Sightseeing in Stockholm

Stockholm City Hall

To experience Stockholm takes time... There are so many sights from the medieval old city  to fantastic lush green parks, the world famous archipelago, the modern city,  more than 60 bridges connecting the 14 islands of  the city, the Royal Palace, churches and cathedrals,  stunning viewpoints and "must see landmarks" like the City Hall,  the Vasa Museum and  new sites like the popular ABBA museum and street markets.
What do you want to see?   We will help you all the way to make your stay in Stockholm a fantastic experience !

stockholm city hall

Stockholm City Hall

stockholm archipelago

Stockholm Archipelago

Gröna Lund amusement park.

GRÖNA LUND AMUSEMENT PARK.

the Royal Castle

The Royal Castle

The  Royal Palace in Stockholm is a fantatic experience with three museums and the Royal apartments, the real working area of the Royal family of Sweden.
With more than 600 rooms on seven floors, this is one of the largest palaces in Europe.
The building is Baroque and built as a Roman palace, located in the Old Town of Stockholm.
In addition to the Royal Apartments there are three museums steeped in regal history: the Treasury with the regalia, the Tre Kronor Museum that portrays the palaces medieval history and Gustav III's Museum of Antiquities.
 

the vasa museum

Vasa Museum

The Vasa Museum is the most visited museum in Sweden, with over one million visitors a year.
The Vasa is the only preserved seventeenth-century ship in the world, and a unique art treasure. More than 95 percent of the ship is original, and it is decorated with hundreds of carved sculptures.

The 69 meter-long warship Vasa, sank on its maiden voyage in the middle of Stockholm in 1628, and was salvaged 333 years later in 1961. For nearly half a century the ship has been slowly, deliberately and painstakingly restored to a state approaching its original glory. The three masts on the roof outside the specially built museum show the height of the ship's original masts.
 

the nordic museum

Nordic Museum

The Nordic Museum, located on Djurgården in central Stockholm, displays the cultural history of Sweden from the 16th century until today. The collections include enormous amounts of objects like furniture, clothes, house hold-objetcs and other things reflecting a 500 year period.
The museum was founded in 1873 by Artur Hazelius, a Swedish teacher and folklorist. Initially called the Scandinavian Ethnographic Collection, the museum changed name to the current ‘Nordiska Muséet’ in 1880. Hazelius was also the founder of Skansen, the worlds first open air-museum, established in 1891. Skansen is located in front of the Nordic Museum.
 

the swedish history museum

Swedish History Museum

At the Historical museum you can experience swedens´s history from the ancient past to present. See the world’s largest Viking exhibition, with more than 4,000 original artifacts, and the Gold Room, where you will find the country’s foremost gold and silver collections.
The museum is laid out over three floors and it is easy to move through the Pre-History, the Vikings, the Medieval and the Baroque periods. The Viking Section has details from the settlement of Birka, which was the major town in Viking times not far from Stockholm. It also holds a recreated long ship from the times the Vikings sailed the northern seas.

 

hötorget, the old heymarket

Hötorget

Hötorget is located in the the square right across from the famoous  Stockholm Concert hall.  It has been an open air market since the 1640s and is  filled with fruit, vegetable, and flower vendors selling fresh grapes, strawberries, blueberries, and other seasonal fruits alongside green beans, mushrooms, broccoli, and a slew of other vegetables.
During the weekend, the square turns into a flea market with people selling all sorts of used personal effects and trinkets.
From the square you can go downstairs and visit Hötorgshallen, an old traditional inside market for exclusive foods such as fish, meat, spices and a wide range of international cousine.

