Top 10 Tourist Attractions in Stockholm

From beautiful waterways to magnificent views, Stockholm is simply magical. Discover the top 10 places to visit when you are in the Venice of the North. 

Attraction #1 Explore The Oldest Town

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Gamla Stan is one of the ancient towns in Stockholm. Walking through the lanes is like time travel, exploring the beautiful intermingling of the present and the past. When in Stockholm, there's no better way to absorb its beautiful culture than by visiting its oldest town. Get some beautiful souvenirs and gifts for your loved ones from the multiple gift shops. The mysterious vaults and the fantastic frescos are something that you will discover while walking down the streets. The whole place has a very aesthetic, at the same time, a very mysterious vibe to it. 

The places that you should check out in Gamla Stan include:

  • The mind-boggling Nobel Prize museum 
  • The Royal Palace 
  • The magnificent Christmas Market (especially if you are in Stockholm during winter)
  • Little boutique shops

Attraction #2 The Marvelous Djurgarden Island

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If you are confused about whether to visit a garden or a museum, we recommend you to pay a visit to Djurgarden Island. It's a beautiful combination of garden, museum, amusement park, and more. The place was formerly a royal hunting garden, but now it is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Stockholm. What makes the place highly popular among tourists is its fantastic connectivity. You can reach the location on a bus, ferry, or even on foot. The place is open between 9 AM and 7 PM and is accessible on all seven days of the week.

The top attractions of Djurgarden include:

  • The world's first open-air museum, Skansen
  • The fun Grona Lund amusement park 
  • Beautiful yacht harbors 
  • Magnificent Rosendal Palace

Attraction #3 Live Your Dream Of Becoming A Star 

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Many of you might have dreamt of joining a band but ultimately couldn't realize the dream. Well, now is the opportunity. Dance with celebrities like Agnetha, Benny, and many more at ABBA The Museum. Although the band ABBA broke up almost three decades ago, their legacy is something that still continues. Much like the Beatles, they continue to live in the hearts of music connoisseurs and lovers. One of the unique things you shall witness in this museum is Benny's original piano, playing on itself. The governing authorities are pretty aware of their diverse visitors. You have access to guided tours in English for easy comprehension for all. The place is functional between 10 AM to 8 PM. 

The main attractions include:

  • A computerized version of you wearing the band's outfit and dancing with the band members
  • Hands-on experience in remixing some of their most popular music
  • Gift shops to buy some souvenirs

Attraction #4 A Tour Of The Sveriges Kungahuset 

On the edge of the water stands the magnificent Royal Palace, also known as Sveriges Kungahuset in the local language. Surprisingly enough, this place is solely dedicated to the King of Sweden as the Queen has a different palace of her own. On a 45-minute ferry ride from Stockholm, you can reach the beautiful island of Drottningholm, where the Queen stays. Sveriges Kungahuset has 600 rooms and multiple museums, boasting a rich European heritage. If you are visiting the place for the first time, make sure to visit here during the Royal Guards Ceremony at 12:15 PM Mon-Sat and 1:15 PM on Sunday. The Sveriges Kungahuset is open to the public between 10 AM to 5 PM all seven days of the week.

The things that you shouldn't miss out here are:

  • The silver throne of Queen Kristina
  • The Museum of Antiquities
  • Tre Kronor or the Three Crowns Museum
  • The armory 
  • The treasury

Attraction #5 Exploring The 17th Century Ship 

The magnificent Vasa Museum is one of the most visited places by tourists in Stockholm. It is a 17th-century warship that sank during its voyage. The ship was resurrected in an almost "intact state" after spending 300 years under the sea. It is a massive work of art, 69 meters in length. You can have access to the guided tour of the museum for half an hour, which gets included in the admission fee. The museum is functional between 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM throughout the week. 

