Have you decided to visit Stockholm? Great!
There are many things to do in Stockholm if you plan to visit this beautiful city. Stockholm, often referred to as the Capital of Scandinavia, has for a long time been one of Sweden’s cultural, political and economic centres. With it’s abundant open water surroundings, parks and beautiful buildings and architecture, Stockholm offer it’s visitors many great possibilities and beautiful memories. Let’s explore some things to do in Stockholm.
Visit museums - The Vasa Museum (Vasamuseet) is the most famous and visited museum in Stockholm and is a must see if you are visiting Stockholm. The Vasa warship sank on it’s maiden voyage in the middle of Stockholm in 1628 and is now the only preserved 17th century ship in the world. Another must see is Skansen which consists of the Skansen Open-Air Museum, a miniature of historic Sweden, and Stockholm Zoo. If you like photography visit one of the world’s largest meeting places for contemporary photography, Fotografiska.
Take a boat trip in the archipelago - Go on a boat trip in Stockholm’s archipelago and discover the beauty of more than 30,000 islands. There are also other activities and adventures you can book through Visit Skärgården, the company in charge of these trips. If you like speed and also have little time you can discover the archipelago in a RIB-boat. With the RIB-Boat you can reach spectacular parts of the archipelago that you would not have reached otherwise.
Take a walk in Gamla stan - Take a walk in the heart of the city, Gamla stan, the medieval city center where Stockholm was once founded. Gamla stan has it’s own unique character and differentiate itself from other parts of Stockholm. Here you can find everything from restaurants, bars, cafés, places to shop, souvenirs to attractions and sights.
Go for a bus sightseeing - You can discover and see Stockholm’s most famous buildings and views during a 1,5 hour long bus tour. The tour is given in ten different languages and is a great and relaxing way to get to know Stockholm even more.
Hopefully you've got some good ideas from this article on what to do in Stockholm. And if you decide to visit Stockholm, you can take a guided tour to learn more about the city or get your hands on a travel guide-book. The Stockholm Card is strongly recommended which gives you free admission to over 80 museums and attractions, free travel by public transport, free sightseeing and much more.