Stockholm tourism tips: discover the most important sights in Stockholm and plan your trip to the Swedish capital

Stockholm It is the capital and largest city of the Kingdom of Sweden, having its origins in Nordic civilizations, having been over the centuries an important trading port in the Scandinavian peninsula. Thus, its streets mix the traditional Swedish architecture of the 17th and 18th centuries with colorful and narrow buildings, with beautiful baroque and neoclassical constructions.

THE Gamla Stan, for example, is an island that houses the old heart of the city, it is there that the Royal Palace of Stockholm is, as is Stockholm Cathedral. Also, for history buffs, an attraction that needs to be on your Stockholm itinerary is a visit to the Royal Palace of Stockholm, which has undergone several restorations and renovations over the centuries.

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There are three museums inside, dedicated to telling the story of the nation and its monarchy, as well as a large library. For those who love boats, the Vasa Museum can be a good option. 

Another place to visit in Stockholm is the Skansen Museum, which is open-air, in a reproduction of traditional Swedish villages. Still, exploring the central area of the city, among the buildings that deserve your attention, especially for its memorial collection, is the Stockholm City Council. Therefore, the building, on the banks of the river, is surrounded by other attractions that deserve your attention.

Finally, among the Stockholm tours that must be on your itinerary are exploring Djurgarden, one of the largest islands that make up the capital, and visiting the magnificent gardens of Drottningholm Palace, one of the oldest buildings in the city. Check out Stockholm tourism tips:

Sightseeing tips: what to do in Stockholm

Stockholm tourist tips

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Gamla Stan

Gamla Stan is the island that houses the oldest part of the Swedish capital. With cobblestone streets, narrow and full of mansions in the traditional style of the 17th and 18th centuries in the country, the area is ideal to start a city tour. In addition, it is close to great restaurants, parks, as well as important tourist attractions and monuments, such as the city's Cathedral.

Stockholm Palace

Stockholm Palace, also in the central area, has been the seat of the country's monarchy for centuries. Completed in 1760, in an opulent Baroque style, this national monument houses three important museums that tell the history of the nation, the monarchy and the arts. In addition, the collections are still accompanied by the largest library in Sweden. Therefore, it is worth taking the guided tour.

Vasa Museum

Sweden was during the 17th and 18th century one of the main European powers, in addition to dominating an important part of the maritime trade in the Baltic and North Seas in the period. Thus, this museum is dedicated to telling the story of the evolution of the fleet of national ships, being interesting for lovers of the sea.

Skansen

Immerse yourself in the past and discover the objects, the routine and the life in the traditional towns and villages of Sweden. This open-air museum reproduces a typical village from the 18th century, where visitors can explore schools, shops, clothes. Thus, it is possible to better understand the socio-cultural evolution of this nation, which is one of the most developed on the planet.

Stockholm City Council 

One of the most emblematic buildings in the city, on the banks of the river, this place houses a rich collection of data, photos and works that recount the evolution of the capital and the country. Therefore, it is worth exploring the surrounding streets, which contain a great choice of restaurants, bars and cafes. of restaurants, bars and cafes.

Djurgarden 

This complex occupies a large island in the city and ends up functioning as a large open-air museum. Thus, covered with parks and gardens, with buildings in neoclassical and baroque style, the place has museums, circuses, boat trips and other must-see attractions.

Drottningholm Palace 

Another tourist tip in Stockholm is the Drottningholm Palace, which houses a rich collection of art and sculptures, with works by famous national and international painters. The beautiful gardens are reminiscent of Versailles and are an invitation to picnics. It is worth exploring the charms of the Chinese Pavilion, one of the most visited wings of the palace.

How to get to Stockholm

Stockholm tourist tips

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The easiest way to get to Stockholm is via Arlanda-Stockholm International Airport (ARN).

Stockholm has two other smaller airports: Bromma Airport, which specializes in domestic flights, and International Airport ed Skasva, where many airlines land, including the famous low cost ones.

Portugal is one of the European countries that offer direct connections to Sweden, carried out by the airlines Tap (Lisbon), Scandinavian Airlines (Faro), Nowergian Air Shuttle (Faro and SATA Internacional) (Funchal).

Other airlines that fly through Sweden are: Air France, Brussels Airlines, British Airways, Air Berlin, KLS, Lufthansa, Nowergian and Ryanair.

Sweden's railway line is interconnected with Norway, further north, and with Finland. Those departing Germany towards Sweden can use the ferry boat services in Lubeck and the Swedish city of Malmo.

Best time to visit Stockholm

Stockholm tourist tips

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THE best time to visit Stockholm it is between the months of May and September, when it is hotter. Remember that between November and February it is very cold in the city, with negative temperatures and snow.

During the summer, which takes place at the end of June, the days are longer and the nights usually last a few hours. In winter it is just the opposite: the sun takes longer to appear and it gets dark early. Stockholm is by the ocean. Wet wind and wind make the thermal sensation even lower.

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Where to stay in Stockholm

Stockholm tourist tips

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Downtown is the best neighborhood to stay, as it offers options for all budgets and well-located hotels to enjoy the city. The Radisson Waterfront Hotel is a luxury option in this part of Stockholm. Downtown Camper by Scandic is centrally located in Stockholm, just an 8-minute walk from the central station and offers a variety of daily activities such as jogging, group tours, workshops, cinema and DJ nights.

Booking offers more than 1000 options for accommodation in StockholmSee all available hotels on Booking.com here.

Finally, to finish the Stockholm tourism tips, the city has great accommodation options through Airbnb. The platform that offers house, apartment and room rentals can be much cheaper than hotels. And if you haven't registered yet, you can use this discount code.

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