Discover Stockholm

Stockholm, Sweden's capital city, attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists each year. Food, design and music are the main attractions. Stockholm offers a wide range of galleries and museums, and holds centre stage each year when the Nobel Prize is awarded.

Discover Stockholm


Stroll through Gamla Stan
If you are visiting Stockholm for its shopping, the range is plentiful. The department store NK is known for its exclusive shopping but the city centre offers both reasonable and expensive shops. Take also the opportunity to walk to or take the underground to Gamla Stan - one of Europe's largest and best preserved medieval city centres in Europe. The district is packed with attractions, restaurants, cafés, bars and shopping. Stockholm Cathedral, the Nobel Museum and the Royal Palace are also located here.

999 meters of culture
Stockholm has plenty of music venues, art galleries and theatres. The Royal Dramatic Theatre is Sweden's national theatre, and has acted as a foundation for all Sweden's greatest actors and directors over the last 130 years. Moderna Museet is located on Skeppsholmen island and features art collections from the twentieth century up until today. Visit Stockholm in August if you want to experience a great cultural event as the city fills with 999 meters of culture from Sergels Torg to Skeppsholmen. The Stockholm Culture Festival attracts 300,000 visitors each year. The Stockholm Jazz Festival is also located on Skeppsholmen, and is held each year under the open sky.

Children's Stockholm and the Vasa Ship
Every year, thousands of people visit the Gröna Lund amusement park to ride its roller coasters, eat candyfloss and walk through the Lustiga Huset fun house. Since you are already on Djurgården island and Gröna Lund, take the opportunity to visit the Vasa Museum - the only preserved seventeenth-century ship in the world. Ninety-five per cent of the ship is made up of original parts and is today Scandinavia's most visited museum, with one million visitors every year.

A favourite among children is the Junibacken fairytale museum which is also located on Djurgården. Here you can meet the characters of the famous Swedish author Astrid Lindgren - Pippi Långstrump, Emil in Lönneberga and Karlsson on the Roof.

Animal lovers will love Skansen - the world's oldest open-air museum. You can stroke animals, see bears and moose, and if you dare - meet reptiles and apes in the Skansen Aquarium. In the summertime, the classic Swedish sing-along Allsång is organised each week and attracts thousands of people who love to sing along. The show is also broadcast live on television.

See Stockholm from 130 meters high
Two of Stockholm's landmarks are the City Hall and the Globe Arena. The City Hall is located close by the central station and is one of Stockholm's most recognised silhouettes. Take the opportunity to explore the architecture, art and all the historic events that have taken place here. The Nobel Banquet is held in the City Hall each year.

The Globe Arena is located in the Johanneshov district, and is a globe-shaped arena where concerts, sporting events and performances are held. You can take yourself up to the top of the building, 130 meters above sea level, and experience an unbeatable view across Sweden's capital city.