Things To Do In Stockholm
The list of things to do in Stockholm could be made endless and there are more than a hundred attractions to choose from. To make it easier we have picked out the Stockholm highlights for you.
Stockholm Pride is one of Stockholm’s largest annual festivals, as well as the largest Pride celebration in Scandinavia. It is a big, happy colourful event which attracts LGBT visitors from around the world. On the main festival area “Pride Park” there will be concerts, shows, workshops and debates. Of course there will also be a Pride parade and lots of parties! Events are published on the Stockholm Pride website.
Explore 14 Beautiful Stations
Stockholm’s subway system is truly one of a kind. One hundred stations, each with unique art on its platform, walls or waiting hall. Since 1957 artists have played a key role when building Stockholms stations. So spending a day in Stockholm’s metro is basically like visiting the world’s longest art exhibition. Here is just a small sample of the beauty waiting to be discovered below ground.
Gamla Stan, The Old Town
Gamla Stan is like a living, pedestrian-friendly museum, filled with sights, restaurants, cafés, bars and places to shop. Gamla Stan is one of the most interesting parts of Stockholm to explore on foot, with narrow, cobbled lanes leading to beautiful churches and other historic sights. There are a couple of must-see attractions in and around Gamla Stan, including Storkyrkan, the Royal Palace and the Swedish parliament building.
A 500-meter long (quarter mile) walking path with a magnificent view of Lake Mälaren, City Hall, and Riddarholmen, especially at sunrise and sunset. The path is lined with charming houses on one side and a beautiful view on the other. There is, of course, a safety rail on the path, but be careful in the wintertime when parts of the path might be a bit slippery.
The noise of the city seems infinitely far away in the grove on the hill. Observatorielunden is a green oasis only a stone’s throw from the throbbing pulse of Drottninggatan. Exactly as the name implies, there is an observatory in the park that goes back to the 1700s. One wing, from the end of the nineteenth century, contains Kafé Himlavalvet, known for its delicious waffles and toppings from a special waffle menu. The café and its outdoor seating area are open all year except for January.
Ocean Bus is a unique sightseeing tour, where you get the chance to experience Stockholm onboard an amphibious bus, that runs on land as well as on water. The tour passes by many of the city´s most well-known attractions and is guided in English. Starting point at Strömgatan by the Royal Opera.