15 Places to Visit in Stockholm, Tourist Places & Attractions

Places to See in Stockholm

Gamla Stan, Vasa Museum, Abba Museum, Skansen Open-Air Museum, The Royal Palace, Stockholm City Hall, Djurgarden, Fotografiska, Moderna Museet, Royal National City Park, Östermalm, SkyView & many more.

Are you looking for places to visit in Stockholm? You’ve come to the right page. Filled with rich history, Stockholm consists of over 50 museums such as ABBA The Museum, Bellman’s House, Fotografiska, Skansen and the list doesn’t end. For food-lovers, there are restaurants like Lilla Ego, Frantzen and Albin that master in Swedish specialties.

Capital of Sweden, Stockholm is known to stretch across 14 islands - the most famous one being the Stockholm archipelago. It houses two magnificently large water bodies including Lake M?laren and the Baltic Sea, which are amazing places to see in Stockholm. You will get to experience the “Old Town” influence, thanks to cities like Gamla Stan and Djurgarden. Places in Stockholm like the Royal Palace, Stockholm City Hall, Grona Lund and SkyView are what will make your journey memorable.

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Dates back to as long back as the 13th century, you can imagine the number of historical structures that may be lined across the region. Ancient medieval alleyways, cobbled streets and archaic architecture surrounds this town. Having a strong “Old Town'' influence, Gamla Stan is home to the world-famous Stockholm Stock Exchange Building.

Another famous attraction in Gamla Stan is its square, which holds immense historic resemblance. Being the site of the Stockholm Bloodbath where Swedeish noblemen were massacred by the Danish King, Christian II, this site is well revered. There are over 370 properties across the small town that hold archaeological importance and all of them are worthy places to visit in Stockholm.

Best time to visit: June to August
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Known as the “Maritime museum” for the world, this attraction is a must-see in the list of places to visit in Stockholm. The significant highlight of this museum is the fact that it is home to the one and only, (almost) fully intact ship that dates back to the 17th century.

This 64-gun warship was salvaged during the 1900’s and has been a part of the museum since its own inception. Being the most-visited museum in all of Scandinavia, there is no reason for you to give this destination a skip in your travel.

Location: Galärvarvsvägen 14, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden

Best time to visit: 9 am to 5 pm

Entry Fee: 110 SEK
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Not many might be aware of this but some of the biggest fans of the music band, ABBA come from Sweden. Well, the main reason behind this can be attributed to the fact that ABBA themselves are Swedish. ABBA established a museum of their own back in May 2013.

Since then, thousands flock every year just to visit this interactive exhibition against the contemporary setting of Djurgarden. Get to know the band a bit better and you will also receive the opportunity to check out some of the exhibits such as Benny’s Piano the Waterloo, the Polar Studio and Ring Ring to name a few.

Location: Djurgårdsvägen 68, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden

Best time to visit: 9 am to 5 pm

Entry Fee: 185 SEK
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Considered to be the first open-air museum in Sweden, Skansen was also clubbed up to host a zoo of its own and is the most-visited among the places to see in Stockholm. Established back in 1981, Artur Hazelius - its founder, meant to dedicate the museum to showcasing the culture of Sweden before the industrial era.

This attraction has several exhibits over a land that stretches 75-acres. Among the highlights of this museum include the 19th century town where you will see replicas of many different craftsmen that dominated the Swedish culture.

Location: Djurgårdsslätten 49-51, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden

Best time to visit: 9 am to 5.30 pm

Entry fee: 140 SEK
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The Royal Palace, also known as the Stockholm Palace is the heart of Stockholm. It is the official home of the Swedish monarch, where King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia once resided. It also consists of the King’s office as well as members of the Swedish Royal Family.

There are a lot of activities that you can indulge in, during your visit here including checking out the Royal Court of Sweden, the Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities, the Tre Kronor Museum and even getting an opportunity to meet up with the Royal Guards.

Location: Kungliga slottet, 107 70 Stockholm, Sweden

Best time to visit: 10 am to 4 pm

Entry fee: 160 SEK
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Building to the Municipal Council of Sweden, the Stockholm City Hall is truly a piece of artwork. It hosts numerous offices, conference rooms, ceremonial halls. One of its highlights is the luxury restaurant, Stadshuskällaren. Ever since Stockholm City Hall was declared the venue for the Nobel Prize banquet, it has started gaining even more prominence.

