Spread across 14 islands on the edge of the Baltic Sea, Stockholm is renowned for its distinctive neighbourhoods lining rustic cobblestone streets. From its fashionable atmosphere to stunning harbour views, Stockholm is a trend-setting city that magnetises locals and tourists from around the globe.
Things to do in Stockholm
Gamla Stan is situated in the heart of the city, home to historic medieval buildings and iconic heritage sites. You can take a guided tour through the Stockholm Palace and admire its exquisite baroque interior. One admission ticket also gains you access to Stockholm’s original castle and the Royal Treasury where you can peer upon finery from the Swedish monarchy.
If you’re looking for the most exquisite views, head up to Evert Taubes Terrass on the island of Riddarholmen. From here, you can photograph the sprawling city below you, including much of Södermalm’s coastline. Perfect for enjoying with a loved one, this is the ideal location for a romantic sunset.
The entire city of Stockholm is brimming with museums, but the Historiska Museet is a local favourite. Gaze upon one-of-a-kind Viking remnants, including an entire ship, and discover other treasures highlighted by the Reliquary of St. Elisabeth.
Sodermalm island is the place to go for dining, drinking and shopping, boasting plentiful hip bars, shops and cafes. The alternating themed menu at Woodstockholm will keep you in suspense and has become quite the tourist hotspot, so be sure to make reservations. Enjoy impressive views from Hermans Trädgårdscafé, where you can munch on vegetarian cuisine while watching boats meander down the glassy inlet waters.
Getting around Stockholm
Ride the metro around like a local, enjoying easy access to most of the premier tourist destinations. A commuter rail and light rail are other ways of seeing the city, while a well-connected motorway network with extensive bridge systems between the islands makes for easy taxi and car transit.