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I last stopped in Stockholm at the end of a memorable, late summer Scandinavian journey. The Swedish capital welcomed me as always with much warmth. Though three days meant a short lived affair this time, as Stockholm — so pretty and photogenic — lent her streets to my camera, and presented me with its style and coolness, I promised myself it wouldn't be long before I returned yet again.

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  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Foodie
  • Beach Goer

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12 Places

Day 1

Vasa Museum

Speciality Museums

Museum of Medieval Stockholm (Stockholms Medeltidsmuseum)

Speciality Museums

Stockholm Old Town

Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods, Islands

Tyska Kyrkan (Old German Church)

Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings

Day 2

Fotografiska

Speciality Museums

Strindberg Museum

Speciality Museums, Historic Sites

Stromma Royal Canal Tour

Boat Tours

Akkurat Bar & Restaurant

Restaurants

Day 3

Royal Palace

Castles, History Museums

Stockholm Cathedral

Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites

Fargfabriken

Art Galleries

Sundbergs Konditori

Restaurants

Anna3762014's City Tips

  • If you plan to go on short day trips from Stockholm, I advise you travel by train. Swedish trains are very comfortable and they have free WiFi!
  • Tipping in restaurants isn't essential but a tip of around 10% is appreciated if you've had an enjoyable meal.
  • Sightseeing and eating out can be expensive in Stockholm so plan ahead and look for deals online — plus, pack a picnic if you want to save costs on lunches out.
  • For getting around the city, I recommend you either walk or rent a bike — the city center is compact enough to explore on foot and Stockholm is a very bike-friendly city.
  • In general you'll find local people to be really friendly but Swedes can also be quite reserved so be polite and avoid too many public displays of affection!
    Day 1
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    Vasa Museum
    Speciality Museums
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    Anna3762014 Says:

    Without asking too many questions or reading much about this quirky museum, I bought my ticket and went. Unlike many other galleries this museum centers on one unique item: a recovered Viking ship, restored almost entirely to its original state. Although I wouldn't describe myself as a naval or marine history enthusiast, a relic of such size in all its meticulous details did make an impression and it definitely gave me an insight into an important part of Swedish history.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • Photographs are allowed, so do take a camera.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 223 things to do in Stockholm
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Unique 28/05/2015
    • Great Museum 27/05/2015
    • Vasa Museum
    Address:
    Galarvarvsvagen 14
    Djurgarden
    Stockholm 115 21
    Sweden
    Phone:
    08-519 548 00
    Hours:
    Wed
    10:00 - 1:00
    Thu - Tue
    10:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Museum of Medieval Stockholm (Stockholms Medeltidsmuseum)
    Speciality Museums
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    Anna3762014 Says:

    This is a great museum, with an extended collection, and it gives visitors a very good glimpse into medieval life in Stockholm. Plus, admission is free!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    Tips
    • The museum shop opens late on a Wednesday and it is fantastic for buying souvenirs.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #49 of 223 things to do in Stockholm
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Good overview of the history of the old town 19/05/2015
    • Fascinating glimpse of medieval Stockholm 16/05/2015
    • Museum of Medieval Stockholm (Stockholms Medeltidsmuseum)
    Address:
    Stromparterren
    Norrbro
    Stockholm 100 12
    Sweden
    Phone:
    08 508 31 790
    Hours:
    Tue
    12:00 - 22:00
    Wed
    12:00 - 0:00
    Thu - Sun
    12:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Stockholm Old Town
    Historic Walking Areas, Neighbourhoods, Islands
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    Anna3762014 Says:

    Your camera will simply love this part of Stockholm! The buildings in pastel colors, the narrow and cobbled streets, and the pencil-lined windows... it really feels like walking through the illustrated pages of a Nordic fairytale book. Allow plenty of time to explore and lose yourself a little.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Go at sunset when the colors are even more gorgeous!
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 223 things to do in Stockholm
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Old town 28/05/2015
    • Nice, quaint old town 27/05/2015
    • Stockholm Old Town
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    Tyska Kyrkan (Old German Church)
    Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings
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    Anna3762014 Says:

    I found this beautiful church whilst walking through the picturesque Gamla Stan and was very taken by it. It was built in the 16th century by German Merchants, hence its name. The exterior is mainly red brick, while its interiors are gilded with beautiful stained-glass windows.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The church is closed in the evenings; it is only possible to visit it in the mornings and afternoons.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #55 of 223 things to do in Stockholm
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nothing special 22/03/2015
    • A hidden treasure 02/11/2014
    • Tyska Kyrkan (Old German Church)
    Address:
    Svartmangatan 16A
    Gamla Stan
    Stockholm 111 29
    Sweden
    Phone:
    +46 8 - 10 12 63
    Other:
  • Day 2
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    Fotografiska
    Speciality Museums
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    Anna3762014 Says:

    The absolute and uncontested highlight of every Stockholm visit is Fotografiska. The gallery building itself is stunning, and its roof cafe offers a unique view of the city. It's always curated with style, with great attention paid to the lighting in particular, intensifying the visual effect of whatever the current photography exhibition may be. The last time I visited, the Anders Petersen exhibition was on and I simply adored it.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • If you're traveling with bags or rucksacks, you can use the free lockers.
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 223 things to do in Stockholm
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Different collections 27/05/2015
    • Decent 27/05/2015
    • Fotografiska
    Address:
    Stadsgardshamnen 22
    Stockholm 116 45
    Sweden
    Phone:
    +46 8 509 005 00
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 - 4:00
    Other:
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    Strindberg Museum
    Speciality Museums, Historic Sites
    Anna3762014 Says:

    If you love Strindberg and his dramas, this will be a very emotional visit. The museum is located in the very house where the author spent the last four years of his life. His major works are collected here and you will find many objects that once belonged to him. As you walk through the rooms, sound recordings accompany you, which narrate the last scenes and events in Strindberg's life; an incredibly touching sonic experience.

