Stockholm Travel Guide
Stockholm is spread over 14 islands and the history of the city goes more than 700 years back.
Today Stockholm is a modern metropolis with skyscrapers, a busy commercial heart, and the city centre is consumer’s heaven with stylish shops of all kinds, but not to forget cosy cafes and restaurants. Stockholm is also well known for its very enjoyable nightlife.
Why visit Stockholm
When you visit Stockholm, you will find some top attractions, which tell a lot about the history of Stockholm.
Town (Gamla Stan) is a "must-see". This maintained part of Stockholm goes back to 1252. Covered by the atmospheric mixture of buildings surrounded by a latticework of medieval lanes and alleyways.
In connection with sightseeing through the historic narrow alleyways, don`t forget to visit Royal attractions such as the Royal Palace, the Stockholm Cathedral (Storkyrkan) and the central square.
Museums in Stockholm
For culture lovers, the capital is covered by fascinating museums of all kinds, whatever you want to see, historical-cultural museums like the National Museum or the ABBA Museum from the world-famous Swedish music group.
Boat trip to the Archipelago
Why not take a relaxing boat trip in the archipelago and enjoy the fresh air and the impressive sights of Stockholm from the sea?
There are many popular excursions in the Stockholm Archipelago. One of the most recommended ones takes you to the impressive Drottningholm Palace, the residence of the royal Swedish family. Another recommended archipelago tour goes to the historic Viking Island of Birka.
The Island Djurgården
Regarding the Stockholm archipelago, Djurgården island is a "must-see". You can reach the island by public boat transportation or walking. Beautiful nature covers the park island marinas, and the small royal castle "Rosendal" is located here.
It is not only because of the beautiful nature that Stockholmers and tourists love coming here. Some of the city's most famous museums, like Vasa Museum, ABBA Museum or The Open Air Museum Skansen, can be enjoyed here.
Djurgården offers a lot for families, like Grøna Lund Amusement Park, Junibacken or The Aquaria Water Museum.
Transportation around Stockholm is environment-friendly, effective and easy. Tunnelbanan, trains, boats or buses take you wherever you want. Choose a more untraditional way to explore the city by renting one of the new modern Segways or pick up a city bike, which is cheap, easy and environmentally friendly.