Best things to do in Stockholm
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Spanning no fewer than fourteen islands, Stockholm is less of a city and more of an archipelago where quintessentially Scandinavian pine forests and peaceful brackish lagoons meet stylish boutiques and gilded palaces. The city is centered on the island of Gamla Stan, the city’s medieval core of colorful buildings, cobbled lanes and age-old sailors’ taverns all dominated by the monolithic Royal Palace. While Gamla Stan may feel like a step back in time, Stockholm is a thrillingly modern city that is constantly innovating. South of Gamla Stan, the island of Södermalm is one of Europe’s coolest neighborhoods with a host of eclectic eateries and bars alongside one of the continent’s most reputable photography museums, the Fotografiska. Beyond the city, Stockholm quickly dissolves into a myriad of small islands, which makes the city a perfect combination of metropolitan buzz and unspoiled natural beauty.
The Royal palace remains one of the biggest palaces in all of Europe. One fact about this Palace is that the site where it stands didn't originally have the palace built there. Different structures had already stood at this spot before the palace was finally erected. There is still royalty living in this palace and you might just catch a glimpse of one on your tour.
Towering into the sky, the Stockholm City Hall stands about 100 meters tall with three crowns on its towers. The beautiful architectural structure was designed by Ragnar Östberg and built with 8 million bricks. Today, many tourists make it a point of duty to visit the hall just to gaze at the grand structure.
Don't be surprised that the museum is not actually a building. It is a ship that was built in the 1600s by the Swede as a war machine which also doubles as an object to show off the Swede wealth. A tour of the Vasa will expose you to the interiors of the ship where you would see exhibits and artifacts from the time when the ship was built.
Of the many interesting things you would find in Skansen, one major site is the Skansen open-air museum. A rural community was actually converted to this open-air museum that we see today. The museum is filled with many cultural and traditional exhibitions and is one of the most visited places in all of Stockholm.
Welcome to the home of many tourist attraction sites, Djurgården. More than a million tourists visit the island every year to have a relaxing time. When you are not visiting the Abba Museum, you could enjoy the sights that the Skansen open air museum has to offer. Similarly, there is the Vasa Museum to go check out as well. There is no shortage of exciting activities to engage in at Djurgården.
The Drottningholm Palace is the residence of the present Royal family of the Swede. It was built in the 1600 and has served as home to generations of the royal family. Due to the vast amount of history that this palace holds, it is on the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Centers. The palace attracts many tourists every year, and if you are in luck, you just might catch a glimpse of the royal family.
This is the first ever ABBA museum in the world. It has not been open to the public yet but it already has a half million tourists and ABBA fans visiting it from all over the world yearly. The museum sits on about 4000 square meters of land, and it will contain everything from the iconic group in Sweden.
The prestigious Nobel Prize is an award that is given to individuals that have impacted the world in one way or the other. Since its inception in 1901, there have been more than 900 recipients of the prize but the Nobel Museum was not built until 2001. The museum houses the history and story of the winners of the prize up till date.
Take a tour to this part of Stockholm to see Sweden's wildlife. The forest contains animals like the moose and the reindeer among others. Apart from the animals, the natural atmosphere of the whole place is intoxicating and relaxing simultaneously. Be in tune with nature and relax.