Whether you want to use a popular SL Tourist card or a monthly pass in exploring the endless attractions of the Stockholm City, you can be able to enjoy the unlimited travel on public transport buses and trains. Alternatively you can use a car to go round the city or the inexpensive ferries to view the coastal attractions within the islands in the Stockholm archipelago.
If you are lucky enough or plan to visit these islands during summer you will be able notice a strong flavor of the south of France. The feeling is so thrilling that you might actually forget where you’re in the world. The island of Sandon to be particular is a must visit for anyone visiting this place because it has some of the best beaches around Trovill on the southerly tip of Sandon. The great historic wooden houses that lie within the northerly settlement of Sandhamn are also amazing.
Attractions nearby: Mariefred
This is small lakeside village located within the Strangas Municipality that is around 80 km to the west of Stockholm the capital city of Sweden. One of the most eye-catching attractions in the village is the royal castle that was originally constructed in 1370. The Royal Gripsholm Castle (Gripsholm Slott) is basically everything that a castle should be! You can imagine the imposing wooden drawbridge, the beautiful round towers and the tall spires. The Mariefred castle contains a state portrait collection dating back to the 16th century. The Gripsholm Castle is open for 24 hours and admission is free.
Attractions nearby: Birka
Fouded in the 760 AD and located within the Gulf of Finland, Birka is believed to be Sweden’s most historic towns. There are several Viking-related attractions in the Birka town since it’s was once an important Viking trading center. Today the town is home to quite a number of noteworthy archaeological sites that define the Stockholm city. The town contains the biggest Scandinavian viking-age cometary that is believed to contain graves of up to 3,000 Vikings. Within the Birka Museum you will find the old model of how the village used to appear during the Viking times, along with Viking artifacts that were excavated from the village not so many years ago. The attractions’ admissions are free and open for 24 hours.
Attractions nearby: Sandon
Characterized by its Mediterranean style sandy beaches this is the best place to be whenever you visit Stockholm during sunny days. Some of its draw cards include a splendid nightlife boat trips, restaurants and gift shops. These attractions on the Sandon Island can be done on a single-day trip. The admission to the attractions is free and open for 24 hours.
Attractions nearby: Sigtuna
This is actually a small town in the metropolitan area around 40 km to the north-west of Stockholm. It’s regarded as one of the most appealing attractions nearby. It’s in fact Sweden’s oldest town founded in the AD 980. Some of the sights to see here include the ruined churches of both St. Lars and St. Per, the Rosersbergs Slotts, the 13th-century Dominican monastery of Mariakyrkan, the Sigtuna Museum and the landscaped Lundstromska Gardens.
Attractions nearby: Tyresta National park
There are several attractions and recreational activities that can be found in the Tyresta National park. Found approximately 20 km south-west of the city, the park covers an area of about 50 square kilometers. Being one the beautiful parts of Sweden it contains a series of rocky outcrops and marshlands, where birds and wildlife resides. The admission to the attractions is free and open for 24 hours.
Attractions nearby: Vaxholm
Found in 1647, the pastoral island is around 35 km north-east of Stockholm city. The most historic attractions are found within the Norrhamn district. The admission to the attractions is free and they’re open for 24 hours.