Things to see and do - Stockholm
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The “Venice of the North” is a misleading nickname for Stockholm because the two cities have very different urban structures. Here, the overriding impression is not so much of a city criss-crossed by water as of a city that has developed by colonising the 14 islands dotted around it in the water. From Stadsholmen, the original centre, Sweden’s capital city has spread, over the centuries, to the neighbouring islands between Lake Mälar and the Baltic, and become a large metropolis.
Tourist attractions Stockholm : Things to see and do
Stora Nygatan S - 111 30 Stockholm
The old town comprises Stadsholmenl, the original site of Stockholm, Riddarholmen with its palaces and public buildings, Helgeandsholmen where the parliament is situated, and Strömsborg (uninhabitated as late as the 18C). A pedestrian paradise, Gamla..
Djurgårdsslätten 49-51 S - 115 93 Stockholm
Founded in 1891 by Artur Hazelius (1833-1901), this is the world's oldest open-air museum and is often described as "Sweden in a nutshell". The different areas are located around the site in accordance with their actual geographic situation. The cult..
Galärvarvet 14 S - 102 52 Stockholm
10th Aug. 1628: Gustav II Adolph, the "Lion of the North", launches his fleet ship the Wasa, to conquer the Baltic right up to the Polish coast. Twenty minutes later, the ship sinks, and all is lost. Did it sink because it was overloaded with cannons..
Slöjdgatan 7 S - 111 57 Stockholm
Prix Prices from : 1071 SEK
Found between Hötorget Square and Drottninggatan shopping street, this eco-friendly hotel has a gym and sauna. Wi-Fi is free. Stockholm Central Station and the Arlanda Express are 500 metres away. Scandic Klara’s soundproofed rooms feature wooden fl..
Bryggargatan 12 S - 11121 Stockholm
Prix Prices from : 1165 SEK
Just 3 minutes’ walk from Stockholm Central Station, this stylish hotel’s popular Belgobaren offers up to 300 Belgian beers. Leisure options include a sauna and solarium. All rooms at Freys Hotel feature bright décor and cable TV. Some include bathr..
Kungsgatan 53 S - 111 22 Stockholm
Set just 100 metres from Drottninggatan shopping street in central Stockholm, this hotel offers modern rooms with free WiFi and a flat-screen TV. Stockholm Central Station is a 5-minute walk away. All rooms at HTL Kungsgatan have a tiled bathroom wi..
Leisure activities Stockholm
When Stockholm's museums have locked their ancient doors, when the stores are all closed and people have retreated to the safety of their homes, this is when the empty streets of Stockholm's Old Town are handed over to the spirits, vampires and to us..
Prices from : 134 €
Explore the vibrant history of the Viking era on this full-day trip from Stockholm. You'll visit two beautiful cities, Sigtuna and Uppsala, and discover Sweden's exciting Viking history. The first stop on your full-day adventure is an old Viking b..
Prices from : 51 €
Take the most comprehensive sightseeing tour of Stockholm available, combining panoramic coach travel and a boat cruise out to sea. Perfect for first-time visitors, you'll see all the highlights on this 3.5-hour tour, leaving you with time in the day..
Tegnérgatan 41 S - 111 61 Stockholm
Popular, buzzy restaurant in a lively commercial district, run by a passionate chef-owner. The contemporary interior was designed by famous Swedish artists. Sit at the counter to watch the chefs in action. Dishes include homely Swedish classics and b..
Jakobsbergsgatan 15 S - 111 44 Stockholm
Pass the EAT 'Market' fast food outlet in this upmarket shopping mall and head for the slick Oriental 'Bistro' with its rich, moody colour scheme and central cocktail bar. The name stands for 'European Asian Taste' and the Chinese dishes are flavours..
Beckholmsvägen 26 S - 115 21 Djurgården
A bright, bustling bistro next to the old slipway; try for a spot on the delightful terrace. Light floods the room and boats hang from the girders in a nod to the local shipbuilding industry. The food is wholesome and heartening and features plenty o..
Storgatan 12 S - 114 51 Stockholm
Sweet little two-roomed restaurant with comfy chairs, period floor tiles and a homely feel. The open-plan kitchen fills the room with pleasant aromas. The blackboard lists tasty, well-balanced dishes crafted from fresh ingredients. Menus are French-i..
Osterlanggatan 51 S - 10317 Stockholm
Dating back to 1722 and reputedly the city's oldest restaurant. The Swedish Academy - who award the Nobel Prize for literature - meet here weekly. Two rustic, café style, candle-filled dining rooms. Good choice of refined Swedish dishes with modern i..
Rosendalsvagen 8 S - 115 21 Stockholm
Ulla Winbladh was originally built as a steam bakery for the 1897 Stockholm World Fair and is set in charming parkland beside the Skansen open-air museum. Sit on the terrace or in the older, more characterful part of the building. Traditional, hearty..