Best Things To Do in Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Drottningholm Palace and Theater: There is no palace in Stockholm that is as spectacular and grans as this one. This is still home to the royal family, but don’t expect to bump into the royal family in the corridors. That part of the palace is guarded and screened off.
  • Millesgarden: If you are interested in art, you will be able to find major pieces displayed here, including the reproduced sculpture the Hands-of-God. While strolling through the garden you will be able to find the sculptures atop columns around the garden above the city’s landscape. These are only copies of some of the famous works. The originals can be found across Sweden and in America. 
  • Stadshuset: This is where you need to go when you receive a Nobel Prize. This is a fine example of modern architecture. In the summer, you are allowed to climb the 328 ft (100 meter high) tower that offers, when you reach the top, the best view of Old Town (Gamla Stan).
  • AG925 (Kronobergsgaten): If you are looking for something with a counter cultural and underground environment, this is the place to be. If it got any more eccentric or extreme, AG925 might be closed down.
  • Blue Moon Bar: This is a street-level basement and bar that is actually a bar, nightclub and restaurant. Its décor is modern and chic and it attracts TV actors and supermodels.
  • Casino Cosmopol: This is a world-class casino house that was installed in an old-age movie house going back to 1918. Here you will be able to find 4 bars and 2 restaurants and the casino is found on 4 floors.

Below we have a list of things to do in Stockholm and the places where you want to spend the best moments of your trip. At the same time, the city offers you the best neighborhoods to explore and new foods to try.

This list should help you in deciding and prioritizing what you should plan on your Stockholm getaway. Find a mix of must-see tourist spots, underrated local hangouts, and maybe even a few new experiences you can try out.

Make the most of your trip to Stockholm with confidence.

Tourist Attractions in Stockholm

Here is the list of things to do in Stockholm and tourist attractions in city.

  1. Vasa Museum

    4.7 (7689 Votes)
    Vasa Museum

    Museum, Architecture , Specialty Museum

    Unusual to look at, yet utterly enchanting on the inside, this museum is one of Stockholm’s unmissable gems. Opened recently in 1990, the prime exhibit here is the Vasa, a ship doomed by it’s own weight and height during it’s maiden voyage, that sank less than 1300 metre out into the water. Salvaged in 1961 and put through intensive reconstruction, the Vasa looks as good as n...Read more
  2. Gamla Stan

    Architecture , Neighborhoods

    This area of Stockholm is about as authentic a treat you can have of a medieval township as anywhere in the world. Quite a few of the buildings are remnants from the 13th and 14th centuries, and the layout hasn’t changed in a long long time. Tall colourful buildings, cute cobbled roads all hosting various restaurants, bars, boutiques and shoppetes have the tourist flocking here for a rea...Read more
  3. Skansen

    4.4 (2522 Votes)

    Museum, Zoo, Entertainment, Concert

    The world’s oldest open air museum may also be its greatest. The 75 acre replica of a 19th century Swedish town, complete with its own zoo, draws over a million visitors every year! The 150 buildings on the site are actual historical buildings - farmsteads, a manor house, an open air concert hall, a windmill, a school, a pharmacy, the Seglora Church - relocated here from their original p...Read more
  4. Abba The Museum

    4.4 (3605 Votes)
    Abba The Museum


    The ABBA were THE pop phenomenon of the 70s and 80s and this museum celebrates them and their music in the best way. But it is more than a museum of simple nostalgia and memorabilia. You’re made to feel like the 5th member of the ABBA team and get to dress up in their legendary costumes while their story is told to you in an interactive experience. Check out their recording studio, Benny...Read more
  5. Fotografiska

    4.4 (3191 Votes)

    Museum, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    Housed inside a beautiful Art Nouveau building that used to be a customs house, this is a museum of contemporary photography, one of the best in the world. There are no permanent exhibitions. Instead, four major exhibitions are presented throughout the year, as are 20 smaller exhibitions. Almost nothing presented here fails to boggle the eye. Keep a close eye on the museum’s calendar of ...Read more
  6. Royal Palace

    4.5 (5761 Votes)
    Royal Palace

    Palace, Architecture

    The palace is quite a source of instant gratification, especially if you’re a history buff or simply enjoy looking at luxurious opulence. One of Europe’s most magnificent castles, the Palace is still the official residence of the Swiss monarch. Built on the site of a medieval fortress, various remodeling processes have left a primarily Baroque-High Renaissance architectural mix. Th...Read more
  7. Djurgarden Bridge And Island

