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, an island which is a hub of activity for travellers, with numerous museums, galleries, and other attractions to explore. These include 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 enthral 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.

Grona Lund

Grona Lund is Sweden's oldest amusement park and an amazing attraction for families. Built in 1883, the park features a number of rides including classics like bumper cars, carousels, and Ferris wheels…

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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 in Stockholm, often just called the Swedish History Museum. It…

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Royal Djurgarden

Stockholm's main attractions are conveniently packaged close to the heart of the city on the island of Djurgarden, crammed with entertainment options, museums, restaurants, and wooded green…

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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 it was built on the remains of an earlier medieval castle). The Baroque edifice…

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Visitors can explore Sweden's past at Skansen, the oldest open-air museum in the world. Historical buildings dating mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries have been relocated here from around the…

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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 Island) since 1923 and has become world-renowned as the venue for the…

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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 salvaged in 1961, with thousands of artefacts, including coins, tools,…

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