Stockholms Län Things to Do

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Stockholms Län Things to Do

  • Gamla Stan - The Old Town

    Stockholm Things to Do

    Gamla Stan is Stockholm's old town. It is located on an island. It used to be known as the town between the bridges. Gamla Stan dates back to the 13th century. Here you can find Stockholm's impressive baroque royal palace, where we watched the changing of the guard. Stockholm's Royal Palace was built in the 18th century to replace the previous...

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  • Vasa Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Stockholm Things to Do

    In 1628, the mighty warship Vasa was launched on her maiden voyage. Designed to be the mightiest warship ever built, she had one flaw: she was top-heavy. As a result, some 20 minutes into the voyage, a gust of wind caused the great ship to tip on its side and sink to the bottom of Stockholm Harbor. In 1961, the wreck of the Vasa, kept amazingly...

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  • Stadshuset - City Hall

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Stockholm Things to Do

    This is an attractive place to visit. While the building itself is not stunning, it is set in a beautiful waterfront location and its grounds are filled with statues. Stockholm City Hall dates from 1923. If you go on a guided tour, it is possible to go up the City Hall's 106 Metre high tower for views. Stockholm City Hall is located on the island...

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  • Kungliga Slottet - Royal Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    Stockholm Things to Do

    In the townscape of Gamla Stan, the Royal Palace is a striking element. The large flat building appears like a big brownish shoebox. It qualifies as probably the ugliest palace I have ever seen, and I have seen quite a lot. Why King and Queen prefer to live in the idyllic surroundings of Drottningholm and come here for work only is easily...

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  • Skansen

    Stockholm Things to Do

    18th and 19th Century buildings from all around Sweden were moved to this museum and preserved. Museum employees play the roles of various townspeople from the appropriate time, explaining what typical Swedish life was like at that time. In addition to the folk museum, there is an extensive petting zoo, as well as botanical gardens. If you're...

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  • Sightseeing Boat Tours

    Stockholm Things to Do

    This boat tour was the first thing we did in the afternoon of our arrival day. Our local friend and organizer suggested it in order to give us an idea and impression of the city and its townscape. A purpose which it successfully fulfilled. The cruise runs for almost two hours and takes you through lakes and bays around several islands, through two...

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  • Södermalm

    Stockholm Things to Do

    Fjällgatan is a street in the Sondermalm area. It is situated on the edge of a cliff and has wonderful views over the city and the harbour. Fjällgatan is lined with colourful wooden houses dating from the 18th century.

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  • Drottningholm

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Stockholm Things to Do

    This beautiful castle that the name "Drottningholm" carries the first of fourteen monuments on the World Heritage list of UNESCO in Sweden The castle still serves as permanent residence of the royal family, inside the beautiful rooms from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries are free to admire The summer palace of the Swedish royal family located...

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  • Gröna Lund

    Stockholm Things to Do

    A haunted house. I remember when I was 13 and I went with 3 of my friends there. We were screaming and ran almost the whole time. And real people as ghosts and zombies were unique. We were so relieved that we got out. But i think that place is no longer as scary as it was then. But in any case it was a fun experience. :)

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  • Absolut Ice Bar

    Stockholm Things to Do

    The world’s first permanent ice bar. Here, the temperature is -5°C all year round and the entire interior including the glasses, is made from 100% pure clear ice from the Torne River in Swedish Lapland. A 40 minute experience includes a warm cape, gloves, an ice-cool feeling of exhilaration and an Absolut Vodka cocktail of your choice from the...

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  • Skärgården - Stockholm Archipelago

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Stockholm Things to Do

    Just half an hour by waterbus and you'll find yourself on an island outside Stockholm, says the brochure. But when actually on the island, i found it was crowded on a sunny day. It is small enough to walk round in less than an hour but makes a refreshing change to the usual tourist routine of churches and museums. Many people come with their lunch...

