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What to Do in Stockholm: Must See Attractions

Stockholm Attractions

Stockholm, Sweden is one of the top spots to visit for people looking to enjoy a fun and unique time on their next vacation. The many must see sites to enjoy while vacationing in stunning Stockholm include Millesgarden and its beautiful gardens and sculptures, and the lovely Drottningholm Palace. Regardless of which of these delightful attractions in Stockholm you decide to visit on your trip, you're sure to have a great time in this vibrant and lively city.

One of the top things to experience while in the city are Stockholm tours. You could, for example, take a leisurely boat tour of the scenic Stockholm Canals, a not to be missed attraction in the city. Another popular tour would be a trip to The Swedish History Museum. The Swedish History Museum is a great way to learn more about the Vikings who once roamed the area and other important groups of people in Sweden and Stockholm's history. Many local people also recommend touring the Skansen Open-Air Museum, especially for families traveling to Stockholm with children. Some other Stockholm excursions that are extremely popular with individuals traveling with their kids include the Grona Lunds Tivoli amusement park and Junibacken, a cool kids' museum.

Stockholm activities can also be found that appeal to a wide variety of other people. One stop that is very popular with many a tourist is a trip to Stockholm Old Town, a great way to experience the famous original architecture Stockholm is famous for. An additional popular area for you if you are looking for the best shopping and dining in the area is Sodermalm. Make sure that you pick up a map of the city when you arrive so that you can easily find the Royal Palace and enjoy the world famous changing of the guard ceremony.

You'll want to be sure to consider a trip to Stockholm, Sweden on your next vacation or holiday. With things to do in Stockholm like trips to one of the area's famous places like such as Kungstradgarden Park, and the Vasa Museum, you are sure to have a fun and entertaining time.

Things to Do in Stockholm with Kids

There are lots of incredible experiences in Stockholm that the whole gang will get a buzz out of. These are a few of the best family friendly experiences around.

Free Things to Do in Stockholm

Leave your wallet in the hotel. It's possible to have fun in Stockholm without surrendering a cent.

Museum of Medieval Stockholm - Take the whole family and set off on an interesting adventure through history together.

House of Culture - If you're in the mood to get cultured, plan a visit and enjoy the creativity on display.

Haga Park - If you're hoping to ramp up the fun factor on your vacation, this is a good place to start.

Stureplan - This well-known local landmark is a terrific backdrop for that vacation profile pic.

Parliament House - If you like delving into history, this is one stop you won't want to miss.

Sergels Square - Hang out with the local people and seek out the real character and energy of this wonderful place.

Riddarholmen - Take things slow and treat yourself to a little time out close to the water.

Hotorgshallen - Dig out your guidebook and discover why this place is worth adding to your to-do list.

Klara Church - Get in touch with your spiritual side or simply soak up the serene atmosphere at this sacred place.

Ekoparken - Unwind and let the natural beauty revitalize your mind.

King's Garden - If you like digging around the garden, this place will captivate your green thumb.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Stockholm

Sodermalm

This relatively densely-populated island in central Stockholm has long attracted a more alternative crowd and retains a bohemian look and feel.

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Gamla Stan

Duck into narrow, medieval alleys and find yourself happily lost in Sweden’s most famous urban district.

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Ostermalm

Consider exploring the abundant dining options in Ostermalm. If sightseeing is on the list, Stureplan is a top attraction. Hop on the metro at Karlaplan T-Bana or Stadium T-Bana to see more of the area.

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Norrmalm

Stockholm Syndrome was first coined in this district graced with architectural grandeur and innovative museums, and peppered with parks, waterways and an island.

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Kungsholmen

Hop over to “King’s Islet” to take in epic city views from under the Swedish national coat of arms on top of the iconic City Hall tower.

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Vasastan

If you're spending time in Vasastan, you might enjoy attractions like Odenplan Square and Stockholm Public Library. You might also enjoy the neighborhood's ample dining options before hopping on the metro at Odenplan T-Bana to see more of the city.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Stockholm on a sunny day?

What to do in Stockholm on a rainy day?

What is Stockholm famous for?

Solvalla lives up to its reputation as a local icon you can't miss.

What should I not miss in Stockholm?

Don't return home without crossing off the following fantastic attractions:

  • Vasa Museum
  • Skansen
  • Drottningholm Palace
  • Stockholm Palace

Are there cheap things to do in Stockholm?

If you're traveling on a tight budget, you may like to add the following bargain tours and activities to your itinerary:

What can you do in Stockholm for free?

You'll barely have time to dig your wallet out of your backpack with so many incredible free things to do:

  • Stockholm City Hall
  • Taby Centrum
  • Museum of Medieval Stockholm
  • Stockholm Quality Outlet Barkaby