Best Things To Do in Stockholm, Sweden

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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Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Stockholm, Sweden

Must see places in Stockholm ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Stockholm and point of interests to visit.

  1. Vasa Museum

    # 1 of 567 Things To Do in Stockholm | Added 7672 times in trip plans
    Vasa Museum

    Tags: Museum, Architecture , Specialty Museum

    Address: Galarvarvsvagen 14, Djurgarden, 11521 Stockholm, Sweden

    Timings: 08:30 am - 08:00 pm Details

    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&rsqu...Read more

  2. Gamla Stan

    # 2 of 567 Things To Do in Stockholm | Added 8278 times in trip plans
    Gamla Stan

    Tags: Architecture , Neighborhoods

    Address: Gamla Stan, Södermalm, Stockholm, Sweden

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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 l...Read more

  3. Skansen

    # 3 of 567 Things To Do in Stockholm | Added 2506 times in trip plans
    Skansen

    Tags: Museum, Zoo, Entertainment, Concert

    Address: Djurgardsslatten 49-51, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden

    Timings: 10:00 am - 03:00 pm Details

    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 buil...Read more

  4. Abba The Museum

    # 4 of 567 Things To Do in Stockholm | Added 3588 times in trip plans
    Abba The Museum

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Djurgardsvagen 68, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    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...Read more

  5. Fotografiska

    # 5 of 567 Things To Do in Stockholm | Added 3177 times in trip plans
    Fotografiska

    Tags: Museum, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    Address: Stadsgardshamnen 22, 116 45 Stockholm, Sweden

    Timings: 09:00 am - 11:00 pm Details

    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,...Read more

  6. Royal Palace

    # 6 of 567 Things To Do in Stockholm | Added 5749 times in trip plans
    Royal Palace

    Tags: Palace, Architecture

    Address: 107 70 Stockholm, Sweden

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 Pala...Read more

  7. Djurgarden Bridge And Island

    # 7 of 567 Things To Do in Stockholm | Added 6588 times in trip plans
    Djurgarden Bridge And Island

    Tags: View Point, Bridge, Neighborhoods

    Address: Djurgarden, Ostermalm, Stockholm, Sweden

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    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, re...Read more

  8. Drottningholm Palace

    # 8 of 567 Things To Do in Stockholm | Added 2773 times in trip plans
    Drottningholm Palace

    Tags: Palace

    Address: Drottningholm, Stockholm 178 02, Sweden

    Timings: 10:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    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 C...Read more

  9. Nobel Museum

    # 9 of 567 Things To Do in Stockholm | Added 2545 times in trip plans
    Nobel Museum

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Stortorget 2, 103 16 Stockholm, Sweden

    Timings: 09:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    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 t...Read more

  10. Ostermalmshallen

    # 10 of 567 Things To Do in Stockholm | Added 4707 times in trip plans
    Ostermalmshallen

    Tags: Market

    Address: Östermalmsgatan, Stockholm, Sweden

    Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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 deepl...Read more

  11. Junibacken

    # 11 of 567 Things To Do in Stockholm | Added 2563 times in trip plans
    Junibacken

    Tags: Children Museum

    Address: Galärvarvsvägen 8, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden

    Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    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 th...Read more

  12. Moderna Museet

    # 12 of 567 Things To Do in Stockholm | Added 1943 times in trip plans
    Moderna Museet

    Tags: Art And Culture, Art Museum, Library, Exhibition

    Address: Exercisplan 4, 111 49 Stockholm, Sweden

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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....Read more

  13. Nordic Museum

    # 13 of 567 Things To Do in Stockholm | Added 5194 times in trip plans
    Nordic Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, History Museum

    Address: Djurgardsvagen 6-16, 115 93 Stockholm, Sweden

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    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, per...Read more

  14. Storkyrkan

    # 14 of 567 Things To Do in Stockholm | Added 2129 times in trip plans
    Storkyrkan

    Tags: Church, Religious Site, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Trangsund 1, 111 29 Stockholm, Sweden

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    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 ce...Read more

  15. Historiska Museet

    # 15 of 567 Things To Do in Stockholm | Added 4090 times in trip plans
    Historiska Museet

    Tags: History Museum

    Address: Narvavagen 13-17, 114 84 Stockholm, Sweden

    Timings: 11:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    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 m...Read more

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