Stockholm is an eclectic mix of the medieval and the ultramodern, with everything from photography and contemporary art to handicrafts and cultural history. You can reach most attractions on foot, many of which are perfect for families. Make sure to take in Stockholm from the water. A city built on fourteen islands with a large, centrally located national park also offers incredible water views. And don’t miss a boat trip to one of the 30,000 islands in the archipelago.
The Stockholm Card gives you free entry to 80 museums and attractions, free sightseeing and free public transportation.
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The Royal Palace
The Royal Palace is one of Europe's largest palaces! This is the official residence of the Swedish king and it features more than 600 rooms and five museums. You should not miss the parade of soldiers and the daily changing of the guard.
The Vasa Museum
With over one million visitors a year, The Vasa Museum hosts the only preserved 17th century ship in the world. This 69 metre long treasure sank in 1628 and was salvaged in 1961, 333 years later.
The Bergian Garden
The Bergian Garden is a botanical garden with greenhouses. Experience plants from all over the world: Edvard Anderson’s greenhouse with plants from Mediterranean climate and the tropics, the world’s largest water lily in the unique Victoria House. Lush kitchen and herb garden, Japanese pond and much more.
Birka - The Viking City
In Birka, also known as the first city in Sweden and one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, you can travel back in time to the 750's. In this old Viking city you can go on guided tours and experience what life was like back then. Birka is located in the archipelago on an island called Björkö which can easily be reached by boat.
Bonniers Konsthall Contemporary Art Gallery
Since 2006, Bonniers Konsthall, a leading site for Swedish and international contemporary art, offers Stockholm’s most exciting and cutting-edge exhibition program. The glass building, designed by Johan Celsing Architects, also contains a gallery shop and a cafe and restaurant.
Fotografiska is among the largest assemblages of contemporary photography in the world. The bistro at Fotografiska has a view of Stockholm’s bay and is run in partnership with celebrity chef Paul Svensson. Since opening in 2010, over one million people have experienced world-class art and flavours.
Free entry with the Stockholm Card!
Old Town - Gamla Stan
Stockholm’s oldest attraction is much more than the ultra-touristy street of Västerlånggatan. Here you will find some of the city’s best restaurants and several bars with live music. Gamla Stan also has small curiosity, antique and handicraft shops, a multitude of cafés and small hotels, as well as several gay bars and cafés.
Gröna Lund Tivoli
In the summer time the Gröna Lund Tivoli is one of the main attractions on Djurgården Island. This Tivoli offers numerous fun rides, lotteries, concerts and much more. Everything you need for a day full of fun.
The Story Train is central to Junibacken, with its journey through the fabulous stories of Astrid Lindgren, but you will also meet many other famous figures such as Alfie Atkins, Festus and Mercury and Mulle Meck. Story-time characters come to life, and you can play and make noise, relax in a cosy corner, feel chills along your spine, discover and learn, and go to the theatre.
The Moderna Museet is a place for lovers of art and culture, whether young or old. Here you will find one of Europe’s most distinguished collection of modern and contemporary art with key works from the hands of Pablo Picasso and Andy Warhol and many others. The museum is situated on the beautiful island of Skeppsholmen downtown Stockholm. There is a Restaurant, an Espresso Bar and a Shop.
Welcome to Sweden’s largest museum of cultural history! Discover Swedish trends and traditions and enjoy exhibitions on a wide range of subjects, for example fashion, interiors, furniture, table settings, textiles, folk art, doll’s houses and the Sami, one of the world’s indigenous peoples.
Meet historic Sweden! Skansen is home to 150 buildings and farms transported from different parts of the country. Stroll among the beautiful gardens with flower beds and functional plants. See Nordic animals, particularly predators and native Swedish breeds. Celebrate this year’s traditional festivities and enjoy the wide variety of programs. Museum shop with handicrafts and Swedish design.
Museum of Spirits & Absolut Art Collection
Spritmuseum (Museum of Spirits) invites visitors to an unforgettable journey, from pleasure to pain, from park bench to cocktail party, through scenery, experience, scents, tastes... Explore the Absolut Art Collection with works by Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst and others. Visit the shop and the restaurant.
Stockholm from the water
Stockholm is full of fantastic water views. On Stockholm Sightseeing’s guided boat tours you enjoy the city’s lovely scenery as you learn more about Stockholm. Choose between boat tours around the city or in the nearby national park. Commentary in up to 11 languages on certain tours.
The museum of Medieval Stockholm
The Museum of Medieval Stockholm describes the emergence and medieval development of the town and is built up round some of the permanent heritage monuments which came to light during the archaeological excavations on Helgeandsholmen (The Island of the Holy Spirit) between 1978 and 1980.
The Stockholm City Museum and the Millennium Tour
The City Museum tells the history of Stockholm and its inhabitants. It is housed in an imposing 17th century palace in the heart of Stockholm. The museum also arranges walking tours of various parts of the city or on various themes, for example the Millennium Tour (The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) in Stieg Larsson’s and Lisbeth Salander’s footsteps.
A guided experience with giddying views and a dose adrenaline. A rooftop tour is fun, unique and educational. Enjoy Stockholm from the roofs of the old parliament building at Riddarholmen, centrally located, close to the underground station at Gamla stan. Take the chance to learn more about Stockholm from a completely new perspective.
The National Museum of Science and Technology
Digital Revolution – an immersive experience! Explore how art, music, film and video games continue to be developed by the use of digital technology. Experience exhilarating illusions and create works of art for all the senses. The exhibition will run until 30th August 2015. You can also check out the exhibition 100 innovations and challenge yourself or your friends in Sports!
The World Heritage the Woodland Cemetery
When the Woodland Cemetery (Skogskyrkogården) was created at the beginning of the 1900s, it was unique with the combination of nature and architecture, and completely unlike any cemetery before. Today, it is considered one of the most important creations of modern architecture and was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 1994.
Yasuragi Hasseludden is a peaceful oasis where you can enjoy Japanese baths, activities and treatments as well as fabulous meals in the Teppanyaki or Tokyo restaurants. An overall experience inspired by the best from Japan. Go here by car or bus, or enjoy a boat trip through Stockholm’s stunning archipelago!