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Kungsholmen

Stockholm

Kungsholmen

Known for Shopping, Dining and Skyscrapers

Take a trip to Kungsholmen and enjoy shopping, relaxation and unforgettable sights next to the City Center.

How do you get to Kungsholmen?

Kungsholmen refers to the scenic island in the centre of the Swedish capital, and also the specific neighbourhood which includes Stadshagen, Marieberg, Kristineberg och Fredhall. This is an area full of government agencies and large enterprises, but during your weekend trip to Kungsholmen you will get to explore the other attractions this island has to offer.

You will be staying next to one of the most iconic structures in Sweden - the town hall known as Stockholms Stadshus. Take a guided tour around The Blue Hall and the Golden Hall, the fabulous banquet halls used by the Nobel Prize award ceremony. The imposing tower adorned with three crowns is 106 meters tall, and half way up the stairs you can visit the museum Tornmuseet, before you are rewarded with a stunning view over Stockholm.

If you want to go shopping you can amble along Sankt Eriksgatan and Drottningholmsvagen, where it is also easy to find nice cafés, bars and restaurants. In the shopping mall Vastermalmsgallerian you can look for fashionable clothes, gadgets and furnishings. Relax with a nice cup of coffee just as you like it - the baristas are well versed in the latest coffee trends.

Stockholm's inhabitants all love their green areas within the city, and if you book a weekend package to Kungsholmen, you will never be far from a quiet park where you can have a picnic. Relish the view from Stadshusparken or walk along to Fredhallsparken where you can go outdoor swimming from the rocky beaches. If you need to cool off you can head to the sandy beach Smedsuddsbadet in the city park Ralambshovsparken.

There are several tube stations near Kungsholmen, which means that you can get to the vibrant surrounding areas of Stockholm in no time. Even travelling around is an experience, as each underground station has on display unique works of art. You can explore these tube stops on your own or go for a guided art tour with SL. Notably, the beautiful rusty red cave at Radhuset Station has been given much internationally attention, and Fridhemsplan Station focuses on beach influenced art and colour schemes.

During your weekend trips to Kungsholmen you can explore all the Swedish capital has to offer. Take the underground from Stockholm Central Station and you will get to Kungsholmen in just a few minutes.

Things to do near Kungsholmen

After visiting Stockholm City Hall, make a plan to see the other sights and activities in Stockholm. Discover the area's acclaimed art galleries or seek out its local tours.

Explore banquet halls and reception rooms, find 18th-century art and watch the changing of the guard at the official residence of Sweden’s royal family.

Royal Swedish Opera is a popular theatre with a rich history in Stockholm. Discover the area's fascinating museums or seek out its local tours.

Trover photo by William Kell

National Museum is a top museum in Stockholm with a rich history. Experience the area's acclaimed art galleries and fascinating museums.

Visit the wreck of a Swedish warship that sank on its maiden voyage. Learn about the ship’s history and discover artifacts recovered from Stockholm’s harbor.

See a concert and enjoy exciting rides, including roller coasters and Ferris wheels, at Sweden’s oldest theme park, located on an island.

Experience Sweden’s rural traditions and spot almost 300 animal species at the zoo and aquarium that are part of one of the world’s oldest outdoor museums.

Trover photo by Abi Picaku

Catch an event at Ericsson Globe during your trip to Johanneshov. Discover the area's shops or seek out its local tours.

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The illuminated skyline of the Swedish capital is a glorious subject for photos. Learn the tricks and secrets of night photography from a professional guide. Walk past iconic sights like the Royal Palace lit up against the night sky, and stroll on impeccably preserved cobbled streets in Old Town.

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Ideal for first-time visitors and those with limited time at hand, this tour introduces you to the charming Swedish capital from both land and water. See major sights like the Royal Palace and Vasa Museum from the comfort of a luxurious coach and cruise around the quaint Stockholm archipelago.

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Make the most out of your time in Stockholm with a pass that lets you save on admission at more than 60 top attractions. Head to the top of SkyView to gaze down over the archipelago, take a hop-on hop-off bus to the Royal Palace, and breeze into the Vasa Museum with just a swipe of your card.

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Get to know Stockholm at your own pace with a double-decker bus ride that takes you to some of the best sights around the beautiful city. Hop on and off as often as you want on your way to more than 20 convenient destinations that put you right next to some of the best attractions in town.

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See the sights of Stockholm on a relaxing cruise around the city's waterways that takes you to some favorite spots along the shore. With the freedom to hop on or off at 8 stops along the route, this tour lets you get an up-close look at the beautiful waterfront of Sweden's capital city.

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Save up to 50 percent on general admission fees to your choice of 24 must see Stockholm attractions. The Stockholm Unlimited Attractions Pass has Stockholm's best attractions and things to do covered for one single price. You’ll find there’s something for everyone.

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