    View Point, Bridge, Neighborhoods

    This bridge is to Stockholm, what the Pont Alexander is to Paris. Ornate and made of iron, the bridge was made to impress visitors to the Arts and Crafts Exhibition of 1897. Statues of Nordic gods, reliefs of sea monsters, and a shield with the relief of St. Erik, all came together to provide what today is a marvelous photo opportunity. There’s a beautiful park nearby, with some fantasti...Read more
  8. Drottningholm Palace


    Europe well deserves it’s reputation for the best palaces in the world, and this is another stuning number in it’s terrific collection. A Baroque summer palace famed for its still-in-use Court Theatre (the oldest in the world), magnificent Chinese Pavilions (also known as the Kina Slott), the Central Great Staircase and a beautiful library. The parks too are absolutely stunning and...Read more
  9. Nobel Museum

    4.2 (2554 Votes)
    Nobel Museum


    It’s hard to imagine that someone may not know what the Nobel Prize is. But there is a lot more to find out - the founder’s life story, achievements of the Laureates, and films exploring the journey of the achievements. It’s an interesting enough museum, perhaps a bit overrated, but worth a quick look. The displays are interactive and colorful and very pretty to look at. Turn...Read more
  10. Ostermalmshallen

    4.2 (4721 Votes)


    There’s something special about the idea of a covered market hall, no matter what it’s selling. This one is a collection of lovely delicatessens and restaurants. Walk in, and breathe deeply; the smell of goodies will have you salivationg quickly. Cheeze, meat, fish, fruit etc. all lie laid out tantalizingly. The market is much loved by both locals and tourists. The market might sel...Read more
  11. Junibacken

    4.4 (2574 Votes)

    Children Museum

    The statue of Astrid Lindgren welcomes you into what is one of Stockholm’s most visited attractions. It is a museum and cultural center dedicated to children, children’s literature, and the Swedish authors who contributed to this rich heritage. And is is incredible. Colorfully decorated, magically illuminated, lovingly detailed, and entirely interactive, the museum brings to life s...Read more
  12. Moderna Museet

    4.3 (1949 Votes)
    Moderna Museet

    Art And Culture, Art Museum, Library, Exhibition

    Featuring Swedish and international modern and contemporary art, including works by masters such as Picasso and Dali and Matisse, this is quite an edgy museum. The sculpture park outside is very cool. Make sure to visit the Art Library, one of the largest of its kind in the Scandinavian region. In a small viewing room you can even see some experimental filmwork by Bunuel or Chaplin. The 4th fl...Read more
  13. Nordic Museum

    4.3 (5204 Votes)
    Nordic Museum

    Art And Culture, Museum, History Museum

    On Djurgargen Island, this museum was brought to existence thanks to private donations. It’s style is Danish Renaissance, and it’s exhibits include a vast number of objects on display, perhaps a million and a half in all, and all of them relate to Nordic history, taking this museum’s prominence and importance much beyond Sweden alone. Displays on the natives, the housing, the...Read more
  14. Storkyrkan

    4.5 (2140 Votes)

    Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    This medieval architectural magnificence has been around for nearly as long as Stockholm city. It started out as a chapel for fishermen in the 12th century and underwent many expansions through the centuries. Today the Lutheran church has a Gothic interior and Baroque exterior, but far more significant than the architecture are the cathedral’s treasures: Bernt Notke’s 15th century ...Read more
  15. Historiska Museet

    4.4 (4096 Votes)
    Historiska Museet

    History Museum

    Laid out cleverly over three floors, the Swedish Historical museum will take you through the various periods of Swedish history in sequence: Pre-history, Viking, Medival and Baroque. Do not make the mistake of judging this book by it’s cover. The museum might be plain to look at from the outside, but it’s gloriously detailed on the indside. Over 4000 Viking artefacts are displayed ...Read more

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    • Stockholm follows the Central European standard time zone. You may check the local time depending on that. 

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    • From Cruise Ship Dock, you will have to walk to Stockholm Frihamnen and catch Bus no. 1 Essingetorget. Get down at Regeringsgatan and then walk to Best Western and Hotel which is hardly 3-minutes away. 

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