Top 20 Things to do in Stockholm, Sweden

Make the most of your time visiting Stockholm! I’ve curated this list of the top 20 attractions in Stockholm, Sweden grouped by proximity.  See More detailed map here.

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1. Observatorielunden

“Observatorielunden is a park in Stockholm’s Vasastaden district. It stretches over the steep hill Observatoriekullen, one of the last remnants of Brunkebergsåsen, the esker that once reached across much of Norrmalm but was mostly levelled during the development of that district.”  Yeah, spelling bees in Sweden must be fun.

2. Tegnérlunden

“Tegnérlunden is a park at the border of city districts Norrmalm and Vasastan in Stockholm. It was originally erected 1890, but was re-constructed in 1940 by Erik Glemme.”

3. Humlegården

“Humlegården is a major park in Östermalm in Stockholm. It is the location of the Royal Library and in the centre of the park is a large statue of Carl von Linné, better known as Linnaeus.”

4. Stockholms Stadshus

  • Mon-Fri: 9:00am-5:00pm

Tell people your interested in Swedish National Romantic/Romanesque revival architecture and show them trick them into believing that you’re sophisticated.

5. Kungsträdgården

City park! Take a nice long stroll through Kungsträdgården. You could relax here for a few hours, aka the amount of time it takes to pronounce a noun in Swedish.

6. Stortorget

A cute little public square.

7. Nobelmuseet

  • Wed-Sun: 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Tue: 11:00am-8:00pm

Unfortunately, the gift shop of this museum dedicated to Nobel Prize winners does not sell participation trophies.

8. Gamla stan

If you’re American, you should visit Gamla stan asap, because once Trump starts tweeting about this historic Stockholm neighborhood Muslim-majority country, things will be pretty awkward for you there.

9. Järnpojken

“Bollhustäppan (Swedish: The Ball House Patch) is a small public space in Gamla stan, which is the old town in central Stockholm, Sweden. Named after Bollhuset, a historical theatre, it is located south of Slottsbacken just behind the Finnish Church, while two gates connects it to Trädgårdsgatan.”

10. Tyska Kyrkan

  • Wed, Fri-Sun: 12:00pm-4:00pm
  • Mon: 12:30pm-4:00pm

This church is dedicated to the German Saint Gertrude Parish of the Church of Sweden. There’s probably a free brochure or something explaining the contradiction.

11. Moderna Museet

  • Wed, Thur: 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat, Sun: 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue, Fri: 10:00am-8:00pm

Why you should visit: “The museum houses Swedish and international modern and contemporary art, including pieces by Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dalí and a model of the Tatlin’s Tower.”

12. Fotografiska

“Fotografiska (The Swedish Museum of Photography) is a centre for contemporary photography in the Södermalm district of Stockholm, Sweden that opened on 21 May 2010. Despite its name, it is not a museum because it has no collections, does not conduct research and is for-profit.”

13. Historiska Museet

  • Sat, Sun: 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Tue, Thur, Fri: 12:00pm-6:00pm
  • Wed: 12:00pm-8:00pm

Why you should visit: “When Curman originally designed how the collections were to be displayed, he borrowed ideas from contemporary exhibitions, industrial fairs and storefronts.”

14. Nordiska Museet

Why you should visit: “The museum has over 1.5 million objects in its collections, including buildings such as the Julita farm in Södermanland, Svindersvik in Nacka, Tyresö Palace in Tyresö, and the chaplain farm at Härkeberga near Enköping.”

15. Ikea

When in Sweden, do as the Swedish do.

16. ABBA The Museum

  • Mon, Tue, Sat, Sun: 10:00am-5:00pm
  • Wed-Fri: 12:00pm-8:00pm

“ABBA The Museum is a Swedish interactive exhibition about the pop band ABBA that opened in Stockholm, Sweden in May 2013. ABBA’s collected works are showcased in a contemporary, interactive setting at Djurgården, Stockholm.”

17. Skansen

  • Mon-Sun: 10:00am-10:00pm

“Skansen (the Sconce) is the first open-air museum and zoo in Sweden and is located on the island Djurgården in Stockholm, Sweden. It was opened on 11 October 1891 by Artur Hazelius (1833–1901) to show the way of life in the different parts of Sweden before the industrial era.”

18. Långholmen

“Långholmen is an island in central Stockholm, between Södermalm and Kungsholmen.
Långholmen is a green oasis in the city, and a popular spot for walks, picnics and swimming.”

19. Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde

  • Tue, Wed, Fri-Sun: 11:00am-5:00pm
  • Thur: 11:00am-8:00pm

“Prins Eugens Waldemarsudde (Swedish: “Cape of Waldemar”), is a museum located on Djurgården in central Stockholm. The name is composed of Waldemar, an Old German noble male name, and udde, meaning cape.”

20. Vitabergsparken

Lovely little Swedish park.

*Anything in quotes is from Wikipedia. 

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