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  • 1 Roslagen Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    East of Uppsala lies a coastal fringe known as Roslagen. The area is renowned for its medieval churches (1150-1300) with frescoes depicting Biblical scenes and its former forge villages, in memory of the metal industry which prospered in the 16C and ..

  • 2 Skinnarvik Mountain Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Gamla Lundagatan

    Access is via a district which was inhabited in the 18C by tanners, whose low houses you can still see. After Gamla Lundagatan, a path takes you up to the highest point in Stockholm, which, at 53m above sea level, affords a splendid panoramic view ov..

  • 3 Steninge Castle Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts


    This harmoniously proportioned Baroque palace was built by Nicodemus Tessin the Younger and completed in 1705. At the end of the 18C, Steninge became the property of Axel von Fersen, a Swedish diplomat posted in Paris who vowed eternal love to Marie ..

  • 4 Alfvéngården Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Here in the charming village of Tibble, with its red-painted wooden houses, the composer and conductor Hugo Alfvén (1872-1960) found a peaceful haven. He came to represent national Romanticism and his taste for the delicate nuances of Swedish folk mu..

  • Part of the Gränslandet, which is a federation of nine protected areas in the region, this nature reserve is dominated by the extinct volcano of Städjan (1 131m) which has a typical volcanic form. In the 18C it was explored by the naturalist Carl von..

  • 6 Bungemuseet Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Bunge Hägur 119

    This open-air museum is located next to the village church. The fine ensemble of buildings is divided into three groups: the 17C farmhouse (to the left), the 18C farmhouse (to the right) and the 19C one situated further east. The collection of engrav..

  • 7 Öja Church Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    The sturdy church tower was built by the master Egypticus. The Öja crucifix was originally surrounded by a crowd of sculpted figures. The Virgin on the left is a replica of the Öja Madonna, which today resides in the Gotland Historical Museum in Visb..

  • 8 Church of the Holy Cross Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Kyrkogatan 24

    Perched up high in the centre of the town, the Church of the Holy Cross (12C-13C, 15C tower) houses interesting 15C and 16C paintings, a three-storey altarpiece (1652) and a Baroque-style pulpit (1620), a fine example of the elegant wood sculpture pr..

  • 9 Ales Stenar megaliths Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites


    According to legend, this megalithic monument comprising 58 stones laid out in the shape of a ship marks the location of the tomb of Viking King Ale. The stones at the bow and the stern measure 3.3m and 2.5m respectively.

  • 10 The Röhss Museum of Decorative Arts Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Vasagatan 37-39

    This museum was opened in 1916 thanks to a legacy from the Röhss brothers. Since then, many donations have made it the only one in Scandinavia to offer an extensive geographical and chronological panorama of Decorative Arts. From the last innovations..

  • 11 Liseberg Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Örgrytevägen 5

    Liseberg is the garden of Göteborg; beds of flowers everywhere are just asking to be admired in the largest theme park in Sweden. A ghost train, a Big Wheel, big dippers, rides for all ages. And for food lovers, or just lovers, there are bars and res..

  • 12 Slottskogen Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Route 158

    The biggest park in the city covers no less than 137 hectares! Winding paths run through the extensive lawns, there is a children's zoo and little houses transported here from all over Sweden make a mini museum of village life. Sports areas, restaura..

  • 13 Botanical Garden Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Carl Skottsbergs Gatta 22A

    The garden was opened to the public in 1923, and today has miles of winding paths, extensive lawns and woodland. You are sure to appreciate the bamboo grove, the Japanese valley and the vale of rhododendrons, as well as the greenhouses and flower bed..

  • 14 Trädgårdsföreningen Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Slussgatan 1

    The park was created by the Horticultural Society in 1842, and has always been a popular meeting place. The palm house is a crystal palace, built in 1878. The rose gardens contain 6 000 bushes with 2 600 different varieties represented, among them so..

  • 15 Museum of medieval Stockholm Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Strömparterren 1

    When an underground car park was being built, the excavations revealed the base of a wall built in en 1530 by Gustav Hasa, as well as older remains. So the Museum of medieval Stockholm was installed on the site. It traces the history of the city back..

  • 16 Modern Art Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art


    The Spanish architect José Rafael Moneo designed the building that houses the two museums of Modern Art and Architecture. Although most of the square or rectangular rooms are underground, they are literally flooded with light, which comes in through ..

  • 17 National Ancient History Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Narvavägen 13-17

    This museum has one of Europe's finest collections of gold objects (over 3 000 items dating from 2000 BC to around 1520) on show in the Gold Room. Artefacts also from the Stone, Bronze, Iron and Middle Ages (the latter including pieces from various c..

  • 18 Djurgården Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Prins Eugens väg

    An ancient royal hunting ground, Djurgården is a 4km by 1km island, separated from the rest of the city by the bay and Djurgårdsbrunn canal. It has for centuries been a place of recreation. Its western end (nearest the city) has well-kept gardens, re..

  • 19 Thiel Gallery Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Sjötullsbacken 8

    A house with paintings covering all the walls: this is how Ernest Thiel dreamt of his house. Spurned by high society, this rich banker had this Art Nouveau residence built on the heights of Djurgården, to house his collection of works of art that he ..

  • 20 Prins Eugen Waldemarsudde Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Prins Eugens väg 6

    Fourth son of King Oscar II, Prince Eugen (1865-1947) settled here on Djurgården in 1905. Beautifully situated on the canal that links Stockholm to the sea, its interesting collections make a visit particularly rewarding. The works of the prince and ..

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