The Swedish capital of Stockholm is packed with things to do. These are the attractions you simply cannot miss when spending time is this beautiful city
Mamma mia! For any music fan this has to be the number one attraction. This fun and interactive museum will keep you entertained for hours. Bonus, the Swedish Music Hall of Fame is in the same building and it’s included in the price. Of course, the main attraction is Abba, so for your chance to say ‘Thank you for the music’, be sure to visit.
Raised in the mid-20th century in one of the biggest salvage operations in history, the Vasa was proclaimed to be mightiest warship of its time. After setting sale, it sunk less than half an hour later just outside of Stockholm. There it lay for 300 years. Learn the tragic history behind the vessel and its one and only (very short) voyage. This museum is an intriguing look into Swedish history, as well as the people and the ideas behind the vessel. .
The Royal Palace
The palace is the official residence of His Majesty the King. As it sits on the riverbanks, take a look at the grandeur and the amazing architecture that not only houses the King, but also some amazing public attraction, such as the Museum of Antiquities and the Royal Apartments.Stockholm Royal Palace is the official residence of His Majesty the King, It’s a great way to spend a day and you cannot visit the palace with witnessing the Changing of the Guard.
A day out for the whole family. Skansen is a miniature Sweden with over 150 buildings – churches, homes, shops, schools and workshops- make up the collection. There’s more! In addition to the buildings, you can also visit the zoo. See native animals such as bears, seals and wolves and the kids zoo. See the people at work, creating blown glass, and practice your pottery skills. With something for everyone, no one will get bored.
Overlooking the water, Stockholm amusement park has something for everyone. Rides and games for the kids, and some great restaurants for mum and dad to relax in. It is a popular venue for summer concerts, with some of the most well renowned musicians performing there. Be sure to book as these are very popular events.
The cobblestoned streets of Gamla Stan are a great way to get some rest and relaxation. As one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Europe, take a step back in, visit and museum, grab a coffee or a bite to eat, or just get lost as you wander around the pedestrian friendly streets. Get lost wandering down the oldest street in Stockholm Stockholm (Köpmangatan), and the narrowest (Mårten Trotzigs Gränd)
With stunning views in a beautiful location, Moderna offers not only artistic views, but also a beautiful natural one too.Located on the beautiful island of Skeppsholmen, Moderna is home to an excellent collection of Swedish (and international) modern and contemporary art. Plan your trip around one of the numerous exhibitions that take place throughout the year and you will not be dissapointed. There is of course a great gift shop and some amazing food to be eaten in one of the restaurants.
Opened only in 2010 Stockholm’s Photography Museum immediately has become one of the most popular attractions in the city. If you are a photography lover, be sure to plan your trip around one of he four major exhibitions which are held there every year, or one of the 20 smaller ones. You’ll want to visit the cafe on the top floor, where you can see stunning panoramic views of the city.
One for kids and big kids alike. Rekindle childhood memories at Junibacken. This fun playground for adults and kids takes you into the world of Astrid Lindgren, Sweden’s world-renowned children’s author. Learn about Pippi Longstocking, Emil, Karlsson on the Roof, The Brothers Lionhearted, and many more of your childhood favourites. The Story Train exhibitions were designed by the Royal Dramatic Theater. The bookshop is full of all the classics and the restaurant serves amazing food.
Don’t worry, no ghosts here, only alcohol. Sponsored by Absolut, the museum is located in two 18th century naval building, bringing together two Swedish traditions. The museum looks at the country’s relationship with alcohol and the world renowned product. With its very own ‘drunk room’, it offers an experience of what it is like to be drunk. Of course, there is a bar where you can experience the product you will have learnt about.
For an insightful look into the history of Stockholm, City Hall is a must. It is one of the most iconic building in the city, it is the seat of Stockholm’s government. The annual Novel Dinner is held here and there is an amazing tour that gives you an insight into the history of the building and the city. On a warm summer’s day you can even take a dip in the waters that surround the building, or if that’s not your thing, stop at one of the cafes inside the grounds of the building.
Had enough of the museums? Kungliga Djurgården (the Royal Game Park) is home to some of Stockholm’s top attractions, it’s also offers a green tranquility, where you can escape the rat race and walk, run, bike, and generally enjoy the outdoors.. There are a number of excellent restaurants and cafés where you can refuel before wandering along the island and visiting some more attractions.
Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde
The artist within will not want to miss this. Designed by renowned architect Ferdinand Boberg and originally the home of Prince Eugen, the building and grounds were given to the state after he died in 1947. Prince Eugen was one of Sweden’s best-known landscape painters, and the museum houses many of his most popular works, along with much of his collection. It is one of the most popular museums in Sweden Exhibitions are regularly staged in this breathtakingly beautiful building
Royal Swedish Opera
The home of Opera in Sweden, The Royal Swedish Royal Opera has been at the centre of Swedish opera since 1773., Kungliga Operan offers not just the chance to see top-level talent, you can also tour the premises. Take a tour and go backstage, to see where some of the greats and relaxed before their performance, take a look at the opera pick, and learn the history behind this famous building..
For the best views of the city, ride the Globe, the world’s largest spherical building. The trip inside the glass gondola takes 30 minutes, but brave the heights and you’ll be greeted with a stunning view (and a glass of champagne if that’s your thing.) With your feet firmly back on the ground, go shopping, or eat at some of the finest restaurants in Stockholm..
Be inspired. Visit and learn about one of the most prestigious honours in the world- The Nobel Prizes. This museum not only gives you the history of the prizes but also hosts a number of exhibitions focusing on subjects related to the various prize categories and the ceremony itself. But don’t think it’s all seriousness, some of the recent exhibitions taken a more lighthearted approach and looked at Nobel fashion and artists considering the Dalai Lama.
Get lost in the maze of islands. The Stockholm archipelago includes 30,000 mesmerizing islands. There’s something for everyone. From the liveliness and sophistication of Sandhamn to the remote wilderness of Möja. Be it a day trip or a weekend, you’ll be sure to have your breath taken away by the natural beauty of this amazing location.
The Army Museum in an insight into Swedish Military history, dating from 1500 to the present day. Looking at both wartime and peace, the three floors are filled with a countless number of artifacts and objects and images, depicting Swedish history., A personal highlight for me was the Raoul Wallenberg Room, which looks at the man who saved thousands and thousands of people from the Nazis.
Built in 1279, Storkyrkan is a medieval church that is home to the legendary Vädersolstavlan, as well as other unique and important objects from Sweden’s history. It is the most popular church in the country and is regularly used to hold religious ceremonies, funerals for important citizens, and of course, royal weddings.
The National Museum of Science and Technology is Sweden’s biggest museum of technology. With something for the kids and the adults. Feel, touch, and understand technology through these cool interactive exhibitions. Take a look at everything from space and energy to the environment and the digital world. We had a great time at the museum and found it extremely informative.
From a weekend getaway with your partner to a family holiday to a weekend away with your friends, Stockholm has something to offer for everyone. Be sure to add this amazing city to the list of places you want to visit. Trust us when we say, you won’t be disappointed.