Sweden’s capital is made up of 14 islands and an incredible 57 bridges that connect these all together to form this exceptionally picturesque city. With amazing museums, restaurants and attractions throughout the city you will enjoy exploring these beautiful islands.
As one of the most preserved medieval old towns, the island of Galma Stan with its narrow cobbled streets, inviting craft shops and galleries are great to simply wander and see the heart of this beautiful city. Stop for a coffee in one of the enticing cafes on Stortoget, Stockholm’s oldest square or see the striking Royal Palace which alongside the royal apartments has three museums within.
Another of the city’s unmissable islands is the Djurgården filled with great greenery perfect to again simply wander, relax or sample some authentic Swedish cuisine at the great restaurants and cafes on offer. Lose yourself in the world of fairy tale at the Junibacken which has a great indoor playhouse and activities based around classic Nordic children’s stories or spend the day enjoying the 30 rides on offer at the Girona Lund Amusement park.
Also on Djurgården island, you can visit the city’s most popular museum, the Vasa museum which houses the world’s only preserved 17th century ship and find more about life on this incredible warship and how it was salvaged from the sea over 300 years after sinking. Another favourite is Skansen where you discover more about the history of Sweden showcasing historic buildings, trades and traditions as well as being home to the Nordic Zoo. For a fun and light-hearted afternoon, visitors can learn more about and sing along to Sweden’s most iconic group at ABBA: The Museum.
With so much to see on the different islands, many tourists enjoy taking one of the interesting sightseeing boat trips on offer from a historic tour along the canals to a fine dining dinner cruise, or why not view the city at your own pace on a hop-on hop-off boat trip.