Spending a couple of extra days in Stockholm?
Stockholm - the capital of Sweden - has many attractions for everyone who would like to spend a few extra days in the city.
There’s always something going on in Stockholm; culture and sports events, boat trips, guided tours, concerts and festivals. Stockholm is a city that offers many local shopping options. You will find an exciting mixture of modern warehouses and independent shops, pedestrian areas, galleries and arcades.
Some famous attractions
City Sightseeing tours
There are several tour operators in Stockholm offering city sightseeing that includes Stockholm’s most famous buildings and magnificent views. Some tours you stay on for the entire tour, but there are also “Hop On Hop Off buses” along with several tickets combining boat and walking.
Stockholm is built on many islands and seeing Stockholm from the water is an enjoyable must. Fortunately, there are many tours to choose from depending on your interests.
Gamla Stan (Old Town)
Stockholm’s Old Town is one of the largest and best preserved medieval city centers in Europe, and one of the foremost attractions in Stockholm. This is where Stockholm was founded in 1252.
ABBA – THE MUSEUM
Stockholm has ABBA fever! - The music, the clothes, the stories and everything else associated with the Swedish musical sensation ABBA is gathered in its own museum. This is a place where you walk in and dance out! Learn more about ABBA The Museum here.
The Vasa Museum
The Vasa is the only preserved seventeenth-century ship in the world, and a unique art treasure. This large warship sank on its maiden voyage in the middle of Stockholm in 1628, and was salvaged in 1961. For nearly half a century the ship has been restored to a state approaching its original glory. More than 95 percent of the ship is original. The three masts on the roof outside the specially built museum show the height of the ship's original masts.
For a lot more extensive tourist information, take a look at Visit Stockholm.
Stockholm – A scene for creativity
Stockholm is the innovative and economic engine of Scandinavia. But as opposed to the creator of dynamite, Alfred Nobel, and the father of the pacemaker, Rune Elmqvist, the new, Swedish trailblazers come from completely different sectors – among them Niklas Zennström, the man behind Skype and Daniel Ek who gave us Spotify, just to name a few. The creative industry with its fashion, design, music, computer games, film, literature and advertising is booming. Seen internationally, Stockholm is punching way above its weight.
Stockholm is literally boiling over with creativity and the power of innovation. Artists, authors, film makers, actors, game developers and designers all gather here in what can without a doubt be called one enormous, creative melting-pot.
Many talented people have used Stockholm as their spring board to careers that made them internationally famous. There was Ingmar Bergman and Abba followed by Robyn and now Swedish House Mafia and Avicii. Among the new stars we find many in the computer game and fashion industries. Battlefield and Minecraft are two widely recognized global successes.
In the world of fashion we find H&M, Acne, Whyred and Filippa K just to mention a few. And then there are the actors who include the Skarsgård family, Lena Olin and Noomi Rapace.