Capital and largest city of Sweden, stockholm is a perfect example of an amalgamation of ancient and modern architecture. There is so much to experience in Stockholm and hence visiting this incredible place should be on your top priority. With some stunning islands and visuals to die for, Stockholm is one such place which has something or the other in store for everyone. Here’s an exhaustive list of some great things to do and experiences to indulge, during your trip to Stockholm.
When in Stockholm, if you don’t explore the awesome architecture of historic buildings like the City Hall , Stockholm Palace, Drottningholm, Haga and Vasa Museum, then you’re trip will remain incomplete. Visiting these gems is a must. You can also visit several religious buildings like the Skogskyrkogården cemetery. Other prominent attractions in Stockholm are Hammarbybacken, Högdalstoppen, Kaknästornet, Skyview, Gondolen, Herman's, Och himlen därtill and Historiska museet.
Things to do in Stockholm in January
Beginning your new year at Stockholm is one of the best experiences in your life. Incredibly beautiful, the dazzling New Year’s Eve performances will just elevate the loveliness of the place. For things to do in Stockholm's in winter, you have plenty. Take a guided tour of the royal residence of Drottningholm Palace for a look into the time of the King's. Decorated by a lush garden in the front, the magnificent Drottningholm Palace is just beautiful.
Lover of music? Then, you would have for sure heard about Abba. Dedicated entirely to music fans, ABBA: The Museum needs to be visited. Glance through the Abba collections, sing along, click funny pictures, and grab the souvenirs. ABBA: The Museum will take you back to your youth times. Studious and interested in knowing about the personal life story of the Nobel Laureates, make a visit to the Nobel Museum. The layout is simple and with the audio guide on offer, it is very easy to learn about the achievements of mankind.
Have the time of your life by grabbing the tickets for the shows at the opulent neo-classical Royal Swedish Opera and seeks the blessings of the divine at the Riddarholm Church.
Things to do in Stockholm in February
So, the winter is still prevalent in Stockholm and what better things to do in Stockholm Sweden than indulging in museum crawling. Start by checking out the photography museum of Fotografiska. Considered as a hub for the budding photographers and the professionals, Fotografiska carries incredible art works book & souvenir shop, photo gallery, and a restaurant. Continue your museum journey by heading to the state museum of Moderna Museet featuring modern and contemporary art. Complete with restaurant offering views, permanent collections, and a fantastic location, Moderna Museet is one of the best places to visit in Stockholm.
Take a trip to the island of Skeppsholmen. Isolated with a sense of tranquility, Skeppsholmen offers enchanting views of Stockholm. Dig into the adventurous archeological museum of the Museum of Medieval Stockholm that focuses on the genesis of Stockholm. Come face to face with the magnificence of the ships at the maritime museum of Vasa Museum which is a whole world in itself. Carrying massive displays from the ancient times, Vasa Museum is just 'wow'. Spend time in the open-air museum and zoo of Skansen, feel the royalty come alive at the lavish Stockholm palace, and also stop by at the Waldemarsudde museum.
Things to do in Stockholm in March
Take a guided tour of the impressive Stockholm City Hall which is one of the historic buildings in Stockholm. To learn about the interesting stories that make Stockholm, seek the help of a professional tour guide who will bring out the best out of the attraction. This unique piece of art is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Stockholm and is totally worth the visit. Go on a leisurely stroll around the peaceful neighborhood of Riddarholmen stopping constantly to stare at the mesmerizing view of the skyline and the sunset.
In Stockholm with your family and kids? Then, you must be looking for a destination that will keep you all occupied. Look no further than the amusement park of Gröna Lund. Featuring several thrilling rides that appeal to kids as well as adults, Gröna Lund is for everyone and requires a complete day to extract the best from the place. The family adventure doesn't stop there, take a visit to the Children's museum of Junibacken. Apart from the exhibits, Junibacken also comprises of a theater and a restaurant.
For the essence of Stockholm, meander along the quaint square of Gamla stan, look around Stockholm Public Library to grab your favorite book, and learn cultural history at Nordic Museum.
