Top 10 Things To Do in Stockholm

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Top 10 Things To Do in Stockholm

 

When I first came to Stockholm, it was not love at the first site. I was like, ”What am I doing here?”

But Stockholm gets under your skin.

 

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If you really want to enjoy Stockholm at its best, do following:

 

Get On the Water

 

The best of Stockholm is the Baltic Sea. Hop on a guided tour, use local ferries (I was addicted) or just sail. It is all great. I spent the most time on the water and have really enjoyed it. Stockholm Archipelago or Drottningholm Palace–it is your choice.

 

Gripsholm

 

Port near City Hall

 

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Sailing around Stockholm

 

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Drottningholm Palace

 

Things to do in Stockholm

 

Fountains at Drottningholm Palace

 

Be a Kid Again

Visit Gröna Lund. They have a tiny little amusement park founded in 1883 that’s full of merry-go-rounds and roller coasters. Occasionally, it also offers concerts featuring stars such as Damian Marley.

 

Grunalund Stockholm

 

Gröna Lund: a place where adults can be kids.

 

Grunalund

 

Junibacken, Stockholm’s 5th most-visited tourist attraction, where you can turn your fantasies on maximum.

 

The museum is devoted to Swedish children’s literature, but especially to Pippi Longstocking and author Astrid Lindgren. Do you know Pippi? She’s unconventional, assertive, and has superhuman strength.

 

Junibacken

 

Junibacken

 

Walk and Discover

 

Walking around is the best way to see the best.

Visit Djurgarden park. Get there easily from the city centre. Here, you will find several of Stockholm’s main museums. Go to the Nordiska Museum, or Skansen if you are interested in folk art, fashion, textiles and furnished rooms, and want to get a picture of Scandinavian culture.

 

Biologiska Museet

 

Biologiska Museum Djurgarden

 

Skansen Stockholm

 

Skansen open-air museum and zoo in Sweden.

 

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Greetings from Zoo Stockholm.

 

Find the Best Ship

 

The city is surrounded by the Baltic Sea, so you will see small private yachts, cruise ships and light ships.

 

One ship is parked in the Vasa Museum is a ship that sunk after being on the water for only 20 minutes. You know sometimes sh**t happens.

 

Vasa Museum

 

Vasa ship model in the Museum, but you must see the original—it’s stunning!

 

Stockholm Sightseeing

 

 

 

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Norrskar

 

 

Stoccolma

 

 

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Norrmalm

 

 

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historical-ship

 

 

Viking Line

 

Be a Dancing Queen or a Rock Star

 

Sweden is a land of great music producers. Karl Martin Sandberg, known as Max Martin, is a Swedish music producer and a songwriter.

 

He rose to prominence when he made major hits for artists such as the Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, and ‘N Sync.

Martin has also created rock songs for Jessie J, Pink, Taylor Swift, Kelly and Maroon 5.

 

Everyone knows ABBA and their famous hits, Dancing Queen and Waterloo.

If you are a big fan, visit the ABBA museum, a permanent exhibition in the ‘Swedish Music Hall of Fame’ on the island of Djurgården.

But Stockholm also offers a great live music scene. Rock clubs have bands playing seven nights a week.

 

From famous DJs (Swedish House Mafia), DIY, experimental music or a mix of jazz, pop, rock, salsa and reggae, the Swedish Capitol has everything.

Don’t forget to visit great music clubs such as Debaser, or Fylkingen, which is a converted brewery, for the best place to hear alternative music.

 

Stockholm Museums

 

This is definitely a place for museum lovers. The open air museum, Skansen, the stunning Vasa Museum, or the Modern Art Museum are all spectacular.

 

Art Gallery Stockholm

 

Sculpture outside the Modern Art Museum.

 

Eat, Drink and Party

 

Eating on the seafront is really a fantastic experience.

 

You can eat at Pontus by the Sea, and on a sunny day, this is the one of the city’s most popular places for a beer and a bite to eat, where they also offer the best oysters.

 

If you prefer a laid back style, have a drink at the Himlen Restaurant located on the top of the Skycraper.

Posh partygoers? Try Hotellet or Lydmar.

 

Buy great food at Ostermalmshallen market (I highly recommend it, as I am a passionate foodlover) and have a nice picnic on the greens, enjoying the land and people passing by.

 

Stockholm Weather

 

Everything tastes better with such a great view.

 

Get Surrounded by Nobel Prize Laureates

City Hall is one of Stockholm’s major tourist attractions. The Prize Award Ceremony in Stockholm has taken place at the Stockholm Concert Hall since 1926, and the Banquet is held at the Stockholm City Hall (Stockholms Stadshus) .

 

City Hall

 

 

Stadhuset

 

 

Rathaus Stockholm

 

 

Stockholm City Hall

 

Golden Room

 

Bike Around

 

The Swedish Capitol offers 760 km of bike lanes on 14 islands. It’s a great place for sport lovers. A third of the European Green Capital is made of park greens. The air quality in Europe is the best, too, so breathe and enjoy life.

 

bike-sweden

 

Watch the Royal Guards Change

 

Watching the Changing of the Royal Guards at the Royal Palace in Sweden’s capital is fascinating.

It’s a popular event that takes about 40 minutes.

 

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What’s on your Stockholm to-do list? Send me your ideas.
 

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