    Good for
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The museum is closed on Mondays.
    From the community
    Ranked #110 of 223 things to do in Stockholm
    • Little gem 09/04/2015
    • OK if you are in area 15/09/2014
    • Strindberg Museum
    Address:
    Drottninggatan 85
    Stockholm S-111 60
    Sweden
    Phone:
    08/411-53-54
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    12:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    Stromma Royal Canal Tour
    Boat Tours
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    Anna3762014 Says:

    After visiting museums and lots of walking through the city center, a canal tour is the perfect way to discover other parts of the city, and experience Stockholm from an entirely different perspective. It's also a handy thing to do, should you not have much time on your hands.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Audio guides are available in most languages.
    • This tour is better in nice weather — both for comfort and visibility.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #6 of 14 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Stockholm
    • Interesting tour around Djurgarden Island 16/05/2015
    • A relaxing ride. 12/05/2015
    • Stromma Royal Canal Tour
    Address:
    Nybrokajen / Stromkajen
    Stockholm 111 49
    Sweden
    Phone:
    +46 8 120 040 00
    Other:
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    Akkurat Bar & Restaurant
    Restaurants (European, Pub, Continental)
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    Anna3762014 Says:

    This place is famous for its beer selection, and a good spot to pause after admiring the historical building and browsing the shops that line Hornsgatan. The prices are reasonable, the music is good, and it has a great atmosphere.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • I recommend the very filling smoked herring dish along with a nice beer.
    • They have live music. Check the website or ask at the bar for upcoming events.
    • Take a walk along Hornsgatan — one of the city's main thoroughfares — before/after Akkurat. Look out for the 17th century church, pretty Maria Square, plus shops galore.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #24 of 1,853 restaurants in Stockholm
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Make a reservation!! 22/05/2015
    • A mecca for malt enthusiasts 10/05/2015
    • Akkurat Bar & Restaurant
    Address:
    Hornsgatan 18
    Stockholm 118 20
    Sweden
    Phone:
    +46 8 644 00 15
    Hours:
    Sun
    18:00 - 6:00
    Mon
    11:00 - 5:00
    Tue - Fri
    11:00 - 6:00
    Sat
    15:00 - 6:00
    Other:
  • Day 3
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    Royal Palace
    Castles, History Museums
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    Anna3762014 Says:

    The Swedish Royal Palace is an impressive baroque building, and visitors can explore its royal apartments and the treasury in the company of a guide — a very informative and interesting tour.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The library opens only occasionally to host music concerts. Check online for details.
    • Do stop at the royal gift shop within the palace.
    From the community
    Ranked #29 of 223 things to do in Stockholm
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Impressive Changing of the Guard 28/05/2015
    • Royal palace on outskirts of old town 27/05/2015
    • Royal Palace
    Address:
    111 30
    Riddarholmen
    Stockholm
    Sweden
    Phone:
    +46 8 402 60 00
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    12:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    Stockholm Cathedral
    Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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    Anna3762014 Says:

    Although the exterior may look rather stern, the interior of the Stockholm Cathedral is beautifully decorated with elegant royal pews and ceilings. The sculpture of St George defeating the dragon stands out as its most appealing piece.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • History Buff
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Concerts are given here regularly — check for events scheduled during the time of your visit.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #32 of 223 things to do in Stockholm
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very Ornate Interior 22/05/2015
    • Wonderful Gothic interior 16/05/2015
    • Stockholm Cathedral
    Address:
    Trangsund 1
    Gamla Stan
    Stockholm 111 29
    Sweden
    Phone:
    + 46 8 723 30 00
    Other:
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    Fargfabriken
    Art Galleries
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    Anna3762014 Says:

    Fargfabriken is one of Europe's most progressive galleries of contemporary art. Its conceptual exhibitions vary throughout the year, featuring a diverse range of innovative works, while the annual program includes music concerts as well as performances and talks.

    Good for
    • Trendsetter
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Check the website to see what's on before visiting.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #141 of 223 things to do in Stockholm
    • Kul och intressanta utställningar samt ett trevligt café 03/08/2014
    • Förgyller dagens lunchtimme 13/06/2014
    • Fargfabriken
    Address:
    Lovholmsbrinken 1
    Stockholm 117 43
    Sweden
    Phone:
    +46 4686450707
    Hours:
    Thu
    11:00 - 0:00
    Fri - Sun
    11:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    Sundbergs Konditori
    Restaurants (Café)
    Anna3762014 Says:

    There's no sweeter way to end a day in Stockholm than with a delicious cherry tart and well-brewed cup of tea at Sundbergs. Cozy inside, with wooden floors and 18th century-inspired decor, your eyes will soon be drawn to the exquisite range of inviting cakes on display. All look appetizing, and add to the glamor of the place, with their beautiful multi-colored shapes. Whichever one you choose, you're unlikely to be disappointed here.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • Try the cherry tart!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #220 of 1,853 restaurants in Stockholm
    Certificate of Excellence 2014Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Disapponting experience 19/05/2015
    • Amazing cake! 22/02/2015
    • Sundbergs Konditori
    Address:
    Jarntorget 83
    Stockholm 11129
    Sweden
    Phone:
    +46 8 10 67 35
    Price range:
    $32 - $450
    Hours:
    Mon - Fri
    9:00 - 1:00
    Sat - Sun
    10:00 - 1:00
    Other:
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