How to Spend a Perfect Weekend on Your Citytrip to Stockholm
How to spend three days in Stockholm?
Stockholm, capital of Sweden, green, relax, art, food. That's the description of Stockholm in a few words. It has the same relax atmosphere as other Scandinavian capitals, Copenhagen for exemple. When you know the city is located on 14 islands connected by 57 bridges, it's easy to understand that discovering the city by boat is a good idea. The heart of the city is so charming, the relaxing atmosphere, a great variety of must see's and the good food make this place a perfect destination for a citytrip! How to spend three days in Stockholm? Here are some suggestions. With a city card you can save some money on the museums and other attractions!
Start with a visit to the Vasa Museum
I don't think you will find so many museums in such a small area in many cities! Something for everyone here! Not to be missed are VASA museum, Nobel museum, photography museum and the modern art museum. Each with their own unique character, but they have the wow factor in common! And ... no trip to Stockholm is complete without a visit to the ABBA Museum. This interactive museum is dedicated to the iconic Swedish pop group and features exhibits on their music, costumes, and personal lives. Visitors can even sing and dance along with ABBA's greatest hits in the museum's karaoke room. We absolutely loved this one!!
The Stockholm subway is actually the largest work of art in the world. From 1955, each new subway station was assigned to an artist, which means that today almost all of the approximately 100 stations are gems. And with a single ticket that you can drive around for an hour and a half, it is therefore possible to view this entire work of art. Our favorites? T-Centralen, Kungsträdgården and Solna centrum.
Gamla Stan, the historical heart of the city. Cute streats, stunning buildings, the Royal Palace, nice art shops.
Norrmalm, the business center of the city. All the big stores, a lot of hotels and more restaurants than you can count are situated here.
Djurgården en Skeppskholmen, the green part of the city, here you'll find some peace and quiet, but also interesting museums like the VASA museum, the ABBA museum and Nordiska museum.
Östermalm, the fancy part!
Södermalm, the cozy part with small houses, vintage shops, good restaurants and Fotografiska, a museum about photography
Lots of islands means also lots of boats! Boats are a part of the public transportation system of the city, but there are also a lot of boattours that you can do here. Compare prices between the different companies and choose a tour that suits you, you won't regret it!
The Royal Palace
This is one of the largest palaces in Europe and the official residence of His Majesty the King of Sweden, with over 600 rooms.
The Palace has five museums, so be carefull with your precious time in Stockholm, you can easily spend a whole day here, so select a few of the highlights. The Palace was largely built during the eighteenth century in the Italian Baroque style, it has a bit of a Rome vibe. You can also see Gustav III’s Museum of Antiquities, the Tre Kronor Museum, and the Treasury.
The Royal Palace also contains the Armory, with royal costumes and armor. Make sure not to miss the parade of soldiers and the daily changing of the guard!
Stockholm, heaven for foodies!
'Coffee and fika', a tradition of the Swedes. You can get free coffee in many places and you buy a cake or some pastry with it. Delicious!! Actually, these are often bakeries with a restaurant. It's super cozy and you often see the locals here enjoying a work break! Maybe this is why everybody is so relaxed here!
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Hi! We are Bart, Kris, Lore and Ruben. We are a family of 5, yes, we also have a dog named Spike.
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