Stockholm: Capital City of Sweden, Quick Guide For Tourist (2023)
Stockholm is the largest town in Sweden and is also the capital of Sweden. This is one of the most popular places to visit in Sweden for the tourist. The population of the capital town of Stockholm is 9.8 million. The city is located on the east side and over the middle of the country. Stockholm is also known as Venice of North. The town includes surrounding 14 islands and over 50 bridges. Tourists come to Stockholm to visit places like the city hall, the world’s first open-air museum, and the fabulous Abba museum. Most of the small and big town in Stockholm has preserved the cobblestone streets. The tourists enjoy their visit to the 13th-century Storkyrkan Cathedral, the Kungliga Slottet Royal Palace and the Nobel Museum while enjoying walk over a cobblestone street.
The city was built in the 6th millennium BC and considered one of the oldest Swedish towns from Stone Age. Stockholm city is the main center for the export and import of cargo as well as legislative assembly of Sweden.
Most international tourists coming to Sweden from the USA, Canada, Australia, Asia, Europe, and Africa arrive at the International airport of Stockholm or the port of Stockholm. Tourists to Sweden from neighboring European countries often prefer to drive to Stockholm. The airport is known as Stockholm Arlanda International Airport.
The airport is 37 kilometers (23 miles) north of Stockholm city center and nearly 40 kilometers (25 miles) south-east of Uppsala.
The following are the places that most tourists visit during their stay in Stockholm for 3 to 7 days.
- Gamla Stan Old Town- The visit of Gamla Stan also includes a tour of Stockholm Cathedral and the Nobel Museum. The Gamla Stan, Old Town is the place to relax at the coffee shop and walk around the city so tourists can mingle among the residents. The restaurant food is reasonable, and one can eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner for about $ 12 to $ 20. Image Source
- Djurgården Island- The tour of Djurgården island includes visit to Vasa Museum and Skansen. Vasa Museum is a popular place to visit to see 17th-century warship. The Skansen open-air museum is located adjacent to the Vasa museum. The museum was open in October 1891. The island visit takes about a day or 6 to 8 hours. Image Source
- Royal National City Park- The park was the world’s first urban park. The tall trees and several bushes with beautiful flowers give the impression of a scenic forest.
- Abba the Museum- ABBA was the world-famous group of 4 pop singers and musicians from Sweden. The museum was opened in May 2013 for public viewing. The entry fee is $ 25 and maybe expensive for 2 to 3 hours tour.
- The Royal Palace- The Royal Palace is the official residence of “His Majesty The King of Sweden.” The section of the Palace is open for public viewing for a fee. The Royal Palace is the official residence of members of Royal families. The Palace is open at a specific time and days throughout the year except during national holidays. The entry fee is about $ 25 per person, and the cost is higher for a guided tour. Image Source
- Fotografiska Museum- This museum in Stockholm, Sweden has several hundreds of contemporary and modern photographs. The entry fee is about $ 35. The visit may take 2 to 3 hours; most tourists interested in photography do not want to miss the visit to the museum. Image Source
- The City Hall- The city hall is located on Kungsholmen island, next to Riddarfjärden’s northern shore. The three golden crowns over the city hall give the impression of palace style unique constriction. The city hall is one of the unique architectural construction designs by Ragnar Östberg. The city hall looks magnificent from inside and outside. The city hall is used for great Nobel banquet and Stockholm Municipal gathering. Image Source
- Boat Tour- There are over 20 boat tour companies that operate in Stockholm. Tourists can take a private tour or join a group tour. The group tour is a lot cheaper than a private tour. The guided tour costs more. The boat tour includes the most attractive tourist places that are located along the coast. The boat tour of Stockholm consists of a tour of the museum and castle building. The most boat tour includes guide and guided tour. Most first time visitors take a boat tour then select special places to visit. A boat tour can cost from $ 40 to $ 130. The group tour lasts 8 to 9 hours. Such a trip with lunch included can cost between $ 60 and $ 80. The private tour cost between $ 80 to $ 120. The full-day tour may cost more than $ 200. Image Source
- Östermalm- Östermalm is the shopping place with lots of coffee shops and restaurants. The strip center has all kinds of shops for all types of shoppers. The cost of clothes, gift items, and souvenirs can be from a few dollars to over a hundred dollars. Image Source
- SkyView- Ericsson Globe is spherical in shape building and considered the world’s largest spherical building. The visit to the top of the building about 130 meters to see Stockholm is worth spending. The entry fee is about $ 15 and $ 25. Image Source