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Stockholm

Known for Shopping, Dining and Skyscraper

Famous for its parks, palaces, galleries and museums, Sweden’s capital is a globally important economic center spread across islands of great natural beauty.

How do you get to Stockholm?

Stockholm stands on 14 islands that dot the surface of Lake Mälaren, Sweden’s third-largest lake. Visit the country’s capital, which was established in the 1200s, to discover art galleries, historical museums, palaces and public parks.

Getting around Stockholm is easy on foot since many of the major attractions are within walking distance of the city center. The city also has an efficient public transportation system and over 450 miles (760 kilometers) of bikeways. Rent a bike and explore the historical route through the Royal National City Park or take boat trips on the waterways, which make up 30 percent of the city.

Go to Djurgården to find major Stockholm attractions. See a slice of Sweden’s rural traditions and spot Nordic wildlife at Skansen, one of the world’s oldest open-air museums. At the Vasa Museum, learn about a royal battleship that sank on its maiden voyage. Explore the Nordic Museum to find out why Swedes celebrate Midsummer. Younger visitors will enjoy meeting storybook characters at Junibacken, a children’s museum and entertainment center.

Take a walk around Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s oldest district. Visit Stockholm Royal Palace and watch the Changing of the Guard ceremony. Discover the history of the Nobel Prize at the Nobel Museum. While in this area, stop by the famous Den Gyldene Freden restaurant, which opened in 1722.

Art lovers will appreciate Stockholm’s range of galleries. Spot work by European masters at the Museum of Modern Art and find contemporary photography exhibitions at Fotografiska. Find sculptures by revered Swedish sculptor Carl Eldh in Bellevue Park. Free live events are a big part of the Stockholm arts scene as well. We Are Stockholm is a multi-day August music and sports festival for teens at King’s Garden.

Take a boat trip to the Stockholm archipelago and explore over 20,000 islands. Discover beaches, walking trails and medieval architecture in towns such as Sandhamn and Vaxholm. In the height of summer enjoy a Stockholm sunset at 11 p.m.

Things to do in Stockholm

Visit the wreck of a Swedish warship that sank on its maiden voyage. Learn about the ship’s history and discover artifacts recovered from Stockholm’s harbor.

Experience Sweden’s rural traditions and spot almost 300 animal species at the zoo and aquarium that are part of one of the world’s oldest outdoor museums.

Visit the permanent residence of Sweden’s royal family, walk around a Baroque garden and watch an opera performance at an 18th-century theater.

Explore banquet halls and reception rooms, find 18th-century art and watch the changing of the guard at the official residence of Sweden’s royal family.

Admire contemporary works, take part in workshops and enjoy views of Stockholm’s islands of Skeppsholmen and Djurgården at this museum dedicated to photography.

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Delve into the fascinating world of Swedish food with a local guide. Learn about traditional and contemporary dishes as you eat at the renowned food halls and street markets in the charming city center. With only 12 participants in each tour, you can be sure of attentive service.

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Take advantage of a comprehensive sightseeing tour by land and water to get to know the charming Swedish capital. Engaging narrative through audio-guide introduces you to Stockholm's past and present while you admire the top sites and charming islands.

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Step aboard a luxury yacht for a sailing adventure that explores the spectacular waters of Sweden's largest archipelago. As you navigate a dazzling blue and green seascape, let the wind decide your route, watch the terrain grow wilder, and stop for a swim at one of the pristine islands.

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Get to know Stockholm at your own pace with a double-decker bus ride that takes you to some of the best sights around the beautiful city. Hop on and off as often as you want on your way to more than 20 convenient destinations that put you right next to some of the best attractions in town.

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Follow the footsteps of Viking warriors and see the scenic countryside north of the Swedish capital. This leisurely tour is themed around historical sites and follows the Täby, Vallentuna with Granby, where significant sights of the Viking Age abound.

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A relaxing cruise takes you on a journey along the charming waterways and under the numerous bridges of the city. Take in splendid views over the colorful Gamla stan (Old Town), sail past picturesque Djurgården island, and pass through locks to sail between Lake Mälaren and the Baltic Sea.

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