Stretched across 14 islands at the outflow of Lake Mälaren into the Baltic Sea, Stockholm is a unique city where the waterways encompass the land and create a charming atmosphere. Tourists come in large numbers to visit Sweden’s capital, attracted by its beautiful architecture, fascinating culture and stunning parks and woodlands.
There are numerous amazing sights in Stockholm that should be on every tourist’s must-see list.
ABBA Museum – Probably the most visited attrition of them all is the ABBA Museum. If you’re a music lover, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to visit this museum dedicated to the famous Swedish pop group ABBA that has marked the music world with hits like Mamma Mia or Dancing Queen. This is not a typical museum, but rather an interactive exhibition where you can have fun and sing your heart out to all those timeless ABBA songs.
The Royal Palace – The official residence of the Swedish royal family is one of Europe’s largest palaces. Built in the 18th century, the place is now used for official ceremonies and offers stunning attractions that are open to the public such as the Royal Apartments or the Royal Treasury.
Skansen Open-Air Museum – The world’s first open-air museum, built in 1891, will take you on a fascinating journey through Sweden’s history. There are over 150 buildings relocated from around the country to create a wonderful miniature Sweden. Here is where you can also visit Stockholm’s only zoo which features native animals such as bears, wolves and seals.
Gamla Stan – One of Europe’s best preserved medieval cities, Gamla Stan’s cobble-stoned streets are filled with wonderful attractions. Beautiful boutique shops and cafes, restaurants and museums are a few of the things worth exploring while wandering through the labyrinth of Stockholm’s Old Town.
Vasa – This 17th century war ship is Sweden’s own Titanic sinking outside Stockholm harbour, on its first voyage. After lying on the bottom of the ocean for more than 300 years, it was salvaged and today is sits in the Vasa Museum, offering a fascinating insight into Sweden’s history.
Globe Skyview – If you want to experience the best views of Sweden’s capital, the Globe Skyview will take you at heart-stopping heights. After a 30 minutes ride in the glass gondola, you will take in magnificent 360 degree views over the city.
Djurgarden Island – Situated in central Stockholm, Djurgarden Island is the best place if you want to relax and enjoy some interesting sights. You can go by foot, ferry or bus and spend your whole day in this green oasis, strolling through the meadows and forests, resting at a cafe, visiting the yacht harbours or having fun at Grona Lund amusement park.
Tekniska Museum – The biggest museum of technology in Sweden gives adults and kids the chance to step into the wonderful world of technology by enjoying amazing interactive exhibitions. It’s a great place where you can learn about space travel or the digital world while also having a lot of fun.