Stockholm has many attractions to offer. Especially during summertime. Why not take a walk on Djurgården and enjoy the beautiful nature? Visit Skansen, the only open-air museum in the world, or Gröna Lund, an amazing amusement park also situated on Djurgården. Take a Strömma boat tour out to one of the 30 000 islands in the archipelago. Visit one of the many castles in greater Stockholm. Enjoy kayaking either within the city or outside. Or just stroll around and get lost in the Old city. The narrow streets have plenty to offer. Enjoy the different variety of activities Stockholm has to offer.
There is no problem to find things to do when visiting Stockholm. If you want to do sightseeing, the city has plenty to offer. Explore the city with a Hop on Hop off Bus or Boat tour with Strömma, or why not both of them? Do you feel like seeing the city by yourself? Then rent a bike with the Stockholm City Bikes card. Maybe you just want to relax and take it easy? Visit one of the many SPAs around in the city, e.g. Centralbadet, Sturebadet. Or why not try your luck and go fishing. Within the city you don’t need a fishing card. The places where you can fish with a fishing rod are on Strömparterren, Strömkajen, Strömbron, Blasieholmen and on Skeppsholmen.
The culture life in Stockholm is outstanding. There are over 80 museums to visit. A few “must-see” museums in Stockholm are the famous Vasa Museum, the oldest open-air museum in the world Skansen, the City Hall and of course the Royal Palace. While visiting the Royal Palace one can also watch the changing of the guards ceremony every day at 12.15. If museums are not your “cup of tea”, why don’t visit the Opera, the Berwaldhallen concert hall or Stockholm Concert Hall and listen to some classical music. There are also castles to visit around Stockholm, such as Rosendahl, Drottningholm’s Skokloster and Gripsholm’s castle to mention a few.
In Stockholm, shoppers can find their fill. There are large department stores such as John Lewis, and NK and Malls as MOOD, Bruno, Sturegallerian, Fältöversten and Hornstullstrand. Åhlens is Scandinavia’s largest Department Stores. Bibliotekstan is an area between Norrlandsgatan and Birger Järlsgatan that houses the finest brand stores like Prada and Louis Vitton. Old Town has crafts and souvenirs, the south is more bohemian chic.
Stockholm has several recurring events. Pride Festival, Stockholm Marathon, ÅF Offshore Race, Stockholm Fashion Week, Stockholm Open Winter; The Nobel Prize Award Ceremony, the Polar prize, the Skansen Christmas market, Erikson Globe Horse Show and more.
HEADER PICTURE: Canal of Djurgården | Photo: Werner Nystrand