What To Do in Stockholm

Located along the water, Stockholm is the magnificent capital of Sweden. The city is filled with beautiful blondes and is surrounded by a quiet atmosphere. Do not forget that Stockholm is located in Scandinavia, meaning it gets very cold and dark in the winter, so visit when it is still warm. In order to make sure that you touch upon the major spots in Stockholm, read the suggestions below:

 

Skansen-  Historic buildings from all over Sweden have been dismantled and reassembled in this open-air museum. You should allot yourself at least an hour or two to walk around this small village, see Scandinavian animals, and interact with people dressed for the time period.

Vasa Museum- This museum shows the salvaged ship that sunk in 1628 and was left underwater for 333 years. 98% of the ship contains the original material. Make sure you go to this museum when there is a guided tour or film in English in order to get more context of the beautiful ship standing in front of you.

ABBA: The Museum-  Even if you are not a fan of ABBA, the-pop group that sings Dancing Queen and Mamma Mia, this interactive exhibition screams for a good time. You can sing karaoke, create a music video, and dance on a funky dance floor. How could you skip this?

Djugarden- Take a break from museums and just embrace Stockholm’s beauty. Experience the Swedish tradition of fika and sit with a few friends over a cup of coffee or tea and a sweet treat. Stroll around this park and maybe even lie down for a quick power nap.

Old Town (Gamla Stan)- This charming, quaint area of Stockholm covered with cobblestone streets and narrow alleyways is a great area to walk around. It is filled with restaurants, bars, and stores. Be sure to stop at Sätte Tunnan, a medieval bar with lots of nooks and crannies, for a drink or two. If you have time, you can even go to the Royal Palace. 

Fotografiska- A contemporary photography museum with powerful images that truly tell a story. Since it is open late on the weekends, it is a great activity to do post-dinner on a night when you don’t feel like partying.

 

GoBoat- Renting a GoBoat is a great way to see the city from the water. The boats are equipped with a picnic table so bring some food and drinks while you take in the scenery. If you are looking for something more structured and educational, booths along the water sell canal tours and archipelago tours.

 

Haymarket (Hötorget)-  Everyday besides Sunday there is a market hosted in this city-center square. Afterwards, be sure to pop into the multicultural food hall Hötorgshallen for lunch. If you want to be adventurous and try some traditional Nordic food, Hellbergs serves delicious moose, brown bear, and reindeer.

This list is by no means comprehensive, but it is a great starting ground for an amazing trip.