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. The Skansen open-air museum is very interesting, and the Vasa Museum, housing the 17th-century battleship of the same name, is a great favourite with visitors. The Museum of National Antiquities is another interesting Stockholm attraction. An excursion to any of the 24,000 archipelago islets is also worthwhile, as is a picnic in one of the many parks. Djurgården Island is a hub of activity for travellers, with numerous museums, galleries and other attractions to explore, including the endlessly popular Gröna Lund, the oldest and best amusement park in Stockholm.

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.

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 most glorious palaces in Europe, dating from 1754 (although…

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Royal Warship Vasa

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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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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