Free things to do in Stockholm
While there are a lot of exciting things to do in Stockholm Sweden, free things to do are always special as they weigh less in the pocket still offering a glimpse into Stockholm. Connect with nature in its prime by indulging in a hiking trip along the woods at Hellasgården. Simply mesmerizing and refreshing to the senses, Hellasgården comprises of a sauna bath, plenty of skiing activities, and skating facilities that can be accessed by the kids.
Experience the best views of the whole city of Stockholm from the top of Katarinahissen which is absolutely free. For the most amazing experience, try visiting the place early in the month or late in the evening to catch a perfect sunset. Take a picnic to the calm oasis of Djurgården which is loved equally by both Stockholmers and tourists, stretch your legs at the tidy Långholmen beach, pay a visit to the cemetery of Skogskyrkogården, and make sure the most famous free museums of Livrustkammaren and Moderna Museet.
Nightlife in Stockholm
Nightlife without views is totally boring, isn't it? And that is exactly the reason you should ride the tourist attraction of Skyview Ericsson globe. The fantastic 360-degree views from the Skyview Ericsson globe is nothing short of magical. Begin with stopping by the appealing nightclub of Sturecompagniet. More into a trendy place? Why not stop by Hell's Kitchen?! Celebrate special occasions at the hottest nightlife spot of Rose, and for an uplifting atmosphere sneak into Laroy. For shopping in Stockholm, be sure to check out Gallerian, MOOD Stockholm, and Sturegallerian.
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Museum, Family And Kids, Architecture , Specialty Museum
Galarvarvsvagen 14, Djurgarden, 11521 Stockholm, Sweden
08:30 am - 08:00 pm
Essentially a maritime museum, the Vasa Museum is a must on every list of things to do in Stockholm. It has an apt location too on the island of Djurgården. You can look forward to displays of fully intact 17th century shops here. Whether you like boats or not you are sure to leave highly enlightened after a visit to this museum. Fascinating history and antique vessels, to look forward to on your visit.
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Family And Kids, Architecture , Neighborhoods
Gamla Stan, Södermalm, Stockholm, Sweden
Formerly known as the Staden mellan broarna, the Gamla Stan is one of the prettiest locales of Stockholm. It is in fact the old town of the city. The locale is mainly made up of the island Stadsholmen. It also has under its wing some more very picturesque islands of Stockholm, including Riddarholmen, Helgeandsholmen, and Strömsborg. You are ought to some of the most striking pieces of architecture here. Make sure to stroll around a lot!
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Museum, Zoo, Entertainment, Concert, Family And Kids, Arts And Crafts, Workshop
Djurgardsslatten 49-51, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden
10:00 am - 03:00 pm
Skansen boasts of the fact that is Sweden’s first open air museum. Along with this, it is also a zoo accommodating some interesting extinct animals. It is located on the city’s island Djurgården. Its opening date goes back to 11 October 1891. The name of the attraction is derived from the fact that Skansen refers to “open-air museums and collections of historic structures, particularly in Central and Eastern Europe, but also in the United States”.
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Museum, Family And Kids
Djurgardsvagen 68, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden
10:00 am - 04:30 pm
A one of its kind museum, Abba The Museum throws light on the Abba style singing that was once a sensation all across the globe. There are two parts to the museum, while one when is about the city’s singer and its Eurovision singers and general information about them over the past 50 years. Additionally, a lot of songs and good music to listen to on your tour here. A haven for all the music lovers indeed.
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Palace, Family And Kids, Architecture
107 70 Stockholm, Sweden
09:00 am - 05:00 pm
The official home and major royal palace of the Swedish monarch, the Royal palace is located on the city’s mist central island. The attraction is still home to the Swedish Royal Family. Indeed, there is a lot of history attached to this place. Hang around the palace before actually going in to experience some interesting royal activities like guards changing places and the likes. Inside the palace there are three museums that are an absolute delight with all their enlightenment.
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View Point, Bridge, Family And Kids, Neighborhoods
Djurgarden, Ostermalm, Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm’s panoramas are dominated by old architecture and some interesting bridges. It is one of the many constructions that took place during the Stockholm World's Fair 1897. The bridge is a fabulous place to stroll around while the gardens are resorted to for fun picnics in the afternoon. As you stroll around this attraction you are bestowed with beautiful wooden paths and some picturesque homes. Follow this up by a visit to one of the many museums in the vicinity.
