10 Things to do in Stockholm 

10 Things to do in Stockholm is 6 weeks overdue from when I visited and returned from Stockholm.  The main reason for this delay has been the fatigue that plagued me in March and April. Regardless I am happy to  finally be sharing what I consider to be 10 Things to do in Stockholm. If you’re spending a weekend or less you might want check out this post for some ideas.

Can you believe I had to be reminded of what I saw and got up to whilst in Stockholm? To be totally honest I have constantly be on the move for the last 8+ weeks that my travels are starting to mess. Thank God for friends, the many phones we snap daily and taking some me time. With that I have been able to remember and relieve what I {we} got up to in Stockholm.

10 things to do in Stockholm

10 Things to do in Stockholm 

Whilst I had to be reminder of some of these places, all of them are what I actually seen in Stockholm. Most of these are popular tourist attractions and others are just off the beaten path. We all know that Scandinavian countries are one of the most expensive {like REALLY expensive} countries in Europe. If you’re planning on visiting and exploring some of the famous sites then purchase a Stockholm card.

1. Gamla Stan

Every European city seems to have a ‘old town’ and Stockholm is no exception to the rule. I didn’t even know I was in Gamla Stan when one morning I just started walking from my hostel into town. It is such a beautiful place to explore with so many churches but my favourite is the Royal Palace. I loved the cobblestone streets, the medieval feel and look of the old town and overall peaceful area. It is definitely a must visit when in Stockholm as I feel to understand Stockholm you have to visit Gamla Stan.

10 Things to do in Stockholm

2. ABBA Museum

It would be wrong of me to write about Stockholm and not include the ABBA Museum. Whilst it’s not a true museum in the sense of the world it does hold exhibitions of the pop group ABBA.  If you’re a uber ABBA fun you could stay at Pop House Hotel which is in the same building as the museum. I missed out on exploring the museum due to the long queues.

3. Skansen – open air Museum

Skansen was opened in 1861 to showcase the different way of life in Sweden pre-industrial revolution. The weather was perfect for walking the grounds of Skansen because this ‘open air museum’ has so much to offer. I was impressed by the heavy use of wood back in the day in Sweden, practically everything was made from wood.

10 Things to do in Stockholm

Address: Djurgårdsslätten 49-51, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden
Phone: +46 8 442 80 00

4. Skansen Aquarium

It is inevitable that whilst visiting Skansen you will most likely pop into the Aquarium/Zoo. It is a lovely place to visit with so many animals to see and very friendly staff. I got a fright of my life when we entered after seeing the monkeys to walk straight into the snakes area. The fear I harbor for these creatures is too much that I almost fainted but couldn’t because I was in their layer. It is definitely work the visit but be prepared to enter into the snakes layer and exist into the frogs layer.

Address: Djurgårdsslätten 49-51, 115 21 Stockholm, Sweden

Hours: 10am–5pm

5. SoFo {South of Folkungagatan}

All I remember avout SoFo is the amount of shops and cafes lining the streets in this Södermalm district. There is never a shortage of things to do in SoFo and is one of the most popular areas in Stockholm. Vita Bergen is a large park offering great views of the city of Stockholm. Whilst Nytorget is a city square with a playground and small park it too is a must see place.

10 things to do in Stockholm

6. king’s Garden {Kungsträdgården}

The day I visited Kungsan as it’s locally known, the sun was shinning and people were sat enjoying the weather. It’s such a sight to see and can not recommend it enough, definitely take time and make a visit whilst there. I was totally impressed by the cafes that line the King’s Garden and we took time to sit down and appreciate the view.

7. Södermalm 

An island in the municipality of Stockholm which is linked to the centre by bridges. It is also known as Söder which roughly translates as south in Swedish. Though I can not recall the bus number we took from Skansen to Söder , I know we walked to Slussen to get a bird’s eye view of Stockholm city.

8. Stockholm Palace

Official residence of the Swedish Monarch and used for many official Royal functions. It is such a beautiful palace and lovely that you can walk outside it fairly easily. It’s very relaxing building but architecturally beautiful too.

10 things to do in Stockholm

9. Royal Swedish Opera

Whilst I didn’t get to enter the opera house there was enough architectural sighting of this building to keep me entertained. I have never been inside an opera house but I would have loved to enter the Royal Swedish Opera, even just once.

Address: Gustav Adolfs torg 2, 103 22 Stockholm, Sweden
Opened: September 19, 1898
Phone: +46 8 791 44 00
Function: Opera house

10. Stroll along the Waterfront Area

Once I was done exploring the city, I found it really pertinent to strong along the waterfront and take it all in. Stockholm is a lovely city, though expensive you wouldn’t wanna leave hoping for just one more day.

