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With the central city stretching across 14 islands, the outlying archipelago comprising 24,000 islands and over thirty percent of its area made up of waterways, you’ll soon understand why Swedes refer to Stockholm as the “Venice of the North”. One of its most popular islands is Djurgården: home to Skansen, the world’s oldest open-air museum, plus parks, galleries and loads of open spaces. It’s like taking all the best bits of Sweden and putting them on one small island. For a taste of old Sweden, walk the streets of the “Gamla Stan”, then when your feet grow weary of cobblestones, you can descend into an underground café for a restorative coffee.

 



SOME THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN SWEDEN




Vasa Museum VASA MUSEUM

This maritime gem is home to the 64-gun warship ‘Vasa’, which sank on her maiden voyage in 1628. Salvaged in 1961, it’s located on the tranquil green island of Djurgården, a short walk or ferry ride from the city.

Stockholm Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour STOCKHOLM HOP ON HOP OFF TOUR
 

Discover the renowned Royal Palace, Swedish design-ware shops and excellent cafés and restaurants. Hop aboard and explore Stockholm and its sights at your own pace. Each stop is carefully chosen and includes the City Hall, the Vasa Museum and Skansen.

Explore Stockholms Culinary Scene EXPLORE STOCKHOLM'S CULINARY SCENE
 

Follow your guide to seven different stops in restaurants, specialty shops, farmers’ markets and bars over the course of a 3.5 kilometre walk. Taste Swedish specialities such as salty licorice, gourmet chocolate served at the royal weddings, fish soup and Sweden’s famous meatballs.

Historical Walking Tour HISTORICAL WALKING TOUR
 

Stroll through Gamla Stan, Stockholm’s Old Town dating back to the 1200s and awash with fascinating history and charming cobbled streets. Explore the pretty islet, Riddarholmen, and learn about Birger Jarl, the man who founded Stockholm.

ABBA The Museum ABBA THE MUSEUM
 

Learn about the world’s most successful pop group of all time. Sing and dance along to their music and listen to an audio guide of their memories.

Go to a Crayfish Party GO TO A CRAYFISH PARTY
 

In August, this cherished food tradition marks the end of summer. Held outside in the last of the warm nights with lanterns, the “red gold” is boiled with salt, dill and beer then chilled. Join the Swedes celebrating at a selection of restaurants.




SWEDEN ACCOMMODATION



Here's a taste of some of our favourite hotels and lodges in Stockholm, Sweden.
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Hotel Lilla Radmannen
HOTEL LILLA RÅDMANNEN
★★★
With gorgeous decor, this central hotel is only a 10 minute walk from the trendy shopping street Drottninggatan which also has plenty of cafes, restaurants and cool bars. This charming part of the city is also known for antique and vintage shops and parks.
Freys Hotel
FREYS HOTEL
★★★★
On a cute side street in the central city and it is only a 15 minute stroll to the old town, Gamla Stan. Here there is plenty to see and the narrow cobbled streets, with their beautifully coloured buildings, are absolutely charming and full of character.
Scandic Continental
SCANDIC CONTINENTAL
★★★★★
Stay in this prime location walking distance to shopping, entertainment and restaurants. The popular attractions - Old Town, Royal Opera, City Hall and Stockholm’s Royal Palace are all nearby. Borrow one of the bikes, workout in the gym or kick back on the rooftop terrace.





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