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  • Djurgården

    Stockholm Things to Do

    Maybe it is a Scandanavian thing. In Oslo many of the city's museums are grouped together in one place and in Stockholm many of them are grouped together in one place. In Stockholm most museums are in Djurgården - the museum island. On Djurgården you can find the Vasa Warship Museum, Junibacken, the Nordic Museum, two aquariums and a Skansen...

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  • Riddarholmen

    Stockholm Things to Do

    Riddarholmen means the Knights' Islet. It is located in a part of Gamla Stan that faces towards the City Hall. There are several palaces here. It is also home to Riddarholmskyrkan, the church that has housed all the tombs of Sweden's monarchs since the sixteenth century. Here you can also find a statue of Birger Jarl, the founder of Stockholm, in a...

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  • Sergelstorg

    Stockholm Things to Do

    Sergels Torg is an important and busy public square in the very heart of Stockholm. In the middle of the square is a fountain with a 37 m tall crystal column, which was erected in 1974 after designs of the Swedish sculptor Edvin Öhrström.It is beautifully illuminated at night. On the southern side of Sergels Torg, the Culture Centre "Kulturhuset"...

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  • Storkyrkan

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Stockholm Things to Do

    If you go for a walk in the Old Town of Stockholm, don't miss this lovely old church between the Royal Palace and Nobel Museum. The exterior is rather modest but the inside is truly why they call it "great". When I went in, they were practising for an Easter concert and I could hear instantly that the acoustics is great, as well. Must attend a...

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  • Nordiska Museet - National Museum of...

    4 out of 5 stars

    Stockholm Things to Do

    The Nordic Museum is a hodgepodge of displays aimed at preserving and explaining Nordic culture. In the exhibits, you'll see everything from Strindberg paintings to modern sculptures to an interactive display on alcoholism and the Swedish system of alcohol regulation. Admission is SEK 100 for adults. On Wednesdays 4PM-8PM, admission free (September...

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  • Aquaria Water Museum

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Stockholm Things to Do

    One place to see on Djurgården is Aquaria, a modest aquatic museum with lots of fishy exhibits. After you enter, you are treated to a series of different "environments," from the "Rainforest" to the "Mangrove" to the "Ocean," to the "Coral Reef," to the "Sewer" (?!) to the "Fish Ladder." In other words, you're led through a series of rooms, each...

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  • National Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Stockholm Things to Do

    The National Art Gallery is interesting but expensive. There are permanent exhibitions and usually one who runs the season. The collections are nice but you could live without having seen it. There are far more better Art Museum/National Art Galleries in Europe.

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  • Katarinahissen

    Stockholm Things to Do

    Originally built in 1883 and replaced in 1935, this public elevator connects Slussen below to Södermalm above. Take a ride to the top and take in the nice views of Gamla Stan and other parts of the city, and of course the water, for 10SEK each way. There is a man in the elevator that will take your money once on the way up, once on the way down....

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  • Tunnelbana - Metro

    5 out of 5 stars

    Stockholm Things to Do

    The Stockholm metro is known as "the longest art gallery in the world," as most of its stations are decorated with some kind of artwork. In my home town of Montreal, all metro stations are also decorated with art, but they come nowhere near close to the splendour of Stockholm's metro stations. If you happen to be in Stockholm on a rainy (or cold)...

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  • Kaknästornet

    Stockholm Things to Do

    This tv-link tower is an example of the mid-sixties building style. It stands on a small hill in the middle of fields and you have marvelous panorama views to all directions. It is not very tall (only 155 metres/ 34 floors). I was a bit disappointed at the height and a safety net at the open air balcony at the top, which hampers picture taking....

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  • Gustav Adolfs Torg

    Stockholm Things to Do

    Gustav Adolfs Torg is an important square in Stockholm's city centre. An equestrian statue of King Gustav II Adolfstands in the middle of the square. It was erected in the middle of the square in 1796 after design of the French sculptor Pierre l'Archevêque. The square is surrounded by some important buildings such as the Opera House, the Swedish...

