Many people travel to enjoy the sceneries and attractions another country has to offer. The wealthy city of Stockholm offers historic buildings and several sights which are a must see when visiting the Swedish city. The best way to begin your sight seeing would be to walk and explore the city’s attractions. The city has numerous waterways which offer relaxing and peaceful cruise through guided boat packages and an old steamship which operate along the waterways. Stromma operates the old steamship which takes passengers away from the city environs through to archipelagoes and neighboring islands.
Getting a Stockholm Card is a wise decision which will get you into museums, close to 100 tourist attractions, free river cruise and unlimited travel by bus. The card also entitles the holder to a complimentary guidebook which comes with maps.
Opens Mon-Sat 7.30a.m-10p.m and from 10a.m-10p.m on Sunday
A charge is administered to use the lift
Locally known as the Katarinahissen, is a popular speedy lift built in the 1930’s. The lift elevates passengers to heights going up to 40 meters or 130 feet over the ground. The lifts observation deck offers a breath taking view of the Gamla Stan and regions beyond it. At the top of the lift is a restaurant available to those who would like a quick bite.
Lake Malar Boat Trips
Open 24 hours daily
Lake Malaren, as it is also known, is Sweden’s 3rd largest lake. The Lake is located to the city’s west and is a freshwater lake. The Baltic Sea links to the lake which runs for approximately 64 meters or 210 feet in depth. Historically the Vikings used the lake as the Baltic’s bay and a passageway into Sweden. Boat tours are common on the lake with cruises offered to passengers around the archipelago’s shoreline and the lake.
Open 24 hours daily
The Langholmen Island can be found alongside the city’s Sodermalm area. The small island is extremely beautiful offering Sandy beaches and vast calm waters which are ideal for swimming. The island is also dotted with several high ranking seafood restaurants. The island’s waterfront lawns with benches offer a suitable place to have picnics and to simply relax.
Aquarium Water Museum
Open Tue-Sun from 10a.m-4.30a.m.
A charge is administered for entry young children get free entry
Aquaria Vattenmuseum is the city’s water museum which features exhibits such as the living rainforest and the coral reef reconstruction. Themed zones are also a feature of the aquarium and demonstrations of shark feeding. A glass tunnel is accessible to visitors and it offers the best way to view the aquarium’s sharks, starfish, and clownfish among other sea creatures. A Nordic cool fountain pool houses sea trout which access the waters to spawn.
Butterfly and Bird House
Open Tue-Fri in April-September from 10a.m-4p.m and 11a.m to 5.30p.m during the weekend and in October-March from 10a.m-3p.m Tue-Fri and 11a.m-4p.m during the weekends.
Charge administered with discounts offered to children, seniors and visiting families.
Also known as Fjaril och Fagelshuset; the butterfly and bird house is located to the city’s north bound outskirts. Exotic plants are found within the bird house with 400 brightly colored butterflies found in a butterfly room. A display of cocoons and caterpillars offers an interesting view in the butterfly house. Flying parrots, leaf cutter ants, seahorses, humming birds, exotic frogs and Japanese gardens are other features of the birdhouse.
Tivoli Grona Lund
Open April-September daily according to seasonal variations
Charge administered with discounts offered to children and visiting families.
This is the Stockholm’s theme park popularly frequented by visiting families. Roller coasters, the haunted house, carousels, fast rides and the tunnel of love can be found within the amusement park. Rock concerts are regularly held at the theme park.
+46 8 519 54800
Open in June-August from 8.30a.m-6p.m and in September-May from 10a.m
Discounted entry for Stockholm Card holders
The museum offers historic artifacts, guided tours and exhibitions with the ship being the main attraction. The museum opened its doors to tourists in 1990 and houses a restaurant and shop.
+46 8 30 01 77
Open from Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9a.m-6p.m and from 9a.m-9p.m on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 10a.m-6p.m during the weekend.
This is the city’s ice skating rink which is popular in the winter season. The rink was modeled by New York’s Rockefeller center and opened up in 1962.
+46 08 442 8000
Open daily except on Christmas day and New Year.
This is the city’s and the world’s 1st Open-air museum. The museum was opened in 1891 and offers visitors a historical journey into Sweden’s past. Actors reenact how life was in the earlier times adorning the clothes worn during the early times. The museum is located on Stockholm’s Djurgarden Island and is accessible by the route 44 bus and route 7 trams.
+46 0 700622649
This is a walking tour around the city which is both fun and guarantees a memorable experience. The Viking tour in particular is quite popular. It is a 90 minute guided tour offered by a guide adorning Viking attire who takes visitors through Sweden’s history and culture while walking to famous landmarks including the Royal Palace, Lake Malaren and the Parliament building.
+46 8 508 29 058
Known as Stadshuset by the locals; is among the city’s attractions which offers observation decks and dining establishments.