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stockholm old town

Stockholm Old Town

Stockholm's best VIEws

Stockholm's best views

skansen open air museum

SKANSEN OPEN AIR MUSEUM

The Skansen museum in Stockholm is the world’s oldest open-air museum. At the Skansen museum, you will find the history of Sweden shown both in historical buildings as well as intriguing crafts displays. Every part of Sweden is represented at the Skansen museum, from a southern farm on Skåne to the Sami camp in northern Sweden. The museum takes you back to  Sweden before our time. Most buildings and farmsteads at Skansen museum are from the 18th, 19th and early 20th centuries.
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Millesgården

Millesgården

Millesgården is a remarkable museum and the former home of the  swedish world famous  artist and sculptor Carl Milles and his wife Olga.
Milles created this sculpture garden at a cliff-top on the island of Lidingö, overlooking the inlet of  Stockkholm with a stunning view.
Here you will find a sculpture park,  an art gallery,  a restaurant, an antique collection and a shop.
Millesgården can be termed a work of art in its own right, a nicely
balanced stage design of terraces, fountains, stairways, sculptures and columns, coupled with a diversity of vegetation and an immense vista across the waters of Värtan from the rocky heights of Herserud.
 

Södermalm, the stockholm south

Södermalm, The Stockholm South

Södermalm used to be the working district of  Old Stockholm, with noisy and smelly factories, the gallows and the areas where the poor people lived.
Now this part of the City is a popular place to live, with many artists, musicians and single housholds among its population.
Here you will  find many cunning antique stores, galleries and small shops, and also a wide range of restaurants, coffeshops and bars.
Are you a big fan of "the Girl with the dragon tatoo" by Stieg Larsson?
Here is your chance to walk the same cobblestone streets as Lisbeth Salander, and have a look at the locations where they shot the big Hollywood movie.
 

drottningholm palace

Drottningholm Palace

The Palace is Their Majesties the King and Queens permanent home residence. The rooms in the southern wing of the palace are reserved for this purpose. The rest of the palace and grounds are open to the public year round.
Drottningholm Palace is on UNESCO's World Heritage list. It is the most well-preserved royal castle built in the 1600s in Sweden and at the same time is representative of all European architecture for the period.The combination of the exotic Chinese Pavilion pleasure palace, the palace theatre and the magnificent palace gardens make a visit to Drottningholm a unique experience.

 

the abba museum

Abba Museum

The worldfamous popgroup ABBA have sold over 380 million albums and singles worldwide, which makes them one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
The newly opened ABBA museum soon tunred into a huge success,
and is now one of the most visited museums in Stockholm.
Here you can become the fith member by performing on stage with
the 3-D group, sing in the musicstudio and dance to the songs that you like the most.
Here you can learn all there is to know and more about the four members of this swedish super sensation.
"Dancing queen", "Mama Mia", "Does your mother know", "Souper Trooper", " Waterlooo", "Knowing me knowing you", "Thank you for the music", "Take a chance on me"

djurgården

Djurgården

Djurgården is a rich entertainment and recreational area for the residents of Stockholm and tourists alike.
Anyone who has ever walked across the bridge to Djurgården knows how quickly the atmosphere changes. In just a few minutes you leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind you  find yourself in a national, city park with lush nature and adiverse selection of culture and entertainment.
Here, you will find inviting grassy slopes and shade trees,shaded walkways along the canals that feature boating activities,and hear the soft sound of waves lapping against thes shore.
At the same time, sources of entertainment and various meeting places are close by. Embedded along these woodland paths you will find art, history, animal life, dance, amusement rides, food and drink  and much more to choose from.

Hagaparken

Koppartälten Hagaparken

The Royal National City Park is a regal landscape offering a unique blend of nature and culture, largely thanks to the Kings of Sweden.
Their varied interests have brought an extraordinary diversity of natural, cultural and recreational assets to this area. For instance, Karl XI was a very keen hunter and decided to enclose South and North Djurgården to make a large hunting park back in the 1680s, and in the 1780s Gustav III decorated the banks of the Bay of Brunnsvik with English parks, with Haga as the jewel in the crown.

Four of Sweden's eleven Royal palaces can be found in this area , and  one of them, the Haga Palace, is today the home of Crown Princerss Victoria and her husband Price Daniel.