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  • Kungsträdgården

    Stockholm Things to Do

    We had alighted from the Tram, and were looking for somewhere to eat, when we found this interesting park. The centre was an oblong pool with fountains, and surrounding it were many steps where people were sitting enjoying the sunshine. Lining each side, are 63 Japanese Cherry Trees which were planted and flower each spring. A city architect...

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  • Riksdagen - Swedish Parliament

    Stockholm Things to Do

    Continuing our walk, we cross a Bridge onto the small Island of Helgeandsholmen. Here we walk through a massive Archway which belongs to the Riksdagshuset, Swedens massive parliament building which occupies almost half of the small Island of Helgeandsholmen In 1889, a competition was held to select a design for a new Parliament building, a...

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  • The Royal Opera House

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Stockholm Things to Do

    I love opera, so when traveling to Stockholm, we visited the Royal Opera. We listened to opera, Verdi's "A Masked Ball." This theater is smaller than our Mariinsky Opera House. And our opera repertoire is much wider. But we liked the show at Royal Opera.

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  • Skogskyrkogården

    4 out of 5 stars

    Stockholm Things to Do

    As a UNESCO World Heritage site spotter, I simply had to visit Skogskyrkogården. Unlike many other UNESCO cultural properties, however, this is not a site that will blow you away. Its charms are subtle, with its minimalist buildings, discrete gravestones and deliberate absence of great monuments. We were there too early in the summer to take a...

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  • Shopping

    Stockholm Things to Do

    Queen street, easier to say than Drottninggatan Street, is the major pedestrian street in Stockholm. Drottninggatan is in honour of Queen Christina, who ruled from 1632 to 1654. I found the street quite busy with locals and Tourists alike! Good that I didn't have to worry about vehicles and could just spend my time concentrating on the numerous...

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  • Royal Guard

    Stockholm Things to Do

    When you visit the royal palace try to time it to see a changing of the Royal Guard ceremony. The Royal Guard are part of the Swedish Armed Forces. The ceremony is quite colourful and interesting and lasts about 40 minutes. From May to August the changing of the guard can be seen daily at 12:15. However, on Sundays and public holidays it is at...

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  • Medeltidsmuseet - Museum of Medieval

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Stockholm Things to Do

    Next stop is the Medeltidsmuseum (The Museum of Medieval Stockholm). The museum isn't very hard to find: when you are in front of the Riksdagshuset )Parlement Building) cross the road and take the stairs down to the river the "Strömmen" (see previous tip). The museum is about life in Stockholm during the middle ages. The museum isn't huge, but...

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  • Skeppsholmen

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Stockholm Things to Do

    Skeppsholmen is a small island reached by bridge from Blasieholmen. Many moons ago it was a Swedish Navy base and many of the building still in existence today were once used as barracks and storage. The navy no longer use the island and it has become something of cultural centre, being home to several museums as well as a festival area. We visited...

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  • Birka

    Stockholm Things to Do

    One of the best places in Sweden if you are interested in vikings and who they were, but only accessible in summer during the archaeological digs unless you have your own boat. The old viking settlement at Birka is very alive since archaeological diggings still take place every year during the summer months with new finds. The people who work with...

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  • Haga Park

    Stockholm Things to Do

    Hagaparken is a key part of Stockholm's Ekoparken -- the world's first national city park. It is a wide green space with vast lawns that will be appreciated by picnickers and sunbathers, but also several walking trails with a number of objects of interest for explorers. There are wonderful views of the Brunnsviken lake to be enjoyed along the...

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  • Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet - Museum of...

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Stockholm Things to Do

    The Swedish Museum of Natural History offers knowledge about nature and man's surroundings. Adults 70 kr. Free admission for children and young people aged up to 18 For more information visit the website.

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  • Livrustkammaren - Armour Museum

    Stockholm Things to Do

    We have just completed the Adult's clothing and now we are in the Children's area, where on display, is what the Royal children wore during the ages. On display was Adolf Fredrik and Lovisa Ulrika's coronation gowns in silver brocade from 1751, and the little silk frock worn by the two-year old Gustav (III) when he was dubbed a knight of the...

