Things to do in Stockholm

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In a city that prides itself on being roughly one-third parkland, one-third water, and one-third city streets, it would be a shame not to experience ... Read More

In a city that prides itself on being roughly one-third parkland, one-third water, and one-third city streets, it would be a shame not to experience a bit of each. Medieval ruins and verdant parks share space with museums, important cultural institutions, and world-class eateries. Stockholm is one of the most museum-dense cities in the world—there are over 100 museums in the city alone. On Djurgården, the greenest of the city center’s islands, you can enjoy the amazing Skansen and Vasa museums, then walk for miles through rolling parkland. If time allows, set aside a day to explore the glorious archipelago.

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  • Artipelag Arts Center in Stockholm Alamy
    Artipelag

    As an arts center in the archipelago, hence the somewhat clumsy name, Artipelag can be reached by boat, car, or bus. A beautiful modern building... Read More

  • Djugården Garden in Stockholm Alamy
    Djurgården

    The island of Djurgården is to Stockholm what Central Park is to New York City: a beloved public green space in the heart of the city. It’s home to some... Read More

  • Engelbrekts Church in Stockholm Alamy
    Engelbrekt Church

    One of the most beautiful churches you’ll ever visit. It was designed by Lars Israel Wahlman and was completed in 1914 in the National Romantic style ... Read More

  • Fotografiska Photography Museum in Stockholm Alamy
    Fotografiska

    This museum dedicated to photography has hosted a succession of great exhibitions since it opened in 2010. More recently, it has also become known for... Read More

  • Millesgården Sculpture Gallery in Stockholm Alamy
    Millesgården

    Carl Milles was one of Sweden’s greatest sculptors, and his home and studio is a glorious place to visit during the warmer months. When the sun shines,... Read More

  • Skansen Open Air Museum in Stockholm Alamy
    Skansen

    This wonderful maritime musuem—which includes the great warship Vasa—offers a history of sailing, ships, and the sea traditions so integral to Swedish... Read More

  • The Archipelago Islands in Stockholm Alamy
    The Archipelago

    The Stockholm archipelago is made up of thousands of islands. Many are uninhabited, others are bustling all summer long, and some are perfect for a lazy... Read More

  • Thielska Galleriet Gallery in Stockholm Courtesy of Thielska Galleriet
    Thielska Galleriet

    Once a private home, Thielska Galleriet is now one of Stockholm’s most charming tourist attractions, thanks to its terrific collection of art, including... Read More

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    Vasa Museum

    This spectacular museum is the big unmissable sight in the city. The warship Vasa sank in Stockholm harbor just minutes into its maiden sailing in 1628,... Read More

  • Woodland Cemetery in Stockholm Alamy
    Woodland Cemetery

    A UNESCO World Heritage site (one of 15 in Sweden), the Woodland Cemetery is stunningly beautiful, with an atmosphere that is very much more woodland... Read More

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