Are you traveling to Stockholm? Here’s a list of our favorite attractions and the top 10 things to do in Stockholm as a tourist!
The Vasa Museum
Visit the Vasa Museum and behold the world’s only surviving ship from the 1600s. The Vasa Ship is majestic and has more than 95 percent of its original parts. The Vasa Museum is Scandinavia’s most visited museum and has annually over 10 million visitors from around the world. Around the ship, there’s also several exhibitions that show and tell about what life was like aboard on the great boat. Vasa Museum is one of the most classic and popular things to do in Stockholm, and is a must to visit during your stay in the capital!
Djurgården is a beautiful island just off Östermalm in central Stockholm. Djurgården is a favorite place to visit, both among tourists and locals. There’s so much to do and see there, and there’s also many areas where you can take lovely walks. Also, here you also find some of Stockholm’s main museums and attractions such as Gröna Lund the amusement park, ABBA the museum and the Nordic Museum. It’s easy to get there by foot, by the Djurgården Ferry from Old Town/Slussen or by tram or bus from Norrmalmstorg in Östermalm.
The Archipelago of Stockholm
Only 20 minutes from the city center of Stockholm lies a completely different world consisting of over 30,000 beautiful islands and islets. The archipelago of the capital is something unique and is one of the top things to do in Stockholm. There is an island for everyone, whether you’re looking for lively taverns with sea views, lovely and peaceful nature or just places to enjoy some sunbathing and swimming.
Skansen – Stay away from this attraction
We at Destinavo.com do not support activities that include animals for entertainment. Skansen is a beautiful place to watch old traditional Swedish houses, but unfortunately, it has also become a zoo during the years. The only reason why we include Skansen in this list of popular things to do in Stockholm is to inform you about how wrong it is towards the animals. Animals are meant to live in the wild, not in captivity.
Please, do not support attractions that involve animals while traveling the world.
Gamla Stan (Old Town)
The Old Town of Stockholm is one of Europe’s largest and best-preserved city centers, and it is also one of the most popular things to do in Stockholm. Gamla Stan is an important piece of Stockholm’s history since it was here the capital was founded in 1252. It was also here in the main square where the horrible Stockholm Bloodbath took place.
Stroll around in the old and narrow streets of Stockholm and see all that it has to offer; Main Square, the Cathedral, the Nobel Museum and also the Royal Palace. There’s also a good selection of excellent restaurants and cafés around there, and why not also take a stroll along Västerlånggatan and have a look in all the small shops selling souvenirs and antiques!
If you want a cool dining experience in downtown Stockholm, then Gondolen is the perfect place for you. This restaurant is located 33 meters up in the air right next to Slussen Metro Station and offers a fantastic view of Stockholm. Come here and enjoy gastronomy of the highest class, where the food has roots in the traditional Swedish cuisine.
Abba the Museum
Go back in time to when ABBA had their breakthrough, and try and view all that the Museum have to offer. Here you can among other things go for an audition in Polar Studios, see the legendary stage costumes and also listen to the members own stories and memories from their career.
If you want to experience the fine nightlife of Stockholm, then you should head to Stureplan. Here there’s a party atmosphere all night long, and several clubs are also open during the weekdays (almost all of them during Wednesday’s). In Stureplansgruppen there’s clubs included like Collage, White Room, Ambassadeur, Berns, Sturecompagniet and Hell’s Kitchen. This is where all the celebrities and fancy people of Stockholm party.
Just like in most major cities in Europe, Stockholm also offers a few markets that can be fun to visit. In Stockholm, there’s everything from Christmas Markets to trendy Vintage Markets and also different kinds of Flea Markets during both summer, spring and fall.
Here you can find bargains on vintage clothing to art and gadgets. The market is open every Sunday at 11:00 am to 05:00 pm at Hornstull in central Stockholm.
Every Saturday at 10:00 am to 03:00 pm during the months of August to October, there’s a Farmers’ Market for you to visit along Katarina Bangatan in Södermalm, Stockholm. This market sells locally produced, and organic greens and fruits, honey, juice and also home made jelly.
Bruno Vintage Market
This is the perfect market for those who like to buy vintage and retro items, vinyl records and old clothes mixed with regular stores of the Bruno Mall. For opening times and dates have a look at the website.
Flea Market and Antique Market on Blasieholmstorg
In central Stockholm, a few times a year, there’s this nice market where you can bargain lots of antiques. The dates vary, so keep an eye on their website for upcoming dates.
Södermalm is today Stockholm’s most popular and trendy area. To walk around in Södermalm is really cozy. Here you’ll find several trendy bars, nice restaurants and cozy cafés for you to visit. In Södermalm, you’ll also find two of the city’s best views located at Monteliusvägen and Fjällgatan – both offering great views of central Stockholm.
One of the best things to do in Stockholm if you enjoy a beautiful view!