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 located on Djurgården. Take a boat tour out to one of the 30 000 islands in the archipelago. Visit one of the many castles in the greater Stockholm area. Enjoy kayaking either within the city or outside. Or just stroll around and get lost in the narrow streets of the town between the bridges – the Old City. Makse sure to enjoy the 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 Red Sightseeing Hop on Hop off Bus or Boat tour, or why not both of them? If you feel like seeing the city by yourself, rent a Stockholm City Bike. Maybe you just want to relax and put your feet up, visit one of the many spa’s Stockholm has to offer, for example: Centralbadet, Sturebadet or Yasuragi. Why not try your luck and go fishing – within the city you don’t need a fishing card. Get your fishing rod out and head to Strömparterren, Strömkajen, Strömbron, Blasieholmen and on Skeppsholmen.
The culture in Stockholm is outstanding. There are over 80 museums to visit. Some of the “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, except on sundays and holidays at 13.15. If museums are not your “cup of tea”, why not visit the Opera, the Berwaldhallen concert hall or Stockholm Concert Hall and listen to some classical music. There are also plenty 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, NK and Åhlens City which is Scandinavia’s largest. Malls such as MOOD, Bruno, Sturegallerian, Fältöversten and Hornstullstrand. Bibliotekstan is an area in Östermalm between Norrlandsgatan and Birger Järlsgatan that houses the most luxurious brand stores like Prada and Louis Vitton. Old Town has crafts and souvenirs, whereas Södermalm is more bohemian chic, retro and hipster.
Stockholm has several recurring events: the 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 much more.
HEADER PICTURE: Canal of Djurgården | Photo: Werner Nystrand