Stockholm is the capital city of Sweden that is ranked amongst the top holiday destinations of the world. It enjoys this position due to the unique mix of traditional historical charm and modern attractions. The city is surrounded by islands and filled with many historical architectural wonders and museums boosting of a rich cultural heritage. This old charm is combined with the new tourist attractions and shopping complexes. Whether you love the outdoors or indoors Stockholm gives you a taste of both with its beautiful sightseeing tours, museums, trendsetting eco-architecture and a diverse nightlife. Whenever we are planning to visit a place we firstly look for things to do in that place in order to enjoy our stay. If you are planning to visit Stockholm or are having difficulty choosing a holiday destination, I have made your job easier by compiling a list of things to do in Stockholm.
Things to do in Stockholm, Sweden:
Visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites
The most important landmarks of Stockholm include the two UNESCO world heritage sites namely;
The Royal Palace Drottningholm which is the home of the royal family of Sweden. It is a French- styled, 17th century palace with more than 600 rooms. It boosts of marvels like the Palace theatre still used for concerts and the Chinese Pavilion stylishly decorated with furnishings from the 18th century. The place is enriched in Sweden history and culture.
Woodland Cemetery or Skogskyrkogården is a magical cemetery spread over a 100 acres of land. Its rolling landscape has a subtle romanticism in it.
Skansen Open Air Museum
The oldest open air museum in the world is the Skansen Open Air Museum. Visiting the museum is like taking a walk in old world Sweden. The attractions of the museum include an open air zoo, an old farm and a Sami camp from the Arctic Circle.
This is the name for the old town of Stockholm that is spread over three islands. It holds a diversity of restaurants, bars, museums, cafes, boutieqs and shopping plazas. The cobblestoned pathways and alleys transport you into the past but the warehouses and commercial plazas mix the history with the trends of the modern world. If you are in Stockholm than visiting the old town is a must do activity because shopping is the first thing on your list of things to do in Stockholm, Sweden.
While you are visiting the Old Town of Sweden, do not forget to try some of the famous foods of Sweden.
Here is a list of “must try” foods in Stockholm, Sweden:
- Swedish Meatballs (Köttbullar)
- Pickled Herring (Surströmming)
- Reindeer Paté
- Swedish Fish Soup (Svenska fisksoppa)
- Cured Salmon (Gravadlax)
- Smoked Salmon (Varmrökt lax)
- Västerbotten Cheese (Västerbottensost)
- Hamburgers (Hamburgare)
- Swedish Bread, Flatbread, Crispbread
- Swedish Wine (Vin)
The museum holds a ship that sank on its first voyage but was lifted back to the surface after a whole century. It consists of 10 exhibition rooms displaying different relics and artifacts from the ship.
The Medieval Museum and the Modern Art Museum
The Medieval Museum displays the whole history of medieval time period from 13th century to 16th century. The Modern Art Museum on the other hand is an institution for contemporary art, located at on an island at the start of the Baltic Sea.
Other beautiful sights that you can include in your sightseeing tour include the; Royal Palace, Royal Canals, Fotografiska, Standvagen, The City hall, Swedish History Museum, Junibacken, The Stockholm City Library and many more. Check out our tour activities for Sweden, you will not be disappointing!
If you are still short on things to do in Stockholm, Sweden than you can go for Day Cruises or take the Hop-On-Hop-Off tours or you can visit the natural parks of the city.
Once you have your list of “things to do in Stockholm, Sweden” prepared the next question is where to stay in Stockholm?
Ett Hem, Hotel Rival, Solsidans Bread and Breakfast and Hotel Skeppsholmen are the best places to stay in Stockholm according to the tourists.
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