What to see in Stockholm

Stockholm Attractions

The city of Stockholm has a vast selection of attractions to offer visitors. During summer there are extensive hours of daylight for sightseeing outdoors, and on winter days there are plenty of museums and galleries to visit.

Popular sightseeing attractions in Stockholm include the Royal Palace and the distinctive City Hall (Stadshuset), both of which can only be visited on a guided tour, and are well worth exploring. Skansen open-air museum is an original concept with some great historical value, and the Vasa Museum, housing the 17th-century battleship of the same name, is a favourite with visitors. Both museums can be found on Djurgården island which is a hub of activity for travellers, with numerous museums, galleries and other attractions to explore, including the endlessly popular Gröna Lund, the oldest amusement park in Sweden.

If the weather turns, the Museum of National Antiquities is another interesting Stockholm attraction where the ancient finds can enthrall visitors for hours; however, if the outdoors call, an excursion to any of the 24,000 archipelago islets will not be forgotten.

The Stockholm Card is a great investment for tourists planning to do plenty of sightseeing, allowing free admission to more than 80 museums and attractions, free travel on public transport and much more. The card can be purchased online or bought from numerous outlets in Stockholm. However, without the card certain museums (like the Nobel Museum) are free to the public on certain days of the week.

Gröna Lund

Gröna Lund is Sweden's oldest amusement park and an amazing attraction for families. Built in 1883, the park features…

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Museum of National Antiquities

Sweden's history from prehistoric times to the present day is fascinatingly laid out in the Museum of National Antiquities…

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Royal Djurgården

Stockholm's main attractions are conveniently packaged close to the heart of the city on the island of Djurgården,…

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Royal Palace and Gamla Stan

The official Swedish royal residence is one of the largest and grandest palaces in Europe, dating back to 1754 (although…

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Visitors can explore Sweden's past at the Skansen open-air museum, the oldest in the world, where historical buildings…

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Stockholm City Hall

Stockholm's main landmark, the distinctive red brick City Hall (Stadshuset) building, has stood on Kungsholmen (King's…

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Vasa Museum

One of the most popular attractions in Sweden, the 17th-century warship Vasa sank on its maiden voyage in 1628 and was…

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