Top Attractions in Stockholm

Sweden's capital Stockholm is a large city offering travelers and visitors many attractions in this Scandinavian city. Here are the best attractions for Stockholm visitors - they are certainly worth a detour, so put them on the "to do" list for your trip to the beautiful city of Stockholm!

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    Djurgarden Island, Stockholm, Sweden
    ••• Djurgarden Island, Stockholm, Sweden. Getty

    One of Stockholm's top attractions, Djurgården (english: Game Park) is an island right in the middle of Stockholm, known for its beautiful green spaces, many sights, events, parks, and tourist attractions. The island Djurgarden has more than 10 million (!) visitors each year. The location is perfect for an interesting 2 hour Djurgarden walking tour across Stockholm's popular island.

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    Old telephone box, Rikstelefon, which stands behind Storkyrkan (Stockholm Cathedral), Stockholm, Sweden
    ••• Old telephone box, Rikstelefon, which stands behind Storkyrkan (Stockholm Cathedral), Stockholm, Sweden. Peter Cook - Getty Images

    Get all of Stockholm's attractions in one! What are the best guided tours in Stockholm for Sweden travelers? This travel article shows the best guided tours in Stockholm for visitors, along with booking information so you can make reservations online. Which tours are the most interesting, or the most unique? Find out in Best Guided Tours in Stockholm!

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    Grona Lund Amusement Park in Stockholm, Sweden
    ••• Grona Lund Amusement Park in Stockholm, Sweden. Getty Images

    Grona Lund Amusement Park is another popular attraction in Stockholm. For fun with the whole family, amusement parks always work well! In Stockholm, there is the Tivoli "Grona Lund" Amusement Park which even has a "Viking Ship" ride in Scandinavian tradition! Find out the details in the review of this Swedish theme park.

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    Restaurang Esperanza (Restaurant in Stockholm)
    ••• Restaurang Esperanza (Restaurant in Stockholm). Restaurang Esperanza (Restaurant in Stockholm)

    Not a Stockholm attraction per se, the nightlife here offers great entertainment! If you're not traveling with children and are more interested in nightlife, music, and bars, you have found the perfect destination. Read about the Top 4 Nightclub Recommendations which partylovers should not miss on any trip to this Swedish city!

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  • 05 of 09

    The Famous Vasa Museum

    The Vasa Ship at the Vasa Museum.
    ••• The Vasa Ship at the Vasa Museum. Stockholm Vis. Board

    In 1628, the highly-decorated warship Vasa sailed from Stockholm on her anticipated maiden voyage and sank. Three centuries later, Vasa was discovered and salvaged and is now the world's only preserved 17th-century ship. The museum allows you to view it from six levels and it has been chosen as one of the 7 Wonders of Sweden!

    Location: Galärvarvet, Djurgården, Stockholm. Phone: +46 8 519 54800.

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    Changing of the Guard, Stockholm, Sweden
    ••• Changing of the Guard, Stockholm, Sweden. Getty
    Watching the changing of the Royal Guard in Stockholm is a really great experience - and it's free! The Royal Guard (part of the Swedish Armed Forces) consists of around 30,000 guards. Watching this free 40-minute event of the changing of the guard in front of the King of Sweden's residence is very interesting to see and a very popular attraction in Stockholm...
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    Christmas Market in Sweden
    ••• Christmas Market in Sweden. Christmas Market in Sweden

    Do you like to go shopping? Stockholm is often considered the "shopping capital of the North" and is, of course, known for modern Scandinavian design. Nowadays, Swedish homes are synonymous with Ikea, which helped several great furniture & accessories designers. There are 5 famous stores for artwork and design shoppers in Stockholm's inner city, among them the stores of Svenskt Tenn and Asplund. 

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    The ABBA Museum

    ••• ABBA Museum in Stockholm. ABBA Museum in Stockholm

    The ABBA Museum in Stockholm will be the world's first official ABBA museum and already expects to welcome half a million visitors a year. ABBA fans will love the new museum. A location in central Stockholm has been found for the new Stockholm attraction that is referred to as "ABBA the Museum". It will offer museum visitors over 4,000 square meters of interesting ABBA stuff, on three levels. The scheduled grand opening initially planned for 2009 has been delayed and no new date has been released yet. We'll keep you posted.

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  • 09 of 09

    Ice Skating at Kungstradgarden

    A winter attraction in Stockholm? If you're visiting Stockholm in the winter, there is a nice secret: Go ice skating for free at Kungsträdgården Park in Stockholm. Ice skating is a popular Scandinavian activity in the winter months and a favorite winter pastime for both visitors and locals in Stockholm. It's also on the list of the 10 free things to do in Stockholm.