Stockholm (Part 1): A Must See List of Unique Sites
Do you know which is the biggest city in the Nordics? If your guess is Stockholm, Sweden’s capital, you are right. More than 30% of the city area comprises waterways, and green spaces cover 30%. Does it not sound nice to feel this close to nature in a capital city?
Besides the natural conditions, Stockholm has several attractions to see. If you are a museum fanatic, plan a long tour because you can visit 53 museums, and those are just the museums. The list of must-sees is endless in the Swedish capital. To make it easier, we have collected Stockholm highlights – from classical ones to the most modern attractions. Let’s go!
Stockholm | Gamla Stan
Gamla Stan is Stockholm’s old town and one of the largest preserved medieval city centres in Europe. This area is full of museums, attractions, restaurants, cafés, bars and shops. Here you can also find the oldest square in Stockholm, Stortoget, a great place to have a coffee break. The Swedes have a lovely afternoon tradition of taking a coffee break, usually, with a delicious pastry – they call it ‘Fika‘. It would be best if you enjoyed a fika to feel like a local.
Stockholm | Stockholm Palace
The Stockholm Palace, or Royal Palace, is also located in Gamla Stan. It is the official residence of the Swedish monarch. In the summertime, you have a chance to watch the changing of the guard ceremony every day!
Stockholm | Skansen
Skansen is the first open-air museum and zoo in Sweden, located on the island of Djurgården and opened in 1891. If you are interested in the way of life in the different parts of Sweden before the industrial era, you should not miss visiting Skansen.
Stockholm | Vasa Museum
Vasa Museum is also located on the island of Djurgården. The Vasa ship capsized and sank in 1628 on her maiden voyage. After 333 years on the seabed, the mighty warship was salvaged. Today Vasa is the world’s best-preserved 17th-century ship and the most visited museum in Scandinavia.
Stockholm | Royal National City Park
Stockholm is unique, with the world’s first national urban park in the capital city, Royal National City Park. It is a green lung forming an arc of more than six miles long, stretching around and through the town. This is a place where you can relax and enjoy nature. Additionally, you can go for an adventure, see beautiful buildings, and visit castles and museums. Also, you might meet deer, hares, and foxes – just in the middle of the city.
Stockholm | ABBA Museum
Are you a big fan of Mamma Mia movies? Would you like to be a real dancing queen? Stockholm allows you to visit the ABBA museum. You can not only learn about the history of the famous Swedish band, but you can also try yourself on stage as an actual band member. Further, the museum offers plenty of fun activities.
Stockholm | Nobel Prize Museum
If it comes to Stockholm, most people probably associate it with the Nobel prize. The city hosts the annual Nobel Prize ceremonies and banquets at the Convert Hall and Stockholm City Hall. In the Nobel Prize Museum, you can learn a lot about the Nobel Prize winners and details of their work. Lastly, the museum frequently offers creative exhibitions which can be visited temporarily.
Stockholm | Stockholm Metro
Last but not least, one of the most famous attractions in Stockholm is the metro system. It was opened in 1950 and is like an art gallery with unique decorations for each station. It is considered the world’s most extended art exhibit, with 110 kilometres and more than 90 stations decorated with sculptures, mosaics, paintings, installations, engravings and relics of over 150 artists.
If you want to learn more about Stockholm’s history and culture, book a custom tour with Amitylux! Let our knowledgeable guides show you the most exciting attractions in Stockholm.