Stockholm travel guide – Sightseeing

Stockholm, the capital of Sweden and the most popular scandinavian city is granted of singular beauty and structure. It’s built on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges. The floating city, offers gorgeous natural views, wealthy history, spectacular architecture and spirited nightlife.

It’s hard to get bored in this amazing city packed with activities and sightseeing but the below tourist attractions should definitely be on your to do list.

Gamla Stan: Stockholm old town

Gamla Stan is the old town in Stockholm dating back to the 13th century. It’s situated in Stadsholmen island and the surrounding islets.

It’s a marvelous maze of cobbled streets, old buildings, glorious squares, medieval alleys and coloured houses inspired from the North German architecture. The town is more attractive with it’s numerous monuments: The Royal Palace, Stockholm Cathedral,  the Nobel Museum and the Riddarholmen Church

Plan to stay few  hours in this charming place because you will certainly adore the Swedish atmosphere, the small shops and the delicious food.

 Gamla Stan Stockholm old town

Royal Djurgården:

Djurgarden is one of Stockholm’s 14 islands but not any one! It has been a royal land since centuries, picturesque with its water frontage and natural landscapes and famous with its museums and attractions.

It contains the well known Vasa and Nordiska museums, Skansen outdoor museum and Grona Lund Amusement Park.

Besides being a cultural and entertaining center, the island contains innumerable green spaces to stroll, relax and marvel the natural scenics.  It’s recommended to rent a bike to fully explore the island and its park .

Easily accessible by tram, ferry, bus or car, the island is a perfect place for fun, relax and culture.

Royal Djurgården Stockholm

Vasa museum:

The Vasa Museum is a unique world wonder. It was originally a warship that sank in 1628 and was found and restored 333 years later. Now, the museum is one of the foremost attraction in Scandinavia and one of the most outstanding museums in the world. The sheer scale and the originality of the ship besides the wooden carved sculptures and huge masts make the museum beauty incredible. It tells the whole story from  the building of the ship to its preservation. There are various exhibitions, a film show, a shop and restaurant.

Opening hours:

1 June – 31 August: 8.30-18.00

1 September – 31 May: 10.00-17.00

Wednesdays 10.00-20.00

Admission: Adults 130 SEK

Wednesdays (1 Sep-31 May) at 17.00-20.00 100 SEK

Children and adolescents under 18 years free of charge

Vasa Museum Sweden

Skansen: Open air museum

If you want to visit all Sweden in a day, go to Skansen, the first open air museum in the world. It’s where you can wander between Swedish farms and dwellings imparted from different regions of the country. You will also discover the real Swedish history and native animals.

The staff, wearing old clothes, are ready all the time to answer visitors questions and to show how people were living before. The place holds also tradition celebrations and cultural events.

Opening hours and admission

Skansen Stokholm Open air museum

The Drottningholm Palace:

Drottningholm Palace is the residence of the royal family preserved from the 17th century. It’s the first UNESCO world heritage in Stockholm containing a Chinese pavilion,  authentic furniture, a palace theater and magnificent gardens.

The palace is situated in Drottningholm. So you should make a day trip to explore it. Although it is accessible by different transport means, it’s recommended to use the boat to make the trip more worthwhile.

Opening hours


Adults SEK 120 / Students: SEK 60

Children 0–17 years free entrance

The Drottningholm Palace Stockholm

Stockholm has much to offer for any kind of travelers: History lovers, can’t miss visiting the royal palace in the old town, however modernity lovers will be amazed by the technology and creative design in Nobel museum. Romantic travellers will stay speechless in front of the superb views of Stockholm from Monteliusvagen while families with kids will spend a buoyant fun day at Junibacken children’s museum.

Moreover, no one can visit Stockholm without making boat tour to admire the countless islands and islets of Stockholm archipelago beautiful with the colorful houses, old villages and rocks.