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  • Moderna Museet

    4 out of 5 stars

    Stockholm Things to Do

    I have visited many modern art museums, they are different, modern is quite flexible word when speaking about Art. I was a little bit curious in advance, Swede's thinking is sometimes so "modern" :) that they can spoil even good start-ups (my apologies, all my Swedish friends). But this was really a fantastic experience, I loved the feeling, I...

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  • Tyska Kyrkan - German Church

    4 out of 5 stars

    Stockholm Things to Do

    The German Church (of Tyska kyrkan in Swedish) is sometimes referred to as the St. Gertrude Church. It is a mixture of gothic and baroque style and you can find it in the heart of Stockholm's Old Town. The main building is from ca 1640 and the tower from ca 1880. I was especially impressed by the beautiful glass paintings.

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  • Hötorget Market

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Stockholm Things to Do

    Things are changing according to globalization and probably more to EU legistlation. I remember the times when the market was run by Swedish sellers but nowadays the area is full of similar Southern Europe sellers having same stuff and same prices and they all are selling from early afternoon (at least) with half price. The prices has been high on...

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  • Kungsholmen

    4 out of 5 stars

    Stockholm Things to Do

    The kungholmstorget (square of Kungholmen) is located in the same quarter. At the end of the 18th c. at the edge of the water, there was a little harbour. 100 years later, the Graham brothers started an engineering workshop there on the east side of the square. They were the first to build lifts in Sweden.

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  • The House of Nobility

    3 out of 5 stars

    Stockholm Things to Do

    Between the Gamla Stan and the island of Riddarholmen you can admire the beautiful and historic "Riddarhuset". The Riddarhuset, translated as "The House of Nobility" or sometimes as the "House of Knights", was build from 1641 to 1674 in a Dutch classicism style. In 1870 two wings were added to the building. Responsible for the architecture is not...

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  • Gustav Vasa Church

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Stockholm Things to Do

    No, this church is not famous for anything particular - I just like the building. Named after Sweden's most famous king, you will most certainly walk past it if you stay in the area around Odenplan. I used to have this tip as "off the beaten path" as it isn't really a tourist destination, but then I saw that other VT'ers had started to discover it...

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  • Katarina Church

    Stockholm Things to Do

    There was panic some years ago when the church suffered an arson attack and was destroyed. It has been rebuilt to its former glory and is a sure landmark on Söder with its cheerful, yellow facade. Outside, it is more sombre as this is where our assassinated Foreign Minster, the very popular Anna Lindh, is buried. So too are some other famous...

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  • Hot-Air Balloons

    Stockholm Things to Do

    If you want to see the town from another prespective you should consider taking a trip with some of the many hot-air balloons that is floating over the town in the evenings. Stockholm is actually one of the few towns in Europe where hot-air balloons are allowed over the town centre.

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  • Junibacken

    4 out of 5 stars

    Stockholm Things to Do

    Junibacken is a kid's paradise! There are lots of different exhibits that are totally child friendly; you don't have to worry about them getting hurt or breaking something. There is a "train" ride through Swedish stories, available in English, and Pippi's house at the end of the ride that your kids can go through and maybe even meet Pippi. It is...

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  • Globen - Globe Arena

    Stockholm Things to Do

    Globen is the world largest hemispherical building (Wikipedia). The building has diameter of 110 meters (361 feet) and an inner height of 85 meters (279 feet). It has capacity for 16.000 spectators for concert and shows and 14,119 for Ice Hockey. It is an interesting building and all big concert have been held here (recently: Celine Dion, Paul...

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  • Östermalm

    Stockholm Things to Do

    On our football trip in October 2013 we also took the chance to check out the historic Olympic Stadium, which was inaugurated in 1912 for the summer Olympic Games. The rather small red brick stadium was designed by the Swedish architect Torben Grut. It has a capacity of up to 14.500 for sport events and 33.000 for concerts. From 1936 until 2013...

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