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Stockholm

Known for Shopping, Museums and Skyscrapers

Stockholm is a city like no other.  Comprised of 14 small islands, connected by 57 bridges, it is a beautiful green city, and unexpected swimmer and cyclist’s paradise.

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Stockholm is historically and culturally rich. A small city, it can easily be enjoyed on foot in just a few days.

As the name suggests, the historic Old Town (Gamla Stan) is the oldest part of the Swedish Capital. Walking through the narrow streets of this colourful medieval neighbourhood, you can’t help be struck by its picturesque charm. Here you’ll find some interesting museums, galleries, churches, antique shops and boutiques. The baroque style Royal Palace is the largest attraction in the area, and with over 600 rooms it is one of the largest palaces in Europe. Check out the soldier’s parade and daily changing of the guard.

One of Stockholm’s greenest and most interesting islands is Djurgården, an oasis of calm close to the city centre. It is a great place for a wander on foot or bike ride. It is home to popular family attractions such as the Vasa Museum, Skansen museum and zoo, and Gröna Lund amusement park. Allow a few hours to visit and consider hiring a bike for great cycle routes by the canals and through the parks.

The Vasa Ship Museum is a fantastic, free museum, made special the well-preserved 17th-century shipwrecked warship the ‘Vasa’, which sank on its maiden voyage. Great fun for all ages, this ornate art treasure will take you back hundreds of years. Allow at least an hour to appreciate the ship’s splendour and rich history.

There are lots of great museums in Stockholm. There is a Natural History Museum, Museum of Art, Museum of Medieval Stockholm, Army Museum, and even a Museum in honour of musical Swedish export, ABBA! The ABBA Museum, also on Djurgården, is a must-see for true Abba fans. It is housed in the Swedish Popular Music Hall of Fame where you can check out the country’s other musical talents.

The Skansen, the world’s first open-air museum founded in late 18th-century, is a charming trip down Swedish memory lane with authentic 18th and 19th-century houses, farm houses, artefacts and characters dressed in traditional attire telling stories about the past. The zoo and aquarium at this site add to the experience, and are great for families.

Just outside of the city, sits Millesgården on Lidingoe island, the home of artists Carl and Olga Milles. It is a beautiful garden with famous sculptures by Milles, an art gallery, museum and café.

Stockholm, naturally, has a smörgåsbord of gastronomic delights. While exploring, sample the husmanskost – Swedish fare. The grand Ostermalm Food Hall, dating back to the 1880’s is the best place for traditional delicacies such as such pickled herring, smoked reindeer and meatballs. Also stop for a ‘fika’ at a café on your travels, it’s the Swedish term for a coffee and cake break.

Things to do in Stockholm

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

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.

Skansen is a top museum in Central Stockholm with a rich history. Discover the area's acclaimed art galleries and shops.

Visit the permanent residence of Sweden’s royal family, walk around a Baroque garden and watch an opera performance at an 18th-century theater.

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.

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

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

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

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Delve into the fascinating world of Swedish food with a local guide. Learn about traditional and contemporary dishes as you eat at the renowned food halls and street markets in the charming city center. With only 12 participants in each tour, you can be sure of attentive service.

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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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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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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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In Stockholm, as is always the case in Sweden, nature is never far away. Just beyond the city limits are extensive lush forests and plenty of farming and agricultural land that are inhabited by a vast array of wildlife.

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