Stockholm is full to the brim with incredible things to do, see and eat. Deciding what to do if you’re visiting, or if you have visitors, can be difficult with so many wonderful options to choose from. However, there are some essential Stockholm spots that everybody who comes to Stockholm must visit to really get a taste of the city and its culture. Here are our favourite places to visit, and they never get boring no matter how many times we go.
1. Ivar Los Park
📍Bastugatan 26, 118 25
The views from Ivar Los Park are unbeatable. From here you can see out across the water towards Gamla Stan and Kungsholmen. If you want to take photos of the city then this is the place to do it and there’s plenty of space for you to sit and enjoy a picnic.
2. ABBA Museum
📍Djurgårdsvägen 68, 115 21
It goes without saying, really, that everyone who visits Stockholm should also visit the ABBA Museum. This Swedish pop sensation is the pride of the country and even if you’re not too into them it’s still a pretty impressive museum. If you love ABBA then check out these Candlelight ABBA events coming to Stockholm this year.
📍 Veit Wittrocks väg 11, 114 18
Victoriahuset is pretty far from the centre, but it’s a place that everybody should visit at least once because it’s so unique and beautiful. This Victorian greenhouse was built specifically to house water lilies, and there are so many of them, from different parts of the world.
📍Sergels torg, 111 57
Kulturhuset is what it says on the tin – a hub of culture and creativity. Here there’s a cinema, several restaurants, a library with books in tons of different languages, an incredible theatre and some galleries. Some of the performances are in English but you don’t have to know Swedish to appreciate a lot of the performances.
5. The Metro Stations
Out of the 100 metro stations in Stockholm, 90 are decorated with amazing artwork, carved, sculpted, and painted for the weary eyes of commuters. Nowhere else in the world is there anything quite like the stunning stations in Stockholm’s metro. It’s enough to make city-dwellers everywhere insanely jealous.
It might seem a bit odd to suggest that readers visit a cemetery, but this Skogskyrkogårdenis well worth seeing. It’s incredibly green a peaceful and the building here were designed by world-famous architects, Gunnar Asplund and Sigurd Lewerentz, and it’s a Unesco World Heritage site.
📍Djurgårdsslätten 49-51, 115 21
Skansen is the world’s first open-air museum and it’s a pretty magical place. Here you can see how things were done in pre-industrial Sweden and see some incredible animals native to Sweden like lynxes, moose, wild boars, and wolverines. It’s an absolute must-visit and makes for a fantastic day out.
📍Stortorget 2, 103 16
Because Nobel Prizes are awarded for various fields of study there is a huge variety in the displays. Alfred Nobel’s old chemical bottles might just be the most fascinating of all but you can learn about lots of different things that humans have achieved here, and we’re incredibly lucky to have the museum in Stockholm.
📍Stadsgårdshamnen 22, 116 45
This wonderful photography gallery occupies a beautiful Art Nouveau building. Here you can view photos taken by some of the world’s most famous photographers and once you’ve had your fill you can always visit the onsite wine bar.