Considered to be a byproduct of national romanticism in architecture by Sweden, thousands of tourists flock every year to check out the location and stand in awe of the work.

Location:
Hantverkargatan 1, 111 52 Stockholm, Sweden

Best time to visit:
9.00 am to 5 pm

Entry fee:
90 SEK
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An island located in the central region of Stockholm, Djurgarden should top the list of places to visit in Stockholm. This is the place where all the major attractions of Stockholm are located including the open-air museum, Skansen, the jaw-dropping amusement park, Grōna Lund and extensive stretches of forest and meadows waiting to be explored.

For those who are looking for some recreational activities, there is an art gallery by the name of Liljevalchs konsthall - which was built back in 1916 - that you can check out. It is most famous for its spring exposition between January and March.

Best time to visit: July to August
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A centre that hosts some of the best works of contemporary photography coming out of Sweden, Fotografiska is a vibrant point of attraction in your list of places to visit in Stockholm. It was established back in 2010 by brothers, Jan and Per Broman. As time passed by, Jan and Per Broman decided to revamp the place and club conference rooms, museum shops, gallery, event spaces and more into it.

It features an extremely unique Art Nouveau style of architecture which was designed by Ferdinand Boberg.

Location: Stadsgårdshamnen 22, 116 45 Stockholm, Sweden

Entry fee: 200 SEK
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The thing about Stockholm is that it consists of a rich heritage and hosts a very unique and vibrant arts scene, which is quite prevalent through the works showcased at Moderna Museet. This museum was opened back in 1958 and promotes international, modern and contemporary art work by world-famous artists including Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali.

This also happens to be the place where the Tatlin’s Tower is kept. It is a state museum, which also has another branch located in the south of Sweden called Moderna Museet Malmō.

Location:
Exercisplan 4, 111 49 Stockholm, Sweden

Best time to visit:
10 am to 8 pm
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According to the official website, the Royal National City park is the world’s first national urban park that runs over six miles long and features a green lung. It manages to stretch across the city of Stockholm, which truly is incredible. Home to an exceptional wealth of species, you are sure to encounter moose, hares, deers and glance through the adjoining forests to discover unique bird, butterfly and insect species.

The park also has its own museum, amusement park and several entertainment facilities such as a movie theatre, a castle and cafes. So it is safe to conclude that there are a lot of places to see in Stockholm, thanks to Royal National City Park.

Location:
115 21 Stockholm, Sweden

Best time to visit:
7 am to 8.30 pm
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A posh residential neighbourhood nestled in the high-end region of Stockholm, Östermalm is also known for some of the best nightclubs in the places to see in Stockholm. If you’re a party person, you can perhaps check out Dramaten - a restaurant/bar that is also a glittering hub for the performing arts community in Sweden.

If designs are something that move you, check out Ostermalm’s DesignHouse Stockholm center for some of the most chic designs that you’ve ever come across. While you’re at it, taking a stroll through the Östermalm market hall becomes absolutely mandatory to get a sense of the local culture of Sweden.

Best time to visit:
July to June
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It is the largest hemispherical building in the world. Its builders took nearly three years to construct this complex arena, which is the size of 110 meters in diameter and 85 meters in height. One of the highlights of the Ericsson Globe is its Skyview inclined elevator.

You can travel in the elevator right onto the top portion of the arena to get a magnificent, unobstructed view of the whole of Stockholm. There are also gondolas available that can take up to 16 passengers at once - a fun thing to do if you’re in a group.

Location:
Ericsson Globe, Globentorget 2, 121 77 Johanneshov, Sweden

Best time to visit:
9 am to 6 pm

Entry fee:
130 SEK
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Grona Lund is a single most entertaining amusement park in Stockholm that contains over 30 attractions. It is also the primary location for most music concerts. Some of the memorable concerts that were held over time in Grona Lund include Bob Mayley and the Wailers, Abba, The Cardigans, Dr. Alban and Tove Lo to name a few.

The amusement park hosts numerous performing arts events all throughout the year and we’re quite certain that there’s something exciting happening at Grona Lund during your visit to Stockholm.

Location: Lilla Allmänna Gränd 9, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden

Best time to visit: 10 am to 10 pm

Entry fee: 115 SEK
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Not many might be aware of such places to see in Stockholm but the Nobel Prize Museum once used to be the main Stock Exchange Building of Sweden and more importantly, Stockholm. It reflects an age-old architectural build that speaks volumes about the historic achievements of the country as a whole.

