take a ride to the top and take in the nice views of Gamla Stan and other parts of the city, and of course the water, for 10SEK each way. There is a man in the elevator that will take your money once on the way up, once on the way down. There’s a bit of a wait for the elevator to come. There is a nice restaurant at the top, which is good, but not as impressive as the view itself.