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14 Top Things To Do In Stockholm, Sweden

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    Jonathan Chum


Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, is one of those cities that has everything you could ever want in a European capital. It has old buildings and cobbled streets, great shopping and artsy neighborhoods, plus modern design and a laid-back attitude. The city is home to some of Scandinavia's most iconic sights---like the Royal Palace and Gamla Stan (Old Town)---but also boasts eclectic local culture from its many cafes and restaurants. Come visit Stockholm!

ABBA The Museum

The ABBA The Museum is a museum dedicated to the pop group ABBA and is located in Djurgarden, Stockholm. It was opened on 14 May 2018, following an investment of 100 million Swedish kronor (SEK). The museum has been built on top of the old Vasa Museum dock next to Djurgården island and is located close to Skansen and Gröna Lund amusement park.

The museum claims to be the largest ABBA museum in the world, showcasing ABBA's story through memorabilia from its early days until today. The permanent exhibition includes over 1,000 items from private collections such as clothes worn by Agnetha Fältskog or Björn Ulvaeus during their performances with their group as well as several musical instruments.

Enjoy the cool and quirky shopping in SoFo, which is full of local designers, vintage shops, and independent boutiques.

SoFo is the area of Stockholm known for its cool and quirky shopping. It's full of local designers, vintage shops, and independent boutiques. SoFo is a great place to find unique souvenirs or even pick up some Swedish design pieces for your home.

If you love food then you should take advantage of the many culinary experiences that can be found in Stockholm. There are over 1,000 restaurants in Stockholm offering everything from traditional Swedish cuisine to international fusion food as well as Michelin-starred restaurants with award-winning chefs at the helm.

Royal Swedish Opera

The Royal Swedish Opera is the national opera house of Sweden. It was built in 1788 and is still used for performances today, making it one of the oldest operas in the world. The building was designed by Carl Fredrik Adelcrantz, a neoclassical architect who also designed other places around Stockholm like Drottningholm Palace and Storkyrkan Cathedral. It's located on Gustav Adolfs Torg, which means King Gustav II Adolf Square (also known as "Stortorget").

Royal Swedish Opera has been named a World Heritage Site by UNESCO due to its history as well as its architecture; it mixes Baroque Revival and Neoclassicism styles with elements from Rococo design philosophy to create an elegant atmosphere inside while presenting timeless performances on stage each year!

Visit the Vasa Museum, where a ship that sank on its maiden voyage has been preserved since 1961.

If you're interested in Stockholm's history and heritage, the Vasa Museum is a must-see. This Swedish warship was built in the early 17th century and served as part of Sweden's navy during its time. It was constructed to protect Stockholm from invading forces, but it sank on its maiden voyage in 1628. In 1956, it was discovered by accident off the coast of Sweden and has been preserved at the Vasa Museum since 1961. Nowadays, visitors can walk through an exhibit that gives them a glimpse into what life onboard this ship may have been like---and there's even an interactive section where visitors can get their hands dirty trying out some nautical activities!


Fotografiska is a photography museum, located in Stockholm's old town. It has exhibitions, workshops, and events that showcase the work of some of the world's best photographers. The museum is free to visit, open every day except Mondays.

Visit Gamla Stan to see buildings that are over 700 years old.

Gamla Stan (the Old Town) is the oldest part of Stockholm. The area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and features many historic buildings. It's also home to some of Sweden's most popular attractions, including the Royal Palace, Stockholm Cathedral, and Storkyrkan (Storkyrka).


Strandvagen is a street located in Stockholm, Sweden. It runs along the waterfront and is known for its many restaurants and shopping options. Nearby attractions include:

  • The Royal Palace, which was built in the 17th century and is now home to the Swedish royal family

  • Stadshuset (City Hall), designed by Ragnar Östberg and completed in 1923

  • Gamla Stan (Old Town), an area with cobblestone streets that dates back to medieval times

Spend a day at Skansen, Sweden's oldest open-air museum.

Skansen is a park in Stockholm, Sweden. It was founded in 1891 by Artur Hazelius to show the way of life in the different parts of Sweden before industrialization. Today it's one of Sweden's most popular tourist attractions with over 1 million visitors a year.

The park contains about 150 buildings, 57 of which have been moved from their original locations, and 50 additional buildings that have been built according to old plans or have been inspired by old architecture.

In addition to traditional Swedish architectural styles, Skansen also displays Sami (Lapland) and Pite Sami (Piteå) traditional dwellings and artifacts; historic wooden architecture from Dalarna; Finnish log houses; Norwegian stave churches; Danish dairy buildings; medieval English houses; an 18th-century German farmstead transplanted stone by stone from its original location near Lüneburg Heathland in Lower Saxony, Germany.; American log cabins dating back to the 19th-century migration period


Monteliusvagen is a street in Stockholm, Sweden. It stretches from Norrtullsgatan to Kungsholms torg, passing through Östermalm. The latter part of the street was named after Per Olof Christopher Montelius (1843-1902), who was an archeologist and researcher of ancient Swedish history.

This area is one of the most popular shopping areas in Stockholm with shops including H&M, Lindex, and Cubus.

Take a boat tour between islands in Stockholm.

One of the best ways to see Stockholm is by boat. You will be able to see the city from different angles and get a good view of it. The boat tour is also a great way to see the city and experience it from a different perspective.

Go out to The Old Town to taste some traditional Swedish cuisine.

If you're interested in trying some traditional Swedish cuisine, there are a few places in the Old Town where you can do so. Some of the most popular dishes include:

  • Meatballs (Swedish hash)

  • Gravlax (cured salmon)

  • Salmon or herring with mustard sauce


We hope you enjoyed our list of the top things to do in Stockholm, Sweden. It's a beautiful city filled with history and culture, not to mention the food is fantastic! If you have any questions about our suggestions or want some more ideas for your trip, please feel free to reach out.