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  • Frosted Events

    Honestly, This is the first time that I heard about this place and it looks awesome, This is so beautiful place to visit, I love all this photo

  • I have never been, but I’d love to travel the world and see Stockholm. Looks like a beautiful place!

  • I have never been to Stockholm but I’ve always been curious about what you can see there and where you can explore. I definitely appreciate this list! Thank you!

  • kioandlew

    I didn’t know Stockholm can be this good. I love going to different places and Stockholm is one thing I’ll be adding on my list. And the Royal Swedish Opera seems great. I will surely visit the place if ever I got a chance to be in Stockholm.

  • chubskulit

    What a gorgeous place to explore and I am really grateful that I get to see these beautiful places through your blog.

  • Lily @militaryfamof8

    Oh this stockholm looks an amazing place to visit. I cant wait to try this place with my family.

  • My Teen Guide

    My MIL worked and lived in Stockholm for 10 years, and she has nothing but good words about the place. I wish to be able to see it for myself. Your pictures made me want to go there even more.

  • Debra Hawkins

    Oh wow! You just moved Stockholm to the top of my list! I would love to go to every single thing on your list!

  • Jaime Nicole

    These pictures are absolutely beautiful. I would love to visit Stockholm one day – and the open air museum sounds awesome!

  • Kaitlynn Charalambopoulos

    I have always wanted to visit this area! I can’t wait to check it out. It looks amazing and thanks for these great suggestions!

  • The open air museum looks awesome. I love places that your can explore that are outdoors so you can get fresh air at the same time.

  • Stockholm is somewhere I have never been, but I would love to make it one day. What some amazing sounding places to visit I love historical buildings and the aquarium sounds like something I would enjoy as well.

  • I have never been in Stockholm. I have heard it is such a great city with so much to do! This post is perfect as a little guide if I ever go! xx corinne

  • Maurene Cab

    I’ve heard a lot of great things about Stockholm. I’ll make sure that I’ll visit this place during our next trip to Europe.

  • Kita Bryant

    I would love to go to every single spot. Such an interesting place!

  • http://tiarastantrums.com

    I have a friend who was so fortunate to live there for about a year on expat with her family – she loves it and misses the atmosphere so very much. I have yet to make it to this area of Europe.

  • What a great list. I would love to visit Stockholm one day. It looks like a beautiful place, and I bet it’s even nicer in person.

  • Claudia Krusch

    I would love to go and explore Stockholm. It looks like such a beautiful place. Museums are always my favorite.

  • Pam W

    These sound like awesome things to do when visiting Stockholm. The open air museum really caught my eye.

  • I love open air museums, parks and palaces when i travel. They are pleasant indicators of a places culture and people.

  • I have never heard of any of these places in Stockholm, but they all look amazing! Who knew there was an Abba museum?!?

  • I do love your travel posts! I hope you are feeling better soon, and thanks for the Stockholm inspiration!

    • Thank you Elizabeth I am much better and you’ve made my day

  • Donna

    You had me at Abba Museum!! Oh I would love a few hours in there, I would just love it! Great article – it’s a place I would like to try and see one day x

    • Aww thanks so much, it’s a truly lovely city though a tab bit expensive

  • Shannon Patterson

    What a great list! The palace looks amazing to visit, and SoFo looks really beautiful.

    • SoFo was my favourite for sure and hope to visit the area again soon

  • Jeanette

    There are so many places I want to visit. You should see my travel bucket list if I traveled every day for the rest of my life I still think I would make all of them. I just added this place to my list also. There’s so much to see here I definitely need to check it out.

    • Awww bless mine is just growing too but I am chopping down what I can

  • I need to go here. That palace is just gorgeous. One day I hope to go on a trip with my kids. Maybe my husband can come but he doesn’t like to walk around and explore like I do.

    • Awww bless, I hope you guys manage to visit

  • Candy Kage

    The palace and the gardens would be on my list for sure to visit and see. Haven’t had the chance to go to Stockholm but maybe one day I can get over there and enjoy the area.

    • Hope you do and the Palace was epic for sure

  • I went to Stockholm but it was a whistle stop visit because I was a bridesmaid so I would love to visit the palace! x

    • The palace is gorgeous and I wish I spent more time there

  • Alli Smith

    The palace is beautiful and the landscaping is amazing! I always love exploring the old town in any city and would love to visit the open air museum too.

    • I am the same I love checking out the old town in the cities I visit

  • Laura Neto

    Very very useful article! I really want to visit because I have done most of Europe already but as a South African it is pricey!! Never the less I will get my chance and go see all these places!!

    • Awww bless I am sure you will one day soon. It’s a gorgeous city in a beautiful country to visit