As the name suggests, the Nobel Museum highlights all things related to the Nobel Prize. It’s quite interesting to check out the Nobel Prize itself as well as the winners of this high honour that have been in place since centuries.

Location: Stortorget 2, 103 16 Stockholm, Sweden

Best time to visit: 11 am to 5 pm

Entry fee: 130 SEK
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Unlike any other places in Stockholm, Royal Swedish Opera is Sweden’s national theatre that primarily hosts ballet, opera and other performing arts-related events. This attraction was actually discovered by none other than King Gustav III.

The very first performance in this theatre took place in 1773 by Carl Stenborg and Elisabeth Olin, who are well known performers in Swedish history. The designs within, the way the building is structured - all of this will actually take you back in time and thus, makes it a worthy place to visit in Stockholm.

Location:
Gustav Adolfs torg 2, 111 52 Stockholm, Sweden

Entry Fee:
750 SEK
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People Also Ask About Stockholm

  1. What are the best places to visit in Stockholm in one day?

    1. Tour through the Royal Canal: Board your boat at the Djurgarden riverfront and set on a 50-minute sail through the beautiful Royal Canal. You will get a grand view of the city as you view the city’s skyline from your boat.

    2. Take a stroll through Djurgarden: Djurgarden attracts tourists like no other place in Stockholm as it is home to some of the top-rated attractions such as the Royal National City Park, SkyView and endless museums that you can dwell away your time in.

    3. Check out the Skansen Open-Air Museum: Among the highlights of this museum include the 19th century town where you will see replicas of many different craftsmen that dominated the Swedish culture. Among the Scandinavian animals that live here are the bison, grey seal, reindeer, wolves, moose and the brown bear.

    4. Dwell over the beauty of the Royal Palace: There are a lot of activities that you can indulge in, during your visit here including checking out the Royal Court of Sweden, the Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities, the Tre Kronor Museum and even getting an opportunity to meet up with the Royal Guards.
  2. What are the best places to visit Stockholm during summer?

    1. Explore the quaint lanes of Gamla Stan: Ancient medieval alleyways, cobbled streets and archaic architecture surrounds this town. Having a strong “Old Town” influence among the places in Stockholm, this is among the places to visit in Stockholm that you cannot miss.

    2. Get a cuppa at the garden cafe, Vintervikens Trädgårdskafé: While the city is filled with cute, little cafes around the city, one that you must get a cuppa from is Vintervikens Trädgårdskafé. They serve organic, seasonal meals and drinks and offer a perfect place for you to contemplate your thoughts.

    3. Take a boat trip to Drottningholm Palace: If a scenic boat trip interests you, get onboard the Drottningholm Palace express that takes you from Lake Malaren to Drottningholm Palace through the most impressive journey possible.

    4. Shopping spree through summer markets of Ostermalms Saluhall: Ostermalms Saluhall hosts several local vendors who put up stalls and sell good-quality, special Swedish items. During summer months, it gets more lively.
  3. What are the best places to visit in Stockholm at night?

    1. Evening dinner cruise through Stomma: Stromma Stockholm is a 90-year-old steamboat that was originally put together for Sweden’s king and you get to go on a dinner cruise on it - how super cool is that?

    2. Take ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo’ tour: You must have heard the best-seller of the century which also got adopted into a Hollywood movie starring Daniel Craig called ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.’ If you liked it, we reckon you get onto a tour for the same.

    3. Attend a night concern in Grona Lund: This amusement park is like no other places in Stockholm - it is situated on a lake and hosts some of the craziest concerts that you can think about.
  4. Is Stockholm worth visiting?

    If you are the kind who will appreciate rich history and age-old, innovative architectural designs and have a soft corner for the performing arts, then yes - Stockholm is a great city for you to visit. 
  5. What should I not miss in Stockholm?

    Stockholm is a beautiful destination that offers its visitors many interesting experiences. However, some of the top places to visit in Stockholm that you cannot give a miss include Skogskyrkogården, munching at the Sturekatten cafe and taking a tour through the Royal Palace.
  6. What is Stockholm famous for?

    Stockholm is known for its architecture, including its iconic city hall, the Stockholm City Hall, the Royal Palace - which was once the home of the King of Sweden and the first open air museum in the world, Skansen.

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