Top 10 Attractions

Gamla Stan

GAMLA STAN

Gamla Stan is one of the largest and best-preserved medieval city centers in Europe, and one of the foremost attractions in Stockholm. Gamla Stan is where Stockholm was founded in 1252. Gamla Stan is located on the island of Riddarholmen and has many restaurants, cafes and bars and small shops, and also many souvenirs shops. In Gamla Stan, there are several churches to visit such as, The German church and Sweden's national cathedral, Stockholm Cathedral. Also, the Royal Palace (Link), is located in Gamla Stan. The oldest square, Stortorget is the central point in Gamla Stan and the two main streets with the cafes, bars, restaurant, and the shops are Västerlånggatan and Österlånggatan.

The Royal Palace

THE ROYAL PALACE

The Royal Palace is one of the largest in Europe and has over 600 rooms. The Royal Palace is the official residence of His Majesty of Sweden and is open to the public and has five museums. The Palace was built during the eighteenth century, where the previous castle "Tre Kronor" burned down in 1697.

SKYVIEW

SKYVIEW

SkyView is the world-class attraction that takes you to the top of the world's largest spherical building, the Ericsson Globe, a Stockholm landmark. From the apex 130 meters (425 feet) above sea level, you get a fantastic view encompassing all of Stockholm. The two SkyView gondolas depart every 10 minutes, and the entire visit takes about 30 minutes. Restaurant, café and souvenir shop are adjacent to SkyView.

Skansen

SKANSEN

Skansen consists of the oldest open-air museum in the world and the Stockholm zoo, with a beautiful location on Royal Djurgården and a view over all of Stockholm. At Skansen you can learn about traditional crafts and traditions. This is the place to visit historic Sweden in miniature. You will find charming town districts with for example glass blowing. You can also see animals native to Scandinavia such as moose, bears, lynxes, wolves, wolverines and seals. There is also a terrarium, a monkey house and a children's zoo. Those who want to enjoy a traditional Swedish smörgåsbord can have their wish at the Solliden restaurant.

Boat Sightseeing

BOAT SIGHTSEEING

Seeing Stockholm from the water is an enjoyable must. Fortunately, there are many tours to choose from depending on your interests. Under the Bridges of Stockholm, Royal Canal Tour and the early Good Morning Stockholm Tour concentrate on central Stockholm and take from 50 minutes to 2 hours. The Good Morning tour is given in Swedish and English only. Other tours are also given in German, Russian, French, Spanish, Italian, Finnish, Chinese, and Japanese. The number of tours is limited during the winter. Hop On Hop Off is a flexible way to see Stockholm from the water. The ticket is good for an unlimited number of trips over a 24-hour period.

The Vasa Museeum

THE VASA MUSEUM

The Vasa is the only preserved senenteenth-century ship in the world. More than 95% of the ship is original and it is decorated with hundreds of carved sculptures. The 69 meter-long warship Vasa sank on its maiden voyage in the middle of Stockholm in 1628, and was salvaged 333 years later in 1961. For nearly half a century the ship has been slowly, deliberately and painstakingly restored to a state approaching its original glory. The three masts on the roof outside the specially built museum show the height of the ship's original masts. There are ten different exhibitions around the ship to tell about life on board the ship. The film about the Vasa is shown in 13 different languages.

Grona Lund

GRÖNA LUND

Grönalund is Stockholm's most famous amusement park, it attracts both locals and tourists alike. It opened in 1883, it offers every kind of amusement park attraction; roller coasters, rides, a house of fun, free-fall, haunted house and lots more. There are several cotton candy and hot dogs stalls too. A wide variety of concerts by both Swedish and international artists take place here. The Grönalundsteatern theater is also found at this lively venue. You can even go on a cultural walk or check out an art exhibition.

The City Hall

THE CITY HALL

City Hall, with its spire featuring the golden Three Crowns, is one of the most famous silhouettes in Stockholm. Stockholm City Hall is one of the country's leading examples of national romanticism in architecture. The City Hall is built from eight million bricks, and the 106 meter tall tower has the three crowns, which is the Swedish national coat of arms, at its apex. The great Nobel banquet is also held in City Hall. After dinner in Blå hallen, the Blue Hall, Nobel Prize recipients, royalty and guests dance in Gyllene salen, the Golden Hall, with its 18 million gold mosaic tiles. The City Hall is open to the public through guided tours only.

Fotografiska

FOTOGRAFISKA

Fotografiska is one of the world's largest meeting places for contemporary photography. Fotografiska presents four unique large exhibitions and about 20 smaller exhibitions annually. In addition to the large exhibition, Fotografiska also houses a book and souvenir shop, a restaurant, a photo gallery. In the bar on the top floor you will find one of Stockholm's very best vantage points.

Djurgarden

DJURGÅRDEN

The green island of Djurgården, close to central Stockholm, is beloved by both Stockholmers and tourists. Djurgården is a calm oasis which has been royal land since the fifteenth century. There are fine areas to stroll, for example around the Djurgårdsbrunn canal and Blockhusudden. Djurgården is also home to several of city's top museums and attractions, as well as enjoyable cafés and restaurants. It's easy to reach Djurgården on foot, by the Djurgården ferry boat from Gamla Stan/Slussen, by tram from Norrmalmstorg or by bus.