Stockholm Travel Guide
Stockholm is spread over 14 islands and the history of the city goes more than 700 years back.
In Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, many of the old buildings still exist as palaces, churches, and building in Gamla Stan, the old city centre.
Today Stockholm is a modern metropolis with skyscrapers, a busy commercial heart, and the city centre is consumer’s heaven with stylish shops of all kinds, but not to forget cosy cafes and restaurants. Stockholm is also well known for a very enjoyable nightlife.
Why visit Stockholm
When you visit Stockholm, you will find some top attractions, which tell a lot about the history of Stockholm.
Town (Gamla Stan) is a "must see". This maintained part of Stockholm goes back to 1252. Covered by the atmospheric mixture of buildings surrounded on all sides by a latticework of medieval lanes and alleyways.
In connection with your sightseeing through the historic narrow alleyways, don`t forget to visit the Royal Palace, the Stockholm Cathedral (Storkyrkan) and the central square.
Culture and museums in Stockholm
For culture lovers, the capital is covered by interesting museums of all kinds, whatever you want to see historical-cultural museums like the National Museum or the ABBA Museum from the world-famous Swedish music group.
Take a boat trip to the Archipelago
Why not take a relaxing boat trip in the archipelago and enjoy the fresh air and the impressive sights of Stockholm from the sea?
There are many popular excursions in the Stockholm Archipelago. One of the most recommended ones takes you to the impressive Drottningholm Palace, the residence of the royal Swedish family. Another recommended archipelago tour goes to the historic Viking Island of Birka.
The Island Djurgården
When we talk about the Stockholm archipelago, Djurgården island is a "must see". You can reach the island by public boat transportation or walk. Beautiful nature covers the park island marinas and the small royal castle "Rosendal" is located here.
It is not only because of the beautiful nature both Stockholmers and tourists love to come here. Some of the cities most famous museums like Vasa Museum, ABBA Museum or The Open Air Museum Skansen can be enjoyed here. For families, Djurgården offers a lot like Grøna Lund Amusement Park, Junibacken or The Aquaria Water Museum.
Transportation around Stockholm are environment-friendly, effective and easy. Tunnelbanan, trains, boats or buses take you wherever you want. Choose a more untraditional way is to explore the city by renting one of the new modern Segways or pick up one up a city bike, which is cheap, easy and environmentally friendly.