Things to witness here include: 

  • The gigantic Vasa ship from six different levels
  • An icebreaker 
  • A lightship 
  • A torpedo boat

Attraction #6 Enjoy Some Lip-Smacking Delicacies At Ostermalm Saluhall

When traveling to a new place, most of you love to try authentic cuisines. And why not? One can find the real taste of a region's culture through its food. When in Stockholm, Ostermalm Saluhall is your best choice. Built in the 19th century, the food hall was filled with different types of food, from fresh produce to baked goods. You get authentic dairy and cheese products, exquisite pastries, and some of the finest wines in the restaurants and shops in Ostermalm Saluhall. The place is open from 9:30 AM to 7 PM, Monday to Saturday. However, you must check with the individual restaurants, cafes or shops in particular for their timings, if you have any preferences. 

Some of the best restaurants to visit here are:

Attraction #7 Witness The Artistic Excellence At The Millesgarden

When a talented sculptor marries another artist, magic happens - popularly known as the Millesgarden was home to an artist couple. Painter Olga Milles and sculptor Carl Milles gave their home, now the magnificent art museum and sculpture garden. One of the unique things about Millesgarden is its open-air studio. Sculptor Carl Milles had a dust allergy, and to deal with the sculpting dust, he had made the studio open to the sky. The vast amount of natural light entering through the roof adds a very lively vibe to the place. The place remains closed on Monday but is functional from 11 AM to 5 PM the rest of the days. 

Indulge in the work of art in the form of beautiful paintings and incredible sculptures found in the:

  • Terraces 
  • Fountains 
  • Stairways 
  • Lush gardens. 

Attraction #8 Learn The Art Of Photography At Fotografiska

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Appreciate the beauty of contemporary art through the lens of some renowned photographers. At Stockholm's museum of photography, Fotografiska, you get access to a fantastic mix of exhibitions throughout the year. With its enormous inflow of tourists from all across the globe, this place now qualifies as one of the premier photography venues in the world. Even the famous Canadian rockstar Bryan Adams had an exhibition of his photographs here. In addition, the various works of art from across the world are curated in this museum and are showcased in various exhibitions. The place is open daily from 10 AM to 11 PM. 

Apart from the fantastic exhibitions, other things to enjoy here include:

  • An amazing cafe
  • A restaurant on the top floor with an eclectic view and incredible food 
  • Live and club music

Attraction #9 Time Travel To The Medieval Ages 

If you have ever wondered what life was like in the medieval ages, now is the time to witness it. At Medeltidsmuseet or the Museum of Medieval Stockholm, you get to witness the life of the people during medieval times. This site was excavated recently, preserving exciting details about the lives of those people in the medieval ages. It is at a very short distance from the Royal Palace, and you can cover both places on the same day if you have a time crunch. Guided tours in English are conducted for the easy understanding of the tourists from various backgrounds. Operational between 10 AM to 5 PM from Tuesday to Sunday. 

There are some fantastic things to see here. They include:

  • The original city walls from the 16th century 
  • Real homes of merchants and their workshops 
  • Part of Stockholm's original port 

Attraction #10 Pay A Visit To A 13th Century Church 

Often referred to as the Great Church, Storkyrkan was built in the 1200s. The Church is in the middle of Stockholm's oldest district, Gamla Stan. It showcases medieval architecture and is a piece of art in itself. The Church has a reproduction of one of the very first depictions of Stockholm in color. The original painting was done by Urban målare and was donated in 1535. The painting that we see today is a reproduction by Jacob Henrich Elfbas. Nowadays, this Church is being utilized for various events such as royal weddings and coronations. You can stop by this place any day between 10 AM to 6 PM. 

Things that you get to see here are:

  • The incredible brick pillar supporting the vaulted ceiling 
  • Old paintings with historical significance
  • the Gothic interiors 
  • a Baroque frontage 
  • sculpture of St George and the dragon

Explore Stockholm With Our Open Boat Rides 

To witness the real beauty of Stockholm, travel along its canals. We offer boat rides to take you on a magical journey along the waterways of Stockholm. With noise-free electric boats, professional guides, and some onboard delicacies, the experience we provide is something you shall cherish forever.