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Palace, Family And Kids
Drottningholm, Stockholm 178 02, Sweden
10:00 am - 04:30 pm
Filled with so much royalty, Stockholm is indeed full of royal attractions. The Drottningholm Palace is one such place, that is still home to the Swedish royal family. However, this is the private residence. With a beautiful location on yet another island of Stockholm called the Lovön. Built in the 16th century this property once served as the summer residence of the Swedish royal court. Summers and springs see some gorgeous flowers blooming.
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Museum, Family And Kids
Stortorget 2, 103 16 Stockholm, Sweden
09:00 am - 08:00 pm
Devoted to enlightening people about all the Nobel Prize winners, the Nobel Museum was started in the year 1901. It even has interactive displays that are much fun to engage in. It is a small place, very enlightening, yet can be covered well in a not very long time of span. There is move that runs on the roll, giving information about various prizes and their winners. A good place to give all the sightseeing some break!
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Market, Family And Kids
Östermalmsgatan, Stockholm, Sweden
09:30 am - 06:00 pm
One place that the foodie in you will not want to leave, the Ostermalmshallen is this market place where you get some fabulous food. Raw materials and absolutely everything that you would want to devour on the minute you see it, this place is a must visit! Eye-rewarding and needless to say a party for those taste buds, Ostermalmshallen is a place to hard to resist. Take back home a lot of food that can also double up as souvenirs.
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Art And Culture, Museum, History Museum, Family And Kids
Djurgardsvagen 6-16, 115 93 Stockholm, Sweden
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Nordic Museum or the Nordiska museet is yet another attraction location centrally on Stockholm’s island of Djurgården. History buffs are in for some major enlightenment on Sweden’s bygone era including cultural history and ethnography of Sweden, all this spanning over the 15th century to the current times. The collection includes a whopping 1.5million collectibles, certain to leave you delighted! The free audio guide available here, makes things all the more better.
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Stadsgardshamnen 22, 116 45 Stockholm, Sweden
09:00 am - 11:00 pm
A delight for all the photography enthusiasts there, the Fotografiska a center for contemporary photography in the city. With a huge space for photography exhibition, this attraction is constantly buzzing with displays and exhibitions related to photography. You can even get a short-term course here. Additionally, there is a café bistro here where you can catch up with some like-minded people. The café serves some delicious soups and breads! A good place for even non-photography enthusiasts.
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Children Museum, Family And Kids
Galärvarvsvägen 8, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
One of the best things to do in Stockholm with kids, Junibacken is a wonderful children’s museum. Set on Djurgården’s island this attraction contains a lot of contribution from Swedish artist Marit Törnqvist. Its significance further lies in the fact that it is Stockholm’s 5th most-visited tourist attraction. Despite being a museum dedicated to the Swedish children’s literature, even adults can have a good time here. There is a good cafeteria in the premises too.
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Art And Culture, Art Museum, Library, Family And Kids, Exhibition
Exercisplan 4, 111 49 Stockholm, Sweden
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Art beckons from many corners and facets of Stockholm, while it can be viewed everywhere, attractions like Moderna Museet take it a notch higher. Being the state museum for modern and contemporary art, Moderna Museet is perched in central Stockholm’s island Skeppsholmen. Along with Swedish modern art collections, you can also find very interesting international pieces here. The fact that it has free entrance is too good to be true for the kind of art you get to see inside.
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Trangsund 1, 111 29 Stockholm, Sweden
09:00 am - 04:00 pm
Storkyrkan which is essentially “the Great Church” was officially named Sankt Nikolai kyrka. It is a very culturally fulfilling experience, backed up by its location in the old town area of the city. A fine example of Swedish Brick Gothic architecture, the attraction almost does not fit in your eyes with its majestic grandeur. Equally enthralling are its interiors, albeit the highlight remains to be the dramatic wooden statue of Saint George.
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History Museum, Family And Kids
Narvavagen 13-17, 114 84 Stockholm, Sweden
11:00 am - 08:00 pm
Coverings several aspects of the Swedish history on the fronts of archeology and culture. It is an interesting place to visit if you have any interests in the Mesolithic period. The items are personally collected by many Swedish monarchs, right from the 16th century to present times. Along with permanent exhibitions you will also find some equally interesting temporary ones. The Gold Room however, is the main draw of this attraction.